October 14, 2010
Lime and black pepper cookies Total time: 45 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: Makes about 4 dozen cookies ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup whole milk ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg, at room temperature 2 cups (8.5 ounces) flour 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lime zest (about 5 limes) 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Confectioner's sugar, for dusting the finished cookies Black pepper, to garnish (optional)
December 16, 2010
Nana's Russian tea cookies Submitted by Jody Truitt of Los Angeles 'My Nana Ida was born in Russia in 1899 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1904. When I was a child growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, my nana would come to visit us by ship. She taught us to make these flaky, jam-filled delights rolled in powdered sugar, and we have been baking them for the holidays for over 40 years.' Total time: 1 hour, plus overnight chilling time for the dough Servings: About 2 dozen cookies Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish.
December 9, 2010
Polvorones (Mexican wedding cookies) Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Servings: Makes 1 1/2 to 2 dozen cookies Note: Adapted from "My Sweet Mexico" by Fany Gerson Show us your photos: If you try this recipe, send us photographic evidence: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter 1 cup superfine sugar 2 cups flour 1 cup almond flour 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Sifted powdered sugar, for dusting 1. Clarify the butter: Cut the butter into pieces and melt in a saucepan over low heat.
December 15, 2011
"The holidays are about spending time with the ones you love. For me, my favorite thing is to make sure that the ones I love are enjoying the sweet treats I love to bake during the month of December. This cookie recipe is a perfect combination of so many of our favorites: white chocolate, caramel, pecans, cinnamon and a sweet, dark chocolate dough. These tender cookies host a creamy surprise center around a Rolo candy - my very favorite as a young girl!" - Nicole Cleghorn, Minot Air Force Base, N.D. White chocolate turtle cookies Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes plus cooling time Servings: Makes 4 dozen cookies Note: Adapted from a recipe by Nicole Cleghorn.
September 17, 2008
Coconut sablé cookies Total time: 45 minutes, plus chilling time Serving s: About 5 dozen cookies Note: Adapted from Brix@1601 executive pastry chef Renee Ward. This recipe makes more cookies than are needed for the coconut coupe recipe. The remainder will keep for one week stored in an airtight container. Desiccated (finely shredded unsweetened) coconut is generally available at cooking and baking stores as well as at select Indian markets. 2 1/3 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon almond flour 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 cups butter (3 1/2 sticks)
June 9, 2012 |
Dear SOS: The San Diego bakery the Cravory (formerly 410 Degrees) makes the most amazing cinnamon roll cookies. Any chance of getting the recipe? Many thanks! Brian Boroff San Francisco Dear Brian: These little creations, which look and taste like a cinnamon roll but are neatly compact with a cookie crumb, combine the best of both worlds. The Cravory was happy to share its recipe for cinnamon roll cookies, which we've adapted below. Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus chilling and cooling times Servings: Makes 20 to 24 cookies Note: Adapted from the Cravory in San Diego.
December 8, 2012 |
A dedicated cookie baker with a highly wrought sense of aesthetics might try his hand at German springerle -- the Christmas cookies of Swabia. The pale, embossed cookies are formed with beautiful wood or ceramic molds to create patterns such as snowflakes, acorns, Santas or the "little knights" after which they're named. RECIPES: 25 homemade holiday gift ideas! These finely detailed cookies are just one way to get crafty this holiday season with homemade gifts from the kitchen.
December 15, 2011
"This recipe is kind of a mash-up between my mom and me. My mom makes dulce de leche every year, the real stuff, you cook it forever and reduce it down. It's a candy that's really popular in Mexico. And I just thought, what if I didn't cook it quite as long and then used that as a filling? So she had the dulce de leche and I had the cookie, and this is what we came up with. It's something we make every Christmas. I stand around and chat with my mom and my aunts, and we cook and stir and stir and stir.
August 2, 2013
Total time: 1 hour, plus overnight chilling time Servings: Makes 5 1/2 dozen cookies Note: From Donna Deane 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup finely chopped peanuts 1 cup finely chopped bittersweet chocolate 1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.