Molasses Chews from Jean Anderson

Molasses Chews from Jean Anderson

    Jean Anderson is one of our favorite cookbook authors. Her From a Southern Oven in 2012 is a staple for us. We’ve tried with delight recipes like her Peppery Cheese Rounds and her Open-Face Vidalia Pie. I cannot urge you strongly enough to find and enjoy...
Maple Softies from

Maple Softies from

Two weeks ago I did a TBT cookbook review for Rosie’s Chocolate-Packed Jam-Filled Butter-Rich No-Holds-Barred Cookie Book. It can be a salivating hoot to go through a twenty-two-year-old cookie encyclopedia and find an overlooked treat. A cookie from the past that is...
Cocoa Balls for Santa Claus

Cocoa Balls for Santa Claus

It is Christmas Eve. You still have time to leave cookies for Santa. This one is simple. And there is no egg. Santa has to watch his cholesterol, too. This recipe comes from The Joy of Chocolate, which I did a TBT review for last week. It’s lovely recipe, one ideal...
Perfect Molasses Spice Cookies

Perfect Molasses Spice Cookies

  For this coming week or so, this is high cookie season. We bake and bake. Oh, we eat, too. I’ve posted this recipe before.  It is our go-to spice cookie. Superb. Yes, there are cookies beyond brownies and chocolate chip. Not many, but this one to stir...
On Rugelach Dough and Fillings

On Rugelach Dough and Fillings

Rugelach is now a ubiquitous cookie in our culture. Is it a cookie or a pastry? The name does not matter. The taste does. And the texture. We think of rugelach as a Jewish treat. It is, but — according to Gil Marks in the Encyclopedia of Jewish Food — the origin is...