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Almond-Cinnamon Star Cookies

Get out your rolling pin! Almond-cinnamon stars are delicious and fun-shaped rolled cookies-perfect for holiday gatherings and cookie exchanges. Try this recipe for festive cookies that taste great! [more…]

How to Make Sablés

Sables (pronounced SAH blay) are a classic French butter cookie that originated in Normandy and are now popular throughout France. The name of these cookies means “sand,” which refers to their crumbly [more…]

Classic Scottish Shortbread

Shortbread is a classic Scottish cookie that is always served at afternoon tea in Scotland, as well as in lunchboxes and as a dessert at most Scottish events. Try this simple recipe for delicious cookies [more…]

Perfect Pofer Cookies

Pofer cookies not only taste delicious, but also look beautiful. Using a round fluted cookie cutter gives them an elegant appearance, because of the scalloped edges. Plus, the preserves glisten like jewels [more…]

How to Make Ischl Tartlets

Ischl (pronounced “eesh uhl”) tartlets are deliciously delicate cookies named from the Austrian spa town of Bad Ischl. This recipe uses a heart-shaped cookie cutter but these cookies can be cut into your [more…]

Almond Jam Slice Cookies

These cookies are delicious little gems, each looking like a special jewel with the jam glistening on the cookie. Almond jam slices are perfect with tea or any festive occasion. You can vary this recipe [more…]

Spectacular Speculaa Cookies

Speculaas are crunchy, lightly browned spice cookies traditionally baked in the Netherlands and Belgium for St. Nicholas Eve. These cookies usually are baked with molds [more…]

How to Make Basic Madeleine Cookies

The look and taste of these classic molded madeleines is anything but basic and they’re sure to impress your guests. Experiment with this basic madeleine recipe by adding your favorite ingredients like [more…]

How to Make Mocha Pretzel Cookies

These classic German cookies are fun to make and a real crowd pleaser. They look like the popular salty snacks, especially when decorated with coarse sugar to mimic the look of salt, but taste deliciously [more…]

Favorite Chocolate Pudding Cake

Chocolate . . . yum. Homemade chocolate pudding cake is an indulgence, but don't feel guilty with this healthier version. This recipe for chocolate pudding cake uses nonfat milk, light cream cheese, and [more…]

German Apple-Pear Puff Pancakes

This recipe for Apple-Pear Puff Pancakes will certainly impress your guests — and their palates. These light and airy pancakes are a cross between an omelet and a soufflé, so feel free to serve them for [more…]

How to Cook Tempting Desserts as a Student

You needn’t cook desserts just for students. Everyone needs a yummy, tempting pudding for that sweet tooth. Welcome to full-fat, wall-to-wall tastebud blow-out, decadent with a capital [more…]

How to Make Healthy Desserts as a Student Cook

Don’t think that puddings are always a lorry-load of calories, chocolate and sugar. Even as a student, you can quickly cook a tasty and indulgent dessert that doesn’t leave its mark on your waistline or [more…]

Candy Making: Cooking Up Caramels

The joy of biting into a piece of candy with that rich caramel flavor is such a pleasure. How many people have gone through a box of chocolates, biting pieces trying to find that caramel center? Maybe [more…]

Zabaglione

Zabaglione, a foamy, wine-sweetened pudding from Italy, is wonderful with any kind of fresh fruit or with cake. The trick with making zabaglione is to keep whisking the mixture while it cooks — if you [more…]

Part of the Series: Seven Dessert Recipes for Christmas and the Holidays

Linzer Torte

Linzer Torte is basically a tart made with an almond crust and a fruit preserve filling. A linzer torte has a latticework crust — that is, strips of dough are laid across the top in a checkerboard fashion [more…]

Part of the Series: Seven Dessert Recipes for Christmas and the Holidays

Bountiful Fruitcake

Fruitcakes have come a long way since their origin. No more picking the funny red things out of your slice of fruitcake. More dried fruits (including dried melon) and nuts are available than ever before [more…]

Part of the Series: Seven Dessert Recipes for Christmas and the Holidays

Christmas Pudding with Rum Cream

A classic steamed Christmas pudding contains suet, which is animal fat. This recipe for Christmas pudding with rum cream excludes the suet and is much lighter as a result. Dried fruit and rum provide the [more…]

Part of the Series: Seven Dessert Recipes for Christmas and the Holidays

Christmas Tree Cake

This cake for a holiday crowd always draws raves . . . particularly after it’s cut and partygoers get a peek at the color inside. You can play around with your own color scheme for decorating this cake [more…]

Part of the Series: Seven Dessert Recipes for Christmas and the Holidays

Traditional Bread Pudding

Creamy, custardy bread pudding, a favorite dessert, developed generations ago as frugal cooks found ways to use up stale bread. This recipe for bread pudding features dried fruit and a touch of rum. [more…]

Part of the Series: Seven Dessert Recipes for Christmas and the Holidays

Paleo Diet Recipe: Cocoa-Cinnamon Coconut Chips

In the Paleo diet (or cave man diet), crunchy snacks like potato chips aren't approved — but Cocoa-Cinnamon Coconut Chips are satisfyingly crunchable. Here, Paleo-friendly coconut is lightly toasted and [more…]

How to Make Raw Coconut Bonbons

Looking for a raw dessert that’s gluten-free, dense, nutritious, and delicious? Look no farther! These little macaroon-like bundles satisfy even hard-core sweet teeth. They're also fantastic food to share [more…]

Zucchini, Carrot, and Pineapple Cake Recipe

Although vegan sweet breads and cakes can be over-the-top sugary and just as unhealthy for you as the egg- and dairy-laced varieties, this delicious cake is a great way to enjoy tea time — and get an extra [more…]

Chocolate Cinnamon Sauce Recipe

Nothing beats this sauce over ice cream, alongside cakes, or with brownies à la mode. Covered, it will keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Reheat leftover sauce in a double boiler or over low heat [more…]

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

There’s nothing like this fragrantly spiced cake for breakfast or as a snack in the late afternoon. Traditionally, this streusel-topped cake is made with plain yogurt or sour cream. The batter can also [more…]

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