Apple and honey cookies

apple and honey cookies

Golden, soft-chewy & studded with apple pieces, these gorgeous apple & honey cookies are richly flavoured and indulgent. A wonderful Rosh Hashana treat! As much as I enjoy honey cake, I do find that Rosh Hashanah baking can get a bit, well, samey. I know it’s traditional and all that, but…

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Teddy bear cuddle cookies

Say 'I love you' with a cuddle! Light, crisp & delicious vanilla cookies - each of these adorable teddy bears cuddles a tasty nut. What a treat!

I saw these adorable teddy cookies on Pinterest, but the website with the instructions for making them is in Japanese! (Or some similar language that I certainly don’t understand, at any rate.) Fortunately, the photograph was enough to inspire me, so when Kipper asked to do baking, I seized the…

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Speculaas spiced date cookies

Speculaas spiced date cookies

When I was little, my Mum used to bake these date cookies. They were, and are, a real favourite – soft, chewy-crumbly and almost cakey, studded with chunks of toffee-ish dates. Delicious! A few years ago, I was reminiscing about these cookies, and decided to bake some for Rosh Hashana –…

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Spring flower thumbprint cookies

Spring flower thumbprint cookies

I probably have somewhere in the region of 150 different cookie cutters. Many of them are in themed sets – letters, numbers, geometric shapes, animals (of different types and sizes), a large gingerbread family, diggers and tractors, various Jewish-related sets, seasonal shapes like pumpkins… I could go on. Anyway, despite…

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Brown sugar hamantaschen

Brown sugar hamentaschen

The brown sugar crust is crisp on the outside, tender within, and the fruity jam filling keeps these delicious hamantaschen moist and moreish. Quick & easy! Purim is just a few days away! This (minor) Jewish festival is a rowdy celebration of the events in the Biblical Book of Esther,…

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Cocoa nib cookies – cacao, cocoa, chocolate

Box of cocoa nib cookies

We hosted a charity fundraising event in our house – nothing massive, just a talk by an interesting guy, followed by tea and biscuits. The organisers brought a selection of baked goods, but it seemed rude to host the event and not provide something that I’d made myself. I was thinking of…

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