Category Archives: Val Anderson

I LOVE anything with butter and shortbread is one of my secret shames. I would probably cut off my left hand to get the recipe for that Scottish Walker’s shortbread, which in my mind, is the quintessentially perfect cookie. In spite of this, I am not a shortbread purist, per se, so I am open […]

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So as part of my inheritance from my Grandmother, I’ve received a big box of old recipes- books, clippings and nigh 20 different scratch papers with about 20 different recipes, each claiming to be something called an “Italian” cookie. I love looking through them- it’s a little time machine, such as the booklet entitled “10 […]

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There are so many good jellies/jams/preserves out there and kolaches put them to good use! Plus, this dough comes together really quickly and behaves really well. Plus, you don’t need to wait to for the dough to chill before you roll it out (I personally HATE chilling dough because I am inherently impatient).  I used […]

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Like any religious experience, my coworkers and I treat  our afternoon coffee break with solemnity and  devotion. Our dedication frequently takes us to the local coffee shop which boasts a number of delectables for the sampling. One Sicilian coworker, Gabriella, has a certain fondness for the ‘blondie brownie’. However, I am convinced Sasquatch makes more […]

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In my opinion, cherries and almonds have very similar flavors so if you put them together, all the better. The dough I used for this cookie is nice because it comes togther in a snap, can be flavored however you want and, because it is piped, can be shaped a number of ways. Here I used […]

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