Minnesota’s Classic Spritz Cookies evoke the Danish Butter Cookies whose tins appear in supermarkets at Christmas and in sewing rooms holding buttons and other sewing notions. Crisp, buttery little mouthfuls that are all too easy to overeat.
Author: Amber Sutton
Michigan’s cookie is moist and full of apple flavor thanks to shredded apple, apple cider, and a cider and brown sugar glaze.
Massachusetts’ cookie has a vanilla blancmange sandwiched between two cake-like vanilla cookies, the top smeared with chocolate ganache and sprinkled with rainbow nonpareils.
Maryland’s cookie is a cake-like vanilla cookie slathered with a layer of fudge as thick as the cookie itself.
Maine’s cookie is a crispy lemon cookie sandwiching a sweet, blueberry studded frosting.
Get out your torch: Louisiana’s cookie brings the brulée with a bar cookie imitation of Bananas Foster. A pecan-paved sugar cookie crust is topped with thick cream cheese frosting, rum-soaked banana halves with a crust of caramelized sugar. Recipe source: https://www.bobsredmill.com/recipes/how-to-make/bananas-foster-cookie-bars/ I’ve never been to Louisiana, and I know there’s a lot more than just […]
Kentucky’s cookie imitates its famous Derby Pie, with chunks of dark chocolate, crunchy chopped pecans, and a hint of bourbon.
This baklava is a cross between an apple pie and baklava, with layers of flaky phyllo pastry, pecans, and diced apples, soaked in maple syrup.
Almost every year I knock myself out baking for Christmas. Past journals tell of exhausting marathons through homemade candies, batches of cookies, rum cakes, stollen, and other treats to send to friends and bring to family gatherings. In years past I’ve sent care packages to friends, usually including four different things but often stollen, rum […]
Kansas’ cookie is as sunshiny as a sunflower, with hearty oats, nutty toasted sunflower seeds, and sweet butterscotch chips.