cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Four more sleeps until Christmas. My son is counting the days. Yesterday, we had a Christmas party for the children in the neighborhood. The kids were decorating Christmas cookies and writing their letter to Sa... Read More...

Snowball Cookies

Less than two weeks to go until Christmas!! I am still struggling a bit to get into the festive mood. Perhaps it's because we have to combine so many traditions. Germans, for instance, put up their Christma... Read More...

Chocolate Crinkles

My current marathon training allows me to chomp down cookies like there is no tomorrow. Carbs is what my body needs, right? Well, not only, of course. In fact, I went to a seminar about nutrition and pacing f... Read More...

Pistachio Ginger Cookies

During the summer, I haven't baked much cookies. But all of the sudden, it is October and for the first time in my life I am already thinking of Christmas. I used to hate it, when Christmas sweets were availabl... Read More...

Pistachio Date Short Breads

  Today is the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. I am not a Muslim, but living in Dubai, it has an effect on everyone. It is not allowed to eat or drink in public from sunrise to sunset, all restaurants... Read More...

Hazelnut Cookies

Less is more.  If I think about this saying, I realize that I feel the happiest and the most complete when I have little but well chosen things on my daily plate. This is not only meant literally. In my li... Read More...

Cherry Pistachio Biscotti

I want to squeeze in a last recipe in April, as I have posted comparatively little this month. I mentioned in one of my earlier April posts that we had a streak of bad luck. It seems over but we are still picki... Read More...

Cherry Pistachio Spice Cookies

It's been some time since I tried new cookie recipes, and I am just wondering why. Or rather: What have we eaten in the meantime? I can't really come up with an explanation. Probably because the last month has ... Read More...

Almond Molasses Biscotti

For some time, I have been planning to make biscottis again. And for even longer, this jar of blackstrap molasses has been sitting in my kitchen cupboard. I have seen a few interesting recipes using it. So I bo... Read More...

Cocoa Date Oatmeal Cookies

  I bake quite a few cookies on a regular basis. While doing so I try and replace ingredients and make the somewhat healthier. However, I still try not to eat too many of them. I guess it is part of a... Read More...

Arabian Nights Cookies

I was about to post a bean stew recipe tonight. But as we are sitting here in Dubai, with sand storms blowing for the third day in a row, I rather share my Arabian Nights Cookies with you. That gives me a chanc... Read More...

Lemon Coconut Cookies

I am proud to say that these are my prettiest, most delicate cookies I have ever made. They can be served to any kind of guests for afternoon tea, be it your neighbor, friend, in-laws or some statesmen (or wome... Read More...

Orange Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

I have been in love with orange peel and lemon peel for quite some time. Any recipe that contains either ingredient has got my immediate attention. Both have such authentic, strong and fresh flavor - I love the... Read More...

Walnut Prune Cookies

Why do healthy cookies always look so ugly? I am in a serious predicament here, as I am aiming to post healthy, wholesome foods and dishes in this blog. At the same time, I'd like to convince my readers that th... Read More...

White Christmas Cookies

I love recipes with very little ingredients. There is always a good chance that you have all of them at home and you can throw together a meal, or in this case, a cookie, in no time.These cookies were a staple ... Read More...

Coconut Date Swirls

My latest culinary revelation comes with two warnings: Coconut and dried dates are a pairing made in heaven. Warning #1: It's highly addictive. Warning #2: I will surely explore all sorts of recipes containing ... Read More...

Cocoa Coconut Balls

I haven't quite finished two of my major projects of the recent past: "cooked legumes in cookies" and "coconuts". Here is my latest creation: cocoa coconut balls !! I first tried a recipe without beans, and fou... Read More...

Coconut Kiss Cookies

Hey, I consider this my first very own cookie creation!!!! I am very proud of it! It's been developing in my head over the last week, after I bought a package of coconut powder. So there was one ingredient set.... Read More...

Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

Germans don't do Thanksgiving and Halloween. Neither do the South Africans, to whom I am married. We currently live in Dubai, in a Muslim country, who, least of all have any relation to any of these events. The... Read More...

Aniseed Sesame Cookies

Beside cooking and photographing (in fact, these are two of my newer hobbies) I like running. I started off with just short distances up to 5km, just jogging for myself. Soon I participated in 10k runs. By now ... Read More...