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Chocolate Malt Spritz Cookies

Wait, don’t leave yet!

I know what you are thinking. You are probably thinking you are done with sweets and baking for the year!

Please say it isn’t so…?

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Eggnog Snowflake Linzer Cookies

Today I’m going to share with you my interpretation of a very popular Austrian Christmas cookie.

Because as you can see from the title of this post I’ve made a *few* dreamy alterations to the traditional recipe and added my own holiday spin if you will.

You could think of Linzer cookies as baby Linzertortes which are traditionally made using ground almonds and filled with black currant or seedless raspberry preserves. The only major distinction between the two, other than the obvious size, is that instead of a lattice crust which adorns the Linzertortes, the tops of Linzer cookies have a small round cutout in the center to make the preserves visible, better known as Linzer “eyes”.

So for my Linzer Cookie version I opted to swap out the almonds for pecans, and replace the traditional preserve filling with an eggnog glaze, oh and the “eyes” on my linzer cookies are in the shape of a snowflake. Very à propos, no?

Snowflake Eggnog Linzer Cookies

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Gingerbread Financier

November 23, 2010

in Cakes,French,Recipes

Gingerbread Financier topped with Gingerbread Ice Cream and Candy Cane Tuiles

I hope you have enjoyed part I and II of my Holiday trifecta dessert so far.

To recap, we started out with a simple to make, yet sophisticated Tuile cookie. Using a Candy Cane cookie cutter we cut out and sprinkled our tuile cookies with candied goji berries as soon as we took them out of the oven. We also added a little Framboise Liqueur to the simple syrup in which we cooked the goji berries in for a little added punch.

We then moved on to a creamy gingerbread ice cream that contained just enough spice to unite our gingerbread financier and tuile cookie, to create a unique yet very festive holiday dessert.

I know most of you couldn’t wait for the Gingerbread Ice Cream post. But, it surely wouldn’t be a “Trifecta” without the backbone of our dessert… the rich and buttery Gingerbread Financier.

So without further ado… I give you my interpretation of Chef Sherry Yard’s Gingerbread Financier, enjoy!

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Gingerbread Ice Cream

Today I’m going to share with you part two of my holiday trifecta dessert, which consists of a Gingerbread Financier, topped with a subtle Gingerbread Ice Cream, and a Candy Cane shapped Tuile topped with Candided Goji berries.

We started this trifecta which I pictured in my previous post with Candied Goji Berry Topped Tuiles in the shape of Candy Canes.

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Nature's Pride Honey Wheat Ice Cream
A couple of weeks ago there was a particular Foodbuzz email that showed up in my inbox. It was an invitation to become a Nature’s Pride Bread Ambassador at this years Foodbuzz Festival.

Those chosen will get to showcase their unique Nature’s Pride Bread recipes at the Foodbuzz Taste Pavillion as well as have their accomodations and airfare to attend the festival covered by Nature’s Pride.

An offer I just couldn’t pass up…

Hungry for more Honey Wheat Ice Cream…?

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