Compost Cookie Hamantaschen Recipe

If you’ve never made compost cookies, but you love desserts that are a little salty and a little sweet, this cookie (and hamantaschen) are for you. Do a quick Google search for “compost cookie” and you will come up with dozens of recipes. But the original compost cookie was born out of the crazy genius dessert brain of Christina Tosi of Milk Bar, one of my personal baking heroes.  The recipe for her famous cookie (and cakes and crazy desserts) can be found in her cookbook, which I absolutely love and highly recommend if love baking projects.

Posted on February 22, 2017

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How to Make Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow cookies are the most beloved sweet treat of my childhood, and I know many East Coasters like myself have some strong views of them. Some people call them the “kiddush cookies,” while I remember them from platters of cookies my mother would put out for piano recitals and holidays: They are always the first to disappear. They aren’t quite Jewish; in fact they are more accurately Italian. But as with many foods born in New York City when Irish, Italian and Jewish immigrants were all living side by side, they have been adopted by Italian bakeries and Jewish delis alike — and they are beloved by (most) all.

Posted on January 25, 2017

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Zimtsterne: Star Cookie for Yom Kippur Break-Fast

When people deny themselves food for an extended period of time they’re usually ravenously hungry and find themselves thinking about consuming huge amounts of food. But it’s not a good idea to pack it in too quickly. It’s too hard on your digestive system.

Posted on September 29, 2016

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9 Jewish Alternatives to the Pumpkin Spice Latte that We Wish Existed

The pumpkin-spice latte is back, and it has us thinking…if we were in charge of coffee trends, what over-the-top flavored coffee drinks might we dream up (and actually enjoy!)? How about some Nosher-inspired lattes? Jewish desserts and coffee are already perfect pairings, so why not take it one step further?

Posted on September 27, 2016

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