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Sugar & Spice

Author: Sydney Dye
Issue: December, 2013, Page 94
Photos by Garrett Cook

Nothing says “joy to the world” better than an array of homemade cookies from all corners of the globe. And since it’s the season for sharing, why not bundle up a selection of these delightful bites for family and friends who were especially good this year.


Linzer cookies are an easy variation of the elegant, rich tart from Linz, Austria. Ground almonds, butter, grated lemon rind and cinnamon combine for a delicate and flavorful cookie. While raspberry is the traditional jam filling, use whatever preserve you have on hand.


Culinary historians claim that macaroons can be traced to an Italian monastery from the 9th century and that monks brought the confection to France. These cookies are deliciously light and crispy on the outside and moist and chewy on the inside. Macaroons can be kept in an airtight container for up to a week.


Churros are a popular breakfast snack in Spain and are enjoyed with hot chocolate. This combination would make a tasty addition to a holiday breakfast.

Pistachio-Cardamom CookiES

This Middle Eastern inspired cookie features
cardamom. A member of the ginger family, it has a warm, spicy-sweet flavor. For fresh cardamom flavor, buy pods and grind using a mortar and pestle or spice grinder.

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