This recipe offers up a fine and very workable dough that bakes up like a dream as well as a selection of three fillings—chocolate, apricot, and raisin—to finish your cookies. The chocolate is blended with bitter walnuts, apricots get a hit of brandy, and raisins are mixed with rum, all of which add an elegance to this Jewish cookie classic.
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By combining mini chocolate chip cookies with slices of fresh banana, these sandwiches feel like snack time. The cookies themselves are crisp and crunchy and the banana makes for an almost healthy sandwich cookie filling—well, healthier than buttercream or chocolate ganache.
These Cashew Polvorones, a recipe from Kir Rodriguez of the French Culinary Institute include finely ground cashews into sweet, crumbly-chewy little shortbread cookies. Once baked and coated with a heavy dusting of confectioners' sugar, you bite into the polvorone and that sweet richness from the cashews really does come through, making us wonder why there aren't more cashew cookies out there.
From the man known as Mr. Chocolate, we bring you the most chocolaty of chocolate chip cookies. Adapted for One Sweet Cookie, Jacques Torres's Chocolate Chip Cookies are more chocolate than cookie, striated with chards and chunks of bittersweet chocolate with just the right amount of butter and salt.
Experiencing the pleasure of a Lamington generally comes with a trip down to Australia, where these little jam-filled, coconut-coated, chocolate-dipped cake-cookies are as ubiquitous as Oreos or Fig Newtons on these shores. But if a journey down under isn't in the cards just yet, we've got a recipe for you courtesy of Australian-born chef Shaun Hergatt (of New York's SHO Shaun Hergatt), from this week's cookie cookbook, One Sweet Cookie.
Continuing our month-long cookie baking bacchanal, we're heading to New York City with One Sweet Cookie. For this Manhattan-centric book, author Tracey Zabar has collected recipes from the city's most gifted chefs resulting in a collection of some pretty classy cookies, both classic and creative.