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Apricot Kolache (Yeast Version) Czech Hungarian Pastries

This traditional Czech pastry is one of the very first yeast recipes I ever tried. It is good with any filling but I prefer...

Apricot Kolaches or Apricot Pockets

This Czech pastry has many different names and many European bakers make a variation on this sour-cream dough, filled with fresh and beautiful apricot...

Apricot White Chocolate Shortbread

Shortbread probably doesn’t need any gilding but no one complains about these buttery cookies, sandy with that characteristic shortbread crumb and perked up by...

Blueberry Scone Cookies

I love hybrids in baking and these cookie scones are a perfect example of why. These are gently crisp on the edges, slightly cakey...

Butter and Cream Shortbread Biscotti

These are worth their weight in gold. A scone recipe (of all things) that went awry. No self-respecting baker throws out a pound of...

Cranberry Cherry Italian Butterballs

This is a beautiful little cookie that whips up in minutes and tastes like it belongs at Harrods’s tea hour. A touch of orange,...

Nielsen Massey Heart of Vanilla Shortbread

A wee touch of vanilla transforms this classic shortbread into vanilla/sugar/butter nirvana. Cut in hearts for a festive spin. Dollar stores also sell heart...

Raspberry-Filled Oatmeal Turnover Cookies

Nothing beats a treat especially when it’s just sweet enough, rustic and buttery and as old-fashioned as these oatmeal cookies that hide a center...

Red Velvet Cookies

These are wonderful, decadent chocolate chunk cookies that carry that gorgeous red velvet hue but with an inherently rich cocoa flavor. But Red...