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Icelandic Jewish cookies: A dessert with a fascinating story to tell

Rachel RinglerPublished August 5, 2020

This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher.You’ve heard of the wandering Jew, but have you heard of the wandering Jewish cookie?As Jews move from country to country, they pick up recipes, spices and dishes along the way. Sometimes, even after a Jewish...

A tray full of Passover cookies includes from left: lemon-glazed almond cookies, chocolate-pecan tea cookies, maple coconut macaroons and chocolate and almond crisps. Photo: Michael Kahn

Pesach desserts awaken sweet memories of mom

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish LightPublished April 18, 2019

I lost my dear mother a few weeks ago. A child survivor of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Ann Lenga did not let the horror of those years define her life. She was resilient, courageous, adventurous and an inspiration to everyone who knew her....

Photo: Michael Kahn

Recipe: Hadgi Badah (Cardamom-Almond Cookies)

By Margi Lenga KahnPublished March 14, 2019

Ingredients:2 c. all-purpose flour1 tsp. ground cardamom½ tsp. salt¼ tsp. double-acting baking powder1 1/3 cups sugar4 large eggsFinely grated zest of half of amedium orange2 cups blanched almond flour or mealOrange blossom water or water, formoistening...

Florence Shultz of Chesterfield

Reader Recipe Exchange: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Florence Shultz, ChesterfieldPublished July 26, 2018

From Florence Shultz of Chesterfield: I have always had a passion for cooking and baking. When I was growing up, I always helped my grandmother and mother cook. I have many great memories of baking with my two daughters, Charlotte and Melissa, when...

Recipe: Blue Crinkle Cookies for Hanukkah

Delicious and eye-catching cookies for Hanukkah

Story and Photos by Rachel Kor, The Nosher via JTAPublished November 30, 2017

In many homes, there is a tradition to bake Hanukkah cookies this time of year. Whether it’s the sugar and butter mixing in the mixer, the blue and white sprinkles, or the festive menorah cookie cutters, there is something about cookie baking that propels...

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