Categorie: cookies

Coconut macaroons

cocnut macaroons

I have a friend who gets stressed when her fridge is not overflowing with food. As a consequence of her parents’ somewhat erratic care when she was little, she gets nervous when there are not enough groceries to survive a…

Christmas Cookies Hall of Fame

Christmas cookies

For the third year in a row now I put together an advent calendar for Esther and Sebastiaan. It was a little bitter-sweet this time since I find myself continually thinking about time passing and my children growing up quickly…

Christmas cookies hall of fame

christmas cookies

Yesterday we celebrated Sinterklaas’s birthday, ate way too many pepernoten and speculaas and sang all the Sinterklaas songs. It turned out I know the lyrics of some of the songs better than my Dutch relatives, which I think should entitle…

Pepernoten

pepernoten

This year’s arrival of the good Saint Sinterklaas (the bearded guy who brings us presents to celebrate his birthday on 5th December) was preceded by a nationwide debate about whether or not it’s appropriate for him to have black helpers…

Snowflake cookies

Snowflake cookies

When my sister messaged asking what my husband wanted for Christmas, he answered all he wanted was “white Christmas” and world peace. She probably rolled her eyes and decided to give him a pair of socks. I, of course, would…

Crispy cane cookies

Crispy cane cookies

Saint Nicholas has left for Spain so we can turn our thoughts to Christmas without feeling guilty. And “turn our thoughts to Christmas” means mainly “start baking Christmas cookies”. Because of an overdue kitchen renovation I find myself, at the…

Cranberry walnut biscotti

Cranberry walnut biscotti and Parmesan biscuits

Last time I told you about the wonderful Parmesan biscuits that I brought to a dinner as a hostess gift. And I brought these biscotti, too. Something to have with the wine, and something with your after-dinner coffee – everything…

Parmesan and poppy biscuits

Parmesan and poppy bescuits

When my sister was in second grade, the class was discussing manners and the teacher asked: “What do you bring the hostess when you go for a visit?” Now, at that time our parents led a busy social life and…

Chocolate cinnamon rugelach

chocolate cinnamon rugelach

Last Monday, the whole Dutch nation celebrated the Queen’s birthday. This might lead you to believe that queen Beatrix was actually born 30th April. Not so, it was her mother’s birthday. But upon inheriting the throne, the queen very wisely…