Handcrafted chocolate cookies are sandwiched around a filling of creamy peppermint icing for a beautiful holiday treat.
Cocoa, cinnamon and chile pepper (if you like!) flavor the dough of these dessert empanadas filled with chocolate and coconut.
Sugar cookies are swirled with raspberry jam, coconut, and walnuts and topped with almond glaze. They start from refrigerator dough. I make these for Christmas and Valentine’s Day and I always get asked for the recipe.
This recipe with all its variants is prepared only on special celebrations and weddings. It is a challenge to prepare, but is well worth the time and effort. There exist several varieties of this recipe. Some use molds while others are molded by hand, and some are dipped in syrup and others are not. The dough recipe may include butter instead of vegetable oil and sometimes egg is omitted. The goal is a non flaky, thin, and firm crust.
For those who make their own preserves or jellies, this is a real opportunity to show them off. This recipe has been handed down four generations, and is a real favorite.
These traditional Czech no-bake filled cookies are usually made around Christmastime. They’re made with a wooden or plastic beehive mold, but it’s possible to use a walnut shell as well. Coat them with ganache, powdered sugar, or cocoa. To enhance the flavor, make the cookies two or three days in advance.
A relatively easy recipe for both the cookie and the fillings. Kids will have fun kneading, rolling and pressing the cookie cutters. Includes instruction for milchig and pareve cookies.
This cookie recipe is so good! It is a mixture of walnuts rolled in a sweet yeast dough.
My Grandma used to send these to the soldiers in the Second World War. I’ve modified their sugar content as they used to be quite sweet.
Chocolate and mint filled cookies.
This recipe was given to me by my mom-in-law. The natural preserves provide the flavor. Store these cookies covered in refrigerator, because of the cream cheese.
Lightly spiced, soft cookies with a strawberry jam filling. Mmmmm! These are my favorite of the cookies mom makes every Christmas.
This is a traditional Christmas cookie made every year at our annual cookie baking weekend!
Here is a twist on the classic hamentashen cookie eaten on the Jewish holiday of Purim. Instead of filling this triangular-shaped cookie with jam or poppy seeds, I used brownie batter. Absolutely delicious!
Cream filled chocolate sandwiches!
Tender pastry cups with a tasty chocolate pecan filling. You will need a mini muffin pan to make these.
Small pie like cookies with a nut filling. Mini muffin tins may be used. These can also be frozen
Cookies are shaped like miniature peaches and filled with jam and chocolate.
Ma’amoul means filled in Arabic. These are very popular in Lebanon but can be found throughout the Middle East and North Africa. They are traditionally shaped as crescents or as pressed cookies and have several variations for the fillings. This one has a walnut filling, but you can use almonds or pistachios too.
These are fabulous! I have no idea where I got this recipe from, but we’ve been baking them for years! When the cookies are done, dip the tops into chocolate icing. Chocolate Frosting can be found here on Allrecipes.com.