All posts tagged: cookies

Savoury Cookies With Thyme And Red Pepper Flakes – Five O’Clock Tea Experience

In my family, five o’clock tea has always been a must during the day because we are very British. No, we are not, but isn’t five o’clock tea, which started in Britain, a very much international habit now? So yes, we love this too, and we love having a few snacks to go with our well-brewed tea. One of the most common snacks in these tea sessions is salty and savoury cookies in various shapes and tastes. These cookies are generally sold in patisseries in Turkey and you can find at least a couple of different types in each patisserie. There are also sweet versions too of course, but in this recipe I will focus only on savoury versions.

Pfeffernüsse Cookies – Spicy, Christmassy And Hard To Pronounce!

This time of the year is very much about cinnamon, ginger, cloves.. yes, that set of spices which help make the famous gingerbread cookies and biscuits – and gingerbread man, gingerbread house, gingerbread everything. You can easily make those by buying the ready dough from the freezer section in the supermarkets, but if you want to try something from scratch, this recipe is for you.

Biscotti With Chocolate Chunks – Crispy Italian Almond Biscuits

A long long time ago, almost like an ancient history, I used to eat these little biscuits quite a lot because my mother loved them. But we would always buy them from the pastry shop. About a month ago, while I was going through some photos on Instagram, I saw someone posted a biscotti photo and that’s when I remembered those biscotti times. So the next day I baked them!

Thumbrint Cookies – Covered with Toasted Almonds

There aren’t many types of food in the world that I am allergic to. Maybe eating a bit too spicy food, or a bit too much chocolate every now and then make me itchy. I do not have lactose intolerance either – that is something I did not even hear of before I came to Finland. And there is one thing that is incredibly tasty but makes me incredibly itchy: almonds!

Shortbread Cookies – Turkish version

A friend of mine sent me a text message two weeks ago: Hi dear, one of my students (she gives private Turkish courses) discovered your blog and baked “simit”. She said that she loved the blog and that the recipes were so easy to understand. I told her that I would tell you immediately, to make you happy. And yes, I WAS happy!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie

This autumn is definitely the one that I got to learn so many new uses of pumpkin. I somehow cannot remember much, but I guess the only thing I knew about it before was the traditional Turkish pumpkin dessert, that’s all (by the way, it is one of my favourite desserts in the whole world!).