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Cheesecake cookies

Cheesecake cookies

I was watching a holiday special on Food Network where all the chefs were making their favorite cookies.  Sandra Lee made these.  Fancy and delicious.  I substituted lemon zest with lemon curd that I had in my house to make the stuffing even more creamy and nice. You will need: 1 1/4 cups finely crushed … Continue reading

Russian teacakes

Russian teacakes

One time I ordered cookies in an Israeli restaurant, and I was very surprised when they brought me these familiar treats that I have always known as Russian teacakes. You will need: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup powdered sugar, plus some more 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg 2 cups flour 1/2 cup finely … Continue reading

Coffee and milk cookies

Wonderfully different, “adult” cookie. A must for coffee lovers. You will need: 4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 1 egg 1/3 cup hot milk 2 tsp instant coffee 1 tbsp baking powder 2 cups flour The recipe: Preheat oven to 400F. Dissolve coffee in milk, set aside. Beat sugar with butter until well combined. … Continue reading

Egg salad sandwich

Using yogurt instead of mayo in egg salad sandwich is healthier and delicious too. You will need: 2 eggs, hard-boiled 2 – 3 tbsp plain greek yogurt some chopped green onions or chives salt and pepper 4 slices of white or wheat bread The recipe: Mash eggs in a small bowl.  Add yogurt and combine … Continue reading

Lemon – poppy seed scones

This recipe makes about 16 medium scones, but they go fast.  Delicious with tea or coffee. You will need: 3 cups flour 1 cup sugar + 1 tbsp sugar to sprinkle 3 tbsp poppy seeds 1 tbsp baking powder 2 tsp lemon rind 1 tsp salt 10 tbsp chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces 1 … Continue reading

Tea cookies

These simple cookies are delicious.  The secret ingredient is almond extract. You will need: 10 tbsp unsalted butter, softened 3/4 confectioners’ sugar 1 egg, beaten a few drops of almond extract 2 cups flour The recipe: Pre-heat over to 350F.  Cream the butter and sugar together using hand or stand-up mixer.  Add the egg, almond … Continue reading

Cream cheese – date – nut sandwiches

Another great addition to an afternoon tea menu.  These can be made with plain white bread or with raisin bread. You will need: white or raisin bread, thinly sliced and with crusts removed cream cheese, softened dates, pitted and finely chopped walnuts, finely chopped The recipe: Mix together cream cheese, dates and walnuts.  Spread on half … Continue reading

Cucumber – dill sandwiches

These are another classic for a traditional afternoon tea. You will need: cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced white bread, sliced, with crusts removed unsalted butter, softened fresh dill salt The recipe: Mix dill with butter.  Spread bread with a thin coating of the mixture.  Put cucumbers in one layer on half of the bread slices.  … Continue reading