• cookies,  desserts

    Gingersnaps (video recipe)

    Crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside, with sparkling sugary tops and so flavorful, these gingersnaps make the perfect Christmas treat. They are packed with Christmas smells and flavors but they are great for any fall or winter dessert. Also, if you want to dream about Christmas in august, you may serve a couple of gingersnaps with ice cream. Imagine a dollop of vanilla ice cream melting over the cookies… Mmmm, what a delight! Now let me tell you about flavors. I’m talking about wonderful flavors: ginger, cloves and cinnamon, so Christmassy! All these smells and flavors make me dream about Santa, Christmas trees and presents…

  • cookies,  desserts

    Raisin cookies (video recipe)

    Tender, vanilla flavored and absolutely delicious, these raisin cookies are my childhood favorite sweet treat. These raisin cookies are very popular in Romania. Actually I think they are the most popular. The reason is very simple: these raisin cookies are incredibly easy to prepare with a handful of affordable ingredients. And you don’t need any special instruments or skills :). All you need is a bowl and a hand mixer or a wooden spoon. And, of course, you need an oven to bake the cookies. I remember that a few years ago I’ve made raisin cookies for a school Christmas party with super delicious cakes, pies, cookies and candies. My…

  • cookies,  desserts,  vegan

    Apple and raisin vegan cookies

    Vanilla and cinnamon flavored, tender, easy to make and yet vegan, these apple and raisin cookies are so delicious that you won’t be able to stop eating  You have to cook the apples before adding them to the batter. Then mix all the ingredients, shape the cookies and bake. It’s very easy. I love these apple and raisin vegan cookies, although I’m not a vegetarian. They are absolutely delicious. You really have to try them! Ingredients for apple and raisin vegan cookies 250 gr (1 cup and 1 tablespoon) flour 100 ml (1/4 cup and 3 tablespoons) vegetable oil 50 ml (3 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon) water 1/2 teaspoon baking…

  • cookies,  desserts

    Semolina and cinnamon crinkle cookies

    These cookies are definitely my favorites! If you love cinnamon you really must try the semolina and cinnamon crinkle cookies. Crispy on the outside but tender on the inside those cookies have a unique texture because of the semolina. They also have an irresistible flavor because of the cinnamon 🙂 The semolina and cinnamon crinkle cookies are also very easy to make. All you have to do is to combine all the ingredients in one bowl, refrigerate the dough for 1 hour and then roll the dough into small balls. Then roll the balls of dough in powdered sugar mixed with cinnamon and bake . It’s very easy!  This…

  • cookies,  desserts

    Lemon crinkle cookies

    Lemon crinkle cookies and a cup of coffee (or tea). What a lovely way to start the day! Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, with an irresistible lemon flavor, and all packed in confectioners’ sugar. Lemon crinkle cookies are also very easy to make with a handful of ingredients. You have to mix all the ingredients in one bowl and refrigerate the batter for 1 hour. That’s the most difficult part 🙂 Then roll the dough into little balls of dough,  roll each ball in confectioners’ sugar and bake. The cookies will rise in the oven and the sugar crust will crack. You should also try chocolate crinkle…

  • cookies,  desserts

    Chocolate crinkle cookies

    Moist, with a brownie like texture on the inside, a little crispy on the outside, chocolate crinkle cookies are my favorite chocolate cookies. These black and white cookies are perfect for Christmas, but they are great in any time of the year. They are made of chocolate dough rolled in confectioners’ sugar and, as the cookies bake, they crack. Chocolate crinkle cookies are absolutely delicious warm, when they seem to melt in your mouth 🙂 You should also try lemon crinkle cookies and semolina and cinnamon crinkle cookies. Ingredients for chocolate crinkle cookies (about 40 cookies): –         230gr dark chocolate –         50gr butter –         100gr granulated sugar –         2 eggs…