Fennel and Almonds Olive oil Cookies

Olive oil is not the most commonly used ingredient in sweet cookies, but there is really no reason for that, and the following cookies are a good proof of that. Continue reading

Cut out Almond Butter Cookies

Cut out Butter Almond Cookies Ronit PensoThe following recipe, for crispy and tasty cookies, is a one of my all times go-to recipes, since I came up with it after combining a few recipes into this one.
The mix of butter, almond meal and powdered sugar, creates cookies with wonderful texture and flavor. Continue reading

Spiced Brownies with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries and Cream Cheese Swirl

Spiced Brownies with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries and Cream Cheese Swirl Ronit PensoChocolate and cream cheese combination is one of my favorites, so when I was planning to bake a batch of brownies, I’ve decided to add a cream cheese swirl to it. Continue reading

Mini Lemon Raspberry Squares

Mini Lemon Raspberry Squares Ronit Penso

Lemon bars are among my favorite cookies; the contrast between the crispy buttery dough layer and the lemon cream on top is almost addictive for me.
Unfortunately, too many times the bars are too large and are made with a thick dough layer, covered with a thick, overly sweet lemon layer, which is far from soft and creamy, as it should be.
Therefore, I usually end up making the bars myself, exactly the way I like them:  thin dough layer, a bit less sugar, and shorter baking time, to make sure the lemon layer is still pleasantly gooey and moist. Continue reading

Coconut Butter Cookies

Coconut Butter Cookies Ronit PensoThese delicate, crispy and buttery cookies are very easy to make and will fill your kitchen with wonderful toasted coconut aroma.
Perfect with hot or cold beverages, they are great on their own, but also wonderful as sandwich cookies.
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Meringue Kisses

Meringue Kisses Ronit Penso Who can resist these beautiful little crispy, yet melting in the mouth, cookies? Not many, I think, and maybe that is why they were named “kisses”. The kisses are great served on their own, sandwiched with various creams or lemon curd, or used as a wonderful decoration for cakes. In short, they are a must in every kitchen.
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Freezer Butter Cookies: One Dough, Three Flavors

Freezer Cookies: One Dough Three Flavors Ronit PensoThis simple and easy cookies recipe goes a long way and is extremely versatile. I start with basic dough, divide it into three portions and add different flavors to each. Continue reading

Crispy Flourless Sesame Seeds Cookies

Crispy Flourless Sesame Seeds Cookies Ronit PensoI came up with the recipe for these light and crispy cookies, as I wanted to create cookies that will contain sesame seeds as the main ingredient, and not just as an added garnish.
The result was just what I wanted – the sesame seeds’ unique flavor is dominant, and yet the cookies are light and airy.

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Hazelnuts Fennel Biscotti

Hazelnuts Fennel Biscotti Ronit PensoThese fragrant and tasty cookies are a variation of the classic Italian Biscotti cookies. Their name means “twice baked”, as they are first baked as a log, sliced and baked again until they are completely dry. This way of baking results cookies that can be stored for long periods of time.

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Flourless Banana, Peanut Butter and Coconut Cookies, with Chocolate Drizzle

Flourless Coconut, Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies, Ronit PensoThese tasty and chewy cookies started with a minor disappointment: I’ve tried one of the popular recipes for flourless peanut butter cookies (the ones that contain only peanut butter, sugar (or sweetener) and an egg), and the result was not as exciting for me as it was for a lot of the online reviewers. I thought the cookies were on the boring side taste-wise, and found their texture too crumbly to handle.
However, by then I was already in “flourless peanut butter recipe” mood, so I started to add “this and that” to the original recipe. The cookies here are the result of that process.
They are tasty on their own right, but the chocolate drizzle adds another layer of flavor, which goes so well with all the ingredients.
Try them and decide for yourself.

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Lemon, Cherries and Pistachios Cookies

Lemon, Cherries and Pistachios Cookies Ronit PensoThese tasty cookies are buttery, lemony, fruity and crunchy – all at the same time. They are the perfect indulgence with a cup of hot tea, or cold lemonade. Try them and enjoy!

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