Linzer Schnitten

Linzer Schnitten

Over the last two weeks I have been on a German pastry tear. Not only because I recently returned from a fantastic European holiday, but because we’ve been consumed by World Cup football. Similar to the Olympics, it only takes place every four years and aside from the United States, I was rooting for die Mannschaft (team Germany) to win it all.

Linzer Schnitten

Call me superstitious, but every time Germany had a match, I would bake a German dessert in hopes that they would win. It’s only crazy if it doesn’t work, right?

One of the new recipes I tried was Linzer Schnitten. It resembles a Linzer tart with the jam topping and latticed dough, but in a cookie form which makes them much more convenient to eat (trust me!) and much quicker to prepare than the traditional cutout cookies.

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Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

Guten Tag, everyone! I have finally returned from my somewhat unintentional month-long baking hiatus. I say somewhat since a couple of those weeks were spent travelling through Paris, Munich, and London, and it was glorious! I can’t properly express how much I love Europe and her countries.

Lebkuchen

I’ll be honest and say that I didn’t think I was going to enjoy Munich nearly as much as I did. I absolutely adored everything about Bayern Munchen from the fabulous biergartens to the pastries to the football team. The number one reason for our visit to Munich was because my husband spent the first nine months of his life in that city and he’s always wanted to go. We’ll just say that he’s referring to it as his “hometown” and has fully embraced all things German.

Due to this new overflowing passion, let me introduce my Lebkuchen and go Deutschland World Cup team!

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Irish Cream Chocolate Cookies

Irish Cream Chocolate Cookies

March 20th marked the first day of Spring and in my neck of the woods, it’s been soggy ever since. I look forward to this part of the year because the grass gets a little greener and all of the pretty foliage starts popping up. It’s a great time to get outside to enjoy some nature – when it’s not raining.

Irish Cream Chocolate Cookies

Since it’s been a little gloomy, I decided to try a brand new, St. Patrick’s Day inspired sweet treat to give my friends and me a pick me up. About a month ago, I had stumbled upon a Bailey’s Irish Cream cookie recipe and I knew I had to try it.

Irish cream + chocolate = yum!

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Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies

Last week was Valentine’s Day so I decided to try something new and holiday inspired. A big batch of red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips sounded festive and oh so appropriate for the occasion.

These cookies have been on my mind for while now. About a month ago my friend asked me to make red velvet cupcakes for him and his girlfriend and that was the day I thought about red velvet in cookie form.

Red Velvet Cookies

I mean, why not? After all, red velvet is one of my all time favorite cakes and would make a seriously delicious cookie. After a quick search on the internet, I had found exactly what I was looking for at Sally’s Baking Addiction. This wasn’t the first time that I had turned to Sally for inspiration and it certainly won’t be the last because these cookies are fan-freaking-tastic!

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