FOOD & DRINK

Cookie Palooza: Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

December 17, 2016

CLARK, NJ - Beautifully decorated sugar cookie cutouts are a Christmas tradition, and many folks have a favorite sugar cookie recipe. But how many bakers can say their recipe originated in Germany more than a century ago?

Amelia Zastrow brought this recipe when she emigrated from Germany to Wisconsin in 1883. She passed it down to her daughter and granddaughter, and now, her ...

Cookie Palooza: Fairy Food

WARREN, NJ - Fairy food was made at Christmas time, and only at Christmas time, in our house for as long as I can remember. It is an airy spongy candy coated with chocolate and was always plated and eaten with our other Christmas cookies. 

In some regions a similar confection is made and goes by different names: honeycomb candy, sponge candy, and angel food among them. But our ...

Cookie Palooza: Anna Hess's Date & Nut Bars

CLARK, NJ – This toothy, tasty cookie comes to us from the turn of the 20th century.  Anna Hess was born in 1882 of German immigrant parents.  She was an excellent cook who attacked the kitchen in a no-frills, meat and potatoes sort of way.  Even her cookies commanded attention:  dried fruit, nuts, solid ingredients that reflected her strength – and perhaps ...

Cookie Palooza: Almond Joy Cookies

WARREN, NJ - Almond Joy Cookies take just four ingredients and don't even require a mixer. No beating, no chilling, just mix them up and throw them in the oven. Drop cookies are easy to make and are kid friendly too.

Preheat your oven to  325 degrees

Ingredients

1 14 oz bag sweetened coconut flakes

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

⅔ cup chopped lightly salted ...

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