Sarabeth Levine has been a presence in the NYC sweets scene since the 1980s, when she began selling her now famous Orange-Apricot Marmalade out of her home kitchen. Today there are 7 Sarabeth's locations in NYC alone. It can be a challenge to decide which of Sarabeth's delectable pastries to order, so we asked for some help from Sarabeth herself.
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Super light and flaky with just the slightest hint of lemon zest, these are some of the best shortbread cookies I've ever made. Unlike other recipes that can get overly cakey and crumbly to the point of falling apart, these roll out thin and bake up tender. The cookies are finished with a sprinkling of sugar immediately after they come out of the oven. The heat from the cookies adheres the sugar to the tops, giving them a tiny sugar crust.
Sarabeth's newly realeased cookbook, Sarabeth's Bakery is filled with gorgeous step-by-step photos, especially helpful for baking beginners. But for those who prefer to keep it sweet and simple, cookies and jams are as easy as can be. And since it's the final week of our whirlwind month of cookie baking,all this week we will be sharing cookie recipes from Sarabeth's Bakery including her signature Rugelach, crisp Shortbread, and Chocolate Clouds.