Jensen's Rosemary's Baby Cookies are buttery shortbread flecked with finely chopped, you guessed it, rosemary and tangerine zest.
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These little treats are creamy, coconutty, and out of control tasty.
Adapted from her Portland based dessert truck and namesake cookbook, The Sugar Cube, these cookies gain a wonderfully nutty richness due to the high oil content of the nuts. The cookies bake up thin, crisp, and totally awesome, especially when finished with a pinch of crunchy fleur de sel.
Bottles of wine and bouquets of flowers make for lovely hostess gifts, but a box of handmade candy says "thanks for inviting me over" in a much more personal fashion. This Black-and-White Sesame Brittle from Kir Jensen's The Sugar Cube is ideal to bring along to any dinner party, simple to make, impressive to gift, and a sweet treat to nibble on after any meal.
But hip hop and high tea aside, these Scone Thugs are pretty awesome: delicate, buttery, and packed with loads of bright lemon zest. Cake flour and plenty of butter give them a wonderfully tender crumb. And while they're gorgeous on their own, we certainly wouldn't balk at Jensen's suggestion for topping them with lemon curd or rhubarb jam.