These butter cookies are full of chopped pecans and just a hint of bourbon.
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The butter and raisin cookies are simple but delicious. Keep a log of dough in your fridge and you'll always be ready for guests.
Spritz cookies are crisp and buttery; they're the perfect example of how a cookie of few ingredients can be one of the best you've ever tasted. I love using the seeds from a real vanilla bean in my spritz dough along with a tiny hint of cardamom to heighten the toffee notes.
My recipe calls for just a bit of honey, not for its taste, but for its browning properties. Honey lends baked goods a deeper golden color, which is really helpful for giving these cookies the hue that their official counterparts gain from dye.