Friday, March 23, 2012

A Friday recipe!

I think this is a first for me--sharing a recipe on here! Which is funny, because I cook a whole lot. One of the side effects of being a religious Jew is that there is a lot of eating involved, especially for Shabbos, and hence a lot of cooking.

I have a dessert bias, so if you check out my recipe binder, it's about half desserts and half everything else:) And subdivided into cookies, cakes, bars, pies, breads, and more. I'm a dessert fiend.

Last week I tried out these chocolate hazelnut cookies. The recipe seemed a bit patchke (awesome Yiddish word meaning "way too complicated and who has the time, anyway?") so I simplified it.

First you whip up some chocolate hazelnut cookies. I mostly followed the recipe, but just used plain chopped hazelnuts from the bag--I'm all about cutting corners in the kitchen!

Then, you add in some store-bought vanilla frosting. . . . (and if you keep kosher, you CAN find these non-dairy in your local grocery store!)

You spread frosting between two cookies, and voila! A batch of delicious chocolate hazelnut sandwich cookies.

I love these because they look complicated and fancy, but they're so quick and easy! And they tasted amazing.

And fun to photograph.

Does anyone else photograph their food a lot? I usually feel too awkward to do it in public, but I just had a little photo shoot with my Dunkin Donuts coffee in the privacy of my own home:) While I love photographing Ellie the most, the coffee can be a more cooperative subject!

So make me feel better here--do YOU photograph food, also? At home or out and about--or both??


  1. I have occasionally photoed food in public (but I know what you mean :))Those cookies look great...making me hungry already :)

  2. ok... yum... that is my tummy rumbling!

  3. Ooh, those look delish! My kids and I are brainstorming ideas for our weekend baking, and this just might be it! :)

  4. Oh, yum! These look phenomenal! Putting them on my 'must try' list. :)

  5. Ooh those look good. I never used to take photos of food but my husband is Japanese and his whole family takes photos of just about every meal they eat out so I have lost my inhibitions and started to do the same!

  6. These look yummy! Do you use butter in yours or do you use soy marg? I have a dairy allergy so I was wondering if I could substitute the soy marg!

  7. I have a similar recipe for cookies like that. They are delicious!

  8. They look yummy Keshet - I love taking pictures of food!

  9. I've always taken pictures of my food, even (and especially) in public. My family got used to it, and when my husband and I were dating, he got used to it, too -- and sometimes even joined me! You can understand why I needed to start a food blog. :)

  10. Growing up in Maine, I lived on Whoopie Pies. I've never made them, though. You've inspired me!

    My food photos stink because of poor lighting.

  11. i photograph food all.the.time. my husband smiles at me now when i have to photograph something before we can begin eating dinner :)

  12. oh, yeah, i meant to add that those cookies sound amazing. i love chocolate hazelnut anything!

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