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Tara O’Brady

  • Article

    Sweet & Sophisticated Holiday Cookies

    An elegant collection of shimmering, sparkling cookies awaits to brighten the darkest of nights.

  • Recipe

    Spiced Coffee Sandwich Cookies

    Part gingersnap, part speculaas, and bound together with a coffee-honey filling, these sandwich cookies feel decidedly holiday. A crown of candied cocoa nibs grants an almost geode-like look and underscores…

  • Recipe

    Pistachio-Coconut Snowballs

    These shortbread-ish cookies follow the tradition of Russian teacakes and Mexican wedding cookies. To up their impact, pistachios are toasted directly in browned salted butter. Once baked, instead of the…

  • Recipe

    Gilded Butter Tarts

    These butter tarts are based upon those of Ethel Ralph, my husband’s maternal grandmother. I use half butter in my dough for flavor, but retain the lard in her memory…

  • Recipe

    Black Forest Marshmallow Kisses

    These chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies offer a slightly grown-up take on a childhood treat, still wrapped up in an adorable package. The shortbread base is delicate and brownie-like, so that the…

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