Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Yugoslavian Christmas Cookies


This is an unusual and incredibly sublime cookie.  I had these for the first time over ten years ago at a neighborhood Christmas cookie swap.  When I took my first bite, I remember, I almost swooned!  I loved that they were so unusual.  The crunchy nut and meringue topping over the berry shortbread crust was divine.  But there was something else.... something I couldn't put my taste buds on!  I found out later, when my sweet neighbor Linnell gave me the recipe.  It was the clean, crisp addition of lemon extract.  That little addition took these cookies from delicious to, in my ever so almost humble opinion,  sublime.  I hope you give these a try.  They're great all year round, btw!

This recipe is at my new site. Hope to see you there :) I've posted a lot of new things.

Here's the home address:  http://www.gonnawantseconds.com/



Recipe is located on my new blog. Here's the LINK

28 comments:

  1. These cookie triangles look really special and tempting!

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  2. Kathleen, these look yummy! One of my best friends is Yugoslavian and her MIL whoe came over from Yugoslavia years ago- made us these crepes that I will NEVER forget. Of course, I can't seem to replicate them either, but this post reminded me of them! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

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  3. Oh Kathleen, these look and sound wonderful. I love finding recipes from other countries, it just brings the world closer together — kitchen to kitchen.

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, my new friend!

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  4. These cookies look incredible, perfect for enjoying after Christmas dinner!

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  5. yum! all my baking WAS done...but I have a close friend who is Croatian and I know her father would love these...I am going to make them today--definitely!
    Thanks for posting and Merry Christmas

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  6. I have had these before... never knew the origin, but that makes a wonderful cookie... Blackberry jam!!!

    these rock

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  7. These look great Kathleen...and great job on your cute header! It's looking fancy around here! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  8. Omg they look great... going to try them

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  9. Your cookies sound amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Looks great! I love all these recipes from around the world!

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  11. Wow these sound seriously fantastic. And I love the photo! It looks like a spiral staircase (to cookie heaven).

    Happy holidays!

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  12. Oh, Yum. Thanks for visiting my food blog the other day. I'm off to make Penuche (brn sugar fudge), toffee, eggnog cheesecake & lemon cake. Gotta remember to take pics for posts!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  13. They do look sinfully delicious!!

    I want to thank you for visiting my blog and for the kind words you left on my "wounded bird" post. It meant a lot. It really did :-)

    Have a wonderful holiday!

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  14. Hi Kathleen! Oh. My. Gosh. Those look utterly fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. You're a gem!

    I would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas, and all of the best in 2010.

    I'm so happy you're blogging, it's always such a pleasure to visit your site. xo ~m

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  15. LOVE...LOVE...LOVE the new blog layout and logo! So cute. THe photos have always been fabulous but the new layout makes them pop even more. Great job...kudos to your graphic designer;-)

    Merry Christmas to everyone love ya!!!!!

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  16. I'm saving this. I so love family recipes from other countries, and this one is a gem. Thank you so very much for sharing. As someone said, bring the world closer kitchen by kitchen.

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  17. They do look really good - but my eye keeps going back to that Goan Chicken!

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  18. These cookies sound absolutely incredible. I am so bookmarking to try them soon.

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  19. Yum! This looks delish. Bookmarking, stat. Thanks for visiting weheartmacandcheese.com.
    Cheers,
    Hilary

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  20. i'm so impressed! Coming from a family where I grew up on these, I never thought I'd see them in the blog-world! they look great!

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  21. I make these as well and they are called Zora Kolachi. What a great idea to add lemon extract. See my entry for 'Zora kolachi' http://draganabakes.blogspot.com/2009_10_01_archive.html Yours look delicious!

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  22. :)) I am from former Yu, and this is known as 'London stanglice' (smth. like Bars from London) or according to some sources 'Damen Kapric' (smth. like ladie's caprice). I like it very much!

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  23. These cookies sounds amazing...
    I bookmarked the recipe to give it a try next week.. I always look for a unique treats to try.

    thanks for sharing, i will let you know

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  25. I made these last night and changed the Jam to Strawberry and LOVED them!!! thank you so much for this awesome recipe!!!

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  26. I just made these but they don't look like yours, I had a ton of meringue and it covered the entire pan and then got brown. What did I do wrong?

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  27. Turned out delightful! I gave one to a friend and he placed an order for more!!

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