Chocolate Afghan Biscuits, New Zealand

RECIPE: Afghan Biscuits

Don’t let the name fool you. Afghan Biscuits are a traditional New Zealand cookie. Although it’s not known where the name comes from, these biscuits have nothing to do with Afghanistan, and are a real favourite with Kiwis. Comprising mostly of chocolate and cornflakes, Afghan Biscuits are super easy to make. You can get the […]

Alfajores Argentine cookies

RECIPE: Alfajores

There’s something about freshly baked cookies and the holiday season that just seem to go hand in hand. Aside from the inviting scents coming from the kitchen, it’s a great time to get together with loved ones and create various festive treats – both traditional and something a bit extraordinary. Alfajores are certainly no ordinary […]

Anzac Biscuits with Soldier Slouch Hat and Poppy on Dark Vintage Background

RECIPE: ANZAC Biscuits

ANZAC biscuits are traditional cookies that are associated with ANZAC Day, observed in Australia and New Zealand every year on April 25th. Although first established to honour the fallen members of ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps), who fought in Gallipoli, Turkey against the Ottoman Empire during WWI, ANZAC Day has become an annual […]

Hamantaschen or Hamantashen Cookies for Jewish Festival of Purim

RECIPE: Hamantashen

Hamantashen are triangular-shaped cookies usually eaten during Purim, the most festive Jewish celebration of the year. Highly celebrated in Israel, Purim commemorates the saving of the Jews during the Persian Empire. Haman, counselor to Persian King Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), ordered the killing of all Jews, but Esther, wife of the king and a Jewish woman […]