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Pinwheel biscuits

Pinwheel biscuits

Pinwheel biscuits are attractive and easy to make: vanilla and coffee doughs rolled together, cut into thin slices and baked. The ingredients are so plain and basic, yet when combined, the flavor is just absolutely wonderful. The nice thing is you don’t have to bake the cookie dough all at once.  Just store it in the freezer for however long, and if you get a hankering for cookies, or if you’re expecting company at the last minute, no problem.  Just take out the cookie dough, slice and bake.  It’s really so easy and convenient. These fun cookies, with their spirals of chocolate and vanilla dough, are perfect for Christmas or parties.

Financiers with raspberries and almonds

Financiers with raspberries and almonds

Financiers are little French cakes traditionally baked in rectangular molds to resemble gold bars.  No need to say they are perfect with coffee. Financiers are good choice if you want to use up leftover egg whites. These days it is popular to use silicone molds for financiers, and indeed that is probably the most convenient and least expensive way to go. Should you decide to use silicone, however, make sure to butter the form nonetheless as the extra butter will create the much-desired crispy outer crust. If you do not want to use tart or financier molds, you can make them in muffin tins, just be sure to only put in about half an inch of batter.