Roses and chocolates are most popular to impress your Special Valentine with, but these heart-shaped cookies are so tempting and delicious…:-), and so simple to make.
I love homemade donuts, especially those made from a Ukrainian or Polish recipe, since it reminds me of my mom’s heaping plate of these, for special occasions, or weekends.
If you ever had homemade donuts, you will agree that they are absolutely delicious!!
This is a modified version of a recipe someone shared with me in the past.
What is interesting about this recipe is that you can make several different versions of cookies from this one basic dough.
You can have single cookies with sprinkles or glaze, sandwich cookies with jam, sandwich cookies with buttercream and jam, or even stack 3 cookies together with buttercream and jam and make them into mini cakes.
If you ever attended a Ukrainian Christmas or Easter Bazaar, you must have been amazed by how many baked goods there are available for sale, plus tables flooded with Nut Rolls, Poppy Seed Rolls, Lekvar Rolls, Apricot Rolls, and other goodies.
These rolls are made out of sweet yeast-raised dough, then filled with one’s favorite filling, rolled up, then baked to a nice golden color.
My favorite is a Nut Roll, filled with a creamy mixture made out of ground walnuts. Today I will share my sister-in-law’s recipe for a Nut Roll, however, I also used Solo brand Poppy Seed, Apricot, and Plum (Lekvar like jam) fillings for my rolls.
This year I tried a new cookie recipe for Speculoos Cookies, to cater to my grandchildren who do like chocolate or have food allergies to certain ingredients in some of my other cookies. This recipe is a combination of several I found online, hence instead