Episode 08: Holiday cookies with Shannon Sarna!
Our food friend and cookbook author, Shannon Sarna, reveals all the details of her holiday cookie boxes and shares the recipes she must include each year, as well as some of the cookies she makes sure to leave out. She has us drooling over her cranberry streusel bars made with homemade cranberry jam (YUM!), as well as her legendary rainbow cookies from her new cookbook, Modern Jewish Comfort Food.
We are thrilled to share this conversation and hope it gets you in the baking mood as much as it does for both of us. Tune in to hear why baking cookie boxes can be more than the alchemy of butter, sugar, and sprinkles… this special holiday tradition can communicate love, connect us to our past, and bring joy to our community.
This week’s episode leaves us asking: how do we get on Shannon’s holiday cookie list next year?
Links to recipes from this week’s show:
Shannon’s new book Modern Jewish Comfort Food (it makes an amazing Hanukkah gift!)
Cranberry Crumble Bars from Baked From Scratch
Shannon’s favorite Whole Foods’ Chai Spiced Cookies, and Sonya’s favorite Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies
Shannon's Black & White Cookies on The Nosher
Kari’s favorite Spoon Cookies
Sue Li’s Orange, Pistachio, Chocolate Shortbread for the NY Times
Erik Kim’s Gojuchang Caramel Cookies for the NY Times
Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies From Tutti Dolci and