Kevin Sbraga varies these wonderful nutty biscotti, sometimes dipping them in melted dark chocolate for an extra layer of flavor.
Linzer Cookies with Spiced Jam
Sbraga adds anise and coriander to the raspberry jam that he spreads between hazelnut cookies (which are spiced with cinnamon and cloves).
Ginger-Studded Sugar Cookies
“My father used a lot of ginger in his baking,” says Kevin Sbraga. “It adds that burst of flavor that makes you think, Wow.”
Lemon-Curd Sandwich Cookies
Sablés (French butter cookies) were Kevin Sbraga’s favorites growing up. “I’d sneak them when I wasn't supposed to,” he says. His wife, Jesmary, had the idea to sandwich them with lemon curd.
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Kevin Sbraga’s Christmas Cookie Recipes
One way to get kicked off TV’s Top Chef: make dessert. That was the prevailing wisdom, anyway, until Kevin Sbraga proved it wrong.
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