[Sca-cooks] Fig Newtons from God?

Sharon R. Saroff sindara at pobox.com
Mon Mar 31 14:08:04 PDT 2008

Sweet cookie dough is quite different from the yeast pastry.  Think 
of a cookie with a filling versus a poppy seed filled danish.  All of 
my sources also note that the cookie dough is very recent and the 
danish type dough is the more traditional.

I grew up only knowing about the danish type until I was in 
college.  I am very traditional in my observance.


At 12:08 AM 3/31/2008, you wrote:
 ><<< Found this comment from a blog of Jewish cooking.
 >"In The World of Jewish Cooking, Gil Marks claims that hamentaschen were
 >originally made with yeast pastry dough, and that the sweet cookie
 >dough is
 >quite recent." >>>
 >Okay, from a non-pastry baker. What is the difference between "yeast
 >pastry dough" and "sweet cookie dough"? Sweet cookie dough doesn't
 >have yeast? Or pastry dough doesn't have sugar/honey added?
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