Reader Lynn Kan can’t stop thinking about the almond sour cherry cookies from Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar in Berkeley. They’re crispy but chewy, and sweet with a bit of tang from the tart cherry inside. She writes, “It’s to die for — and it’s gluten-free. Any chance they might share the recipe? Being a SoCal gal, I don’t want to wait for my next trip to the Bay Area to have one!”
Chef and owner Suzanne Drexhage was happy to share the recipe, noting that it — or one very similar — came from a very dear friend many years ago. She writes, “It’s long been a favorite at home, and is a favorite now at Bartavelle.” Enjoy, Lynn. Now you can have a taste of the Bay Area here at home.