Mochi Milk Cookies. [Photograph: theindolentcook]

As we bid a bittersweet farewell to our second annual Cookie Month, we thought that we'd ask all of you to chime in with the cookie recipes that you've baked over the holiday season for our weekly Cook and Tell challenge. Judging by the responses, you've all been baking as much as we have, and testing out many of the recipes that we've shared over the past month.

So before those New Year's resolutions kick in and cookies are shelved for the season, let's take a look at the dozens upon dozens of cookies that have been filling your kitchens with their intoxicating buttery, sugary goodness.


Walnut Linzer Sables. [Photograph: sarar]

Taking inspiration from our pal Dorie Greenspan, sarar whipped up a batch of Walnut Linzer Sables filled with tart cranberry jam. To add to the holiday cheer, sarar punched out tiny Christmas tree shaped holes for the jam to poke through.

theindolentcook kept holiday treats allergy free with these Mochi Milk Biscuits. Made with rice flour in place of wheat and no eggs, the mochi benefited Australia's Bake a Difference charity.

nosillak doesn't seem to think that Salted Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies are particularly Christmassy but we beg to differ. Is there really a cookie that isn't holiday appropriate?

Showing a measure of holiday restraint ag3208 chose to limit holiday cookie baking to Chewy Gingers and Ultrathin Chocolate Chunk Cookies, a recipe that we shared for Cook the Book at the beginning of the month.

newRDcook went with a variation of Ginger Cookies made with whole-wheat flour subbing in for white and maple syrup in place of molasses.


Lace Florentines. [Photograph: strawberrypepper]

strawberrypepper shared her husband's favorite, Florentine Cookies with caramelized sugar, almonds, a hint of orange zest, and a drizzle of dark chocolate.

dbcurrie isn't playing cookie favorites but she's rather fond of these Holiday Spice Cookies, especially since they've won a recent contest held by a local culinary school.

KarmaFreeCooking's Cherry Carob Toffee Cookies were inspired by a recipe from Martha Stewart. Even without the chocolate and eggs KarmaFreeCooking says that the new version is just as special as the original.

cooking4carnivores story about baking Jam Thumbprints from the Betty Crocker Cookie Cookbook was just as sweet as the recipe that she shared. These thumbprints are dipped in chopped nuts just before baking for an added crunch.

Thanks to everyone who contributed pounds of flour, butter, and sugar for this week's Weekend Cook and Tell challenge. Be sure to head over to Talk and read about next week's challenge: New Year's Eve Tastes and Toasts.


Comments can take up to a minute to appear - please be patient!

Previewing your comment: