It's that most wonderful time of the year again. Between cookie-swaps, dinner parties, and the plate you're leaving out for Saint Nick, I think it's fair to dub Christmastime the unofficial celebration of Cookie. From chocolate peppermint snowflakes to cranberry linzers to gingerbread men, plus a not-so-small assortment of brownies, blondies, and brittles, we've got you covered.
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For our slightly nontraditional spin on the crumbly classics, a little cinnamon is mixed into the coating sugar for an added boost of flavor. It works perfectly with the toasty almonds, and makes them an excellent match for a cup of hot cider.
For a cookie so simple, Hello Dolly bars go by many names—it's just as likely that you know them as Magic Cookies or Seven Layer Bars. But no matter their moniker, these are a special breed of cookie-bar hybrids. The kind that leave you sticky-fingered, crumb-dusted, totally stuffed, and yet, against all logic, still wanting more. No, not one more. A LOT more.
Chocolate and peanut butter is an undeniably good combination. A force to be reckoned with in the realm of flavor combinations. Sure, everyone has their own favorite way to pair the two, their own killer recipe. But here is just one more to add to your chocolate-peanut butter repertoire (and it may just be your last).
Things are classics for a reason, but a little updating never hurt anyone. And these most certainly will not hurt you. These cookies take the traditional oatmeal raisin and turns it on its head in a deliciously sweet and salty iteration. They are a truly well-rounded cookie, and each bite is a welcome surprise.
Candied Australian ginger coupled with unsweetened dried cherries gives these holiday cookies a nice fruity chew and a bright tartness that shines through the spicy dough.
When it comes to crowd-pleasers, it's hard to beat a great chocolate chip cookie. Which pre-made cookie doughs are worth your time? We tasted nine brands to find out.
It was a little over a year ago today that I finished a quest that I started when I ate my first Chips Ahoy! as a little kid. OK, "finished" is a strong word. Like The Lord of the Rings, this was one of those quests that honestly feels like it never ends, but at least I made it to the first climax. After months of tweaking, testing, and gorging myself on butter, sugar, and chocolate, I'd arrived at the closest I'd ever come to the platonic ideal of a chocolate cookie.
It's likely that the true nature of Little Debbie's Oatmeal Creme Pies will elude me until my dying day. And I'm totally okay with that. I don't really want to know what all those long words on the back of the package actually mean. What I do want is a way to eliminate them entirely. A homemade Oatmeal Creme Pie just as soft and delicate, sweet and chewy as the original.
Fig Newtons are so much more than a simple cookie, and most of us have fond childhood memories of that sticky-sweet filling and soft caky exterior. Now's your chance to revisit your past, with a homemade rendition that tastes just as good as the original.
Twix have always been my favorite candy bar, but it's easy to see where there's room for improvement. This recipe replicates the familiar flavors of the chocolate-covered caramel and shortbread cookies, but with high quality dark chocolate, buttery homemade caramel, and crisp, flavor-packed shortbread cookies.
Twix have always been my favorite candy bar, but it's easy to see where there's room for improvement. This recipe replicates the familiar flavors of the chocolate-covered caramel-and-shortbread cookies, but with high quality dark chocolate, buttery homemade caramel, and crisp, flavor-packed shortbread cookies.
Chocolate is something that seems to be forgotten this time of year. Our preoccupation with chocolate chip cookies and rich chocolate cakes falls by the wayside, ushering in a season filled with tons and tons of cinnamon. For chocolate fiends like me, now's the perfect time to take things into your own hands, with these Double Chocolate Coconut Macaroons.
These little cookies are incredibly delicate and flaky with a sweet, complex aroma and a touch of savoriness. For all the pork fat they're surprisingly subtle. And they turn heads at cookie swaps like nothing else.
So long dry, powdery cookie and anemic layer of sticky, congealed jam. And hello real rugelach. The irresistible little crescent-rolled, sugar-encrusted packages of tart-sweet jam and rich, satiny swaths of dark chocolate. The rugelach that's crisp and flaky on the outside; and moist, tender, and chewy on the inside. Yeah, that's wassup.
Forget old fashioned sugar cookies. Leave your rustic drop cookies for another occasion. Save the peanut butter blossoms for the New Year. These bad boys are something worth shimmying down a chimney for.
These chocolate snowflakes have a deep chocolaty flavor, courtesy of unsweetened cocoa powder, and a good hit of salt. And the texture's one that even Goldilocks would approve of—not too soft, not too crisp, and just right.
Regular Oreos aren't fit for a cookie exchange or a gifty box. They're lunchbox material year-round. Hence this holiday special edition, smeared with bright minty filling that's colored all candy-cane appropriate and even sprinkled with crushed candy bits. These cookies are dressed up for snowman-building and are especially delicious dunked in a cup of hot cocoa.
These Halloween witch finger shortbread cookies are filled with a tart-sweet raspberry jam. Not only does it give them a bleeding effect when you bite in, but the cookies come out a lot more moist and flavorful to boot.
These Halloween witch finger cookies are filled with a tart-sweet raspberry jam. Not only does it give them a bleeding effect when you bite in, but they're a lot more moist and flavorful to boot.