Crunchy and delicate, these refined cookies will gobbled up in a flash.
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Whether it's putting a little bling in our outfits or throwing some tinsel onto the tree, tis the season for sparkles. That's why we love these sparkly gems from The Gourmet Cookie Book.
Call them Hello Dollies, Magic Squares, 7-Layer Bars or just plain goooood. With a holiday party on my calendar, and little time to whip up a labor intensive dessert, I decided to see if I could rework the classic Hello Dolly dessert bars with some seasonal flavors. Bring on the ginger snaps!
This year, our annual Cookie Swap included bourbon caramel turtles, masala chai shortbread, cheddar cheese ginger stars, dark chocolate chip cookies with black sesame seeds and sea salt, and plenty more. Check out all the cookie recipes from our favorite holiday tradition.
These biscotti are spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice, then topped with a shiny glaze. They're the perfect companion for a cup of coffee, where they'll leave a trace of sweetness.
My annual holiday cookie decorating party is one of my favorite days of the year. Here is my family recipe as well as tips for baking and decorating.
This past weekend marked the beginning of Cookie Month, known to some as December. We love Cookie Month, which we showed last year by giving you a great cookie recipe every day. Here's a short guide to reliving the magic, from decadent to classic and everything in between.
What's better than peppermint bark? Peppermint bark folded into fudgy chocolate brownies. Happy holidays indeed.
Buttery almond flour shortbread is sandwiched around sweet-tart cranberry jam to make these updated Linzer Cookies. You might just steal the Cookie Swap show.
These rugelach have the same flaky cream cheese dough as their holiday counterparts, but inside, they're given a cranberry-orange-walnut update for fall.
These are the Carmen Sandiego of cookies. They seem to pop up everywhere under different aliases, from Mexico (as wedding cookies) to Russia (where they're tea cakes) to Austria (look for Viennese sugar balls). Though my family has no relation to the American South, we happen to use the Southern moniker, Pecan Butterballs.
Alfajores can be filled with jam or chocolate mousse, but our favorite version is stuffed with dulce de leche.
I absolutely cannot resist normal sweets kicked into Holiday Mode. You can make the candy cane version or the white chocolate version, or you can do the right thing. You can make white chocolate covered candy cane Faureoxs.
If Nutella is the way to your heart, these Chocolate-Glazed Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies are going to be the highlight of your holiday cookie baking season.
Even if you're not a fan of the Newton, these Fig Bars with Thyme just might help you learn to love the figgy cookie.
In this classic Austrian treat, hazelnut cookies are sandwiched around raspberry jam and dusted with confectioners' sugar.
Like your favorite peanut butter cups—with an added layer of peanutty shortbread on the bottom.
It's true: Italian Flag Cookies, or Rainbow Cookies, as they're sometimes called, are already sort of Christmas-hued. But if you, like me, prefer something more substantial than preserves between layers, you might adore this equally festive frosting-filled Candy Cane Striped Cookie variation.
Piney rosemary and toasted pine nuts give these shortbread cookies a uniquely Italian feel.
You can go ingredient-crazy with these Super-Duper Bars as long as you start out with a graham cracker base and remember to finish up with sweetened condensed milk before adding your last layer of candy goodness.