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Sugar Cookies
Everyone loves a good, iced sugar cookie. If you’re looking for a dough that isn’t overly sweet (since it will be topped with sugary royal icing) and easy to work with, this is your new go-to recipe. Patti Paige, author...
Molasses Cookies
I love these cookies ! Someone might call them gingersnaps but they aren't… the molasses is distinct in their flavor and does complement the ginger perfectly. They are something we make in the fall and serve with apples but also...
For years, this was a recipe I didn't let out of my kitchen — I don't know why, but everybody has one or two recipes like that. I finally relented and gave a copy to Rick Bishop, Milk Bar's favorite...
Satisfaction is a fruit-and-cheese plate all in one cookie. Whether served before or after a meal, this sumptuous soft cookie with a light nut crunch perfectly complements a bubbly wine. If you’re making this recipe with a mild blue cheese,...
The confetti cookie combines the technique of a snickerdoodle (cream of tartar makes all the difference in telling an average cookie apart from a snickerdoodle-inspired one) with the flavors of Funfetti cake mix. Click here to see Our 50 Best...
Churros and Cookies
Churros are a classic Southwestern (and Mexican) dessert. Our twist (pun intended!) was to take the churro batter and make it into swirly funnel cakes , which is very down-home, county-fair American. It's our take on the classic dessert is...
Rumprint Cookies
Rebecca Gottfred, 1994 first-place winner, made these cookies with her sister in their annual pre-Christmas baking session. Both of their families declared them a yearly must. The recipe doubles and triples easily, and the baked cookies freeze well. Reprinted with...
Eggnog Cookies
Rich Ptack and his daughter Sarah created this recipe after years of baking together, and it earned them an honorable mention in 2013. The cookie has a warm nutmeg accent, and its flavor mimics the traditional holiday drink. These cookies...
Inspired by the sauce from Genoa that may dress pasta or pizza, the cookie I’ve named Pesto is a savory, with walnuts and orange zest adding a twist on tradition. Fresh basil gives a bright finish to this shortbread-like cookie.
These cookies are both crisp and chewy. They can be frozen after they're iced for real convenience. With two small children, that's a great way to have my baking done ahead of time for holidays or special occasions. For more...