You can make these with any kind of crisp cookie, whether its plain chocolate wafers, vanilla wafers, or your favorite kind of sandwich cookie like Oreos or Nutter Butters. I like to use Trader Joe’s version of Oreos.
This sugar cookie recipe comes from Jay Muse, owner of Lulu Cake Boutique in New York City and Scarsdale, NY. It is perfect for making cookies of all shapes and sizes to decorate for the holidays. —Allison Beck Click here to see How to Decorate Cookies like a Professional. Click here to see Tips for Hosting a Cookie Decorating Party.
The title of these cookies is inspired by the slightly crumbly cake-like texture. This recipe requires 3 steps, only 6 ingredients, and 12 minutes. Enjoy these homemade cookies with gourmet flavor.
Base: raw organic cacao powder (instead of flour)
Binder: dates and almond butter (help ingredients "stick together")
Sweetener: dates (instead of refined white sugar)
Flavor: rich chocolate tones with hint of almond
For the holidays, I always make chocolate mint cookies, which are one of my family’s favorite. We also serve these cookies at the restaurant as part of our cookie plate.To accompany the cookies, I make a homemade hot cocoa and homemade marshmallows. It’s a dessert that is simple to make, and one everyone enjoys.
"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house/Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse... "
These macaroon-like cookies are easy to make, and kids will have fun helping to decorate them. Barbara and Virginia suggest serving the mice on a plate all pointing in the direction of a piece of cheese. For added fun, you can even place one mouse on top of a piece of cheese.
These cookies were a favorite of mine, made by the locals, from the year I was living in Santa Fe, N.M., as a child. Studded with chocolate chips and "pignons," or pignoli nuts, I used to get these cookies from a local bakery.