5 Cookie Recipes for Grown-Ups Slideshow

Acquainted Cookies

"I never tire of the combination of coconut, chocolate, and almond. I wanted to create a cookie that showcases each, yet is more about flavor and substance than its candy cousin..."

— Kelly Cooper

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Buy-One-Get-One Cookies

"When the markets offer a free box of free berries with the purchase of one at full price, it’s a great deal, and the berries are typically a day away from being too ripe. I use one package with a salad or on cottage cheese, and the second goes into cookies..."

— Kelly Cooper

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Pesto 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..."

— Kelly Cooper

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Remembering Cookies

"This simple ginger cookie satisfies solo, topped with a slice of Brie or sandwiched with vanilla ice cream. It’s soft enough to blend nicely in the mouth, but crisp enough on the edges and bottom to really taste the baked ginger and cinnamon-sugar glaze..."

— Kelly Cooper

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Satisfaction Cookies

"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, use pears..."

— Kelly Cooper

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