Monster Chocolate M&M Cookies

These chocolatey sensations–with their crisp edges and chewy centers–are monstrous in size as well as their lineup of kooky ingredients.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8

Flaky Croissants

You’ll be glad you didn’t just run to the corner bakery when there’s an obscenely buttery, flaky, made-from-scratch croissant before you. Trust us.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 60

Blood Orange Marmalade

Find yourself a little melancholy at the impending end of citrus season? Extend the ephemeral with these puckery–and perfect–preserves.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22

Ultra-Thin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A theatrical departure from the norm, these diaphanous beauties shatter dramatically as they deliver untold caramelized, bittersweet chocolate goodness.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 18

Chocolate Babka Recipe

Babkalicious! Best babka ever! Holy Cow! Holy Babka! Those are just some of the responses we’re hearing ’bout this indulgent loaf of buttery, chocolatey, Jewishy goodness.

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  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 20

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Gratin

Ooooh baby, broccoli blanketed with a rich sauce that takes its oomph from blue cheese and its hint of heat from cayenne.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 12

Bûche de Noël

We’ve no clue why the French felt compelled to roll chocolate cake with ganache in the likeness of a log. But with a taste like this, who the heck cares?

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 17

Sugar Christmas Snow Cookies

What exactly is a snow cookie? It’s a delicate, melt-in-your-mouth moment of loveliness, and it’s as easy to roll and bake and decorate as it is to admire–and devour.

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  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 11

Gingerbread Men Cookies

The cutest, sweetest, happiest gingerbread people ever, right? They also happen to be the fastest, cheapest, unfussiest gingerbread cookies we’ve encountered.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

Chocolate and Cinnamon Swirl Meringues

Whoever first thought to beat sugar and egg whites into pillowy peaks has our gratitude. So does author Annie Rigg for thinking to swirl in cocoa and cinnamon.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 15 M
  • 10

Chocolate-Dipped Molasses Cookies

Though the name doesn’t give it away, these subtly spiced cookies are vegan-friendly, though we sure as heck couldn’t tell it from their I’ll-have-just-one-more appeal. Shhhh.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Black Pepper Cookies

It’s no surprise that a traditional Scandinavian cookie would be warming. Chalk it up to an inspired melding of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, black pepper, and cocoa.

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  • 35 M
  • 50 M
  • 14

Stilton and Walnut Crackers

Perhaps the simplest precursor to a dinner party ever. Just make the savory shortbread dough, freeze it, slice it, and bake it at the very last second. You’re welcome.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 6

Pumpkin Quick Bread

T. Susan Chang explains how she came to create this quick, subtly sweet loaf from a gourd of fairy tale proportions.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
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