C is for Christmas Cookies

Introducing our Christmas Cookies Collection for 2010. They’re our favorite crunchables for the holiday season.

Homemade Oreos

These homemade Oreos aren’t the treats of childhood. These are intensely chocolate-y. Definitely a grown-up indulgence.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 10 M
  • 7

Mix-and-Match Thumbprint Cookies

Remember those thumbprint cookies your grandma use to make? They were the perfect spot-of-jam delivery system. These little darlings are no different. Well, a little different…

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 3

Gianduia “Nutella” Brownies

And, on the seventh day, God created gianduia (zhahn-doo-yah). The world has been a more glorious place ever since.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2

Pain d’Épice Cookies

There’s a bit of France in these cookies, which evoke all the familiar flavors of the traditional pain d’epice bread (that’s just fancy for “spice bread”) in a far more festive form.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0

Pistachio-Orange Cocktail Cookies

These savory-sweet cocktail cookies are simple to make yet pack a wallop of flavor. Set them out as a pre-dinner nibble when you want something fetching.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4

Southern Corn Sticks

These corn bread batons bake up crisp on the outside, with a fine crumb on the inside, and ready to sop up as much butter or gravy as you wish.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 14

Caramelized Butternut Squash Pie

What’s an un-pumpkin pumpkin pie? It’s pie made with caramelized butternut squash, spices, and a splash of brandy. It’s subtly different than the classic yet still oh so perfect for Thanksgiving.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 35 M
  • 0

Perfect Pie Crust

This easy pie crust is just that: Easy. High-fat European butter gives it its richness and superb flakiness. Use this pie crust for all your baking.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

All the usual suspects—butter, sugar, eggs, nuts, and, natch, bananas–are here, save for gluten. Honestly? We were so tempted by the loaf’s taste and texture, we didn’t even miss it.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 43

Coconut Cream Pie

A retro classic with a velvety coconut custard buried beneath billows of sweet, luscious, airy meringue and cushioned by a tender, flaky, buttery lard crust. You’re welcome.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 8

Caramel Popcorn

A baseball classic. Although our take on classic caramel corn is somewhat more delicate and buttery than the stale sort found at the ball park–and won’t last longer than an inning.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 10

Purple Plum Torte

Say hello to the most requested recipe of the New York Times. This plum torte by Marian Burros appeared in the food section a total of twelve times. Translation: a real winner.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 26

Apple and White Cheddar Scones

These sweetly savory scones take the traditional intertwining of Cheddar and apple and make it portable and pastry perfect.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 8
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