The name says it all. Italian chocolate biscotti cookies are studded with chocolate chips and drizzled with–what else?–a chocolate glaze. Dastardly good.
Popular in Lebanon and Syria, these sweets are rich semolina cookies shaped around a date paste perfumed with orange-flower water and rose water. Delicate.
Also known as Neapolitan or Venetian cookies, these colorful treats are flavored with vanilla and apricot and coated in chocolate. A great Christmas gift.
These perfect little meringue cookies sandwich a whipped cream filling and are so airy they actually melt in your mouth–they’re that delicate.
Simplicity personified. Nutella or your favorite jam is sandwiched between two cream cheese-hazelnut shortbread cookies. Dunk them in milk or a cup of coffee.
These Florentines have a thin nut crust topped with chewy caramel covered with sliced almonds. Drizzled on top of the Florentines is a zigzag of chocolate.
Sugar cookies flavored with vanilla and orange zest are covered with icing and decorated with sanding sugar and silvery dragees for a Christmas-y look.
These sugar-spice cookies get their kick from cinnamon, orange zest, allspice, nutmeg and cloves, not to mention a crackly orange-juice glaze on top.
You taste chocolate right away when you bite into these, but the appearance of a snowy white meringue kiss shape atop a short tender cookie gives no clue.
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