Alfajores are a family staple in Ana Schwartzman’s home. No wonder: alfajores are shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leche and covered in chocolate.
A great holiday gift, these homemade biscotti are made with green tea powder lending a delicate tea flavor. They are topped with a ginger and sugar coating.
These butter-and-cream-cheese pastries are filled with cinnamon-sugared nuts, a slick of jam, currants, and a handful of chopped chocolate.
These cookies, which are a dramatic collaboration of chocolate and vanilla, spring from piping swirls of rich chocolate frosting onto lush vanilla cookies.
Make these powdery, nutty cookies to eat with coffee, making sure the table is loaded down with luscious red grapes and whatnot before you end the meal.
Chinese Five-spice cookies, basically sugar cookies perfumed with Chinese five-spice powder, are a great tea partner. The cookies can stand up to dunking.
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.
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