Lavender Fleur de Sel Shortbread

These sophisticated shortbread are gilded with sweet butter, vanilla, and fleur de sel. Most excellent holiday gifts.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 6

Gingerbread Butter Drops with Lemon Glaze

Gingerbread butter drops pack a wallop of spice and lemon. The butter drops are great for a dessert table, snack, or lunchbox. Gingerbread lovers exalt!

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 8

Kahlúa Truffle Triangles

These party-perfect bar cookies aren’t fussy to make and they yield a big batch of pretty and irresistible adult treats.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 7

Almond Butter Cookies with Anise

Delicate with hints of butter, almond, and anise, these almond cookies go splendidly with a glass of dessert wine.

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  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • 0

Chocolate-Fig Oatmeal Bars

If you like rich, chocolate, and decadent treats, then these fig bars, studded with chocolate chips and oatmeal streusel, will have you at first bite.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2

Apple-Filled Biscuit Cookies

Part biscuit, part cookie, all flavor, this recipe for Greek apple-filled treats are an ideal dessert, after-school snack, or cookie to munch on with tea.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0

Spicy Snowflake Cookies

From everyone’s favorite baking scientist comes these Christmas cookies, redolent of cinnamon and cloves and ginger, oh my!

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberries add a chewy, sweet-tartness and pistachios bring a buttery tasting richness to these biscotti, making them a must-make for Christmas.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

These chocolate thumbprint cookies with the dollop of caramel may not be the most traditional of Christmas cookies, but they may be the most welcome.

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  • 50 M
  • 2 H
  • 4

Viennese Vanilla Crescents

A holiday cookie if we ever saw one, these buttery, nutty cookies have a simple yet satiating flavor revealed with the first bite.

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  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 0

Alfajores: The Family Cookie

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.

Rugelach

These butter-and-cream-cheese pastries are filled with cinnamon-sugared nuts, a slick of jam, currants, and a handful of chopped chocolate.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 35 M
  • 0

Chocolate-Topped Vanilla Cookies

These cookies are a dramatic collaboration of chocolate and vanilla. But don’t take our word for it. Best try ’em yourself.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 2

Walnut Crescents

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.

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  • 25 M
  • 50 M
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