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.
A holiday cookie if we ever saw one, these buttery, nutty cookies have a simple yet satiating flavor revealed with the first bite.
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.
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 are a dramatic collaboration of chocolate and vanilla. But don’t take our word for it. Best try ’em yourself.
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 gilded with chocolate chips and drizzled with chocolate glaze. Thrice as nice.
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 vivid cakes are stacked and sliced and dubbed cookies. We can deal.
These perfect little meringue cookies sandwich a whipped cream filling and are so airy they actually melt in your mouth–they’re that delicate.
Nutella sandwiched between hazelnut shortbread cookies. Goodness to the second degree.
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