Three cookies--two balls, one oblong--with circular and perforations decorations on top on a wire rack

Traveler’s Date Cookies

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.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow Cookies

Also known as Neapolitan or Venetian cookies, these vivid cakes are stacked and sliced and dubbed cookies. We can deal.

  • (11)
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 24
Profiteroles

Profiteroles

Profiteroles make a rich, elegant dessert. Light puff pastry is filled with vanilla bean ice cream and melted chocolate sauce is drizzled over top.

  • (1)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8
Chocolate-Coconut Crepes

Chocolate-Coconut Crepes

Lacy crepes, French pancakes, are filled with a creamy bittersweet chocolate sauce and topped with toasted coconut curls and softly mounded whipped cream.

  • (1)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 1
A snowflake cookies frosted with royal icing on a granite background

Snowflake Cookies

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.

  • (1)
  • 2 H
  • 17 H
  • 7
Glazed Lemon Ginger Shortbread Wedges

Glazed Lemon Ginger Shortbread

Shortbread wedge cookies rife with ginger and lemon zest are baked to a lightly golden then topped with a creamy lemon glaze. A perfect tea treat of dessert.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 0
Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs

These chocolate and rum buttercream creatures are known as Igels in Austria, where these edible versions bring a bit of whimsy to the everyday.

  • (2)
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 6 H
  • 7
Meringue Bubbles

Meringue Kisses

Just like a chocolate kiss, sorta, except they’re ethereally airy with a slight shortbread crunch. Definitely still chocolatey, though.

  • (1)
  • 1 H
  • 4 H, 15 M
  • 3
A white bowl of Portuguese golden soup, or sopa dourada, filled with slices of sponge cake and a custard sauce

Sopa Dourada ~ Portuguese Golden Soup

Slices of sponge cake are dipped in a sugar syrup, drizzled with a custard sauce, and sprinkled with cinnamon in this Portuguese Christmas tradition.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0