Dark, hearty molasses gingerbread cookies or pale, sweet honey gingerbread cookies? Your choice. (Hint: You can’t go wrong.)
Christmas Sugar Cookies
Christmas eating is mostly about the cookies, we think. Pull out your favorite cookie cutters and sparkliest sprinkles because it’s that time of year!
Viennese Crescent Cookies
A holiday cookie if we ever saw one! So buttery, so nutty, so delicate, so mind-bendingly charming, these traditional Viennese cookies rival the city’s fancier pastries as our fave.
Pain d’Épice Cookies
There’s a bit of France in these cookies, which evoke all the familiar flavors of the traditional pain d’epice bread in a far more festive form.
Fig, Apricot, and Pistachio Biscotti
This beauty of a biscotti may seem a descendant of sorts from fruitcake, though it boasts a heck of a lot more allure than its stodgy ancestor.
Chocolate Salted Caramel Truffles
An uber chocolatey truffle made with salted caramel might sound like something for expert chocolatiers but fear not. This recipe is nearly foolproof.
Snowflake cookies—no two exactly the same—that are enhanced with vanilla and orange zest. Lovely regardless of whether you go all glam and fancy them up…or not.
Espresso Millionaire Shortbread Bars
A full plate of buttery shortbread, covered with caramel and chocolate is going to be a big hit at your next holiday shindig. Make enough to share!
This seemingly simple little biscuit from France will wow you with its flaky, buttery perfection. Fantastique!
World Peace Cookies 2.0
If world peace was possible just from chocolate, cocoa nibs, and bits of raspberry in a sablé biscuit, well, things would be a lot different. Start baking and change the world.
Fig Jam Thumbprint Cookies
A more exotic take on the traditional thumbprint, the addition of fig jam takes these beauties to an even better place. Sweet, warm, and gorgeous.
Here’s another recipe for those of you that desire a higher crust to filling ratio. Tassies are really just tiny pecan pies, y’all.
Double Butterscotch Blondies
Depending on your age, this may be a brand new treat or a throwback. Either way, if you love butterscotch, you’re gonna love these little delights.
Homemade Milano Cookies
Forget Pepperidge Farm. Where’s the satisfaction in just ripping the bag open? Where’s the longing that comes with anticipation? Right here with these homemade Milanos.
Exactly like those soft, puffy, cakey frosted sugar cookies found in the bakery of your local grocery store that the kids beg you to buy—minus the scary artificial ingredients.
How To Make Natural Food Coloring
At last, after literally years of searching, we have the perfect DIY natural food coloring recipe. No preservatives. No artificial coloring. No monumental price tag.
Because mom loves flowers, sweets, and beautifiul things. Can you just imagine these delicate little lovelies strewn across her fave cake?!
Chocolate and Cinnamon Swirl Meringues
Whoever first thought to beat sugar and egg whites into pillowy peaks has our gratitude. So does author Annie Rigg for thinking to swirl in cocoa and cinnamon.
Thanks to this gluten-free, paleo-friendly godsend of a recipe, everyone can have their snickerdoodles and eat them, too.
These flaky French pastries are dainty, diminutive, and irresistible as can be (typed while licking the sugar from our fingers).