Our testers are singing the praises of these sweet cookies that are stuffed with poppy seed and apricot filling. We’re quite certain you will be, too.
New Orleans-Style Beignets
Airy and yet dough at the same time, these iconic, anytime-of-day New Orleans pastries come buried beneath mounds of sweet, sweet confectioners’ sugar. All we have to say is, don’t wear black.
Potato Latkes with Apple-Date Chutney
All fancied up for the holidays, these boast all the perfectly-crisp-on-the-outside-tender-on-the-inside awesomeness of traditional potato latkes as well as a few surprises.
A startlingly spectacular made-from-scratch cheese Danish that is going to forever change your notion of what a cheese Danish ought to be.
Dorie Greenspan’s Rugelach
These butter and cream cheese pastries are filled with cinnamon-sugared nuts, a slick of jam, currants, and a handful of chopped chocolate.
It’s not just about how lovely a turkey imbued with smoke would be. It’s also about how lovely more space in the oven on Thanksgiving would be.
Essentially creamy easy cheesy side dish awesomeness., these are as welcome on weeknights as they are on holidays.
Smoked Salmon Pizza with Red Onion
Wanna outclass every other appetizer you know how to make? Try this little number. Deceptively simple. Impressive and infallible.
Oliebollen ~ Dutch Doughnuts
Nothing’s better than warm oliebollen, or Dutch doughnuts, thanks to their crisp nooks and crannies and their pillowy centers hidden beneath a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.
Beet and Carrot Fritters
Shame we didn’t have these little lovelies on our plates when we were being admonished by our parents to “eat your veggies!”
Whether your knack for cookie-decorating leans toward fancy schmancy or basic buttons on gingerbread people, you need a foolproof royal icing. Look no more.
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.
Jim Lahey’s No-Knead Olive Bread
Kalamata olives lend this no-knead bread ample flavor while a long, slow rise brings it a bakery-quality crumb.
Hazelnut Pistachio Chocolate Bark
It’s time to melt some chocolate, toast some nuts, and cross some names off your holiday gift list.
This is not the sweet, gooey tzimmes of your childhood. Nope. So don’t be surprised when that old familiar flavor pales in comparison.
Easy Jewish Hanukkah Doughnuts
Don’t let the name mislead you. These doughnuts are cause for celebration in and of themselves, regardless of one’s occasion or denomination.
Imagine a soft, fluffy babka with all the makings of a pastrami sandwich swirled right inside. Perfect on its own, it also makes an incredible toastie.
These unconventional latkes are gonna rock your world. They’re lovely at all times of day and on all occasions.
We like to think of cheese blintzes as the original breakfast burritos, though truth be told we like them just as well for dessert.
Spiced Cider Doughnuts
These doughnuts are certain to conjure memories, real or imagined, of crisp autumns, roadside farmstands, and grease-stained paper bags full of similar piping hot beauties.