Tender and delicate and buttery and spectacularly simple, just as classic shortbread cookies ought to be.
Tender and crumbly like shortbread, yet subtly flavored and sweet like cookies, these beg the question, which are they?
A holiday cookie if we ever saw one! So buttery, so nutty, so delicate, so mind-bendingly lovely, these traditionally Viennese cookies rival the city's fancier pastries as our fave.
Chinese Five-spice cookies. Essentially sugar cookies perfumed with Chinese five-spice powder. Say hello to your newest holiday tradition.
Call them whatever you will. Breton butter cookies. French biscuits. Sables. We call them simply impossible to stop noshing.
We're not certain which we find more incredulous, the sheer genius behind these bacon fat gingersnaps or the resulting flavor of said genius.
Sometimes it's not a bad thing to indulge our culture of gratification and have exactly what we want, whether that means pale gingerbread cookie that are mild and sweet or darker gingerbread cookies that are stronger and spicier.
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.
Holiday diet tactic #142: This stunning cookie tree. Because it sorta makes it harder to demolish a half batch of cookies when doing so would demolish the Christmas tree.
Yes, lard. In a cookie. The rendered pig fat lends the biscochitos their trademark flaky texture. The truth lies in the taste. Swear.
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.
Cranberries add a chewy, sweet-tartness and pistachios bring a buttery tasting richness to these biscotti, making them a must-make for Christmas.
Knowing how to make a gingerbread house entirely from scratch may not have been on your bucket list, but it’s not nearly as complicated as you would imagine. Here's how to make the Brothers Grimm proud.
"Transcendent" is how the author describes these rugelach. We'd like to add "flaky," "tender," and "perfect" to the list of apt adjectives.
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.
There traditional German Christmas cookies that are subtly reminiscent of gingerbread are typically called lebkuchen, although we tend to refer to them as moments of perfectly spiced deliciousness.
Black Pepper Cookies17/30
It's no surprise that a traditional Scandinavian cookie would be warming. Chalk it up to an inspired melding of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, black pepper, and cocoa.
The Christmas cookie that celebrated pastry chef Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar fame just can't imagine life without.
The cutest, sweetest, happiest gingerbread people ever, right? They also happen to be the fastest, cheapest, unfussiest gingerbread cookies we've encountered.
Christmas cookies that are as dramatic to behold as they are delicious to nosh. Swear. From everyone's favorite food scientist, Shirley O. Corriher
What exactly is a snow cookie? It's a delicate, melt-in-your-mouth moment of loveliness, and it's as easy to roll and bake and decorate as it is to admire--and devour.
No artificial colors. No icky preservatives. Just a lotta charmingly shaped sprinkles in exactly the shades you desire.
Wowsers! (We can't really think of anything else to say about these stunning cookies, except they're far easier to make than you'd expect.)
Though the name doesn't give it away, these subtly spiced cookies are vegan-friendly, though we sure as heck couldn't tell it from their I'll-have-just-one-more appeal. Shhhh.
Magically delicate and nuanced cookies that satisfy the little kid cookie craving in an adult sorta way.
The perfect technique and tricks for how to decorate with royal icing. So easy it's perfect for beginners yet so helpful it's useful even for experienced home bakers.
French Sable Cookies27/30
This sneaky sable, a French shortbread of sorts that's crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, is going to rock your world.
True to their name, these little lovelies practically snap when you take a nibble. We love truth in advertising.
Believe it. Wheat-free, slice-n-bake cookies that taste like the real deal without fuss or crazy ingredients. You're welcome.
A savvy December time-saving must that lets you stash your creations so they look and taste as stunning as they did the moment you were done slaving over them.