These tender cookies are Melissa Clark’s variation of the typical treats also regarded as Mexican marriage cookies, polvorones or Russian tea cakes. Melissa calls for toasting the almond flour right before stirring it into the batter, which bolsters the nutty flavor. Sense free to substitute pistachios, walnuts and pecans for the almonds.
These fudgy, slightly spicy cookies from Susan Spungen are a significant reader favorite, and for very good motive: They can be ready in about a 50 percent-hour.
Recipe: Gingery Brownie Crinkle Cookies
These refined cookies from Melissa Clark have a smooth cream-cheese crust that is wrapped close to a filling of cherry preserves and walnuts. They are completed with a dusting of cardamom-flecked sugar.
Julia Moskin called these genius salty-sweet bars from Genevieve Ko the greatest Rice Krispies treats on NYT Cooking. She’s not improper. Use butter-flavored pretzels or “butter snaps” if you can locate them they have a fragile crunch and a creamy be aware that work perfectly in this recipe.
The identify of this chewy, crackly cookie from Susan Spungen is a nod to a coffee consume in which a shot of espresso tops off a cup of masala chai, the Indian spiced tea. A small black pepper adds warmth, and browned butter adds toasty heat notes.
Recipe: Filthy Chai Earthquake Cookies
They might not get any magnificence contests, but these two times-baked Italian cookies from Molly O’Neill are as vintage as they get. Jazz them up by incorporating mini chocolate chips, dried cranberries or a teaspoon of citrus zest. 2020 version: Dunk half in melted chocolate and allow harden on wax paper right before wrapping them in a cellophane bag tied off with a significant bow.
Absolutely everyone enjoys a rum ball, but Melissa Clark’s spin, which calls for chocolate cookies rather of vanilla wafers and bourbon in place of the rum, is actually a little something exclusive. Just before serving or gifting, let them sit for a couple of times so the flavors can mingle and meld.
Vivid, tangy and tender, Samantha Seneviratne’s lemon cookies almost, effectively, melt in your mouth. The dough also freezes very well, so you can make a 50 %-batch and freeze the relaxation for later on, or prepare quite a few batches to bake off the morning of the cookie swap.
Recipe: Lemon Meltaways
Erin Jeanne McDowell created Christmas in brownie kind. It commences with a deeply fudgy base layer, which is then topped with a creamy peppermint filling, dark chocolate glaze and a sprinkle of crushed peppermints.
Recipe: Peppermint Brownies
These clever small treats from Melissa Clark commence with a blend of honey-roasted and salted peanuts. This recipe calls for store-acquired Harmony grape jam, but any fruit will do. Just really don’t use jelly: It’ll slide ideal off the cookies as they bake.
Recipe: Honey-Roasted Peanut Thumbprints
Melissa Clark developed this sticky, spicy, tangy gingerbread to be designed in advance, so it preferences just as fantastic two times following baking as it does on the very same working day. (And it keeps for four to 5 times!)
Recipe: Sticky Cranberry Gingerbread
When Krysten Chambrot included a minor white miso to a peanut butter cookie recipe, a nearly excellent deal with was born (and Instagram went wild). It’s advanced, salty and sweet with a crisp exterior and a chewy heart.
Recipe: Peanut Butter-Miso Cookies
Dependent on which spiral-certain group cookbook your mom would bake from, you could possibly know these heavenly treats as magic cookie bars, Howdy Dolly! bars or coconut aspiration bars. It doesn’t matter. Just make these from Samantha Seneviratne.
Viewers adore these easy truffles from Hannah Kaminsky that call for a handful of basic ingredients like pecans, graham crackers, brown sugar, chocolate and bourbon. (Substitute orange juice if you are a teetotaler.)
Recipe: Pecan Pie Truffles
Alison Roman stated that these crackly very little cookies are “like the edge of a chewy brownie but in cookie type.” Bought.
Little pies are just far more enjoyment to try to eat — and the crust-to-filling ratio is best. Samantha Seneviratne’s miniature pecan pies have a tender cream cheese crust that’s crammed with a not-way too-sweet maple-pecan filling.
Recipe: Pecan Tassies
These bright and wonderful cookies from Susan Spungen search harder to make than they are. A basic shortbread dough is flavored with lemon and orange zests, then pressed with cookie stamps and glazed with a straightforward citrus glaze. No stamps? Roll and slice the dough with cutters, or roll the dough into a log for slice-and-bake cookies.
Recipe: Stamped Citrus Shortbread
When we questioned viewers to send in their preferred Christmas cookies in 2012, Jessica Hulett submitted her grandmother Dorie’s recipe. Melissa Clark mentioned that they “taste like the white part of the best black-and-white cookie you have at any time experienced.”
Recipe: Italian Ricotta Cookies
Our most well known Christmas cookie yr after 12 months, these peanut butter-chocolate cookies never ever disappoint. Some viewers like to use a darkish chocolate Hershey’s Kiss, a small Reese’s peanut butter cup or a spoonful of dulce de leche in put of the milk chocolate kiss.
Ellsworth Kelly’s brushstroke paintings motivated these breathtaking cookies from Susan Spungen. They commence with a traditional sugar cookie which is been frosted with royal icing, then painted with peppermint extract blended with luster dust or colored powders.
Recipe: Peppermint Stripe Cookies
Also acknowledged as cow patties or preacher cookies, these chocolate and peanut butter cookies appear together in 15 minutes. For the most delightfully chewy cookie, use rolled oats, not fast.
Recipe: No-Bake Cookies
“Absurdly easy” is what Julia Moskin named Michael Chu’s fudge recipe when she wrote about it in The Situations in 2010. Butter, chocolate and condensed milk are all you want. (Salt and nuts are optional.)
Recipe: Effortless Chocolate Fudge
Peanut butter and chocolate. What more is there to say? Use great peanut butter and never be stingy with the salt. For texture, use crunchy peanut butter or increase a ½ cup of Rice Krispies to the peanut butter combination.
Recipe: Peanut Butter Balls
When Claire Will submitted these cookies in response to a contact for holiday cookie recipes, Melissa Clark assumed they had been type of boring. Then she analyzed them. Of the five kinds of cookies Melissa served at a get together, these ended up the 1st to disappear. 1 friend texted on his way dwelling, “send recipe for spice cookies a.s.a.p.”