January signals a return to healthier, more restrained eating after the holidays, but it's also still cold outside. I find myself craving a warm cookie from time to time, but I really don't want an entire batch lying about. So this recipe for just two chewy, gooey chocolate chip cookies is totally brilliant!
I find it impossible to pass by a bakery selling macarons and resist stopping in for a sample. Or two. Making them at home isn't all that difficult, but there are a few tricks of the trade that can set you up for success. Equal parts enlightening and inspiring, this colorful cookbook from the French blogger Mercotte is all you need to get started making your own crunchy cream-filled confections.
When thinking about giving holiday cookies as gifts this year, there are always a few major considerations. First and foremost, are they delicious? Second, will they keep until the recipient receives them? Last, are they shippable? The winner in all three of these categories is the humble yet delicious biscotti.
Baking cookies without butter, eggs or dairy isn't as challenging as it seems, especially with the help of these inventive and seasonal recipes from some of our favorite bloggers. From eggnog cheesecake thumbprints to no-bake peppermint patty bars, these cookies capture the festive flavors of the season while also being completely vegan.
My absolute favorite thing about the holidays — besides the time with family and friends — is hands-down the COOKIES! Retail stores and local craft shops are known to pass out a few fresh cookies to spread the holiday cheer as you shop, and I'll typically grab an extra sample or two when the wife isn't looking. "I'm just not sure if that's nutmeg or cinnamon I taste, I think I'll just have to try one more to be certain." Given all the good spirits and reason for celebration, talking the wife into helping me cook a batch of cookies at 10pm is also an easier sell. Last night that very thing happened while browsing through our Fannie Farmer cookbook. Brandy Snaps! Now this we have to try. Now!
Thinking of sharing the bounty from your holiday cookie baking marathons with friends far and wide? Make sure those tasty cookies of yours arrive with nary a crumb out of place. Here are some tips for packing up your cookies and sharing the sugary joy.
It isn't hard to convince kids to join in the fun of making holiday cookies. After all, the reward is dozens and dozens of cookies, as well as a bonanza of icing, frosting or powdered sugar to decorate them. But not every cookie recipe is a good choice for children; some are too fussy, others combine flavors most kids won't appreciate. These 10 recipes use kid-friendly flavors, include interactive steps that are fun for little hands — chocolate-dipping! sugar-dusting! — and don't require any special techniques.
When it comes to cookies, deliciousness usually arrives in the form of ingredients like flour, butter, sugar, nuts, and chocolate. So what happens when you can't eat any of these foods? In my case, you start playing with coconut.