Cookie Recipes & Ideas
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10 Simple Cakes, Bars & Cookies to Bake This Summer
Summer might not be prime baking season, as you likely don’t want to turn on your oven more than you have to, but, given all the juicy fruit that’s in abundance, we’re not giving up all together! Those strawberries and stone fruit deserve to be baked into a cake and I’ll crank up my AC just to do so. These simple recipes are so ripe for the season that they will have you doing the same.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Witches’ Hats Halloween Cookies
Hershey’s Kisses were invented in 1907; how long do you think it took some bright witch to realize that the Kisses plus a cookie made the absolute easiest Halloween treat of all time? You hardly need a recipe for these classic treats, in which chocolate cookies are transformed into witches’ hats. These cookie-meets-candy cuties are perfect if you need a quick treat for a Halloween party or just something fun to do with your little kids in the days leading up to the spooky day.
May 1, 2019
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Recipe: Soft & Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
Classic chewy gingerbread gets a surprising chocolate twist!
May 1, 2019
The Best Type of Chocolate to Use for Making Buckeyes
Named for their resemblance to the nuts from the Ohio buckeye tree, buckeyes are the impossibly delicious confection made with a ball of smooth peanut butter coated nearly all the way — save for a small area around the top — with a layer of chocolate. When choosing chocolate for this sweet holiday treat, the options are plenty, including chips, wafers, and chocolate bars. But it’s important to remember that not all varieties of chocolate are created equal.
May 1, 2019
This Is the Most Popular Cookie Recipe on Pinterest
And it couldn't be easier.
May 1, 2019
Christina Tosi Shares Her Favorite $4 Ingredient for Better Cookies
Want to make the greatest version of your favorite cookies this holiday season? Of course you do. (Me too!) It turns out that the key to making truly outstanding and memorable cookies doesn’t involve a top-secret recipe, super-fancy chocolate, or expensive ingredients. According to Christina Tosi, the dessert genius behind Milk Bar, the secret is an inexpensive staple stocked in your grocery store’s baking aisle that you’re probably overlooking.
May 1, 2019
Oreo’s New $20 Music Player Is Actually Kind of Delightful
If you’ve ever been tempted to wrap up a package of Oreos, slap it with a sparkly bow, and call it a holiday present for the biggest chocolate sandwich cookie lover in your life, this year that’s finally socially acceptable. The omniscient powers that be at Mondelez have concocted a new (very special) package of Oreos meant to give as a gift. Presenting … the Oreo Music Box! As you can see, this is not your average package of Oreos.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Black Sesame-Espresso Pinwheel Shortbread Cookies
Although I could eat tahini with a spoon and have a heavy hand with sesame seeds, I’d always dismissed black sesame as a fleeting Instagram-fueled trend. But when I tried the flavor firsthand (in a cookie, no less) I immediately understood the hype — and gained a newfound interest in the black sesame treats that had taken over my feed. Its deep, nutty flavor adds a slight savoriness to baked goods, making these pinwheel cookies suitable for brunch or a mid-morning snack.
Apr 30, 2019
These Cherry Chocolate Cookies Are an Instant Favorite
Kitchn’s Delicious Links column highlights recipes we’re excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites. The best cookie is the one that is right in front of you. All cookies are delicious the way all dogs are cute, but even so, this chocolate chip and tart cherry cookie is special. Oatmeal makes it chewy; brown sugar and butter make it crisp.
Mar 24, 2019
This Is the Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob
Kitchn’s Delicious Links column highlights recipes we’re excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites. A few weeks ago, the Kitchn staff rounded up a list of their favorite guilty-pleasure kitchen gadgets, and my admission was my all-time favorite uni-tasker: a plastic butter spreader. Call it completely unnecessary, but I literally could not live without this handheld stick of butter during the summer months.
Aug 14, 2018
If You Love Milk & Cookies, You Need to Make This Cake
Dunking a cookie in a cold glass of milk is one of life’s greatest pleasures. The crispy cookie slightly softens as it absorbs the milk, while the milk takes on the cookie’s flavor. When you’re done eating your cookie (or, who are we kidding, a few cookies) you get to wash it down with that sweet glass of milk — it’s basically a two-for-one deal. Kitchn contributor Tessa Huff played off this nostalgic treat and transformed it into a whimsical three-layer cake.
Mar 29, 2017
5 Cute & Easy Ways to Package Cookies for Gifting
If you’ve decided to give the gift of cookies this holiday season, I applaud you. I’m always ready to cookie-it-up all season long. By that, I mean make them, bake them, and, if all goes as planned, give most of them away. (Although, if you’re like me, the act sometimes becomes a game of “one for you, one for me.”) And while just the act of making and baking something homemade for your friends and family is enough, I tend to think wrapping them up is half the fun.
Dec 7, 2016
Make Gingerbread Cookies for the Smell of It
I recently had my first gingerbread cookie of the season, purchased from my favorite local bakery. It was everything a good one should be — yet it was missing something. Sure it was chewy and extra spicy, but there was no warm, sweet smell of molasses, ginger, and cinnamon wafting from my kitchen as I ate it. The mingling of warm spices and sweet, slightly bitter molasses gives gingerbread cookies a smell unique to them alone.
Dec 5, 2016
These Strawberry Shortcake Macarons Are a Lesson in Adorable
If you are a Pinterest addict like I am, you may also find that you’ve become fluent in a whole new internet language: twee. When you come across a recipe for a cake that has ombre frosting and has an adorable heart on the inside when it’s cut open, well, you know it’s kinda insane, but you love it anyway because it’s just so stinking cute. These strawberry shortcake macarons also fall into this category. Making macarons is not easy.
Apr 15, 2015
The Secret of Beautifully Decorated Cookies Is a Cheap Squeeze Bottle
I don’t know about you, but decorating cookies is not my strong point. Those glazed and gilded holiday cookies seem to require so much technical skill — I’m a baker, darn it, not a painter! But then I discovered an easier way: the lowly and inexpensive plastic squeeze bottle. It’s your secret weapon for gorgeous cookies.
Dec 15, 2014
Beatrix Potter’s Recipe for Gingerbread
Today Beatrix Potter’s very rare personal recipe book will go on sale in London. The children’s author is most famously known for creating the Peter Rabbit stories (although there are no recipes for rabbit in the book!). The 161-year-old book recipe book is full of what were most likely family recipes, probably handed down over generations, with recipes for sponge cake, roast turkey, curry, and gingerbread.
Sep 27, 2012
Elegant Appetizer: Savory Shortbread
At a recent gathering, my host served the most unusual of cookies along with a whiskey cocktail. What I thought was a sweet cookie, was in fact, a savory version. Turns out salty shortbread, dotted with oats and rosemary, is much tastier than the traditional sugar variety.We featured Sara Kate’s famed savory oatmeal cookies a few weeks ago, and now that I’ve tried savory shortbread, I have to say I’m well on board with this idea.
Apr 16, 2012
Recipe: No-Bake Nutella Peanut Butter Cookies
This past weekend was a big football game for my boyfriend and me. Our respective colleges happen to be old rivals, and once a year our love for each other is compromised only by our love for the game. We surround those four treacherous quarters with friends, family, and good food. It just makes the tension seem a little bit more bearable. It just so happens that my boyfriend’s family is famous for their tailgating skills. I’m not joking here; these guys are pros.
Nov 14, 2011
Recipe: Drunken Molasses Cookies With Ginger
Around the holidays there’s this influx of spices. All of a sudden every coffee shop and bakery has things laced with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger. Like everyone else I stuff my chubby little cheeks with as much seasonal flavor but when it comes to making snacks for my own home, I’m looking for something more subtle.
Nov 8, 2011
LU Pim’s Pear Cookies: Ode to a Hard to Find Favorite
You may know LU cookies and crackers – the European brand has been popping up across this country more and more. They make a delicious cake cookie filled with jam and dipped in dark chocolate called Pim’s. But one flavor just hasn’t made the jump across the pond.Pim’s cookies are laughably easy to find in my neighborhood. They’re sold at Duane Reade, a drugstore chain that seems to have just about as many locations as Starbucks in NYC.
Sep 7, 2011
Homemade Nutter Butters
Right around this time every year, I start thinking of recipes I can make for my extended family when we’re all together over the July 4th holiday. Pies are always a given; cookies are always a must. So this year, I thought it would be fun to bake up some nostalgic favorites that the adults would fondly remember and the kids would just love because, hey, it’s a sandwich cookie.So where did I turn? Brandi Henderson’s lovely blog: I Made That.
Jun 14, 2011
Easy Dessert Recipe: Crisp Meringues with Whipped Cream
When I was in Switzerland last autumn, our hosts served us a very simple dessert that nevertheless made me sit up and take notice. They told us that it is a favorite dessert in that region: Large, crisp meringues purchased from the grocery store, served with barely-sweetened whipped cream. Together the crisp meringue and soft cream melted together into one sweet yet simple, rich yet light dessert. This is just about the simplest dessert imaginable.
May 13, 2011
8 Things To Add To Cookies Without Altering The Recipe
1. Dried Fruits: Dried fruits are easy to add, but there is one trick that’s extra important. Make sure to soak them in hot water for 30 minutes before adding. That way they don’t wick moisture from your existing recipe and will help punctuate the dough with their sweetness instead. 2. Chocolate: There really isn’t many a cookie that can’t take a handful of chocolate being added to it.
Dec 13, 2010
Olympic Rings Cookies from Cakespy
Uh-oh! Another cute Olympic treat! This is one of our picks this week from our friends at Serious Eats. Read on for a few more favorites, including a tutorial on making clarified butter, and recipes for some of our favorite vegetables, like Brussels sprouts and broccoli raab.• Cakespy: Olympic Ring Cookies – Groovy!• Broccoli Rabe with Chiles and Garlic – Garlic and chili-infused oil? Yes please!
Feb 18, 2010
A Fast Way to Bake Cookies: Use a Waffle IronFine Cooking
We don’t have a waffle iron. It’s one of those small appliances that’s only good for one thing, and we don’t eat that one thing often enough to warrant owning one.But if we could use it to make cookies? Maybe we’d reconsider.We saw this tip at Fine Cooking and were immediately intrigued. Crispy, chewy, thick oatmeal chocolate chip cookies baked in 90 seconds, just like a waffle. What do you think?
Nov 5, 2009
Peach Cookies from Cafe Chocolada
Take a look at these peaches! Are ripe, sweet peaches in season already? Well, not exactly, but these look just as good… These are actually peach sandwich cookies (breskvice), a traditional Yugoslavian recipe. Medena of Cafe Chocolada says that she has tried many different versions of these cookies — some from Croatian sources, and some from friends.
May 6, 2009
What Makes a Cookie a Cookie? Three Food Writers Discuss
What is the state of the American cookie? Three food writers, Dorie Greenspan, David Leibovitz, and Sara Dickerman discuss the definition of a cookie, what makes a cookie American, and chunky vs. thin.This roundtable discussion, conducted leisurely via email and published at Slate, yields a wealth of fascinating cookie topics near and dear to bakers’ hearts. Underbaking and overbaking, the role of nostalgia in cookie preferences, the ritualistic habits of cookie-eating (childlike, perhaps?
Dec 15, 2008
Use Pie Dough Cut-Outs to Top Pies
One of our favorite pies in last month’s great Best Pie Bakeoff was Deb’s Cherry Berry Pie, and this was partly because of her creative use of pie dough cut-outs to create a top crust.We like doing this too; in fact, we look forward to making our fancy shapes at the end of filling our pie crust! It’s the fun part. Deb’s pie, pre-baking.Deb’s pie, after baking.Here are a few tips for making pie cut-outs.• Make sure your dough is well chilled.
Dec 10, 2008
Gourmet Magazine’s Favorite Cookies: 1941-2008
Sixty-seven years of amazing cookies — 1941-2008. That’s what Gourmet Magazine is featuring on their website right now. They went back through every year of their magazine’s history and chose a favorite cookie from each year.It’s like a time capsule back to their early days inthe 40s and 50s and all through the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. They give a quick recap of each decade and some of the new influences in each.The real stars of course are the cookies.
Dec 5, 2008
Recipe: Lemon Melting Moments
They are called Melting Moments because one of their key ingredients is cornstarch and they literally melt in your mouth!These cookies are also somewhat similar to a shortbread; they’re chock-full of butter, with a tart lemon glaze that melts in your mouth first.We topped each one of the cookies for the wedding with candied flowers – lilac, violets, and yellow mimosa.
Oct 4, 2007
Recipe: Brandied Prune and Chocolate Chunk Cookies
This isn’t a bake sale cookie, or a three-at-a-sitting treat. It’s a dressed up version of a classic, nearly underbaked so it’s still chewy, with sticky mouthfuls of gooey, boozy prune and dense chocolate. Do not attempt these without a tall glass of cold milk!
Mar 1, 2007
Recipe: Meringue Cookie Bites, Three Ways
Meringues have become ubiquituously associated with the “Fat Free!” “Almost ZERO calories!” crowd of diet desserts at the grocery store, crowded into plastic tubs that cheerily advertise their low-calorie benefits. They are certainly not what we would reach for when looking for an indulgent dessert.
Feb 27, 2007