Gourmet Magazine's Favorite Cookies: 1941-2008

Gourmet Magazine's Favorite Cookies: 1941-2008

Faith Durand
Dec 5, 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. Gourmet clearly re-made and re-photographed each of the cookies they chose. We want to try nearly every one of them!

We were happy to see that one of our all-time favorite cookies made the list, as 1996's pick: Anise-Scented Fig and Date Swirls. We want to try the Honey Refrigerator Cookies from 1942, a "barely sweet" cookie that would be just as good on a cheese plate. We also like the looks of these Lemon Thins from 1976 and these pretty Souvaroffs from 1984.

Have you looked at Gourmet's historical cookie list? If so, which were your favorites?

• Complete list: Gourmet's Favorite Cookies: 1941-2008

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