Six Savory Cookies to Break the Holiday Sweet Cycle

updated May 2, 2019
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Sometimes around the holidays, you’ve just got to give in to the cookie. They’re abundant, beautiful plates of small sweet bites everywhere you go. I can practically taste the powdered sugar now! While I love tradition, I often find myself maxed out on the sugar intake before we’ve even gotten to dinner, let alone dessert. So what about a a small savory bite to accompany cocktails? What about a savory cookie?

After a successful run making gougères for a party last weekend (and carting them to Brooklyn in a snowstorm, still warm from the oven I might add!), I’m convinced of the perfection of small, baked savory bites and ready to take a stab at a few of these less tradition recipes for the holidays. I’ve written about

savory shortbread

Six Savory Cookies to Try

What are your favorite savory bites to make for the holidays?