Karen DeMasco beats the dough for these buttery cookies with an entire vanilla bean, so the oils in the pod add deep vanilla flavor. By rolling the dough in turbinado sugar before slicing and baking the cookies, she makes them extra-crispy. (Recipe adapted from The Craft of Baking.) Recipe found on Food & Wine and is a staff favorite.
This recipe is from my sister-in-law's mother, who was kind enough to share her recipe. I make these every Christmas, and my family looks forward to them every year. The yield depends on the type of cookie cutters you use (I estimated, based on 1 1/2"-size cookies). You can also substitute half brown sugar for half of the granulated sugar (which I do sometimes), if you'd like.
Can't remember where this recipe came from, but I used it last year at our annual Cookie Swap. So simple and soooo good!! It was all I could do not to eat the dough before they were baked!! Prep time includes chilling. You can also sub macadamias for the pistachios.
This recipe, under a slightly different name & for Rosh Hashanah -- The Jewish New Year, was found in the 1998 publication, A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking. Preparation time does not include the 2 hours or more needed for the cooled loaf to freeze.
There "sugar cookies" are so delicious yummy and most of all they are just beautiful.. they simply had to be included in the Christmas goodies. I choose my recipes by not only how pretty, cute or fun they are... but they have to be delicious to eat as well. I like to make snowflakes of this recipe and paint with white and blue tones.
From Land-o-Lakes: "These flaky, cheesy bites are easy to make and store well."
These are our favorite. The possibilities are endless: sesame seed topped, more heat (spices), no salt, garlic-flavored, etc. NOTE: Chill time of 2 hours+ has not been added to preparation nor bake time.
work in process, attempting to recreate incredible, dark, gooey chocolate-walnut meringues from bistro aix. feedback requested!
Be sure that nothing that contains fat (other than the nuts) comes in contact with the egg whites. They will collapse into a gooey mess if they do--so do NOT grease the baking sheet and make sure none of the egg yolk gets into the egg white mix.
Found in "Better Homes & Gardens: Favorite Bars & Cookies" that I found at a yardsale. This recipe jumped out at me immediately. I think it is one of the most impressive cookie recipes I've ever made. I've shortened the steps, as I don't think the level of presentation they ask for is needed. Enjoy!
This is a wonderful dessert or afternoon treat for a hot summer day. It is light and reasonably healthy! The original recipe was published in Better Homes and Garden and I adapted it for my family by substituting several ingredients and adding more blueberries and Grand Marnier. The crust is really yummy with the coconut and pecans. This dessert presents very pretty on the plate especially with a sprig of mint!
These lacy Italian Cookies are thin and crispy and are made with almonds with a sweet hint of orange. They freeze very well and are delicious sandwiched with dark chocolate or even crumbled over vanilla ice cream. They make great holiday gifts. This recipe is from Giada De Laurentiis on the Food Network and has been modified slightly to be gluten free. (Use regular flour if you prefer not to make them gluten free.)