This year's cutout cookie is decorated with a big "C" that does double-duty; it's both our family monogram and stands for "Christmas."
There's nothing that matches the simple joy of a perfect sugar cookie. These are buttery and soft, just the way kids love them.
These are only known to my family as Grandma's Chocolate Squares. My paternal grandmother made these and my mother took to making them for Christmas. I don't recall a Christmas without them. However, when my older brother discovered that they weren't Grandma's creation, but instead a winning recipe from Nanaimo, B.C., well, we may have been disillusioned, but we weren't all too sad. After all, we still have the recipe!
These are layered and luscious -- so rich that I only make one pan -- although, you know the kids would like a pan each.
Who doesn't have a favorite cookie? I certainly do, and I recently asked my children what their favorites are. I was surprised that I didn't hear the ever-popular "chocolate chip" from each of them. Instead, the answers were as individual as they are. They like everything from my grandmother's Confetti Drops to Macadamia Nut. This recipe is my personal favorite and the kids certainly don't turn their noses up at it.
The essential chocolate chip cookie, dressed up for the holidays with rich white chocolate chips and tart dried cranberries. See Alison Needham's great recipe here.
Looking for a fun dessert that's guaranteed to please your Fourth of July posse? Modeled after Woody's sheriff badge, these colorful cookie stars will make an arresting addition to the holiday buffet.
These chocolatey cookies are perfect for tucking into school lunches or giving away as a holiday treat.
Based on Marcy Goldman's caramel matzoh crunch, this deliciously nutty, crunchy treat gets added almonds and "oohs" and "ahs" at Passover or any time of the year. Get Catherine Newman's terrific version here.