Some may think Christmas is all about togetherness and exchanging gifts and spreading cheer, and while all those things are lovely, what Christmas is really about is the food, right? OK, maybe it's not
Because the best gifts are the ones you can eat. (A lot of.) My family treats Christmas cookie baking as part gladiatorial sport, part opera. The tradition started with my Italian-American grandmother,
These pecan thumbprint cookies with a gooey frangipane filling are like mini bites of pie. All along, I thought I’d have to stick my thumb in something. But it turns out, thumbprint cookies are just symbolic,
When you’re eating a meringue, it’s easy to forget how simple they are to make. The texture—the way it feels like eating a soft, shattered crystal and a ball of air at the same time—seems unattainable.
It was my senior year of college and my journalism professor had assigned us the fairly straightforward task of making a dish and writing about it. But I had a problem: I lived in a sorority house where
Russian for "well-spiced," pryaniki are made with an irresistible combination of honey, brown sugar, and gingerbread spices. The cookies are filled with luscious plum jam and finished with a simple glaze.
I was five, maybe six or seven or eight, sometime in the late ’90s. There was a bake sale at my elementary school. Cookies, cakes, brownies, blondies, the usual suspects—except wait!—except for those,
So you probably should, too. Sometimes a chocolate chip cookie has a way of getting to people, stirring up strong emotions, and rallying them for a cause. The cause of eating more cookies. When Alison
There are a number of important holiday cookie recipes in my family. I make Dorie Greenspan’s incomparable World Peace Cookies every year. My mom bakes jan hagels, a traditional Dutch cookie that is topped