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Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Full of nubby oats and plenty of sweet raisins, these lightly spiced cookies are pleasingly chewy in the center and crisp around the edges, with a hint...

Author: Melissa Clark

Shortbread, 10 Ways

Shortbread is not only one of the easiest desserts you can possibly make, it's also one of the most adaptable. As long as you keep the butter-to-flour...

Author: Melissa Clark

Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies

These wildly popular cookies were developed by Alison Roman for her cookbook, "Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes." "I've always found chocolate chip cookies...

Author: Alison Roman

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

In the 1930s, Ruth Wakefield, the inventor of the chocolate chip cookie, ran the Toll House Inn, a popular restaurant in eastern Massachusetts, with her...

Author: The New York Times

German Chocolate Cookies

While a big slice of German chocolate cake may appeal to many, baking one from scratch may not. That's where these cookies come in. They satisfy the craving...

Author: Samantha Seneviratne

Biscotti

These classic Italian cookies get their signature crispness from being twice-baked: First, the dough is cooked in logs, cut into slices, then baked again....

Author: Molly O'Neill

Orange Almond Mandelbrot

Mandelbrot (or mandel bread) is an Eastern European Jewish cookie, a variation on biscotti. The dough is baked twice: first in a log, and then again after...

Author: Joan Nathan

Lemon Blueberry Bars

Fresh blueberries make these lemon bars a bit sweeter than usual, and very jammy, but without compromising their essential acidity. The grated lime zest...

Author: Melissa Clark

Chocolate Peppermint Bars

A little-known fact: Creamy chocolate-covered peppermint patties are not hard to make at home. Here, the minty filling and chocolate coating are layered...

Author: Melissa Clark

Linzer Cookies

Lightly spiced, jam-filled linzer cookies (a smaller version of the classic linzer torte) are a traditional sandwich cookie with a tender texture and subtle...

Author: Alison Roman

Pierre Hermé's Ispahan Sablés

Pierre Hermé, France's most celebrated pastry chef, has created a family of desserts called Ispahan, named for the ancient city in Persia that was famous...

Author: Dorie Greenspan

Nanaimo Bars

The Nanaimo bar is a tremendously sweet, no-bake layered bar cookie from Canada made almost exclusively of packaged ingredients. The buttercream layer...

Author: Sara Bonisteel

Bittersweet Brownie Shortbread

These chewy bar cookies combine two all-time favorites: crumbly, buttery shortbread and bittersweet brownies. Nut lovers can mix almonds, pecans or walnuts...

Author: Melissa Clark

Perfect Black and White Cookies

Tender, moist and scented with vanilla, almond and lemon, these classic confections popular all over the Midwest and the state of New York are more cake...

Author: Melissa Clark

Lemon Meltaways

These tender cookies are an elegant teatime snack, packed with bright lemon flavor. Bake them all at once or save half of the dough, well wrapped, in the...

Author: Yossy Arefi

No Bake Cheesecake Bars

No-bake cheesecake is an excellent dessert for cooks with a lot of friends and not a lot of time. Unlike a traditional cheesecake, the no-bake variety...

Author: Samantha Seneviratne

Peanut Butter Blossoms

For as long as anyone can remember, wedding receptions in Pittsburgh have featured cookie tables, laden with dozens of homemade old-fashioned offerings...

Author: The New York Times

Cranberry Lemon Bars

Cranberries that are quick-cooked into jam add a striking magenta color and complex tartness to these two-toned lemon bars. A thin layer of the classic...

Author: Genevieve Ko

Chocolate Chip Hamantaschen

This tricorner pastry is as closely linked to Purim, a Jewish holiday which celebrates the Jews' deliverance from a plot to kill them by Haman, as matzos...

Author: Joan Nathan

Double Chocolate Cookies

With plenty of cocoa powder and big wells of dark chocolate, these double chocolate cookies are so fudgy that a tall glass of cold milk is not only delicious,...

Author: Samantha Seneviratne

Blueberry Pie Bars

At first glance, these bars may look like every other fruit crumble bar you've had, but they have a secret. Between the jammy fruit and buttery shortbread...

Author: Samantha Seneviratne

Toasted Coconut Shortbread

These cookies have the taste and texture of one of those Danish holiday cookies that come in the little blue tins. The coconut in these cookies adds fat...

Author: Alison Roman

Giant Crinkled Chocolate Chip Cookies

You might think there's nothing new to learn about chocolate chip cookies, but this recipe by the baker and blogger Sarah Kieffer will prove you wonderfully...

Author: Julia Moskin

Cornmeal Lime Shortbread Fans

Buttery and crisp, with an appealing texture from the cornmeal, these shortbread cookies are baked in a round tart or pie tin, then cut into wedges to...

Author: Melissa Clark

Pecan Squares

A cousin to the pecan pie, but much less fussy: Pecan squares are a kitchen classic. Here, we've updated a version that came to us in 1998 from William...

Author: Samantha Seneviratne

Oatmeal Spice Cookies

Author: Marian Burros

Salted Caramel Cookies

These soft and buttery cookies get dressed up with a thin layer of salted caramel and a dusting of flaky sea salt for good measure. Using store-bought...

Author: Erin Jeanne McDowell

Crisp Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Inspired by two recipes in Maida Heatter's "Book of Great Cookies," these crisp treats are the best peanut butter cookies I've ever tasted.

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Date and Walnut Bars

This recipe for golden, chewy, date-and-walnut-packed bars comes from the Los Angeles pastry chef Margarita Manzke, who grew up in the Philippines and...

Author: Tejal Rao

Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Lovers of pecan sandies will adore these crisp, buttery treats that are a cinch to put together. The recipe is an adaptation of one developed by Dorie...

Author: The New York Times

Peanut Butter No Bake Bars

These bars are perfect for when you're craving a peanut butter cup, but can't quite get to them. Inspired by buckeyes, they have that same fudgy-salty-sweet...

Author: Melissa Clark

Black and White Cookies

There is no reason to settle for a stale shrink-wrapped cookie from the produce market. This classic New York cookie is easy to make.

Author: William Grimes

Coconut Macaroons

If you are a coconut lover, you'll want to make these moist, chewy macaroons all the time. Crisp on the outside and pillowy within, they take only a few...

Author: Susan Spungen

Key Lime Pie Bars With Vanilla Wafer Crust

Some say that a Key lime's juice is slightly more floral than that of its more well-known cousin, the Persian lime, the kind you can find in every supermarket...

Author: Samantha Seneviratne

Royal Icing

This is a recipe for the classic icing used to decorate cut-out sugar cookies and gingerbread houses. It hardens quickly, so be sure to cover any you're...

Author: Melissa Clark

Coconut Macaroon Brownies

Chocolate and coconut are a perfect combination, one that can be reimagined in myriad ways, be it a coconut-filled candy bar or macaroons drizzled with...

Author: Melissa Clark

Cranberry Pear Crumble Bars

Sweet pears and tart cranberries pair perfectly in these treats, which are part bar cookie, and part fruit crisp. Here, both crust and crumble topping...

Author: Yossy Arefi

Red Velvet Cookies With White Chocolate Chunks

As easy to make as your favorite chocolate chip recipe, these cookies pack the fun and flavor of red velvet cake into a simple, and much faster, cookie....

Author: Erin Jeanne McDowell

Chocolate Molasses Cookies

All you need to shape this dead simple dough are your hands (and maybe a helper or two). Decidedly more "grown up" in flavor - both the molasses and cocoa...

Author: Alison Roman

Toasted Almond Snowballs

Browning almond flour for these cookies adds a deep layer of toasty flavor, intensifying their overall nuttiness. Feel free to substitute other nuts: Pistachios,...

Author: Melissa Clark

Pistachio Pinwheels

This recipe, from "Dessert Person" (Clarkson Potter, 2020) is one of those ace-up-your-sleeve, slice-and-bake cookie recipes every baker needs. The pinwheels...

Author: Claire Saffitz

Magic Cookie Bars

Coconut dream bars. Magic cookie bars. Hello Dolly bars. You've seen these classic treats at bake sales, holiday parties and potlucks over the years. But...

Author: Samantha Seneviratne

Alfajores

Popular all over Latin America, dulce de leche confections called alfajores come in many varieties. In this popular version, delicate, crumbly butter cookies...

Author: Melissa Clark

Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread

In this vibrant holiday dessert, cocoa shortbread is pressed into an even layer, baked, then topped with swoops of peppermint meringue (optionally swirled...

Author: Sohla El-Waylly

Mokonuts' Rye Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These are the cookies that stopped me in my tracks. I was wandering along a side street in Paris's 11th Arrondissement, saw these cookies on a counter...

Author: Dorie Greenspan

Hamantaschen With Poppy Seed Filling

Purim, which celebrates the biblical story of the Jews' deliverance from a plot to kill them by Haman, minister to the Persian king, is a special time...

Author: Joan Nathan

Moroccan Semolina and Almond Cookies

Semolina flour gives these rather plain-looking but delicious cookies, adapted from "Dorie's Cookies" by Dorie Greenspan, a delightfully sandy texture....

Author: Melissa Clark

Chess Pie Squares

These heavenly little bars, adapted from the Southern cookbook author Julia Reed, are a modern-day, perfect-for-a-picnic version of a traditional custard...

Author: Margaux Laskey

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza

You like chocolate chip cookies. You like pizza. What could be better than a giant chocolate chip pizza cookie? If your answer is, "pretty much nothing,"...

Author: Margaux Laskey

Pecan Tassies

Pecan tassies are bite-size pecan pies disguised as cookies. With a simple crust that's both tangy and rich, thanks to cream cheese and butter, and a not-too-sweet...

Author: Samantha Seneviratne