Sunday, November 27, 2005

Favorite Holiday Cookies

It seems to be cookie week at Mental Masala, with quite a few posts about cookies. These are some of my favorite cookies, most of which are good for holiday entertaining:

  • Chocolate Gingerbread from Martha Stewart Living (blog post here with link to recipe) - a thrilling combination of spice and chocolate.
  • Swedish Spice from Maida Heatter's Brand-New Book of Great Cookies - thin and crispy, crackling with flavors of almond, rum, spice and caramel.
  • My own Chocolate Chunk Cookies (recipe) - a good, basic chocolate oatmeal cookie which would offer some homey counterpoint to a plate of fussy or fancy Christmas cookies.
  • Mom's Shortbread (recipe) - Rich and crispy. Best when made with very small cutters.
  • Black Gold Cookies from Marcel Desaulniers' Death by Chocolate Cookies (recipe) - More "chocolate delivery system" than cookie, with the bare minimum amount of flour to meet the USDA's cookie labeling requirements.
  • Nick Maglieri's X-cookies (with figs or prunes) - Crispy, fruity, and complex.




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