Cookies are often a favorite punctuation to everyday moments. A sweet treat at the end of a picnic or a hike. A little sampler to wind down a night. A homemade gift for a friend. Everyone can (and should) make delicious cookies on occasion.
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This is the Middle Eastern Millionaire's Shortbread from Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh's Sweet, and it's incredible.
This is the recipe I use anytime I want perfect sugar cookies. The dough is a dream to work with.
Toasty, nutty sable cookies made with whole wheat flour, sliced almonds, currents and salted butter. And a peek at some of my favorite vintage cookie cutters.
Hand-painted watercolor cookies are incredibly special, and these are some of the coolest.
I came across a cookie when I visited Portland, it was a crackle-edged puddle of chocolate with a texture that made me think of the collision between a soft meringue and a fudgy brownie.
Made using 100% whole wheat flour and hand-chopped chocolate chips, this is a skillet-baked twist on chocolate chip cookies. Spread the dough in an oven-safe skillet, and bake into a single mega-cookie.
You want these in your purse, your desk drawer, and your freezer. A quick way to get quinoa, hemp seeds, chia, and coconut into one naturally sweetened, no-bake snack.
A nut-free (school-friendly), double chocolate version of one of the most popular cookies on my site. Made with a banana-batter, shredded coconut, dark chocolate chunks, and oats. Butter-less, flour-less, egg-less, and potentially sugar-less cookies make great after school, travel, or post-workout treats.
A limoncello macaroon recipe along with a batch of photos from a cabin weekend in Mendocino. The cookies are golden-crusted, powder-coated, almond-citrus gems spiked with limoncello liqueur my sister made for me.
These homemade power bars are based on the recipe I published years ago in Super Natural Cooking. The main difference here is I made these more savory with toasted walnuts, crumbled kale chips, and oil-cured olives.