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Cookies recipes including slice-and-bakes, drop cookies, and fancy decorated rolled-out cookies.

Mexican Wedding Cookies (Russian Tea Cakes, etc.)

These cookies go by about half a dozen names, the most common among them being Mexican wedding cookies and Russian tea cakes. But they’re also sometimes called polvorones, butterballs, snowballs, and meltaways. So many cultures have some version of them, which makes sense because it’s a formula that works. The basic formula is some kind …

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Holiday Cookie Recipes, delicious inspiration

It’s cookie baking season! The holidays are coming. December’s whirl of office parties, school events, family gatherings, friendly visits is nearly upon us. [In 2020, most of this will be virtual. Stay safe.] These are some of my favorite holiday cookie recipes—the treats that I love to share with friends and family and coworkers (back …

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Mini Skillet Cookies, melty chocolate chip goodness

These mini skillet cookies are what you want for dessert tonight. Or at least they’re what I want for dessert tonight. They’re like the simple, warm, melty, gooey chocolate chip skillet cookies that you find at so many restaurants, usually topped with a scoop of ice cream. But these ones are better than what you’ll …

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Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

When you’re looking for food that delivers on pure comfort, it’s tough to beat a soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookie. I know, I know. Raisins are controversial. And you could, of course, swap in chocolate chips or dried cherries or any number of other mix-ins. But if you’re not deeply raisin-averse, maybe just a …

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Classic Brownies, rich and fudgy

It’s tough to beat a classic brownie for sheer chocolate pleasure. At least as long as it is a fudgy brownie rather than a cakey one (and who are those mysterious people who prefer cakey brownies?) and is sufficiently bold with chocolate flavor. There are about eleventy-billion brownie recipes out there, many of them good-to-great …

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Crispy-Topped Brown Sugar Bars, sweet and crunchy

These crispy-topped brown sugar bars are at once familiar and surprising. The ingredient list is short and grocery store and pantry-friendly. The combination of Rice Krispies (or whatever puffed rice cereal you choose) and chocolate is reminiscent of a Nestle Crunch bar. But this particular arrangement—a layer of crisp and buttery brown sugar cookie covered …

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