Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cut Cookies

By Erica Stoeckeler /

There are a few good reasons why crinkle cut cookies are a holiday tradition:

  1. These cookies are so good you need the holidays to force moderation.
  2. This particular type of cookie offers the perfect amount of sweetness. The deep, rich chocolate flavor will lead you to be satisfied after only a few, yet leave room for you to try a few other sweet treats from the holiday table.
  3. The powder sugar finish creates a festive snowy appearance.  
  4. Crinkle sounds very similar to Kringle, as in Kris Kringle, AKA Santa Claus!

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Robert Redford Cookies

By Abby Tolbert /

Admittedly, I’m a pretty sub-par baker. After subjecting my loved ones to countless batches of charred, tasteless creations, I took a hiatus from making desserts. It wasn’t until I unearthed this delicious and easy recipe from a friend’s Detroit-based cookbook, Sister Pie, that I decided to give the whole baking thing another go. Read More “Robert Redford Cookies”

Carmelita Cookie Bars

By Anglie McMasters /

Carmelitas are a no-mixing-necessary, layered bar. The crust and topping are both made with the same buttery, brown sugar, vanilla-infused oatmeal and flour mixture. In the middle, there’s chocolate and caramel sauce. They’re comparable to a soft oatmeal chocolate chip cookie with a streusel-crumble topping.  The amount of melted caramel in this recipe probably even supersedes the number of napkins you have on hand. Read More “Carmelita Cookie Bars”

Melting Moments Christmas Cookies

By Rachel Castro /

Baking Christmas cookies is always a tradition that I celebrate with my Mom every holiday season. Now that I live 2 hours away from her, it’s the thing I look most forward to! We spend the weekend listening to our favorite Christmas music and whipping up all of our family favorite cookie recipes passed all the way down from my great-great-grandma (as you can see by the faded writing and very messy recipe cards.) We bake really early so we can mail out a tin to my siblings and then freeze the rest (minus some for late night snacks) and pull them out around Christmas. The holidays are crazy enough so it feels good to get the holiday baking out of the way early!

Melting moments is in the top three of my favorites we make each year. They’re such a simple recipe – 6 ingredients total and a unique texture and taste that really stands out on that festive cookie tray.

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Holiday Ginger Cookies Recipe

By Miranda Rosbach /
When it comes to quintessential holiday scents, chocolate and gingerbread might top the list. It’s no wonder, what with the warm, earthy quality of both, each lending a coziness to the time of year spent indoors—where kitchens swell with the fragrance of seasonal baked goods and hearts lighten a bit. Think of these cookies as a sophisticated take on the holiday classic without the cookie cutter. Little hands can even help roll the dough into balls and coat them in Turbinado sugar. Pair these ginger cookies with a cup of tea and nestle down to share a story together.

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