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  • Recipe

    Bow Tie Cookies with Apricot Preserves

    These tender cream cheese-pastry cookies with their sweet-tart apricot filling are inspired by Polish kolache cookies.

  • Recipe

    Orange-Hazelnut Olive Oil Cookies

    Reminiscent of biscotti in texture, these not-too-sweet cookies are a perfect dipper for after-dinner coffee.

  • Recipe

    Blueberry Streusel Bars with Lemon-Cream Filling

    Always a hit at summer picnics, these addictive squares strike the perfect balance between tart and sweet and chewy and crunchy.

  • Article

    Freshly baked cookies times two

    When I’m making cookies, I portion and bake only as many cookies as my family will eat in the next day or two. Then I refrigerate the dough for later…

  • Article

    CIA Shares Its Secrets

    Drawing on its 60-year history as a training ground for chefs, the Culinary Institute of America has come out with a line of cookware and bakeware designed by its teaching…

  • Article

    A Twist On Tuiles

    To make a cute twisty tuile garnish for ice cream, mousses and puddings, we modified the recipe for Maple-Walnut Tuiles. Here’s how to do it: First make a stencil from a moisture-resistant paper plate…

  • Article

    Making cookie logs perfectly square

    I like to make logs of refrigerator cookies in a square shape and have found an easy way to get a precise shape. I line the inside of the box…

  • Article

    Sieve keeps small cookie cutters from getting lost

    My small round cookie cutters often fell down the drain into the garbage disposal at cleaning time, until I came up with an easy solution. Since I already have my…

  • How-To

    Cookie Troubleshooting Guide

    It's especially unnerving when a cookie recipe you've been using for years suddenly comes out screwy--whether it's too soft or too dry, overly brown or not brown enough. Wouldn't it…

  • Recipe

    Buttery Shortbread Pastry Dough

    This versatile dough can be used for everything from tarts to pie crust to turnovers. The dough is quite soft, but all the butter in the recipe makes it forgiving and easy to work…

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