However you do the holidays, the best thing about this time of year is always the same: cookies! We collected 25 of our favorite cookie recipes from all over the world for this year’s interactive Cookie Advent Calendar; every one of them is perfect for giving as gifts, nibbling after dinner, or pairing with a mug of tea on a wintry afternoon. Here they are, all in one place.
Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
Our gluten-free twist on classic sugar cookies uses rice flour as the base. Gluten-free doughs tend to be more delicate than standard cookie doughs; if the dough becomes too soft to work with, cut out shapes and place unbaked cookies on trays in the freezer for 3-5 minutes before baking.
These simple peanut butter cookies topped with a Hershey’s kiss are a classic Christmas treat in many American households.
Black and White Cookies
These generously iced, cakelike cookies are as cherished by New Yorkers as bagels and cream cheese. To quicken the setting of the glazes, place the cookies in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes after each coating.