December may be cold and dark, but as far as we’re concerned, that’s the ideal time for slow-cooked stews, savory roast pork, layered cocktails, and rich, spiced cookies and treats. Here are 12 recipes we’re looking forward to making this month.
Maple Rye Sour
Forget the sours of your teenage years; this sophisticated update uses maple syrup to temper rye whiskey, with fresh lemon and orange juices to brighten things up. Maple Rye Sour »
Glazed Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
Dough studded with dried cranberries and a drizzle of sweet, cinnamon-spiced glaze take oatmeal cookies from ordinary to perfect.
Rajma (North Indian Kidney Bean Masala Stew)
Chiles and ginger add invigorating heat to a classic Punjabi dish of tomatoes and kidney beans garnished with slivers of red onion. Redolent of coriander, cumin, and cinnamon, this warming stew is best enjoyed over basmati rice.