These chocolate-dipped sandwich cookies are filled with a luscious mixture of pistachios and almond paste. Landon Nordeman
A simple, infallible mood-lifter, it’s easy to see how the custom of thwarting late afternoon fatigue with a steaming cup of black tea and cookies took hold. These 13 delicate cookies make ideal accompaniments for an afternoon cup.
These chocolate-dipped sandwich cookies are filled with a luscious mixture of pistachios and almond paste.
Punitions (French Shortbread Cookies)
Use a good salted butter with a high butterfat content, such as Kerrygold, to make these shortbread cookies. See the recipe for Punitions »
Perfumed with floral lavender, these fragile, crispy thin wafers are a delicate cookie to serve on their own or as a crisp contrast to creamy desserts like crème brulée, pudding, or pie. See the recipe for Lavender Tuiles »
Chocolate-Almond Cookies (Strazzate)
These traditional crumbly cookies from the Basilicata region of Italy are flavored with Strega, an Italian herbal liqueur, but Galliano, which can be found in most liquor stores, is a fine substitute.
Oatmeal Lace Cookies
Light and crisp oatmeal cookies make a pleasant alternative to heavier treats. Dip them in melted chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt for a decadent, lacy crunch.
Swedish Dream Cookies
Called dream cookies because of their airy texture, these Swedish treats are meant to dissolve in your mouth when you eat them.
Gluten-Free Vanilla Crescent Cookies
Akin to the famed Mexican wedding cookies, Greek kourambiethes, and Southern pecan puffs, these crumbly shortbread crescents, made gluten-free with a variety of specialty flours, are showered with confectioners’ sugar while still hot from the oven.
Scottish cooking authority Catherine Brown provided us with this recipe. Rice flour yields crisper shortbread, while that made with cornstarch is softer. See the recipe for Shortbread »