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How to Make Chocolate Chip Bacon Grease Cookies

This 1940s trick to save butter recommends using bacon drippings to make bacon grease cookies. I put the old-fashioned method...


Lazy Cake

This lazy cake will fix that sweet tooth craving. The no-bake treat is made with cookie pieces stirred with hazelnut...


10 Simple Store-Bought Sugar Cookie Mix Hacks

Your cookies will look (and taste!) like they're made from scratch with these sugar cookie mix hacks.


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Peppermint Schnapps Hot Cocoa Snowflakes

Mint and chocolate are perfect partners in these cutout cookies! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

We Tested the Official Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe—and Yes, It’s Grand

You can skip the cookie jar with this Ghirardelli chocolate chip cookie recipe—because they'll be gone before they hit the...


How to Make Caramel Tassies That Taste Just Like Twix Cookies

Yep, we've transformed your favorite candy bar into a whole 'nother bite-sized treat. Learn how to make Twix cookies—a riff...

Egg Yolk Cookies

These simple egg yolk cookies truly melt in your mouth. They're thin cookies, just like the ones my grandma used...


14 Tips for Baking Perfect Cookies, from an Expert

Tie up those apron strings! Our food editor is sharing her baking tips for the best cookies ever.


Vermont Maple Cookies

I created this recipe after tasting maple cookies with a maple glaze at a bakery in Stowe, Vermont, some years...


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Whipped Shortbread

These whipped shortbread cookies melt in your mouth. Mostly I make them for the holidays, but I'll also prepare them...

Palmiers

It takes just two ingredients to make these impressive but easy-to-do French pastries, which are often called palm leaves. —Taste...


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Old-Fashioned Whoopie Pies

Who can resist soft chocolate sandwich cookies filled with a layer of fluffy white frosting? Mom has made these for...