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Cookie recipe: Crisp Oat Caramel Cookies

Cookie recipe: Crisp Oat Caramel Cookies

These lacy cookies are nicely spiced with ground cardamom.

Cookie recipe: Berlin Curd

Cookie recipe: Berlin Curd

Serve these soft, rich bites with tea.

Cookie recipe: Italian Hazelnut Kisses

Cookie recipe: Italian Hazelnut Kisses

This Piemontese specialty celebrates the Italian region's great hazelnut production.

Cookie recipe: Pine Nut, Orange and Chocolate Drop Cookies

Cookie recipe: Pine Nut, Orange and Chocolate Drop Cookies

These easy cookies are crunchy and subtly flavored.

Cookie recipe: Hippie Crispy Treats

Cookie recipe: Hippie Crispy Treats

Chocolate and almond butter up the ante on the marshmallow-and-crisped-rice cereal bars of your childhood.

Cookie recipie: Bourbon Biscuits

Cookie recipie: Bourbon Biscuits

Despite the title of these cookies, which is a mashup of the names of two German towns, the original recipe contained no liquor. In testing, we added bourbon to the filling and liked the results.

Cookie recipe: Giant New York Walnut and Chocolate Cookies

Cookie recipe: Giant New York Walnut and Chocolate Cookies

These are crisp on the outside, wonderfully chewy on the inside and big enough to share.

Cookie recipe: Dulce de Leche Macaroons

Cookie recipe: Dulce de Leche Macaroons

Caramely dulce de leche makes these one-bowl cookies chewy and buttery-tasting.

Crunchy Almond Cookies (Croquants de Cordes-sur-Ciel)

Crunchy Almond Cookies (Croquants de Cordes-sur-Ciel)

These dairy-free cookies are named for the medieval French village near the Pyrenees where they were created. They turn out crackly, puffed and, indeed, craggy and crunchy.

Cornmeal and Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

Cornmeal and Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

The flavors go together nicely; the cookies have a delicate crumb.

Cookie recipe: Boozy Chocolate Bites

Cookie recipe: Boozy Chocolate Bites

Consider these as a rich-tasting, rugged cousin to the rum ball. They're small, but they pack quite a punch.

Cookie recipe: Calissons d'Aix

Cookie recipe: Calissons d'Aix

These petite, diamond-shaped confections are the ultimate elegant no-bake cookie, with a thin base of firm, almond-apricot jam paste and royal icing on top.

Cookie recipe: Iced Coffee Cookies

Cookie recipe: Iced Coffee Cookies

Coffee aficionados give these elegant and tender cookies two thumbs up.

Cookie recipe: Vanilla Basil Shortie

Cookie recipe: Vanilla Basil Shortie

The flavor combination is refreshing and unusual.

For cocktails, the holiday look is part of the charm

For cocktails, the holiday look is part of the charm

For bartenders like Tannille Riccitello, it’s nearly as important that a drink looks every bit as good as it tastes.

O' Christmas beer, O' Christmas beer

O' Christmas beer, O' Christmas beer

Candles won’t be the only thing getting lit this holiday season.

5 drinks to add pizazz to your Christmas

5 drinks to add pizazz to your Christmas

“When people ask me what they can bring to a cocktail party, I tell them a glass,” laughs Patricia Novo, co-owner of Crush and Cask Wine & Spirits in Saratoga Springs.

Head-scratching over gifts? How about part of a human skull?

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Head-scratching over gifts? How about part of a human skull?

What to get the loved one who has everything? Steven Rabinowitz wracked his brain before settling on (spoiler alert, relatives!) a raccoon skull.

Some ideas for a smarter, more stylish Christmas tree

Some ideas for a smarter, more stylish Christmas tree

Make your Christmas tree your masterpiece. How? By skipping the big boxes of big-box ornaments in favor of everyday stuff you love, reimagined.

Vanilla and chocolate shortbread birdhouses

Vanilla and chocolate shortbread birdhouses

Build with a cute, tender alternative to gingerbread

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