My Xmas Cookies

Chai Spice Cookies

Chai Spice Cookies

I feel a little bit guilty now, when I make cookies without my 3-year-old daughter’s enthusiastic “help.” It’s her favorite thing to do. She…

Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate Crinkles

On Valentine’s day, when I was a kid, my mom would stock the dining room table with supplies: colored paper, scraps of old lace,  silk ribbon,…

Chocolate-dipped Pistachio Shortbread

Chocolate-dipped Pistachio Shortbread

At nine-months pregnant, I’m not going to be celebrating Christmas with my usual flair: no international flights, no drinking one-(or two? or three?)-too-many cups of bourbon-spiked…

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Holiday Sugar Cookies

This is the super-classic recipe for holiday cookies from my book American Bakery. The dough is simple to throw together and doesn’t spread during…