From rugelach to crinkles, 7 sensational holiday cookies
Jennifer Segal is the chef and photographer behind Once Upon a Chef, a family-friendly recipe blog featuring tested and perfected recipes with step-by-step photos.
Jazz up your holiday baking repertoire with these crowd-pleasing cookie recipes.
Rugelach (pictured above) — Delicious to eat and fun to make, rugelach are miniature crescent-rolled pastries posing as cookies. They’re made by rolling a triangle of dough around a sweet filling of fruit, nuts, chocolate or pretty much anything your heart desires.
Crave-Worthy Sugar Cookies – These sugar cookies are truly crave-worthy: buttery and rich in flavor, with a crisp and sparkly exterior and tender-chewy interior.
Nutella Sandwich Cookies (aka Yo-yos) – These have got to be some of the world’s cutest cookies. They look just like little yo-yos, thus the name, and are popular in Australia. You make them by joining together two buttery shortbread disks with a layer of creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread.
Crispy Ginger Cookies — With just the right balance of spices — think ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and pepper — and a wonderfully buttery crisp texture, these sparkly golden cookies are perfect for the holidays.
Toffee Almond Sandies — These cookies may look plain but when you bite into them, you discover a buttery and sweet shortbread studded with melted toffee bits and crunchy almonds. They’re just wonderfully good!
Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies — Find out the secret to making chocolate chip cookies that are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. You’ll never guess what’s in them!
Chocolate Fudge Crinkles – Deeply chocolate, crisp and powdery on the outside, and soft and fudgy in the center — if you can imagine what a brownie would taste like in cookie form, this is it.