The Times' top cookie recipes

  • Recipe: Mom's chocolate chip cookies

    Recipe: Mom's chocolate chip cookies

    Mom's chocolate chip cookies Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling time Servings: Makes 2 dozen cookies. Note: This recipe comes from my mother, who was a home ec teacher. It's the one she taught me and my sister, and our friends from high school -- all of whom would gather in our kitchen after...

  • Culinary SOS: Farmeeoh cookies

    Culinary SOS: Farmeeoh cookies

    The Farm of Beverly Hills' chocolate sandwich dessert is magnificently rich.

  • Recipe: Lime and black pepper cookies

    Recipe: Lime and black pepper cookies

    Lime and black pepper cookies Total time: 45 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: Makes about 4 dozen cookies ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup whole milk ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg, at room temperature 2 cups (8.5 ounces) flour 1/4 cup plus...

  • Recipe: Tangerine and thyme chocolate chip cookies

    Recipe: Tangerine and thyme chocolate chip cookies

    Tangerine and thyme chocolate chip cookies Total time: 45 minutes Servings: Makes about 3 dozen cookies 2 1/2 cups (10.6 ounces) flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3/4 cup (1 ½ sticks) butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 cup light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2...

  • Recipe: Halloween sugar cookies

    Recipe: Halloween sugar cookies

      Servings: About 2 dozen cookies. Note: Paste food color works better than liquid food coloring when tinting cookie dough. It's available in specialty markets and some party stores. Be careful: A little goes a long way. 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract...

  • Culinary SOS: Walnut praline shortbread cookies

    Culinary SOS: Walnut praline shortbread cookies

    A recipe adapted from Mountain Restaurant in Idyllwild

  • Recipe: Curry shortbread

    Recipe: Curry shortbread

    Curry shortbread Total time: 1 hour, plus chilling times Servings: Makes about 2 dozen (2-inch) shortbread cookies 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature 1 cup confectioner's sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups (8.5 ounces) flour 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1....

  • Drumroll, please: Our Top 10 (But there are plenty more, too!)

    The results are in: The Times tasting panel gathered recently in The Times test kitchen to taste and judge two dozen entries to the Great Cookie Challenge. Here are our Top 10. Still want more? We've got plenty of recipes for you to try this holiday season. If we missed any of your favorites, please...

  • Recipe: Gingerbread people

    Recipe: Gingerbread people

    Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus chilling time (up to 1 week) for the dough Servings: 3 1/2 dozen Note: From Amy Scattergood. 3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon baking soda 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup molasses (not blackstrap) 1 egg 1 tablespoon finely grated...

  • Recipe: Springerle cookies

    Recipe: Springerle cookies

    Total time: 2 hours, plus resting and overnight drying time Servings: About 4 dozen 3-inch cookies Note: From Noelle Carter. Springerle molds can be found at Sur La Table and select cooking and baking supply stores, and online at cookiemold.com, houseonthehill.net, lacuisineus.com and fantes.com...

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