Peppermint Nanaimo Bars

Blending the flavors of a wintry mocha with a Canadian classic, these Nanaimo bars receive a boost from an espresso-spiked ganache, a dose of...

Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

These vanilla shortbread cookies by Laura Kasavan of Tutti Dolci are studded with jeweled cranberries and dipped in white chocolate. They make a festive...
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One-Layer Gingerbread Cake

A generous portion of minced fresh ginger is folded directly into the cake batter of this stunner. Swoopy Meringue Frosting gives it the whimsical...

Crème Fraîche Apricot Cookies

This holiday season, Williams Sonoma's Taste blog is showcasing the 12 best cookies on the web for their 12 Days of Cookies countdown. Our...

Stollen Wreaths

Combining the visual beauty of holiday wreath bread with the fruit- and brandy-laced flavor of stollen, these stollen wreaths have nutty grated marzipan and a...

Pomegranate-Molasses Gingerbread Cake

Melding the warm spices of gingerbread with the tart power of Pomegranate Molasses, our one-layer cake is a sophisticated spin on a holiday favorite....

Gingerbread Blondies

These Gingerbread Blondies get a spicy boost from grated fresh ginger while chunks of white chocolate add a balancing creamy sweetness. For a note...

Browned Butter Gingerbread Lace Cookies

These delicate cookies from Thalia Ho are an elevated take on the traditional gingerbread, with nutty browned butter creating an unmistakable undertone of depth,...

Tahini Chocolate Rugelach

This traditional Jewish pastry from Joshua Weissman is essentially a cream cheese-based sweet dough that’s rolled with all sorts of fillings. Traditionally, rugelach is...

Skillet Cookie

Get creative with this infinitely customizable skillet cookie. We used walnuts, bittersweet chocolate, and milk chocolate, but any mix-ins you have in your pantry...