A teacake-type cookie that is not too sweet, with a crumbly melt-in-your mouth texture thanks to the cake flour.
Hand-shaped cookies are so named because they are formed by hand and not using any special tools. Usually they are molded into small balls or rolled into rope shapes, sometimes twisted into pretzels or formed into wreaths. Most of these cookies retain much of their shape after baking, although generally soften somewhat in shape. For example, perfectly spherical balls of dough when baked resemble rounded domes when removed from the oven. For the best holiday cookie plate presentation of your hand-shaped cookies, attempt to make them all uniform in size and shape (although when they are not, they will be just as much appreciated!). For the tenderest cookies, handle the dough as little as possible.
Gooey Butter Cookies
Super easy, made with a cake mix. You can use any mix: yellow, chocolate, red velvet or funfetti!
Amish Ginger Cookies
Moist and chewy spice cookies from Amish Country.
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Visually stunning soft cookie with crispy edges and distinctive red velvet taste
Vintage recipe for almond-flavored sugar cookies topped with a whole almond.
Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies
Mini chocolate chips update this classic favorite.
Mexican Wedding Cakes
A tender, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread ball with finely chopped nuts.
A traditional Greek citrus-spice cookie dipped in a honey syrup.
A Greek pastry formed into a letter “S”. Made at Easter in Greece but Greek Americans often make them for Christmas.
Soft cookie shaped into a figure-8 or pretzel. Commonly thought to be Norwegian/Swedish.