Rich cinnamon mocha-flavored cookie that forms large cracks as it bakes.
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.
Mocha Hazelnut Butterballs
A tender snowball-type cookie with the rich flavor of toasted hazelnuts, coffee and chocolate.
Soft and chewy molasses cookies with a sugar crust that crackles as it bakes.
A small Danish ginger cookie spiced up with a dash of white pepper.
A simple butter and walnut sugar cookie decorated with colored sugar.
Nut-Filled Chocolate Snowballs
A chocolate version of the tender and buttery snowball cookie.
Nutella Crackle Cookies
A chocolate-hazelnut cookie that, when baked, shows deep chocolate “cracks” in the white powdered sugar surface.
A buttery shortbread log topped with a buttered rum and nutmeg frosting.
Peanut butter cookies topped with a Hershey’s Kiss. Pure bliss!
Peanut Butter Cookies
Classic peanut butter cookies with a crosshatch pattern.