12 Days of Cookies

The holidays just got a whole lot sweeter

Who needs pipers piping and swans-a-swimming? When the holidays roll 'round, it's cookies that we're craving.

That's why we chose to celebrate the season with–drumroll, please–12 Days of Cookies. Throughout the month of December we'll share some of the coolest cookie recipes to have caught our eyes, from chocolate-peppermint sandwich cookies to the Swiss spice biscuits known as Leckerli, plus two special recipes developed in our own Test Kitchen.

While all of Tasting Table's editions will take part in the festivities, links to each of the 12 recipes will be posted here for easy reference. We invite you to check back over the course of the month for newly posted recipes and to view our growing slideshow.

1. Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Contigo, Austin, TX

2. Basler Leckerli

Vitrine at the St. Regis, San Francisco, CA

3. Double-Chocolate Sea-Salt Cookies

Fats & Flour, Brooklyn, NY

4. Cashew Butter Balls

Tasting Table Test Kitchen

5. Chocolate-Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Whisked!, Washington, D.C.

6. Pecan Tassies

Wit & Wisdom, Baltimore, MD

7. Oatmeal-Cherry-Pecan Cookies

Floriole Bakery, Chicago, IL

8. Sugar Cookies

The Bakery at Cakes & Ale, Decatur, GA

9. Brandy Milk Punch

Café Adelaide, New Orleans, LA

10. Cashew Butter Cookies

Short Cake, Los Angeles, CA

11. Bourbon Biscotti

Tasting Table Test Kitchen

12. Espresso-Orange Ma'amouls

Sofra, Cambridge, MA