By Lynn Andriani
Photo: Copyright © Linda Pugliese
The 5-Ingredient Throwback
French macarons may be getting a lot of love lately, but old-school macaroons are a classic in their own right. They have a slightly tropical feel (they're mainly coconut, after all), call for common ingredients (and only five of them, at that) and just so happen to be gluten-free. This recipe from Dan Cohen, founder of New York's Danny Macaroons, deserves to be in every baker's repertoire.
Get the recipe: Original Vanilla Macaroons
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A New Holiday Classic You Decorate in 10 Seconds
These sweet treats from Heather Bertinetti's book Bake It, Don't Fake It! resemble mini snowballs, in that they're dusted in powdered sugar (which, incidentally, is the easiest decorating trick ever). But the taste is totally new, thanks to dulce de leche (which you can find at most supermarkets, as well as specialty stores such as Williams-Sonoma) in the batter. The rest of the ingredients-butter,Read More »from The Easiest Cookies to Bring to a Holiday Cookie Exchange