1. SECRET INGREDIENT: sour cream in chocolate cookies
Sour cream gives the cookies an irresistibly soft and tender crumb. Chocolate chips, chocolate sprinkles, and cocoa powder create a triple shot of chocolate flavor. Get the Triple Chocolate Cookies recipe.
2. SECRET INGREDIENT: peanut butter in chocolate chip cookies
Some people like oatmeal cookies. Some like chocolate chip cookies. Yet others prefer peanut butter cookies. This recipe combines all three! The peanut butter in the dough makes them extra rich and delicious. Get this delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe.
3. SECRET INGREDIENT: dried cranberries in gingersnaps
Some commercial gingersnap cookies taste like just about every baking spice except ginger. To make up for that, we use both ground and fresh ginger here. Dried cranberries make a terrific stir-in that adds a sweet, chewy contrast. Make the Gingersnaps recipe.
4. SECRET INGREDIENT: cornflakes in no-bake cookies
This amazingly simple four-ingredient recipe makes a delicious cookie that is both gooey and crunchy. Store-bought cornflakes provide the crunch. Make the No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies in 15 minutes!
5. SECRET INGREDIENT: graham crackers in Christmas cookies
Graham crackers have a sweet, nutty taste that makes a fabulous flour for cookies when crushed into crumbs. Chopped walnuts enhance the nutty flavor even more. With a simple chocolate topping, these moist treats will have everyone reaching for seconds. Make the French Christmas Cookie recipe.
6. SECRET INGREDIENT: ground coffee in biscotti
Coffee-flavored desserts are all the rage. Here, instead of adding brewed coffee, we found that you get more bang for the buck by baking ground coffee right into the cookies. A touch of cocoa powder and cinnamon will have you dreaming of a frothy cappuccino. Make the Espresso Biscotti recipe.
7. SECRET INGREDIENT: sesame seeds in macaroons
These sweet golden cookies make a great treat after dinner, at tea time, or anytime. Toasted sesame seeds give them a delicate crunch and a nutty aroma. The sesame seeds blend in nicely but add just enough interest in each and every bite. Try the Coconut and Sesame Macaroon recipe.
Plus, find out other secret ingredients to transform your cookies.
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