Gourmet's Favorite Cookies from the 1960s

Photo by: Romulo Yanes
Pine Nut Macaroons-
Pine nuts and almonds have an affinity for one another, with the unmistakable fragrance of the latter bringing forth the flavor of the former. (See recipe)... more 
Photo by: Romulo Yanes
Pine Nut Macaroons-
Pine nuts and almonds have an affinity for one another, with the unmistakable fragrance of the latter bringing forth the flavor of the former. (See recipe) less 
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 4:18 PM EDT
In this exclusive online feature, you'll find the very best cookie recipe from each year of Gourmet's history. The project is a fascinating window into the magazine's past-and a testament to this country's culinary evolution over the last 68 years. Here are some of our favorite cookies from the 1960s.



In the '60s, Gourmet moderated its reliance on French cuisine and began to cast a wider net for recipe inspiration. There were exotic treats from places like Algeria, Portugal, and Latvia, though more traditional European recipes--from Viennese nut cookies to macaroons, Italian chickpea cookies to Danish marzipan bites--still dominated. And while the magazine featured few lemon cookies in the '40s and '50s, the '60s saw both lemon and lime coming onto the scene in a big way.


Head over to gourmet.com for recipes and more ofGourmet's Favorite Cookies from 1941 to 2008.



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