Instead of coffee and tea, pair this treat with a cocktail at your holiday party. Dorie Greenspan, cookbook author and owner of CookieBar in New York City, shares her recipe using a Chinese spice mixture.
These cookies are prepared similarly to how biscotti are (but they're baked once, not twice). The dough is shaped into flattened logs before going in the oven, then sliced into cookies after being baked.
Grumpy jack-o'-lanterns know their time is very limited -- they're easily devoured in just a few quick bites. Gooey dulce de leche is sandwiched between wafer cookies laden with ginger, cinamon, and cloves. Aspic cutters, available at kitchen-supply stores, are used to carve the tiny facial features.
Try one of our shaped icebox-cookie variations:
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White Chocolate, Hazelnut, and Cherry Triangles
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