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Baking season: Go crazy in the kitchen with these cookie recipes

26 Recipes
Baking season: Go crazy in the kitchen with these cookie recipes
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Cranberry thumbprints

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Makes about 6 dozen cookies

The ultimate wedding cookie

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 5 dozen cookies

Frozen fruit slices

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 9 dozen cookies

Nutmeg logs

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Makes about 7 dozen cookies

Pistachio madeleines

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies

Hazelnut-chocolate Linzer cookies

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes 2 1/4 dozen cookies

Springerle

Time 2 hours
Yields Makes about 4 dozen 3-inch cookies

Coffee-walnut cookies

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 5 1/2 dozen cookies

Peanut and bittersweet chocolate cookies

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes 5 1/2 dozen cookies

Rosemary/thyme cookies

Time 40 minutes
Yields Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Pine nut and almond cookies

Time 35 minutes
Yields Makes about 30 cookies

Cardamom spritz cookies

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes 5 dozen

Chocolate sparkle cookies

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 36 cookies

Apricot biscotti

Time Active work time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Makes 32 biscotti

Millionaire's shortbread

Time Total time: 3 hours Active work time: 1 hour
Yields Makes 3 dozen cookies

Akasha's lavender shortbread

Time 35 minutes
Yields Makes 3 dozen cookies

Tahini cookies

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes 24 to 32 cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Makes 12 very large cookies

Apple-butter-filled gingerbread cookies

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Strawberry-rhubarb stained-glass cookies

Time 3 hours
Yields Makes about 20 cookies

Pecan Pie Cookie Bars

Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Yields Makes 32 bars

Rockenwagner's Espresso-Macadamia Nut Cookies

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes 25 cookies

Chocolate apricot balls

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes 3 to 4 dozen small candies

Lime and black pepper cookies

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes about 4 dozen cookies

Festive mandelbrot

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Makes 3 to 3 1/2 dozen pieces

Orange Shortbread Hearts

Time 2 hours
Yields Makes about 40


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