Cookie Time

We’ve heard it said that a balanced diet consists of a cookie in each hand. If you agree, you probably already have pans to bake up a batch on December 4 to celebrate National Cookie Day. Local bakers share a favorite recipe with TABLE readers so that you can try something new!

The first National Cookie Day was declared by Sesame Street in 1976…no doubt the result of some serious advocacy from the Cookie Monster. Because many of our fellow humans are serious cookie monsters, this celebrations of one of life’s finest and simplest pleasures has grown into a national phenomenon. Derived fromthe Dutch word koekje, these crispy little treats have been around in one form or another at least since the 600s when the first documented batch appears in Persia. They reached Europe with the Moors of Spain, and spread across the continent, delighting snackers on streetcorners as well as royal palaces.

A delectable thumbprint cookie with the perfect balance of sweet and tart at the center.

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB THUMBPRINT COOKIES

Any fruit of your choosing can be used in this delicious recipe that also includes vegan substitutions.
A classic Peanut Butter Cookie with sumptuous peanut flavor.
Buttery, soft and jam filled — What could be better?

LINZER TART COOKIES

A traditional Italian cookie known for it’s tender, cakey texture and anise flavor.
These bar cookies are just what the “doctor“ ordered for those cold nights in front of the fireplace, when you’re dreaming of warm days and campfires.
A good old fashioned pinwheel cookie with a swirl of orange and cranberry flavors.
All the warm spice of a chai tea but in the form of a soft, chewy cookie.

CHAI SNICKERDOODLES

A crisp and crunchy spiced cookie with golden raisins for our gluten-free readers.
A single bite of irresistible flavors — chocolate and peanut butter..

Purple Barley gives this tasty cookie a rich and nutty flavor and a fascinating color.

RECIPES PROVIDED BY LOCAL BAKERS / STYLING BY ANNA CALABRESE / STORY BY KEITH RECKER / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE BRYCE

Add of TABLE’s other cookie recipes to your cookie tray:

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Pine Needle Shortbread Cookies

Peanut Butter Sandies

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