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A healthy dose of whole-wheat flour gives this classic a wholesome twist. Decorate with frosting if...
These are wonderful! The honey and the apricot jam are a winning combination that makes the...
Wafer thin, hearty, and healthy, an ideal accompaniment to luscious fall apples or pears.
In 1960, reader Jane Goyer of West Boylston, Massachusetts, sent us this recipe for her grandmother...
The colorful white, brown and red nuggets in these cookies remind us of the rocky bed of the river...
These taste great, but are not good to give as gifts because they must be kept refrigerated.
From the Old Red Inn & Cottages, North Conway, NH.
Crispy and light, with a handsome shape. Serve as an accompaniment to ice cream, pudding, or...
My friend Jan Swain makes and shares these melt-in-your-mouth cookies every Christmas. They’re the...
Molasses-spice cookies date back to the Colonial era, but this variation with rum in the batter...
Sometimes you just need chocolate to get things on an even keel. My dear friend Julie Fox makes...
Butter-rich cookies that go well with sherbet, chocolate mousse, or pudding.
These shortbread-type cookies will melt in your mouth. Maria typically makes them for the winter...
My grandparents came from Germany. I don’t remember getting lots of Christmas gifts as a child. I’d...
A lot like pizzelles (Italian waffle cookies), these are krumkaker, a Norwegian specialty. You will...
Combine these delicate cookies with other favorites and give a plateful to a neighbor or friend.
A classic old favorite.
In 2006, Laurie won a blue ribbon at the Topsfield Fair with this recipe. The next year, she...
You can use fresh or dried lavender and mint for these buttery shortbread cookies.
These spiced German honey cookies are traditionally made during the holidays. They ship well, so...
From the Inn at Ellis River, Jackson, NH.
Bars can be cut at 1”x1” or larger. Depending on whether one bite or two is preferred.
From the Wildflowers Inn, North Conway, NH.
Even though we call them raindrops, these simple, lemon-scented cookies are bound to put some...
The crust has the buttery richness of shortbread, and the tart filling will remind you of lemon...
So easy to make, with ingredients already in the cupboard, and always the first to disappear from...
This recipe originally came from a newspaper clipping now yellowed with age. The cookies are...
Try these irresistible cookies with a combination of lemon and coconut that melts in your mouth!...
Lemony and lovely, these rich scones are a welcome addition to any holiday breakfast or brunch.
This recipe takes us back beyond the 1960s to the very beginning of American cooking. In fact, its...
Fragrant and delicate, these cookies are the perfect partner to a bowl of fresh summer berries and ...
Very good, very rich, and very professional-looking. A word to the wise: when choosing the...
Apple is a good substitute if you don’t have access to fresh rhubarb, but the rhubarb adds a...
This is a recipe that was adapted to be made with sugar substitutes. Being a diabetic, I find that...
Luella Larson has been exhibiting in the culinary arts division of the Sioux Empire Fair for more...
This healthful granola is great with yogurt or eaten straight out of the container!
From the Inn at Ellis River, Jackson, NH.
“I like the mighty maple flavor of Vermont grade B syrup for these bars,” which have a maple...
From Glen Oaks Inn, Intervale, NH.
Here’s an easy recipe. It makes a cookie that tastes like candy!
This recipe is courtesy of The Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Baking Cookbook.
With their maply goodness, these treats are very New England–but with a Southern twist, thanks to...

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