The latest stars to take food TV by storm aren't seasoned restaurateurs, but rather precocious young cooks with dreams of rising through the culinary ranks. That's right, we're talking MasterChef Junior! Watch the video to find out what contestants Sarah Lane and Dara Yu are up to and see them compete in a Halloween cookie decoration contest.
Whether you're a die-hard Vampire Diaries fan, can't get enough of Teen Wolf, or tune in every week to catch up on The Originals, you're going to want to sink your teeth into one of these fanged cookies. Watch the video to see how to make these Halloween-appropriate treats — there's a variation for every show — and then stock up on the minimal ingredient list to get decorating.
A new college study out reveals something we probably could've copped to all along: Oreos may be just as addictive as cocaine. Now that we've confirmed the uphill battle we face against these creamy sandwich cookies is definitely real, we're just going to give in and buy a package (or three). If you, too, have an Oreo obsession, we suggest taking it to the next level with these 10 creative spins on the cookie (bread pudding and spiked shakes included).
Is your tot a cookie monster? All Hallows' Eve is right around the corner, and mamas are getting ready for the spookiest — and sweetest! — night of the year. Giving out store-bought candy to little trick-or-treaters is common practice, but why not dazzle them with an extra something special in their goodie bags this year? Check out these 21 boo-tiful and delicious Halloween cookies and get inspired to bake (or buy) for this festive occasion. They also make delectable party favors if you're hosting a monster bash!
To celebrate tonight's series premiere of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland on ABC, we're making "Eat Me" cookies and "Drink Me" blue potion, based on the Alice in Wonderland book. All the supplies can be found at your local grocery store — no piping bags are needed for these adorable iced cookies. Plus, the blue potion has a surprising flavor sure to bring you right back to childhood.
Quinoa may be most known for its poppy texture in lunch and dinner recipes, but you can also reap the high fiber and protein benefits by unexpectedly adding it to dessert recipes.
Easily ground into a flour using a food processor, dry quinoa adds a wonderful nutty flavor.
Warm, spicy, slightly crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, these are my new favorite Fall treats — perfect with a cup of hot cider or ginger tea. Sweet enough on their own, they don't need to be rolled in sugar like traditional molasses cookies. These button-shaped bites are sure to satisfy your taste for Autumn.
Read on to learn this 93-calorie ginger molasses cookie recipe.
Pecan pie is one of my all-time favorite desserts, but that doesn't mean I always have the patience (or time) for making pie crust from scratch, toasting nuts, and all of the other requisite steps necessary for its assembly. That's where these tender, nutty thumbprint cookies come into play. No, they're not an exact analogue to the Southern favorite, but they satisfy the craving in less than half the time and are delicious in their own right. What's more, these are considerably sturdier, making them a better candidate for tucking into a care package for a loved one or toting into the office for a co-worker's birthday.
Want pecan pie the fast and easy way? Try the lazy girl's take on pecan pie.
Take pumpkin, and pair it with chocolate chip cookies, and there's no doubt it's a winning dessert recipe.
Using an ice cream scooper ensures each cookie is the perfect, pillowy shape and size.
Leave sufficient space between each cookie dough ball, because the dough will spread when baking.
These cookies have plenty of warming spices like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger, which will waft throughout the kitchen even hours after baking.
Muffin-like and semisweet, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies double as dessert and an excellent breakfast the next morning.
Practical might not seem like high praise for a sweet treat, but while these chewy, butter-rich caramel nut bars are as delectable as you'd imagine, it's the former that I prize most about this recipe. Individual tartlets, cupcakes, and the like may be darling, but it's bar cookies (think brownies, blondies, and lemon bars) that take the stress out of baking for a crowd.
Not only are most bar cookies crowd-pleasing — few sane people will turn down a fudgy brownie or nut-studded bar — but all it takes are a few precise cuts of a chef's knife to break them down into individual portions. Trust me, you're going to want to try this recipe for yourself.
A handful of British nibbles boast a Royal Warrant of Appointment — essentially, a stamp of approval from the royal family — but today's treat, Duchy Originals trumps all when it comes to bragging rights among Anglophiles. Founded in 1992 by His Royal Highness Prince Charles The Prince of Wales, this brand of biscuits uses its royal clout for a good cause: historically, Duchy donates about $5 million of its sales to charity each year. But we're interested in answering the most important question of all: how do these cookies actually taste?
Duchy Originals Highland All Butter Shortbread
Thin, crisp, and crumbly, with an appropriately short texture, these butter-rich cookies earned high ratings from tasters (nary a mark below a 4 1/2). If you're looking to enjoy a classic shortbread cookie without turning on the oven, these will satisfy cravings, no doubt.
Duchy Originals Stem Ginger All Butter Shortbread
If you're asking what is stem ginger, and what is it doing in my shortbread cookies, we've got answers. Stem ginger typically refers to candied ginger, and as for the second half of the question, the spicy-sweet seasoning adds a hit of flavor to these buttery biscuits. Overall, we liked this less-traditional option, though a few tasters wished the ginger flavor was kicked up a notch, but most found its lingering aftertaste pleasing.