Are you looking to start a new holiday cookie tradition? Want a foil to your tried and true sweet treasures? This list of cookies I saved from last year is sure to yield some taste bud wonders of a new kind.

In a wonderful move to keep their Food Editors well fed, the LA Times issued a challenge to the area pastry chefs last year: show us your best creations so that we may name you cookie of the year.

The list of top mentions positively radiates through the monitor. From orange to rosemary, to ginger, the high note flavors of these creations exemplifies what a lucky time of the year this is for creating: any flavor works for Christmas!

The favorite top ten cookies, complete with recipes :


posted December 11th, 2007 at 3:23 pm

I made the rosemary pine nut cookies last year for my family– so beautifully delicate in taste. The leftover rosemary and pinenut infused nougatine is good too. :)

Thanks, that’s a great detail. I’m always afraid the rosemary will be overwhelming in flavor. I will give these a try!


- c
posted December 12th, 2007 at 2:30 am

Dear McAuliflower
I loved your blog site.I am a fellow cake maker from Botswana, Africa and browse to pick up ideas, inspirations from all who love cakes. Do pass by my blog site whenever you can.

Thanks for the note Anamika! I look forward to seeing your inspirations.


- Anamika Singh
posted December 12th, 2007 at 8:49 am

I probably should not have read that list so close to lunch – I’m drooling!

Me too, me too!


- Nicole
posted December 12th, 2007 at 8:53 am

I am so glad you posted this! I like to try something new every year and it’s either going to be gingerbread macaroons or the pistachio butter cookies.

- Laura
posted December 17th, 2007 at 7:28 pm

Wow! Great list….and gingerbread macarons…Yeah!! Next on my list! Thanks for sharing.

- Tartelette
posted December 18th, 2007 at 3:04 pm

What a truly wonderful but decadent selection of cookie recipes.

Like the idea of the gingerbread macarons but the apple butter stuffed gingerbread really hits the spot.

Great blog by the way.


- Wanda
posted November 13th, 2010 at 1:08 am

Oh these look just delicious. I’ve been looking for recipes to try this holiday so thanks a lot for these McAuliflower.


- Irene
posted February 1st, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Hammer! Das hätte ich absolut nicht geglaubt :)

- Roulette Test

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