GIFT OF THE DAY: Moravian Spice Cookies

Delicious, either plain or chocolate-dipped (above). Photo by Jaclyn Nussbaum | THE NIBBLE.   An elegant gift, stocking-stuffer or treat for guests (serve them with tea, coffee and/or ice cream), we love ultra-thin Moravian cookies. Beyond the luscious flavor, the thinness means fewer calories per cookie (in other words, two for the calories of one).…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Cookie Tree

Use a small artificial Christmas tree to create a “dessert tree” centerpiece. Hang edible ornament cookies, fudge, petit fours, mint patties and other treats. The easiest technique is to tie cellophane-wrapped treats with ribbon and hang them on the tree with ornament hooks. But it makes an even prettier presentation if you cut pliable pieces…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate National Cookie Day!

Today is National Cookie Day, so bake up a batch or two to share with your friends and loved ones. We love Michael Recchiuti’s Brown Sugar Macadamia Nut Cookies With Chocolate Chunks, a very sophisticated chocolate chip cookie variation. If you don’t have time to bake them—or your own favorite recipe—pick up some delicious bakery…
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