When you start with something really good, it doesn’t take much to make it better. And that’s the story of of Dorie Greenspan’s Christmas Spice Cookie. Dorie started with her Do-Almost-Anything Vanilla Cookie Dough, and then added the spices that evoke Christmas: cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice. The result is a cookie that’s perfect with coffee or tea, mulled cider, mulled wine or a late-night cognac.
Endlessly adaptable and exceedingly easy to work with, Dorie Greenspan calls these simple vanilla cookies the Batman and Robin of baking for a crowd, capable of making you look like the host who does it all effortlessly.
What to pair with a holiday-worthy beef tenderloin? Oh, Chris Prosperi has the very thing. His comforting mash is simple without being boring. The squash and maple syrup make these mashed “potatoes” unlike any others you’ve had. They’re elevated for Christmas dinner, and are the perfect side for any holiday meal.
Make this holiday herb and citrus crusted beef tenderloin in four easy steps: make the rub, roast the beef, prep the sauce, and bake the store-bought puff pastry. It’s an impressive centerpiece, for sure, and since every element can be made ahead, you’ll have plenty of time to focus on your guests.
There is something extremely decadent about serving the warm walnuts in the center of this hummus from Ana Sortun. You’ll want to do it every single time.
These sesame bars are a best seller at Sofra Bakery & Café in Cambridge, Mass. Lots of brown sugar combined with a thick, raw honey produce the caramel that holds the nuts and sesame seeds together over a thick shortbread crust. We know exactly what you’re thinking: Homemade Christmas or Hanukkah gift!