Foolproof Holiday Cookies

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Foolproof Holiday Cookies

Why This Recipe Works

In our search for a holiday cookie recipe that would yield cookies sturdy enough to decorate yet tender enough to eat, we started with the fat and found the right amount of butter to give the cookies great flavor without making them greasy....

Why This Recipe Works

In our search for a holiday cookie recipe that would yield cookies sturdy enough to decorate yet tender enough to eat, we started with the fat and found the right amount of butter to give the cookies great flavor without making them greasy. We used all-purpose flour in our holiday cookie dough recipe because it gave the dough enough gluten to provide structure. Superfine sugar gave our cookies a fine, even crumb. A surprise ingredient—cream cheese—added flavor and richness to our Glazed Butter Cookies without altering the texture of the cookies.

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Holiday CookiesSeason 5, Ep. 523

The holidays are stressful enough. Dough that sticks to the rolling pin, cookies that melt together in the oven, and glazes that refuse to set up just won’t do. We create a foolproof rolled butter coo...