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montreal bagels

Montreal bagels stacked on a cutting board

Soft, chewy and totally delicious, these Montreal bagels are made with a maple syrup-kissed dough and poached in honey water for a slight sweetness that pairs well with all the classic characteristics of a bagel you know and love. Top these with plenty o’ seeds, toast and slather in schmear and enjoy the best homemade bagel you’ve had yet.

chocolate-nutella linzer cookies

close-up overhead shot of chocolate nutella linzer cookies on parchment

These Chocolate-Nutella Linzer Cookies are soft, chewy, chocolaty, sandwiched with a creamy chocolate-hazelnut filling — and absolutely delicious. Whether you make them for the holidays or on a day that just calls for cookies (which, in my book, is every day), you’re going to love these treats with a capital L.

cheesecake-stuffed red velvet crinkle cookies

red velvet cookies on a surface covered with powdered sugar

What’s red and white and stuffed with yummy cheesecake? These red velvet crinkle cookies, obviously! Soft and chewy chocolate cookies are filled with a creamy, cheesecake-like center for a holiday cookie that will blow you away with its deliciousness. This recipe makes 12 very large cookies, but prepare yourself to make a double-batch.

chai-spiced crescent cookies

a plate of chai-spiced crescent cookies

Christmas cookie-baking season continues with these chai-spiced crescent cookies! These moon-shaped, shortbread-like treats are made with classic chai spices — including cardamom, ginger and cinnamon — along with pecans and a generous dusting of powdered sugar to make them ultra-festive. They’re perfectly poppable when paired with a mug of hot tea, coffee or cocoa, and they come together in less than an hour — meaning you can bake them on repeat anytime you’re in need of cookies.

peanut butter brownie swirl cookies

peanut butter brownie swirl cookie on parchment

This Christmas, go big on the cookies — literally. These peanut butter brownie swirl cookies are oversized and totally delicious, thanks to three different kinds of cookie dough. Each swirl features peanut butter and sugar cookies plus a brownie layer that is absolutely extra yet very necessary. Bake up a batch to instantly get yourself into the holiday spirit!

holiday negroni

two holiday negronis in glasses on a surface

What is a holiday, really, without a fancy beverage in hand? This Thanksgiving, treat yourself to the Holiday Negroni, aka a sparkling Negroni-inspired cocktail made with amber rum and sparkling wine. It comes together in just five minutes and is so yummy, it might disappear just as fast. Cheers!