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Millionaire's Shortbread
Millionaire's Shortbread
Britain’s triple-decker combo of buttery cookie, sweet caramel, and dark chocola…
Apple Strudel
Apple Strudel
Unless you’re a skilled pastry chef, wrapping ultrathin, delicate dough around a…
Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Knowingly or not, most folks use the cookie recipe from the Quaker canister. We …
Fluffy Dinner Rolls
Fluffy Dinner Rolls
We thought the classic light, tender American dinner roll couldn’t get any bette…
Duck Fat-Roasted Potatoes
Duck Fat-Roasted Potatoes
For the crispest, most flavorful roasted potatoes, rethink the fat.
Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
For just the right balance, we started by examining how garlic flavor works.
Best Prime Rib
Best Prime Rib
Top chefs say that 18 hours in a 120-degree oven is the route to prime rib perfe…
Braised Turkey with Gravy
Braised Turkey with Gravy
Roast turkey is the norm today, but early American cookbooks often recommended a…
Roasted Smashed Potatoes
Roasted Smashed Potatoes
How do you produce spuds with mashed-potato creaminess and crackly-crisp crusts …
Crisp Roasted Potatoes
Crisp Roasted Potatoes
After weeks of testing, we discovered the secrets to the crispiest, creamiest ro…
Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham
Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham
Ham is appealingly simple but often comes out dry and jerkylike. Here's what you…
Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
How do you get tender, flaky biscuits with truly distinctive layers? It's a pres…
Glazed Chocolate-Mint Cookies
Glazed Chocolate-Mint Cookies
Chocolate butter cookies usually taste bland or surrender their crisp, delicate …
Chocolate Butter Cookies
Chocolate Butter Cookies
Chocolate butter cookies usually taste bland or surrender their crisp, delicate …
Linzertorte
Linzertorte
What's the secret to making a perfect version of this Old World tart?
Herbed Roast Turkey
Herbed Roast Turkey
How do you give a turkey herb flavor that's more than superficial? We rubbed, so…
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
More dessert than side dish, the typical recipe swamps this casserole in sugar, …
Chocolate-Orange Butter Cookies with Chocolate-Brandy Glaze
Chocolate-Orange Butter Cookies with Chocolate-Brandy Glaze
Chocolate butter cookies usually taste bland or surrender their crisp, delicate …
Classic Brownies
Classic Brownies
Whatever happened to the chewy, not-over-the-top chocolaty brownie from our chil…
Maple-Pecan Swirls
Maple-Pecan Swirls
Rolling out cookie dough is a sticky business. Most recipes add excess flour, an…
Thin, Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Thin, Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Three sweeteners and a slow but effective baking technique yield cookies with a …
Roast Fresh Ham
Roast Fresh Ham
The right brine, the right sequence of oven temperatures, and the right glaze tr…
Bittersweet Chocolate Roulade or Yule Log
Bittersweet Chocolate Roulade or Yule Log
We created a cake that is easy to roll but still moist, tender, and full of choc…
Holiday Eggnog
Holiday Eggnog
A custard base provides well-rounded, creamy flavor, and technique that combines…
Spiced Walnut Lace Cookies
Spiced Walnut Lace Cookies
We find that the right sweeteners and the proper ratio of flour to butter create…
Lace Cookies
Lace Cookies
We find that the right sweeteners and the proper ratio of flour to butter create…
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Why did it take six months to develop the right recipe for a chewy, thick, butte…
Chocolate, Matcha, and Pomegranate Tart
Chocolate, Matcha, and Pomegranate Tart
There’s more to this tart than meets the eye. And there’s a heck of a lot that m…
Chocolate Hazelnut Tart
Chocolate Hazelnut Tart
For those times when a spoon and a jar of Nutella just isn’t fancy enough.  
Roast Potatoes
Roast Potatoes
For a crisp, dense, velvety roast potato, take low-starch potatoes, cover for pa…
Ultimate Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
Ultimate Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
For layered, ultraflaky biscuits, you’ve got to know when to fold them and when …
Roast Goose with Prune and Apple Stuffing and Red Wine Giblet Gravy
For a rich, flavorful roast goose with crispy browned skin, first dunk the bird …
Gluten-Free Single-Crust Pie Dough
Gluten-Free Single-Crust Pie Dough
We built a gluten-free pie dough from the bottom up that bakes up tender, but al…
Dark Chocolate Ganache
Making ganache in a food processor is a method that beats all others, in our op…
Espresso-Mascarpone Cream
Mascarpone's flavor—mildly sweet and refreshing—adds a unique taste to this cake…
Pie Dough for Lattice-Top Pie
Pie Dough for Lattice-Top Pie
The perfect way to top our Fresh Peach Pie.