Chocolate Bear Paws

One of King Fergus' — and Merida's — favorite stories is how the peg-legged monarch lost his limb in a skirmish with the fearsome Mor'du. Inspired by the legendary bear, these rich, chocolaty cookies are tipped with slivered almond claws….
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Gingerbread Cookies

Directions This recipe has been in my family for a long time. The smell will send friends and family running for the warmth of the kitchen. A note about good cookie baking: Halfway through, I always rotate the tray in…
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Gingerbread Men

These are the classic gingerbread cookies–crunchy, spicy, friendly–but the dough is extra-easy, since you stir it together and you don't even need to chill it. If you prefer it to the icing-and-candy version, you can decorate the cookies with currants…
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