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15 Iconic Cookie Recipes from Around the World


Cookie-lovers the world over can indulge in these delicious, diverse recipes from the comfort of their own kitchen. Ciao for now, chocolate chip!

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Alfajores - Argentina

What could be more enticing than two buttery shortbread cookies with unctuous dulce de leche sandwiched between them? In case you've never heard of this glorious condiment, it's a thick, sweet, milky caramel sauce that might become your new addiction once you try it. If you're feeling adventurous, you can roll the cookies in some grated coconut or coat them in chocolate. Get the recipe here.

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VIDEO: Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are easy to make and super delicious!


  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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