Cookie Toppings and Mix-Ins
Atop cookies, in the dough or sandwiched between a pair of cookies, toppings and mix-ins are the quickest, easiest, almost-entirely foolproof way to customize your cookies.
This is one bit of baking that rewards playing around — mix it up by combining a couple of these to discover your brand-new favorite.
- Potato chips
- Breakfast cereal
- Chopped-up cookies (sandwich cookies or gingersnaps work well)
- Rainbow or chocolate sprinkles
- Icing sugar (sometimes called sanding sugar)
- Chocolate chips
Fruit & Nuts
- Raisins, dried cranberries or dried cherries
- Almonds, peanuts, walnuts, pistachios or pecans
- Shredded coconut
- Crystallized ginger
- Crushed toffee bars
- Mini candy-coated chocolate candies
- Crushed candy canes
- Mini marshmallows
- Chopped-up candy bars
Celebrate the holiday season with Alton's Chocapocalypse Cookie.
Celebrate the holidays with Anne Burrell's Molasses Cookies recipe.
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Celebrate the season with Marcela Valladolid's Polvorones (Mexican Wedding Cookies).
Celebrate the holiday season with Alex's Egg Nog cookies.
Get Trisha's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls recipe, and check out 12 Days of Cookies for dozens more recipes and holiday baking inspiration.
Get the recipe for Trisha Yearwood's White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies, part of Food Network's 12 Days of Cookies.
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Turn your kitchen into Santa's workshop with dozens of recipes from Food Network Magazine.
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