Genius Recipes

10 Genius Cookie Recipes for Dads Who Love Cookies

June 14, 2017

For all the dads out there who love cookies (which has to be pretty much all dads) and especially for my dad, who loves all cookies indiscriminately, I present to you the ultimate in edible gifts: 10 genius cookies—from a salty-sweet genre-defying shortbread to the butteriest chewy-crisp macaroons, and not one but two kinds of chocolate chip. Happy Father's Day to all, from me and the geniuses.

Got a genius recipe to share—from a classic cookbook, an online source, or anywhere, really? Perhaps a genius dessert? Please send it my way (and tell me what's so smart about it) at [email protected].

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I'm an ex-economist, lifelong-Californian who moved to New York to work in food media in 2007, before returning to the land of Dutch Crunch bread and tri-tip barbecues in 2020. Dodgy career choices aside, I can't help but apply the rational tendencies of my former life to things like: recipe tweaking, digging up obscure facts about pizza, and deciding how many pastries to put in my purse for "later."