Sugar cookies are swell. Chocolate chip is dandy. Linzer are lovely. As far we know, no one's ever complained about a nice ginger snap, or an inoffensive oatmeal.
But that doesn't mean that you can't push the boundaries. In fact, we encourage it. Because everyone always loves a rebel -- especially when it comes to cookies. Add some spice, some zest, and heck, maybe even some cheese. As long as it's a cookie, we'll take one. Or eleven.
Cardamom Currant Snickerdoodles by fiveandspice
Lemon Almond Cornmeal Diamonds by LE BEC FIN
Flo Braker's Pains d'Amandes by Genius Recipes
Citrus-Thyme Macarons by drbabs
PB & C (Peanut Butter and Cheese) Cookies by abduffy
Melomakarona (Greek Honey-Spice Cookies) by Kristy Mucci
Fennel Biscotti by mrslarkin
Elsa's Rye Cookies by Amanda Hesser
Chocolate-Balsamic Macaroons by foxeslovelemons
Meyer Lemon Pizzelle by Hilarybee
All I Want for Christmas Peanut Butter Cookies by MrsWheelbarrow