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    Posted on Oct 8, 2015

    23 Of The World's Greatest Cookies

    Every country bakes an incredible cookie.

    1. Germany: Pfeffernüsse (Spice Cookies)

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    Fun to say, more fun to eat, way better than gingerbread.

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    2. New Zealand: Afghan Biscuits (Chocolate Cornflake Cookies)

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    These chocolate-covered chocolate numbers get an extra crunch from cornflakes.

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    3. Italy: La Deliziosa (Hazelnut Cream Sandwich Cookies)

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    Lemony shortbread plus creamy hazelnut will make you forget all about Nutella.

    Get the recipe here.

    4. Sweden: Shortbread Stars with Pearl Sugar

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    Because crunchy pearl sugar is even better than sprinkles.

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    5. Germany: Lebkuchen (Chocolate-Glazed Almond Spice Cookies)

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    Here is the right way to bake a Christmas cookie.

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    6. Argentina: Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Cookie Sandwiches)

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    What's better than salted caramel? Dulce de leche sandwiches.

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    7. Italy: Pignoli (Pine Nut Cookies)

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    The Italian bakery classic, done right.

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    8. France: Punitions (Shortbread Cookies)

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    Trust the French to make the world's best butter delivery system.

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    9. Mexico: Galletas con Chochitos (Butter Cookies with Sprinkles)

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    Perhaps the ultimate Christmas cookie.

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    10. Greece: Melomakarona (Honey-Dipped Walnut Spice Cookies)

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    These bite-size suckers are even better than baklava.

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    11. South Korea: Yak Kwa (Honey-Dipped Ginger Cookies)

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    It's a cookie that's deep fried and soaked in honey. You good?

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    12. Mexico: Polvorones (Pecan Shortbread Cookies)

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    So buttery they melt in your mouth.

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    13. Australia: Anzac Biscuits (Coconut–Oat Cookies)

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    Australians are cookie (okay, biscuit) crazy, and these oaty, coconutty numbers take the cookie cake.

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    14. Norway: Krumkakes (Cream-Filled Wafer Cookies)

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    A Christmas cookie that eats like a cannoli.

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    15. Russia: Khvorost (Twig Cookies)

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    Made with booze! (Not vodka.)

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    16. Iceland: Marens-Kornflexkökur (Chocolate–Cornflake Meringue Cookies)

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    These chocolate meringues have some cereal baked inside, so you might as well call them breakfast.

    Get the recipe here.

    17. Lebanon: Ma'Amoul Bil Tamer (Date-Filled Semolina Shortbread Cookies)

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    If you dig Fig Newtons, these will blow your mind.

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    18. Austria: Vanillekipferl (Walnut Crescent Cookies)

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    These are THE cookie to eat with coffee.

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    19. The Netherlands: Speculaas (Molded Ginger Cookies)

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    Almost too cute to eat. Almost.

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    20. Iran: Nan-e Berenji (Rice Cookies with Rosewater and Cardamom)

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    They're extra-crispy-crumbly thanks to some rice flour, with some cardamom and rose for good measure.

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    21. Oman: Qashat al-Narjeel (Gluten-Free Arabian Coconut Cookies)

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    Three ingredients, no wheat, and you won't even need to turn on an oven.

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    22. Wales: Picau ar y Maen (Currant Welshcakes)

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    Think of them as little baby scones.

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    23. Switzerland: Basler Brunsli (Chocolate–Almond Spice Cookies)

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    Brownies hiding in cookie bodies. Almonds and egg whites give them lots of chew.

    Get the recipe here.

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