17 Classic Cookie Recipes Just Like Your Grandmother Used to Bake

17 Classic Cookie Recipes Just Like Your Grandmother Used to Bake

And she never burned a batch.

When it comes to baking, a Southern grandmother is the queen in a cloud of flour. Many of us can recall a childhood speckled with grandma’s cookies of all kinds, from classic chocolate chip to royally iced sugar (and every recipe in between). We’ll be darned if we ever tasted a cookie as good as one of hers, and we’d never admit it if we did. Because, no matter how masterful, they can never truly measure up to her magic. Southerners are a loyal bunch, and we’ll be true on this until the end: “Ain’t no cookie like my grandmother’s cookie.” We’ve rounded up a collection of classic Memaw-approved cookie recipes that’ll give you a taste of nostalgia—and a hankering for a warm cookie. These are Grandma’s specialty, after all, and they’re worth keeping around for decades to come.

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The Best Summer Side Dishes

The Best Summer Side Dishes

Farm-fresh favorites.

Summer is finally in sight, and we can’t wait. From backyard cookouts to church potlucks and Fourth of July celebrations, summer is full of opportunities to show off your cooking skills using the season’s freshest produce. These side dishes showcase farm-fresh tomatoes, squash, zucchini, corn, peaches, and more of your favorite fruits and veggies. Whether you need a quick coleslaw recipe to bring to a last-minute neighborhood block party or you want to have the most beautiful summer salad at the Labor Day cookout, these are our best recipes to show off. With plenty of no-cook and five-ingredient options, these are also the easiest ideas ever. So go ahead and send out the e-vite for your annual cookout—These are our favorite summer side dishes that use the most of the season’s bounty.

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Kentucky Derby Party Ideas

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas

We’re ready for a day at the races.

It’s known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” Every year, thousands make the spring pilgrimage to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby, and millions more tune in from all over the country to catch the big horse race. We’ve gathered some of our favorite Derby party ideas so you can throw an amazing viewing party at home.

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