Let me just say this: if you wanted to fill up my Christmas stocking with these Sage Biscuits, I would not object. Whatsoever.

They come from Amanda Hesser‘s incredibly satisfying and enthralling The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century.

I cannot believe the amount of work and effort that must have gone into this cookbook!

It features some of the most famous recipes published in The New York Times. It’s jaw-dropping. And it makes your tummy rumble.

Again, if I had the time, I would have tried so many more recipes but The 12 Days of Cookbooks wait for no one so I tried the Sage Biscuits because our lovely sage plant is still (can you believe it!) thriving, even in the cold the late Canadian fall.


These are some of the best biscuits I’ve ever made.

This book will definitely not fit into a stocking, however, it will look lovely with a big red bow on it. Give it to the cook you love!