Food Paradise: Cookies

Chocolate chip, sugar and shortbread -- oh my -- so many cookies, not enough time. See Travel Channel’s picks for some of the best cookie places around.

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Mrs. McMullen’s Appleberry Pie
Mrs. McMullen’s Appleberry Pie

Mrs. McMullen’s Appleberry Pie

Raise your spirits this Thanksgiving with Mrs. McMullen's Appleberry Pie. We’d happily trade canned cranberry sauce for this cocktail combination of raspberry, blueberry and blackberry. 960 1280

  

Frozen Mint Julep

Frozen Mint Julep

Start the summer off with a bang this Memorial Day by toasting with Frozen Mint Juleps. For non-southerners, this twist on the Kentucky Derby delight may make the bourbon more palatable -- and refreshing. 960 1280

  

Liam’s Midnight Toast

Liam’s Midnight Toast

Ring in the New Year (or Christmas -- it’s festive) with a classy, champagne cocktail like Liam's Midnight Toast. Garnish with an orange slice, and leave the speeches to your guests! 960 1280

  

Black Devil Martini

Black Devil Martini

For your adults-only Halloween party, serve this Black Devil Martini. This spooky spirit gets its color from dark rum, course orange sugar and a black olive garnish. 960 1280

  

Autumn Colors Cocktail

Autumn Colors Cocktail

The name says it all. This crisp, sweet-tea-vodka mixture is pretty enough for the Thanksgiving table thanks to pomegranate liqueur and orange zest. 960 1280

  

Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum

Warm your belly during the holidays with beloved Hot Buttered Rum. This classic mixed drink containing rum, caramelized brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg is perfect for enjoying fireside. 960 1280

  

Clarence’s Cranberry Toddy

Clarence’s Cranberry Toddy

It’s a wonderful life! We think right after Clarence, George Bailey’s guardian angel, finally got his wings he reached for this hot, cranberry concoction. 960 1280

  

Santa’s Pumpkin Pie Martini

Santa’s Pumpkin Pie Martini

One part Thanksgiving, 2 parts Christmas, we bet the big guy in red loves Santa's Pumpkin Pie Martini -- we do, too! 960 1280

  

Cocoa Raspberry Heaven

Cocoa Raspberry Heaven

Paradise is found with a sip of this raspberry-infused, hot-chocolate cocktail, some people might say. Top the whipped cream with a drizzle of Chambord and a fresh raspberry. 960 1280

  

Flavored with spices and warmed to perfection, a glass of mulled wine soothes the spirit. 960 1280

  

It's everyone's favorite spicy brunch cocktail, the Bloody Mary. 960 1280

  

Grab your beach blanket and bathing suit and hit the sand ' it's frozen daiquiri time. 960 1280

  

Not just for the Kentucky Derby, the Mint Julep is always a refreshing treat. 960 1280

  

Believed to have been invented in Puerto Rico, a Piña Colada hits the spot no matter where you drink it. 960 1280

  

Once considered an old-fashioned cocktail, the gimlet is gaining in popularity across America. 960 1280

  

Long a favorite in Spain, a fruity glass of sangria is the perfect summer cocktail. 960 1280

  

All you really need are tequila, triple sec and lime if you want to visit Margaritaville. 960 1280

  

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO
Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Piled atop all that meat at Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO, are fresh-cut veggies, 2 1/2 pounds of mozzarella cheese and a mountain of pepperoni.  960 1280

  

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Two couples at Beau Jo's look at the 14-pound pizza they ordered in disbelief.  960 1280

  

Pizano's in Chicago

Pizano's in Chicago

In Chicago, they’ve been dishing it deep for more than half a century. And for many in the Windy City, no place makes a more authentic, old-school deep-dish pizza than Pizano's.  960 1280

  

Pizano's in Chicago

Pizano's in Chicago

What separates a Pizano's deep-dish pizza from its rivals' pies is a 2-inch-thick crust that’s best eaten with a knife and fork.  960 1280

  

Pizano's in Chicago

Pizano's in Chicago

Constructing the Rudy Special begins by topping that famous dough with fresh, whole-milk mozzarella. Then comes Pizano's specially made sausage. Add on fresh-cut mushrooms, onions and peppers, sauce, and Pizano’s secret seasonings — and the Rudy Special is ready for the oven.  960 1280

  

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

No matter how you slice it, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco has a pie to please your palate and a sideshow that rolls in the dough. 960 1280

  

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

The rave reviews for Tony’s margherita pizza aren’t just a local phenomenon. Tony has won the most prestigious pizza prize on the globe: the World Pizza Cup.  960 1280

  

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

Even more impressive than all of Tony’s top-shelf toppings is how fast this pizza cooks. Forget 30 minutes or less; the margherita pizza cooks up in under 2 minutes.  960 1280

  

Pizza Doctors in La Crosse, WI

Pizza Doctors in La Crosse, WI

Pizza Doctors in La Crosse, WI, is the brainchild of owner Larry McMahon, who first opened this hospital for the sugary insane in 1991. 960 1280

  

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana in Brooklyn, NY

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana in Brooklyn, NY

Take the N train to the heart of Brooklyn, and you’ll find Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana, which has served thin-crust mozzarella-and-tomato perfection since 1924.  960 1280

  

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana in Brooklyn, NY

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana in Brooklyn, NY

The employees at Totonno's Pizzeria don't just make New York-style pizza — they define it.  960 1280

  

Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA

Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA

Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA, has a fun, funky nostalgia that also means great eats, beginning with a true Asian specialty: the crab rangoon pizza. 960 1280

  

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

So many stars have autographed the walls at Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA, that owner Richie Palmer has a hard time picking favorites — although a few do stand out.  960 1280

  

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

What separates Mulberry from other California eateries is Richie’s commitment to traditional pizza-making techniques.  960 1280

  

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Richie's old-school pies bake for 15 minutes, and then come out of the oven transformed into a Hollywood superstar!  960 1280

  

Grinders in Kansas City, MO

Grinders in Kansas City, MO

In Kansas City, MO, people don't believe in just talking the talk. So if it’s hard-core pizza you’re looking for, stop right here — because this is Grinders, and it's ready to rock 'n' roll.  960 1280

  

Grinders in Kansas City, MO

Grinders in Kansas City, MO

From tandoori chicken to Philly cheesesteak, the pizzas at Grinders nearly always draw a crowd.  960 1280

  

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