Television fanatics will of course know this already, but just in case you've been hitting the snooze button, Empire returns to the small screen tonight after a midseason hiatus. The much-loved, widely watched Fox network show known for its engrossing, can't-wait-'til-next-week telling of a music kingpin's life of power, intrigue, and family drama is nothing short of glorious.
But, if you were to ask us, it's matriarch Cookie Lyon that keeps us wanting more. Because we can't resist an on-the-nose theme, we decided to round up a few of our favorite cookie recipes that you'd do well to bake this evening in celebration of the season premiere. Just make sure to serve alongside a fiercely stylish, fiery cocktail, too.
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