America's Best Salty-Sweet Desserts

Pastry chefs all over the country are infusing their desserts with salty and savory elements—from bacon and salted caramel to black olive...
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Beurre & Sel; Available nationwide

Sesame sea salt cocktail cookies, $10 a stack
Pastry maven and blogger Dorie Greenspan uses local butter and hand-harvested French sea salt for the first flavor in her Cocktail Collection cookies. "I wanted a little crunch and a lot of shortbread tenderness," Greenspan says. "I love that this cookie is both elegant and munchable—a great combo." A hint of sweetness and strong salt punch create a lingering flavor that's amplified by nutty black and white sesame seeds. Available at select New York markets or online, this savory stack proves an ideal accompaniment for white wine.

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