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Tried and true cookie recipes

Just looking for some new cookie recipes for this year's holiday cookie platters. What are your favorite tried and true recipes? What cookie *makes* your holiday?

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  1. Wow!!! You must trying to get me killed. My wife is the cookie baker in our family and she keeps her cookie recipes under lock and key. I know she'd kill me if I posted one of her recipes.

    1. These luscious, candy-like ginger cookies are my favorite: http://familyslowfood.blogspot.com/20...

      And then, Dorie Greenspan's World Peace Cookies http://familyslowfood.blogspot.com/20... are always a hit.

        1. Biscotti have become the tradition at our home since I first made them after reading the recipes in a December 1992 issue of Gourmet magazine; they were published in an article written by Carol Field, "Food for Holiday Giving--Biscotti". The cappuccino biscotti and the raisin almond biscotti are tied for our very favorite, with the orange almond a very close second. The first link has a photo of the cappuccino biscotti; none of these cookies have any added fat beyond the eggs used, which makes for a lovely and very crunchy (hard even) texture. Try these cookies, you will love them.

          http://www.joyofbaking.com/biscotti/C...

          http://www.astray.com/recipes/?show=B...

          http://www.psgrill.net/Food/Recipes/D...

          1. My mom and I always make the same three cookies for the holidays from Betty Crocker's Cookie Book. Russian Teacakes, Candy Cane, and Thumbprint Cookies. They are all very different from one another but equally as festive. Enjoy.