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Dec 18, 2009 05:18 PM

Best Christmas/Holiday Cookies

I've been looking around for some holiday cookie recipes that are a bit more fun than the staples like gingerbread and sugar cookies...I feel like the standard ones I've been finding will turn out stale and so unappetizing...any tried-and-true recommendations?

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  1. Well, "best" is subjective, but my favorite is the blah old gingerbread! I have never found gingerbread to be stale or unappetizing -- just use good butter and good ginger, don't roll out the dough too heavily, and it's delicious. But if you want something fancier or just different, there are tons of cookie thread with tons of recipes -- you'll surely find one you like. Oh, and I love sugar cookies, too!

    1. why would fresh-baked cookies turn out stale? if YOU are bored of cookies why not make brittle, fudge or bark? candied citrus peel?

      1. Before we got married my husband had a tradition of making three new kinds of cookies each year to share for the holidays. We're continuing that tradition. We're both vegan and I'm gluten-free. This year we made Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodles (adapted from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar), Persimmon Cookies (adapted from a friend's mother-in-law's recipe), and Swedish Cardamom cookies (adapted from The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook).

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        1. re: lgss

          Dear Igss - would you mind saying more about those persimmon cookies? I have 2 pints of pulp in the freezer. The only recipe I have is for persissmon pudding.