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Sample recipes from A Baker's Field Guide to Christmas Cookies

Benne Wafers

Description: These translucent, crunchy, brown sugary cookies are almost impossibly delicate looking, but are actually very easy to make....

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Bow Ties

These deep-fried cookies, tied in a knot shape, are given a snowy dusting of confectioners’ sugar as they cool. A deep-fat fryer makes th...

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Cherry Orange Florentines

These might possibly be the most addictive, scrumptious cookies I have ever tasted. Be prepared to be unable to resist the chewy and crun...

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Cinnamon Ornaments

Believe it or not, if you stir enough cinnamon into applesauce, you can create a dough that can be rolled out and cut into shapes. After ...

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Date Chews

These chewy date cookies are baked in a pan, cut like bars, and then rolled in confectioners’ sugar to give them a pleasant and unusual k...

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Gingerbread People

I like these dark, spicy gingerbread cookies cut into people shapes and decorated with cinnamon red-hot candy eyes and mouths affixed wit...

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Honey Molasses Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

These might not be cookies, but they are sweet, easy-to-make treats that are welcome at any Christmas party—and you can tie ribbons aroun...

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Peppernuts

This is a classic spiced holiday cookie, filled with nuts and candied citrus peels. The dough is rolled out into ropes, which are cut int...

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Powdered Walnut Cookies

This is a buttery, domed nut cookie (in this case made with walnuts) generously rolled in confectioners’ sugar. These are a snap to make ...

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Snickerdoodles

This is a deceptively simple sugar cookie recipe. The ingredients are quite basic—butter, sugar, cinnamon—but the result is more than a s...

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Classic Rolled Sugar Cookies

Here is a basic recipe for buttery, crisp sugar cookies. While it is simple, it is equally tasty. This variation uses colored sugars to d...

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