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Holiday Cookies: Prize-Winning Family Recipes from the Chicago Tribune for Cookies, Bars, Brownies and More

Sample recipes from Holiday Cookies: Prize-Winning Family Recipes from the Chicago Tribune for Cookies, Bars, Brownies and More

Rumprint Cookies

Rebecca Gottfred, 1994 first-place winner, made these cookies with her sister in their annual pre-Christmas baking session. Both of their...

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Drommer (Dreamer) Cookies

“A great thing about these little cookies is that they’re hard to ruin,” wrote 11-year-old Mia Cudecki, adding that her Norwegian grandmo...

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Eggnog Cookies

Rich Ptack and his daughter Sarah created this recipe after years of baking together, and it earned them an honorable mention in 2013. Th...

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Gingerbread Bears

When Nancy Schubert was growing up, “Gingerbread Saturday” was a tradition in her house, and she and her sister would spend the day rolli...

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Mexican Mice

Caryn Lerner created these “mice” because her nieces and nephews wouldn’t eat her traditional Mexican wedding cake cookies. She decorated...

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Baba's Cream Cheese Kolacky

If your holiday traditions include baking an assortment of cookies for family, friends, and neighbors, then you'll want to see this recipe! Elegant as can be, Baba's Cream Cheese Kolacky will be a delightful addition to any cookie tray that you plan to share with others this holiday season. Each cream cheese kolacky contains apricot filling that is enveloped in dough and then baked, giving the cookies a beautiful appearance that will remind you of a wrapped present.

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Chocolate Almond Shortbread

This recipe, submitted by Betty Koenig, won second place in 2012. She adapted it from a shortbread recipe, and although the shape of thes...

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Apricot Marzipan Hearts

Maria Damp was awarded an honorable mention in the 2009 contest for this recipe, which was adapted from “Weihnachtsbackerei von Anisplatz...

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Pastel Sandwich Cookies

These “adult” cookies from Mary Pisone are flavored with three different liqueurs; you can substitute six teaspoons of one flavor, if you...

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Butter Crumb Cheesecake Cookies

Ellen Monaghan won third place in 2011 for this luscious tri-layer number. She said her tweaked-over-the-years recipe was one of her “hap...

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