15 Tasty Cookie Recipes to Make This Holiday Season

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Everyone has a favorite holiday cookie. Whether you are a shortbread fan, a gingerbread aficionado, or lover of thumbprints, you know exactly what cookies to look forward to each year. Below are some recipes and tips to help you spice up and get through your holiday baking marathon.

As for Evan Kleiman, she loves a “well-made Jam Thumbprint.  My favorites are made with walnuts or hazelnuts and a really good jam.  No powdered sugar necessary. There is something luxurious of the combination of good butter, fresh ground nuts and just a touch of flour that reminds me of childhood.”


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