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Christmas Cookies - Page 2 of 14

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    Lemon-Iced Ginger Biscotti

    Traditional almond biscotti get a holiday makeover here, with a triple blast of ginger—ground, crystallized, and fresh—to evoke gingerbread and brightly flavored lemon icing as a final flourish.

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    These cookies from the almond-growing region of Siena date back to at least the 15th century. They’re melt-in-your-mouth tender, but with a nice chew. Their cracked, snowy-white tops make a…

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    Coffee Hazelnut Chifferi

    These buttery, delicate crescents from the Italian Alps are similar to cookies from Germany and Austria. In fact, this recipe is inspired by one given to my mother by a…

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    Espresso Ganache-Stuffed Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

    Portland’s Two Tarts Bakery is a kingdom of three-bite cookies and nano-batch ice cream starring artisan neighbors, farmer fruits, and seven kinds of basil grown out front. Owner Elizabeth Beekley…

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    Rum-Raisin Blondies

    Brown sugar gives these bar cookies loads of caramel flavor and a moist, chewy, brownielike texture. Rum-soaked raisins add delicious depth. For a nonalcoholic version, soak the raisins in water.

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    Vanilla Slice-and-Bake Cookies

    From this basic recipe you can create dozens of different cookies; see the variations below for different flavors. For more texture and flavor, you can also roll logs of raw…

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    Vanilla Cut-Out Cookies

    These classic holiday cookies can be cut into any size and shape, and you can change the flavor of the dough with one of the variations below. Then decorate them…

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    Vanilla Drop Cookies

    These tender little cookies are the easiest route to holiday cookie success because they require no rolling, chilling, or cutting. For an elegant look, dip the tops of the unbaked…

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    Basic Royal Icing

    A mixture of egg whites and confectioners’ sugar, royal icing hardens to a durable, crunchy consistency as it dries, which makes it ideal for cookies that you plan to give…

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