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Cookies Fit For Santa Claus

What kind of Christmas cookie you prefer often tells where your family came from.

Grandma’s Ginger Snap Cookies

Grandma’s Ginger Snap Cookies

The holidays are full of tradition, and one of the most cherished is baking Christmas cookies. Recipes pass from generation to generation, and the names of the confections lovingly shaped and baked in our kitchens at Christmastime often indicate a family’s origins – German pfeffernusse and lebkucken, Russian wedding cake cookies, Mexican wedding cake cookies, Polish cinnamon cookies, Italian almond paste cookies, and so on. These bite-size treats also reflect our regional roots, such as snickerdoodles, which are prized in the North, and pecan crescent cookies, a favorite in the South.

Read the entire article in the December 2012 issue