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It’s holiday cookie time: 7 recipes to try

| | Dec 12 2017 - 12:15am | Comments

The merriment of the holidays is built on many things: Cheerful wishes of happiness and goodwill from strangers. Cultural memories of sleigh rides across fields of sparkling snow. Even the joy to be found in giving gifts to friends and loved ones.

  1. | Posted: Nov 29 2013 - 12:06am

    CHICAGO — There are baritones who sing opera, and then there are “Verdi baritones.” Quinn Kelsey has no doubts about which camp he is in.

  2. | Posted: Nov 29 2013 - 12:06am

    CHICAGO — There are baritones who sing opera, and then there are “Verdi baritones.” Quinn Kelsey has no doubts about which camp he is in.

  3. | Posted: Nov 28 2013 - 12:05am

    As parents of a toddler, Miranda and Dave Anderson realized that ringing in the New Year with a late-night bash had gotten a lot harder. So they began hosting a New Year’s Day brunch.

  4. | Posted: Nov 28 2013 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — Count Cynthia Gibson among gift recipients not interested in being surprised.

  5. | Posted: Nov 28 2013 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — Count Cynthia Gibson among gift recipients not interested in being surprised.

  6. | Posted: Nov 28 2013 - 12:05am

    As parents of a toddler, Miranda and Dave Anderson realized that ringing in the New Year with a late-night bash had gotten a lot harder. So they began hosting a New Year’s Day brunch.

  7. | Posted: Nov 26 2013 - 5:54am

    HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A llama spotted wandering for nearly six months in Michigan has been captured and is getting a new home.

  8. | Posted: Nov 26 2013 - 5:54am

    HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A llama spotted wandering for nearly six months in Michigan has been captured and is getting a new home.

  9. | Posted: Nov 26 2013 - 12:06am

    If you’re not the most accomplished baker, but like the idea of whipping up a homemade treat for family and friends during the holidays, these are the cookies for you. They’re so easy to make, yet they come off more like a specialty item from a fancy bakery than a prosaic little oatmeal cookie.

  10. | Posted: Nov 26 2013 - 12:06am

    If you’re not the most accomplished baker, but like the idea of whipping up a homemade treat for family and friends during the holidays, these are the cookies for you. They’re so easy to make, yet they come off more like a specialty item from a fancy bakery than a prosaic little oatmeal cookie.

  11. | Posted: Nov 26 2013 - 12:05am

    AP Food Editor

  12. Posted: Nov 26 2013 - 12:05am

    Peanut butter cookies — with that iconic crosshatch pattern pressed into their tops — are a holiday classic for many Americans. But as good as they are, we decided to play with the tradition a bit. We spiked our peanut butter cookies with a “jelly” of finely chopped golden raisins. We also ditched the flour in favor of upping the peanut flavor.

  13. | Posted: Nov 26 2013 - 12:05am

    AP Food Editor

  14. Posted: Nov 26 2013 - 12:05am

    And you thought you were done with ice cream cones for the season. But we found a way not just to bring them back, but to do so deliciously and with just the right festive spirit for the holidays.

  15. | Posted: Nov 26 2013 - 12:05am

    The special guests on the Post’s recent online food chat included cooking teacher Linda Carlucci. Here are edited excerpts from that chat: