2016 holiday cookie recipe swap

Kitchen Report
Cherry Blinks are a cheerful Christmas cookie made with cereal, nuts, and topped with maraschino or candied cherries.

Now with the Thanksgiving leftovers (mostly) finished it's time to start thinking about a new round of seasonally appropriate recipes: Christmas or Holiday Cookies.

Offering up a plate of really good, homemade holiday cookie recipes can help navigate the gauntlet of neighborhood tree trimming and office parties. Plus, having "cut and bake" cookie dough in the freezer is perfect for those "drop in" guests at this time of year or as a late-afternoon snack or tea following a shopping trip to the mall. And don't forget cookie swaps! Creativity always wins extra points.

Do you have a favorite Christmas or Holiday Cookie recipe? We'd love to hear about it and share with other Stir It Up! readers. Just send your recipe and a photo (if you have one) to food@csps.com. We'll post our favorites throughout December.

Happy baking!

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