Try a recipe or two for decorative Christmas cookies.
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Spicy Ginger Houses
Black pepper is the secret ingredient in these sugar-and-spice cookies that make beautiful decorations.
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Santa (or someone with more permanet residence at your house) may make these lists, but he won't have a chance to check them twice if there are hungry elves around!
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Sparkling with a dusting of orange-infused sugar, these melt-in-your-mouth cookies make a lovely addition to a gift box of Chrismas treats.
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Create cookies that look like poinsettias, complete with green leaves.
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Kids will adore making their own decorations of nutmeg-spiced heavenly hosts whose "stained glass" windows are simply crushed hard candies that melt during baking and reharden when cool.
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Green Cherry Trees
Get the big kids in your house rolling and cutting, and let the littler ones decorate these three-dimensional sweet trees.
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Maple Log Cabins & Trees
Create the coziness of a cabin in the middle of the Vermont woods with a warm fire, a cup of coffee, and, of course, these delicious cabin- and tree-shaped cookies.
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To give these meringue elf-toppers their jocular colored pom-pom, pipe on a bit of tinted icing after baking.
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