Thursday, November 07, 2013

Holiday season brings new cookie recipes

Cookies are synonymous with the holiday season, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch's resident chef Clare Schapiro has some recipes sure to make you smile in her Wednesday column, The Joy of Cookies.

My family has a cookie baking tradition that has involved aunts, moms, grandmoms, and the children, and has continued through the generations. We have the tried-and-true, well-loved recipes, and each year we try to incorporate at least one newbie. (Photos from 2011 cookie baking weekend.)

Clare provided some yummy-sounding recipes, especially the Toffee Bars and Mocha Cookies, that have been set aside for this year's baking weekend. (Recipes are here.) Laugh, be creative, and celebrate family along with the season. Let cookie baking season begin. Fa-la-la-la-la!

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell

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