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Cookies

Recent Cookies Stories

Put on your aprons, dog lovers. You're not done baking for Christmas.

by Peggy Frezon

After all the decorating, baking, wrapping and entertaining--an "aha" moment happened.

by Michelle Cox

How to help someone facing their first Christmas without a loved one.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Ways one family has celebrated the season over the years. 

by Michelle Cox

Avoid a Merry Christmas meltdown with these easy decorating strategies.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

A mom finally finds the perfect hiding place to hide a gift from a snooping son.

by Michelle Cox

If your joy level is a little low this season, here are 3 ways to boost it.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

It’s my desire to bless my boys at Christmas, but I want them to learn to bless others more.

by Shawnelle Eliasen

A stack of star-shaped sugar cookies with a Christmas ribbon tied around them

Brand new on the job, she wasn't really in the spirit at the office Christmas party—until an anonymous angel made her feel part of the team.

by Paula Dyer
, Stillwater, New Jersey

Michelle Mahnke poses with a platter of her Christmas Cut-Out Cookies.

She was 22 and far from home. How would the holiday spirit ever find her there?

by Michelle Mahnke
, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota

Michelle Mahnke's Christmas Cut-Out Cookies

Michelle Mahnke gathered a diverse group of Vegas casino workers together to make Christmas cookies from a variety of cultures. Now you can try these recipes at home! Read Michelle's story!

 


Traditional Lebanese cookies called Ghraybeh, flavored with orange-blossom water

These traditional Lebanese cookies are crescent-shaped and flavored with orange-blossom water.

by Michelle Mahnke
, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota

A rack of Michelle's Christmas Cut-Out Cookies, just out of the oven

These butter cookies have that classic flavor, the one so many of us associate with the holidays.

by Michelle Mahnke
, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota

Russian Tea Cakes

These cookies are widely associated with Christmas, though their connection to Russia is questionable. How they came by their name is lost to time.

by Michelle Mahnke
, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota

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