We received 20 recipes from readers when we asked for their favorite holiday cookies. Some of the tasty selections included passed-down secret family recipes, a 4-H award winner and even one gleaned from a Holocaust survivor.
These White Chocolate, Cranberry and Macadamia Nut Cookies make a large amount in a single batch and look effortlessly festive. Recipe from Glenda Mills, McLouth.
These Swiss Sandwich Cookies come from a recipe sent by someone who is actually Swiss — longtime Lawrence resident Regine Benalcazar.
Perfect for gift-giving are two cookies from Lawrence's Betty Lynds: Mom's Soft Sugar Cookies (front) and Gingersnap Gems (back).
Included in the holiday cookie recipes we received are, clockwise from the top: Mom's Soft Sugar Cookies, White Chocolate, Cranberry and Macadamia Nut Cookies, Swiss Sandwich Cookies, Chocolate Crinkles, False Strudel and Gingersnap Gems.