Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or another holiday tradition,
treats like cookies, squares and loaves are a delightful part of the season. But
more than that, they bring families together in the kitchen, and are the source of
many magical holiday memories.
In our family, Christmas cookies were a big deal. I always made at least a dozen
different kinds and sometimes got quite fancy with icing and decorations. Of
course, we always saved the prettiest ones for Santa, and left a carrot for each of