Dear Almanac readers,
It's possible that more cookies are baked this month than in all other months combined!
The Christmas cookie plate is an easy and always appreciated answer for potlucks, hostess gifts, and even Santa himself.
We share some of our favorite recipes—from gingerbread cookies to rugelach to the perfect sugar cookies for decorating!
You'll also find great baking tips, best ways to freeze and ship cookies, and a little trivia. (How DOES the cookie crumble?)
Your Almanac Editors
Think what a better world it would be if we all,
the whole world, had cookies and milk about
three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down
on our blankets for a nap.