Easy cookie gifts and tips

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, December 11, 2016

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?)

Happy baking,

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.
–Barbara Jordan

Sunday, December 11, 2016
346th day of the year


William Joyce (author) was born on this day in 1957.
Sam Cooke (singer) died on this day in 1964.


 

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