I highly recommend Martha Stewart's cut out gingerbread cookies. They are delicious and I've made them for the past couple of years. I cut them out with the big snowflake and tree cutters and decorate with royal icing and sprinkle pearlized sugar on them and dragees and then seal in bags. They look beautiful and last for a while (although they are fragile, I've broken and eaten quite a few!) It's her recipe with the pepper.
Another great cookie is the square checkerboard butter cookie -very impressive. I've tackled it once, there are numerous receipes on-line. They look very nice with other cookies and you could tint the batter a different color if you wanted. Just thinking-I love holiday cookies!
These cranberry pistachio biscotti are absolutely heavenly, easy to make, and the red and green make them a festive addition to a holiday tray.
modthyrth< I just happen to see your post on the cranberry pistachio biscotti, And I tried them on thanksgiving, And I just had to tell you, that they were heavenly, Thank you for posting it.
Thank you for sharing- what beautiful cookies!