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Cookie Press Cookies

Rich, buttery, and made with lots of vanilla, these cookies are simple to make. Use a cookie press -- a hollow tube fitted with a decorative nozzle at one end and a plunger at the other -- to press the cookies directly onto the baking sheet.

Glazed Lemon Cookies

For the true lemon lover, these crisp cookies are the perfect treat.

Citrus-Glazed Cookies

Try one of our glazed spritz-cookie variations: Vanilla-Glazed Cookies, , or .

Dessert

Sugar Cookies

Use this recipe along with our Royal Icing to make Partridge-in-a-Pear-Tree Cookies, Snowman Cookies, Reindeer Cookies, Santa Claus Cookies, Marbleized Peppermint-Candy Cookies (not pictured), and Snow Globe Cookies (not pictured).

Dessert

Sparkling Vanilla Sandwich Cookie

Try this recipe, adapted from "Martha Stewart's Cookies," for a sparkling sweet treat. Serve with a for a distinctive dessert course at your holiday party.

Recipes

Black and White Butter Cookies

Dipped in two types of chocolate, these cookies are a deliciously decadent and visually appealing treat.

Butter Cookies

Crisp and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookie people take sides. You're either a soft-and-chewy fan or a lover of thin and crisp. But everyone goes for these chocolate chip treats. They're soft in the middle, slightly crunchy at the edges, and extra-big.

Dessert

Shira's Cranberry Thumbprints

Orange-scented cranberries -- usually a seasonal relish -- get a spot on the dessert table in these two-bite cookies. The crunchy yellow cornmeal crust, brightened with orange zest, is a fitting match. Says Shira Bocar, "With the tart fruit, it makes a tasty little holiday package."

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Iraq Plans ISIS Counteroffensive With U.S. Help

Iraq is training 20,000 soldiers for a spring counter-offensive against the militant group that has taken over large swaths of the country, according …