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Holiday Cookie Recipes for 2009

This year, we offer 25 delicate, fruity, saucer-size, tart, savory, colorful, crisp, gingerrific, salty-sweet, dairy-free, vegan, melting, buttery, giftable and easy-to-freeze treats to brighten the holidays.

Photos by Jonathan Ernst, Julia Ewan, Dayna Smith, Michael Temchine and James M. Thresher for The Washington Post.

Recipes tested by The Washington Post Food section. Web editor: Julia Beizer - The Washington Post