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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.

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