But you'll never know unless you enter our 6th-annual holiday cookie contest. We welcome original recipes, but we also value well-told tales of holiday traditions that originated from newspaper, magazine, cookbook or website recipes.
We see a lot of spritz, Candy Canes, gingerbread men, rum balls and other seasonal standards, so make your submission stand out with a cookie that even the most prolific bakers will want to add to their holiday baking repertoire.
Finalists will be featured in Taste, and the winner will receive a $200 cooking store gift certificate. All finalists will be invited to demonstrate their cookie-baking prowess on Dec. 6 at the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis.
Along with your recipe, include a letter that explains the recipe's origin and its role in your holiday baking traditions. Good luck, and good baking.
TASTE HOLIDAY COOKIE CONTEST
Please include your name, address, daytime phone number and e-mail address. All entries must be received by Oct. 31.
By mail: Star Tribune, 425 Portland Av. S., Minneapolis, MN 55488
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org