My colleague Tom Wallace really outdid himself with our 8th-annual holiday cookie contest. We didn't have enough room in the print edition to run all of his incredible photos (Strawberry Margarita Gems, above), so I'm including them here. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

Our 2010 winner, Orange-Pistachio Cookies, from Scott Rohr of Minneapolis. Find the recipe here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strawberry Margarita Gems, from Lance Swanson of North Branch, Minn. Find the recipe here.

 

 

 

 

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, from Mike Burakowski of Golden Valley. Find the recipe here.

 

 

 

 

 Hot & Sassy Peanut Butter Buds, from Janet Heirigs of Minneapolis. Find the recipe here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy's Anise-Pecan Cookies, from Mary Jane Nickerson of Minneapolis. Find the recipe here.