Celebrate the holiday with familiar favourite recipes

Here are a handful of fail-safe easy recipes for timeless cookies.

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3 cups flour

¾ cup brown sugar

¾ tsp baking soda

1 Tbsp cinnamon

1 ¼ Tbsp ginger

½ tsp salt

½ cup butter, cut into 12 pieces

¾ cup molasses

2 Tbsp milk

2 egg whites

1 cup icing sugar

½ tsp vanilla

1 ½ cups brown sugar

cup shortening

1 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp water

2 eggs

cup dark cocoa

1 ½ cups flour

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp baking soda

2 cups semisweet or dark chocolate chips

1 pkg pretzels

2 doz candied eyes

2 doz round red candies

2 cups finely ground almond

1 cup butter, softened

2 ¼ cups icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla

tsp almond extract

2 cups flour

¼ tsp salt

4 cups flour

¾ tsp baking powder

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla

2 egg whites, room temperature

1 cup icing sugar

½ tsp vanilla

1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 oz green food colour

1 oz red food colour

1 oz blue food colour

coloured edible candied balls for decorating, optional

10 Tbsp butter, melted, cooled

2 large eggs, room temperature

½ cup sugar

3 Tbsp light brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1 ¼ cups flour

2 Tbsp lemon zest

½ cup white chocolate

3 large candy canes, crushed

1 oz red food colour

66 saltine crackers

3 cups semisweet or dark chocolate chips

1 cup almonds

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup sugar

6 Tbsp butter, softened, sliced into 6 pieces

½ cup heavy cream

4 cups flour

2 cups butter, softened

1 ⅛ cups sugar, divided

coloured candied sprinkles for topping

Dessert

Easy