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Holiday cookies

Once you get past Thanksgiving, it sure seems like a shame to let the oven rest -- bring on cookie season. If you're dusting off your favorite recipes and thinking you're a little bored, wanting to try something new, we're here to help. This is a collection of staffers' tried-and-true baked goodies, some classic (like a traditional Hanukkah Rugelach), some trendy (like a Salted Ginger Oatmeal Cookie), some easy (like the Lazy Baker's Almond Biscotti) and one that's sure to impress (the Mushroom Meringue, named for its shape, not its flavor). See our recipes database for more cookie recipes. --Sarah Kickler Kelber, Sun staffSun photo by Lloyd Fox