RE: Holiday Cookies
First and foremost, there is my mother's fudge. She is no longer here to share Christmas with us, but one of the ways I keep her near is by making several batches of her fudge (chocolate walnut and peanut butter, plus a chocolate mint version I came up with myself) to give away as gifts. (I know that's not cookies. Sorry.) But then there's also a great chocolate chip cookie recipe I found years ago that is more of a shortbread cookie with chocolate chips. They aren't necessarily a Christmas recipe, but I make so many batches at Christmas that now whenever I make them, my kids announce that "It smells like Christmas!"