By Noelle Carter
8:02 AM PST, December 6, 2012
Kim Nykanen of Claremont was one of the 10 winners of last year's Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off with Ronnie's raspberry crescents:
"This was always my and my five siblings' favorite Christmas cookie growing up. Since the recipe only makes 24 cookies, they were obviously a precious commodity! I've made it every year for at least the last 25 years. And my older sisters have too. I'll usually make a cookie sampler, just three or four types, but these are absolutely my husband's favorite cookie, and so for the last 20 years, even if I make no other cookies, I make these. I try to hide how easy they are so they don't decide what a cute Valentine's Day cookie they would be too!"
These festive cookies are one of the favorite holiday cookie recipes we've collected in our updated "Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookies" e-book. The cookbook now includes 65 recipes from a wide range of sources, including world-famous pastry chefs, favorite bakeries and home cooks. And check out the favorite holiday recipes we've collected in our "Los Angeles Times Holiday Handbook." The book shares more than 110 seasonal recipes to help you celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's.
Each book is $4.99. They are available at the Los Angeles Times bookstore for Kindle, Nook and iBooks.
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