This year's Holiday Cookie Bake-Off attracted nearly 200 recipe entries. More than 7,000 votes were cast by readers on our Facebook page. We took the top 50 vote-getters to the folks at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, and students and faculty there baked them all off.
A recipe for white chocolate turtle cookies from Nicole Cleghorn of North Dakota, one of the 10 best in the Los Angeles Times 2011 Holiday Cookie Bake-Off Contest.
A recipe for chocolate raspberry Linzer cookies from Cheryl Margolin of Lake Elsinore, one of the 10 best in the Los Angeles Times' 2011 Holiday Cookie Bake-Off Contest.