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Baltimore's best holiday cookie recipes for 2017

Baltimore's best holiday cookie recipes for 2017

The Baltimore Sun’s holiday cookie contest is a longstanding tradition, but this year, we mixed things up a bit.

As in years past, we asked readers to enter their original cookie recipes to be judged by our panel of cookie-eating experts. New this season, we sought recipes in four categories: decorated, for those who think their cookies are the prettiest and most scrumptious on any cookie tray; easy, for recipes without a ton of ingredients or complicated instructions; special diet, for vegan, gluten-free and other restricted eaters; and wild card, for cookies that don’t fit in any particular category but are still original and delicious.

Also new this year was our panel of...

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