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Making Christmas sweet in Harford
Making Christmas sweet in Harford

Nan Taylor's entry into the world of Christmas cookie-baking began somewhat mysteriously, or perhaps magically. In the 1970s, a stranger walked past her home on Havre de Grace's Union Avenue and, out of the blue, handed her a recipe for a chocolate-covered coconut candy. "I was sitting on my front porch writing, and a woman was coming down the sidewalk, and I noticed she was walking to me," Taylor recalled. "The woman walked up to me and said, 'I think you would like to have it.'" Taylor tried the recipe, which she called auspicious because her husband liked coconut-chocolate eggs at Easter and this seemed to be a Christmas variation on the...