Friday is the last day to submit recipes for the St. Petersburg Times ninth annual Christmas cookie issue, which publishes Dec. 1 this year. The special Taste section will include two dozen of the best reader recipes.
The Keeler Elves are ready to start baking, so look through recipe boxes and computer files for your favorite cookie recipes. We want all kinds of recipes: bars, drops and cutouts; with nuts and without; iced, plain and sprinkled; gingerbread, peppermint and chocolate.
Basically, send what you love and hopefully the elves will agree.
Submit as many cookie recipes as you'd like by Friday to Christmas Cookies, Taste, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Include your name, city of residence and daytime phone number. Recipes also may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put COOKIES in the subject line. Please don't send recipe cards; because of the volume of submissions we can't return them.
Janet K. Keeler, Times food and travel editor