To heck with the heat and humidity, it's time to start testing Christmas cookie recipes. And we need yours.
We want all kinds of cookie recipes: bars, drops or cutouts; with nuts and without; iced, plain and sprinkled; gingerbread, peppermint and chocolate.
The St. Petersburg Times Taste section's seventh-annual Christmas cookie issue, which publishes Dec. 3, will include two dozen of the most enticing reader recipes, all Times-tested. Photos will accompany each.
Send as many recipes as you'd like by Sept. 19 to Christmas Cookies, Taste, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731.
Please 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