Presenting favorite Christmas cookie recipes from Times readers has become a holiday tradition. In 2011, we celebrate our 10th anniversary by providing a different kind of holiday cookie roundup.
In years past, we asked readers to submit their favorite cookie recipes and we would slim down the submissions, offering the top 25 of our choosing. For this year's collection, we asked all the bakers out there to go through our special cookie recipe reports from Christmases past and nominate the holiday treats they like best.
The result is a "Christmas Cookie Hall of Fame," based off reader nominations. It is sprinkled with 25 of the best holiday cookie recipes we've received over the past 10 years, including Mocha Truffle cookies (2006), Gumdrop Bars (2007) and Toffee Squares (2005). Sort through the selection and see if any of your favorites made hall of fame status. Then, choose which one you'll bake for Santa, which you'll take to the company Christmas party and which one is reserved for personal holiday treat enjoyment.