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12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Savory and Sweet Shortbread Recipes

On day 4 of "The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies” I told you that Italian Biscotti, those deliciously hard cookies made for dunking in hot beverages or sweet wine, are my favorite holiday cookie to bake. Well, a nice and spicy gingerbread cookie is way up there on the list too, especially these Belgian Spiced Cookies (known as speculoos or speculaas). Another must-make Christmas cookie (or for any time of the year, really) is a good, buttery shortbread.
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