Wednesday, December 10, 2003

13 of the best cookies you'll ever eat

Enquirer Exchange yields a baker's dozen of the finest recipes from the region

By Chuck Martin
The Cincinnati Enquirer

[IMAGE] Monte Weber (left), Elaine Rauckhourst, and Arlene Forsthoefel, among the top cookie bakers, look over the contenders.
(Enquirer photo)
From Mason, Oxford, Anderson Township, Florence and points between they came, bearing Rosenmunnar, Creamy Cashew, West Virginia's Finest and other holiday treats.

A Mennonite minister, retired University of Cincinnati professor, hospital volunteer and 10 others met at the William Howard Taft historic home in Mount Auburn Sunday. Cookies brought them together.

Baking experts selected their recipes from more than 50 as the best for our first Enquirer Holiday Cookie Exchange. The women nibbled cookies, sipped punch and shared tips and recipes before loading their take-home plates and platters with rugelach, Orange Slice, Black Walnut Brandy Cookies and more.

Almost enough delectable sweets to go around for a week's worth of holiday entertaining. Or at least one good party.

Virtual Cookie Exchange

Do you want to share your best holiday cookie recipe, or are you searching for a cookie you nibbled at a party but can't figure out how to make?

Swap and request recipes on our Virtual Cookie Exchange. The exchange will stay up through Dec. 25.


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