Gourmet Shares Best Cookie Recipes from 1941 to 2008

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Peanut butter cookies are a big hit in my circle of friends during the holidays. Photograph by Allison Hemler.

Just in time for this year's round of holiday parties, Gourmet dug around in their archives to find their favorite cookies from 1941 until now. All of the recipes are unchanged from their original publication, though many from the early years include slight changes or explanations. The holiday season is the perfect time to overindulge and test out as many of these as possible. It's time to break out the KitchenAid mixer!

Though I'd probably eat every cookie listed (except those with alcohol—I'm a purist), these are my personal favorites:

1955: Biscotti Di Regina
1972: Dutch Caramel Cashew Cookies
1989: Brown Sugar Ginger Crisps
2006: Pistachio Cranberry Icebox Cookies

Do you have a favorite cookie recipe to share for the holiday season?

[via Doobybrain]

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