Family traditions shine in Christmas cookie recipes

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – This week, some of our former star cooks are sharing their favorite Christmas cookie recipes. Among them are a specialty food expert who celebrates her Italian heritage, a pork producer who donates thousands of pork samples to farmers’ markets each year, and me – Phyllis Coulter, editor of Illinois Farmer Today . … Read more

12 Holiday Cookie Recipes With 5 ingredients or Less

Photo: Wollertz (Shutterstock) Walk into any Italian bakery and, whatever your original intention, look for the pignoli cookie first. It might not be as flashy as the rainbow cookie, but this gnarly little blob is a secret crowd favorite, for good reason. Pignoli biscuits are soft, chewy and completely almondy. The price may seem a … Read more