[ Sniff. So sad. ]
Maybe I just don't have enough local baker-type friends. I certainly have baker friends, but they tend to live a plane ride away, which would make a cookie swap a wee bit challenging.
But I have recently been asked for cookie recipes for said swaps. I think this one is ideal, as it has all the usual holiday-ish spices (nutmeg, cinnamon) but also eggnog. And, hey, nothing says "happy fattening holidays" like eggnog!
I'm going to link directly to the recipe I used, for the second time this week. I'm not being lazy, I swear. I just read a post from David Liebozitz on recipe attribution on the web and want to stay true to the spirit of authorship.
So many thanks to Artie for perfecting this recipe and Amy for publishing it.
Now start swapping!