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Holiday Recipes: Cookies, Candy and More

Patch editors from across Chicagoland share some of their favorite Christmas recipes.

Patch.com editors from across the Chicago area dug into their cookbooks and came back with some of their favorite holiday recipes to share with readers.

We hope you enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Holiday Recipes 2012

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread, submitted by Jennifer Fisher, Evanston Patch Editor.
  • Nut Cups, submitted by Claudia Lenart, Lake Zurich Patch Editor.
  • Streusel-Layered Coffee Cake, Cristel Mohrman, Buffalo Grove Patch Editor.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls, submitted by Amie Schaenzer, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch Editor.
  • Hot Chocolate on a Stick, submitted by Amie Schaenzer, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch Editor.
  • Sweet and Sour Meatballs, submitted by Gloria Casas, Huntley Patch Editor.
  • Rosemary Pecan Shortbread, submitted by Chi-an Chang, Winnetka-Glencoe Patch Editor.
  • submitted by Stephanie Price, Crystal Lake-Cary Patch Editor.
  • Applesauce Spice Cake, submitted by Angela Sykora, Grayslake Patch Editor.
  • Chinese Noodle Candy, submitted by Korrina Grom, Vernon Hills Patch and Libertyville Patch editor.

Share your favorite holiday recipes with Patch! Send your recipe as well as any photos to Editor Amie Schaenzer at amie.schaenzer@patch.com and we will include your recipe in this article.

Mary Jones December 07, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Central United Methodist Church in Skokie is having their Craft Fair tomorrow, Sat 12/8 from 11am-3pm. Santa will be there too. I'm so surprised that Patch hasnt picked up on this and reported as a place to go tomorrow. There will be lots of goodies for sale, including baked items, jewelry, crafts, etc. Canine Companions for Independence will also be there.
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) December 07, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Mary, thanks for sharing that news. We'd love to help you spread the word about the craft fair. The easiest way to do so is to post the information as an event on our calendar. Here's how: if you haven't already, sign up as a user by clicking "log in" at the top right. Then go to skokie.patch.com/events/new and enter the information. Good luck with the craft fair!
Moe @ the Buck December 08, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Ummm, Jennifer,we need your assistance in the Left Bank hot dog article. Seems the natives in Lake Forest are getting restless that Patch is not reporting on THEIR favorite restaurant. I worked out a good deal though. Check it out.
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) December 08, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Haha, I did see that. I'm not wading into that debate :) But thanks for trying to broker a deal!
Stevie Janowski December 08, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Moe, thought you would get her to do the story!!!!
Moe @ the Buck December 08, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Sorry Stevie, Im trying my best. Are you following me around the patch? I have to "patch" this whole thing up before Bree tells all his friends not to even try Left Bank. This is a mess. Fudge.
Stevie Janowski December 08, 2012 at 01:23 AM
I see your comments on the home page. Also try to talk to paula
Stevie Janowski December 08, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Also, i see what you did there....
Moe @ the Buck December 14, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Why are we talking about cookies and candies for the holidays. How the hell are people supposed to argue about that? Ok, here I go. Jennifer fisher's pumpkin chocolate chip bread sounds Soooo much better than Claudia Lenart's nut cups. I mean, come on, nut cups! How could she be so insensitive to all the people who can't eat nuts much less be around them. Unbelievable! I'm just kidding ladies, they all sound great. Believe it or not, Moe loves to bake and cook. Moe also loves to write in third person. Happy holidays too all.
Melanie Santostefano (Editor) December 14, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Moe, you're a riot. I'm just glad I didn't have a recipe to submit for you to make fun of-hahaha! Have a great weekend!
Moe @ the Buck December 14, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Thanks Melanie. I will be having fun at the $ilver Dollar Tavern. One of Highland Parks Finest and best looking fireman, Roger Underwood, will be performing. Roger and the Wraybands Saturday night at 9:00 pm. Hope to see you there.

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