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The fruits of our labor.

1 The fruits of our labor.

Our freelance recipe tester, Jesse Damuck, cooking sugar to make salted caramels.

2 Our freelance recipe tester, Jesse Damuck, cooking sugar to make salted caramels.

After the caramel cools, she rolls it into logs.

3 After the caramel cools, she rolls it into logs.

Sprinkle caramel generously with sea salt and slice with a sharp knife.

4 Sprinkle caramel generously with sea salt and slice with a sharp knife.

Rows and rows of flourless chocolate cookies. These are one of my favorite recipes.

5 Rows and rows of flourless chocolate cookies. These are one of my favorite recipes.

Khalil Hymore making his family's super-secret gingerbread recipe.

6 Khalil Hymore making his family's super-secret gingerbread recipe.

When the gingerbread men come out of the oven, he dunks each one in a molasses water bath.

7 When the gingerbread men come out of the oven, he dunks each one in a molasses water bath.

Khalil's gingerbread men turned out so cute! These were amazing with coffee the next morning.

8 Khalil's gingerbread men turned out so cute! These were amazing with coffee the next morning.

Sam Seneviratne getting into the spirit while she measures chocolate for her pecan bars.

9 Sam Seneviratne getting into the spirit while she measures chocolate for her pecan bars.

Prepped dough for pinwheel cookies.

10 Prepped dough for pinwheel cookies.

Here I am tossing cooled sandies in powdered sugar.

11 Here I am tossing cooled sandies in powdered sugar.

Sam and Jesse in the zone.

12 Sam and Jesse in the zone.

Salted caramels, chocolate crackle cookies and sugared bourbon cookies were Jesse's offerings.

13 Salted caramels, chocolate crackle cookies and sugared bourbon cookies were Jesse's offerings.

I made flourless double chocolate pecan cookies and hazelnut sandies. Khalil made the palmiers from a box of chocolate puff pastry we had in the freezer.

14 I made flourless double chocolate pecan cookies and hazelnut sandies. Khalil made the palmiers from a box of chocolate puff pastry we had in the freezer.

Pecan bars, pine nut bars and and pinwheel cookies maade by Sam.

15 Pecan bars, pine nut bars and and pinwheel cookies maade by Sam.

Last week, the Everyday Food team stayed late after work last week to bake and swap cookies, so we had an array of treats to give our friends. Click through the gallery to check out our behind-the-scenes shots. Links to the recipes (most of them, anyway... a couple are personal and one is a secret family recipe) are after the jump. Happy baking everyone!

Flourless Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Hazelnut sandies I just replaced the pecans in the recipe with hazelnuts

Chocolate crackle cookies

Palmiers

Pecan bars Feel free to drizzle melted semi-sweet chocolate over the cooled bars.

The salted caramels are Jesse's but here's a great recipe for Chocolate-Caramel Cookie bars

Pinwheels, Checkerboards, same thing.

Khalil is keeping his family's recipe for gingerbread close to the vest, but here's a tried and true one. A Martha favorite!

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    where do i get glucose. martha had it in a recipe today.

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