America's Favorite Holiday Feasts Slideshow

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1. Pennsylvania Dutch

According to the book, Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking, this culture has a commitment to and derives much pleasure from baking dozens and dozens of cookies during the Christmas season. Some favorites are molasses and honey-tinged pfeffernusse, almond cookies, anise cookies, sand tarts, Belsnickle Christmas cookies, and walnut kisses. Since canning and pickling is predominant in the warmer months, you’ll find fruits and vegetables from the summer crop brightening up the winter plate. 

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