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Smart home cooks who find themselves in the frantic throes of holiday baking turn to the basics when they need a surefire hit. Christmas office party right around the corner? A plate of cookies never fails to please. These crispy, crumbly chocolate-almond cookies get their rich flavor from a good ½ cup of sweet, anise-flavored Galliano liqueur and more than a touch of coffee. Even better, the texture of these cookies resembles biscotti, so if you’re finishing dinner with a glass of red wine, give one of these cookies a little dip in your glass, and savor at least one moment of calm during this hectic season. —The Editors

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