Although chef Paul Cunningham knows his way around a kitchen (check out his epic Danish Christmas Feast for friends), when it comes to baking cookies, he defers to his mother-in-law, Kitty Læby, who's been making her Christmas cookies for more than 50 years. Her simple but sublime kager—some flavored minimally with butter and sugar, others with spices and nuts—are all about precision.
Use a Kitchen Scale
Get Uniform Dough with Rolling Pin Bands
Pipe with a Cookie Press
Control the Heat with a Great Oven
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