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Sugar cookies make an excellent blank canvas for decorating. Go for traditional red and green sprinkles or get creative with frosting, candies and other toppings. (Republican Eagle photos by Michael Brun)

The sweet smell of cookie season

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It’s been said that different scents can trigger memories from one’s past. Few things bring back the nostalgia of childhood quite like the comforting smell of vanilla extract and warm butter in fresh-baked Christmas cookies.


Whether made to decorate and enjoy at home or serve as gifts to guests and loved ones, baking cookies can be a wonderful holiday activity for the whole family.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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