The Washington Post has published an extensive cookie baking guide which is sure to put anyone in the mood to bake Christmas cookies this weekend.
Then pay a visit to the New York Times food section, which has an interesting article on various kinds of sugar.
Most years my husband tries out a new fudge recipe at Christmastime, in on ongoing quest to find the perfect fudge. He's thinking of trying the recipe in the 1997 JOY OF COOKING this year. If anyone has other fudge recipe candidates, please post them! His only "requirements" are that the ingredients cannot include melted chocolate chips or marshmallow fluff. :)