Red and Green Pinwheel CookiesHoliday cookies—they're one of my favorite traditions of the season. I remember being a kid and anxiously awaiting the Christmas tree and wreath cookies—with the silver dragees and red and green sprinkles, that came home from my dad's office.

So, let's kick off the season with 12 days of scrumptious holiday cookies—a new recipe for you each day through December 12.  And it's not too late to send us your favorite recipe. Just email it (with a photo if you have one!) to managing editor Lucy Banta and join the baking fun!

Day 1: Red & Green Pinwheel Cookies

These gorgeous treats are perfect to bake for a holiday present, or to bring as a delightful addition to any holiday party.

Get the Red & Green Pinwheel Cookie recipe here!

Check back tomorrow for Day 2: Cleo Coyle's Oatmeal Cookie Brittle—made with no butter or flour!