About Lisa Zwirn

Lisa Zwirn is a freelance food writer and recipe developer. A regular contributor to The Boston Globe, she has also written for Bon Appétit and Cooking Light, among other publications. She’s a member of the IACP and the Culinary Guild of New England. Christmas Cookies: 50 Recipes to Treasure for the Holiday Season is her first cookbook. @LisaZwirn

Several cranberry pistachio biscotti cookies tied together with raffia

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberries add a chewy, sweet-tartness and pistachios bring a buttery tasting richness to these biscotti, making them a must-make for Christmas.

Walnut Stars

Walnut Star Cookies

These walnut cookies are made with ground walnuts, giving them a delicate flavor and texture. A zig-zag of chocolate on top lends a festive touch.

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

These chocolate thumbprint cookies with the dollop of caramel may not be the most traditional of Christmas cookies, but they may be the most welcome.