Our favorite winning cookie recipes to inspire your holiday baking

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Our favorite winning cookie recipes to inspire your holiday baking

Inspiration for cookies to make and serve for family during the holidays can come from your neighbors.

Below are the past five years of winners in the Dayton Daily News Holiday Cookie Contest, with recipes and explanations on how to make their winning entries.

2016 contest
The first-place winner in the 2016 Dayton Daily News Holiday Cookie contest were these Chocolate Ginger Molasses Sandwich Cookies, submitted by Darrell Bickley of Centerville. LISA POWELL/STAFF

The cookies chosen were led by Chocolate Ginger Molasses Sandwich Cookies.

2015 contest
Red Velvet Cannoli Cream Sandwich Cookies by Laura Haber of Miamisburg. LISA POWELL / STAFF Lisa Powell

The cookies chosen were led by Red Velvet Cannoli Cream Sandwich Cookies.

2014 contest
LISA POWELL/STAFF

The cookies chosen were led by Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars.

2013 contest
Jelly Thumbprint Cookies by Theresa Steinbruegge of Kettering took first place in our contest. JIM WITMER / STAFF Cookie contest winners credit their moms | Cookie recipes

The cookies chosen were led by Jelly Thumbprint Cookies.

2012 contest
These delicious pecan bars submitted by Susette Kruckeberg of Versailles earned top prize in the Dayton Daily News 2012 Holiday Cookie Contest. STAFF/LISA POWELL Lisa Powell

The cookies chosen were led by Pecan Bars.

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