Anything for our readers, who are dying to figure out who among them reigns the supreme baker. Nevermind the fact that the very act made Wilford Brimley’s mustache move two more ticks southward. Shudder.
Anyway, congrats to Mary Hannah Ellis, whose peppermint twists were a solid crowd-pleaser we’d be proud to serve at any party — even if we made them. We thought we’d fail miserably at twisting up these beauts, but it turns out to be a recipe literally anyone can follow.
For her efforts, Mary gets a gift card to Purple Thistle. See her winning recipe here. Or, watch us make it and look for a nod to our editor’s actual favorite holiday.
BONUS COOKIES: Because it was so hard to pick just one, we’ve selected a handful of honorable mentions. Try your luck at these recipes, and let us know how they turn out.