These three workhorse cookie and bar recipes are ideal for holiday baking. The crescents are a classic made with pecan meal. Look for it in the supermarket because it sure streamlines the cookie baking. The jam bars feature almond paste and are out of this world. Try an unusual, fancy jam and they're even more exotic. The butterscotch cookies are our variation of Judith Jones' variation of the famous Scrafft's butterscotch cookies in New York. Keep that recipe handy all year long! Happy Holidays!