As I was reading a piece in the nyt today about the baking habits of the author's grandmother, my thoughts turned to my own grandmother's holiday habits - she would make us each a customized tin box of cookies, with everything from "spice balls" (spice cake covered in powdered sugar) and my personal favorite, chocolate balls (chocolate cake with some sort of berry, dipped in chocolate) to more traditional cookies and fudge. She passed away about 2 months ago, and reading this article made me realize that this would be my first year without my customary "grandma" tin (even when i lived far away, she would be sure to mail me a huge box). I'm planning on going through her recipes to find my favorites and make them for my family. What are your favorite grandma cookies? Are there any holiday baking recipes your family has passed down through the generations?