Anita Jones: graphic designer and mom of two, Waterloo, Ont., 2nd place, Holiday Cookie Contest. Anita Jones discovered this recipe, written in Polish and tucked away in a drawer, at the home of her mother, Monica. Monica had recently passed away, and Anita was pleased that she could translate the recipe on her own. (“Kitchen Polish is a lot easier than, say, political Polish,” she laughs.) Today these outstanding spice cookies are her absolute favourite.