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CHELSEA—Muji responded to our reader rant about their return policy. "At MUJI, one of our main goal is to provide more than satisfactory services and products to our customers and it is truly disappointing to hear what had happened," they wrote. "Regarding our return policy, we are more than happy to offer size exchange subject to availability without receipt." Oh, Muji! Let's never fight again. [Racked Inbox]
SOHO—There are holiday pop-up shops, and then there are holiday pop-up shops that give you a special gift if you bring them a batch of homemade cookies. At 95 Spring Street, Kiosk is hosting a temporary Christmas store selling vintage Santas and snowglobes. The cookie love, by the way, flows both ways: Their press release came with a recipe for vanilla-cinnamon Spritzes, reproduced after the jump.
2 sticks of butter
3/4 cup of sugar
2 1/4 - 2 1/2 cups of sifted flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 dashes of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla
Cream the butter, egg and sugar together
Gradually add the egg and beat well
Sift the dry ingredients together and add slowly to the rest
Add the vanilla extract
Fill a cookie press & press out cookies
Bake at 350 degrees for about 6 minutes, maybe 8