20 Tried and True Christmas Cookies We're Saving Now for Next Year

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Crushed Candy Cane Pinwheel Cookies

Slice-and-bake pinwheel cookies with crushed candy canes are the sugar cookies of Santa’s dreams. Ultra-soft and flavored with peppermint, these cookies are perfect for

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Cranberry Ornament Macarons

These stunning cookies require time, preciseness, and patience. They are so worth the effort! Filled with gingerbread buttercream, these will be an impressive holiday

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Easy Christmas Cookies

An easy, no-bake Christmas 'cookie' recipe. This is a simple alternative to classic Christmas cookies. They are quick to make with little prep work and minimal clean-up.

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Christmas Shortbread Cookies

These fun and festive cookies are a classic. Use a cookie cutter to create any shape you wish and decorate with sprinkles of your choice. Perfect to give as a homemade

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Spritz Butter Cookies

These versatile butter cookies require using a cookie press. They'll literally melt in your mouth! Decorate as you wish with candies, icing, powdered sugar, and more.

Peppermint Mocha Cookies

A super-rich and chocolaty cookie with a hint of coffee from espresso powder. Dipped in creamy white chocolate then speckled with crushed candy canes for a decadent

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Santa Claus Nutter Butter Cookies

Short on time? These adorable cookies are perfect for you! Fun and tasty, these little treats are made with Nutter Butter cookies. A fun, no-bake holiday activity for

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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Soft and chewy, with flakes of candy cane, these cookies have the perfect balance of peppermint flavor with a hint of vanilla flavor too. 

Best Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

Made with almond flour and tapioca flour, these paleo cookies are a fantastic alternative to the traditional wheat and sugar-filled gingerbread cookies. Super tasty and

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Spiced Shortbread Cookies

These classic cookies have just the right amount of extra holiday spice with five-spice powder and cloves powder. Decorate with a basic sugar icing.

Almond Kiss Cookies

These soft and chewy, almond-flavored drop cookies are easy to make and so delicious, everyone will love them. Made with amaretto, cream cheese, and chocolate kisses,

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Red Velvet Thumbprints

A festive red velvet cookie infused with a burst of peppermint flavor and white chocolate in their centers. Fill centers with melted white chocolate and sprinkle with

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Raspberry Linzer Cookies

Set aside about 2 hours to make these gorgeous cookies made with ground hazelnuts. To fill, use any jam you desire, or chocolate, or caramel.

Perfect Vanilla Cutout Cookies

A basic recipe that you'll come back to every year. These cookies have a tender, buttery texture with a splash of almond flavoring. Use icing or sprinkles to decorate.

Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

Tiny, crunchy, and infused with a perfect amount of peppermint, these cookies are a slice and bake cookie, rolled in sanding sugar or nonpareils, then baked.

Poinsettia Cookies

These lovely cookies start with a cream cheese-based dough, which is mixed up and chilled before shaping into pinwheel shapes. Finished off by placing an M&M in the

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Santa Hat Rice Krispie Treats

A fun cookie alternative! Make Rice Krispie treats, cut into a hat shape, then decorate with a delicious buttercream frosting.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

This cookie is so soft with gooey chocolate chips along with the perfect balance of peppermint zing. The powdered sugar gives the perfect addition in taste and a

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Christmas Linzer Cookies

Soft and buttery, these cookies will melt in your mouth. The dough contains almond flour which gives it a wonderful flavor. Fill with dark cherry and cardamom jam or any

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Danish Butter Cookies

This recipe is super easy, and super versatile. With only 8 ingredients simple ingredients, you can whip these up quickly! The combination of lemon, vanilla, and almond

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