18 Christmas Cookies to Spread Holiday Cheer

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Tis the season to spread holiday cheer with these 18 Christmas Cookies to enjoy!



18 Christmas Cookies to Spread Holiday Cheer


Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

“The classic combination of chocolate and peppermint make these Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies the perfect treat for the holidays!”

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Belgium Spice Cookies

“To create a lacy design on these cookies (also known as Speculoos), place a stencil or doily over the cooled cookies before dusting with powdered sugar.”

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Snowball Cookies

Perfect Christmas Treats made with 7 simple ingredients.

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Holiday Fruitcake Bars with Figs and Plums

“These delicate, fruity and nutty bar cookies deliver the holidays, bite by bite. Filled with the season’s finest sweet-smelling spices, fruits, and toasted nuts.”

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Chocolate Peppermint Waffle Cookies

“Break out the waffle iron to make these cute chocolate and peppermint cookies. They’re finished with a rich chocolate glaze and a sprinkle of crushed candy canes. Like many Christmas cookie recipes, these can be made and frozen up to 3 months in advance—but wait to glaze and decorate them until you’re ready to serve them.”

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Thumbprint Cookies

The cutest dessert to end Christmas dinner with or round out your Christmas cookie tray!

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Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Tis the season for all shapes and sizes of the quintessential Christmas cookie.

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Italian Ricotta Cookies

“They are soft, moist, cake-like cookies and they’re so good you can never stop at just one! They have a nice hint of lemon flavor but you can also use almond extract in place of the lemon juice for delicious alternative. Or better yet, make half of each flavor of glaze!”

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Classic Scottish Shortbread

“The holiday cookie tray isn’t complete without a Classic Scottish Shortbread cookie.”

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Triple Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Three layers of chocolate, plus hazelnuts, and yes, even caffeine, makes for a delicious Christmas cookie your friends and family will love.

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Easy Chocolate Peppermint Bark

“An unbelievably easy, no-fuss, Christmas peppermint bark recipe.”

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Cranberry Crumb Bars with Cinnamon and Ginger

“The cranberry filling is sweetly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and the zest of an orange. Every bite, truly, takes like Christmas.”

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White Chocolate and Peppermint Blondies

Gift-giving idea: “Line a kraft paper box with striped wax tissue paper. Add blondies, close box, then wrap exterior with decorative paper, red ribbon, and a candy cane accent.”

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Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

“These are one of my favorite cookie flavor combinations ever. There’s something just so magical and irresistible about the combination of bright, tart cranberries with sweet, smooth white chocolate.”

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German Lebkuchen in Dipped Chocolate

“This traditional lebkuchen recipe is easy to make and contains no flour. Elisenlebkuchen are one of the most famous Christmas cookies in Germany! They are made with ground nuts and a gingerbread spice mixture which gives them their unique flavor.”

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Nana Cookies

“These simple piped delights contain a secret ingredient: ground cloves! Mild and savory, these cookies taste fantastic with coffee—consider wrapping them up with a bag of roast beans.”

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Caramel Gingerbread Cookie Bars

“These gooey caramel gingerbread bars are the new go-to Christmas dessert.”

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Speculaas Cookies

“You’ll need specially designed springerle molds to shape the fragrantly spiced dough for these traditional Dutch cookies.”

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.

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