Editors' Favorite Holiday Cookies

We sifted through our archives to create the ultimate Christmas cookie collection. Make these favorites for your family or package some up as edible gifts.


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Holiday Peanut Butter Cookies

Holiday Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep 20 m
Bake 11 m

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Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Prep 20 m
Bake 8 - 9 m
Bake per batch

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Holly Clusters

Holly Clusters
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Chill 120 m
Bake 10 - 12 m

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Choco-Caramel Cookies

Choco-Caramel Cookies
Makes 48
Prep 10 m
Chill 30 m
Bake 10 - 11 m

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Ginger Cookie Sticks

Ginger Cookie Sticks
Makes 36
Prep 20 m
Bake 25 m

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Lemon Trees

Lemon Trees
Prep 10 m
Chill 120 m
Bake 10 m
Chill plus 10 minutes

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 54
Prep 20 m
Bake 9 m

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Chocolate-Coffee Chunks

Chocolate-Coffee Chunks
Prep 15 m
Bake 10 m

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Bourbon Pecan Spritz

Bourbon Pecan Spritz
Prep 10 m
Bake 8 - 10 m

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Holiday Coins

Festive Holiday Coins
Makes 72
Prep 20 m
Chill 120 m
Bake 14 m
Chill or overnight

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Peanut Butter "Sandwiches"

Peanut Butter "Sandwiches"
Prep 20 m
Chill 30 m
Bake 10 m

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Molasses Angel Cookies

Molasses Angel Cookies
Makes 72
Prep 20 m
Bake 10 m

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Santa's Sandwiches

Santa's Sandwiches
Prep 15 m
Chill 240 m
Bake 8 - 10 m

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Festive Wreaths

Festive Wreaths
Makes 78
Prep 10 m
Bake 8 - 10 m

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Candy Cane Twists

Candy Cane Twists
Makes 32
Prep 20 m
Chill 120 m
Bake 8 - 10 m

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Strawberry Thumbprints

Strawberry Thumbprints
Makes 36
Prep 10 m
Chill 60 m
Bake 12 - 14 m

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Spiced Crackle Cookies

Prep 20 m
Chill 60 m
Bake 12 m

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Hazelnut Crescents

Hazelnut Crescents
Makes 48
Prep 20 m
Chill 60 m
Bake 13 - 15 m

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Mocha Meringues

Mocha Meringues
Makes 36
Prep 10 m
Bake 60 m

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Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Crescents

Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Crescents
Prep 20 m
Bake 16 m

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Black & White Peppermint Bars

Black & White Peppermint Bars
Prep 20 m
Cool 15 m
Bake 30 m
Cool refrigerate

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Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

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Holiday Bourbon Balls

Holiday Bourbon Balls
Prep 20 m
Chill 30 m

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Chai Gingerbread

Chai Gingerbread
Prep 35 m
Cool 135 m
Bake 14 m
Cool refrigerate

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White Chocolate Cranberry Clusters

White Chocolate Cranberry Clusters
Prep 15 m

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German Chocolate Bar Cookies

German Chocolate Bar Cookies
Prep 10 m
Bake 25 m
Chill 2 m

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Almond Lace Cookies

Almond Lace Cookies
Prep 15 m
Bake 8 m
Cool 5 m

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Classic Buckeyes

Classic Buckeyes
Prep 30 m
Freeze 30 m

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Maple-Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Maple-Raisin Oatmeal Cookies
Prep 15 m
Bake 14 m

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Orange & Fig Bars

Orange & Fig Bars
Prep 15 m
Cook 15 m
Cool 5 m
Bake 25 m

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Cherry & Apricot Linzers

Cherry & Apricot Linzers
Prep 25 m
Cool 120 m
Bake 12 m
Cool refrigerate