Christmas Cookies

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a big platter of holiday cookies for dessert. Choose from shortbread, sandwich cookies, or rolled and dropped cookies for a spectacular dessert assortment.

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Crinkle Cookies

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These cookies expand while baking, creating a fun crinkled effect that kids will love to watch as it happens.

Total: 1 hr

Holiday Snowmen

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These kid-friendly snowmen cookies are fun to make and give during Christmas. Call on this cookie recipe to be creative for winter birthdays, snow days, or anytime kids gather for cooking and crafting projects.

Vanilla Holiday Cookies

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This sweet holiday treat gets a kick from a pinch of sea salt. Cut the vanilla cookies into star shapes and decorate with edible gold stars or gold sugar sprinkles.

Eggnog Angels

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The "stained glass" windows on these holiday angel cookies are hard candies that melt during baking and reharden when cool.

Pistachio Cookie Cups

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Line muffin cups with this sweet crust, fill with savory pistachios and dried cranberries, and bake until golden. This bite-size dessert is perfect for holiday entertaining.

Biscochitos

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Made at Christmas time in Mexico and the American Southwest, these biscuits are traditionally cut into fun shapes.

Spiced Oatmeal Shortbread Wedges

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Hazelnut Browned Butter Shortbread

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Two-Tone Cinnamon Cookies

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Brown Sugar and Spice Wedges

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Quick and easy, these brown sugar and spice recipes are the perfect treat for entertaining guests. Top the crispy crust with caramel-flavor ice cream topping and a sprinkle of sea salt for a balanced bite.

Star Santa Almond Sugar Cookies

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Who said Santa had to be round? With jelly beans for feet and a red candy nose, you can turn a star into your favorite jolly ol' pal.

Star Santa Almond Sugar Cookies

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Who said Santa had to be round? With jelly beans for feet and a red candy nose, you can turn a star into your favorite jolly ol' pal.

Hazelnut Cookie Sandwiches

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For a delectable Christmas treat, spread the hazelnut-chocolate frosting between two baked cookies. Everyone will love the mix of cream cheese, hazelnuts and sugar in the recipe.

Almond Cookie Bites

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Holiday Pistachio Cutouts

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During Hanukkah, it's a tradition to partake in homemade treats. These specially shaped shortbread-style cookies help pass the tradition to the next generation.

Macarons

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Make fancy French-style macarons at home with this easy recipe. Almond flour is often called almond meal, so look for either at your market.

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