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Christmas cookie recipes

'Tis the season for baking Christmas cookies! Here are our favorite holiday cookie recipes.

Chocolate sandwich cookies with peppermint ganache



Photo by Christine Janocko

A rich peppermint ganache sandwiched between two crispy chocolate cookies, dunked in a semisweet chocolate glaze and a sprinkle of crushed candy canes on top to make them a little more Christmas-y. Recipe »

Spiced cutout cookies



Photo by Christine Janocko

Spice up plain old sugar cookies with some cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and ground cloves. And doesn't the frosting look so elegant? Turns out it's not that hard: Read Chrissy's how-to » Cookie recipe »

Double chocolate cookies with York Peppermint Pieces



Photo by Christine Janocko

Here's a Christmas twist on those beloved M&M cookies: a rich chocolate cookie studded with York Peppermint Pieces. Recipe »

Cocoa cups with peppermint creme filling



Photo by Larissa Doust

Bake up these little cocoa cups and fill them with peppermint creme for a cute and delicious holiday treat! Recipe »

Chocolate-dipped orange cookies



Photo by Christine Janocko

These cookies are flavored with orange zest, then dipped in dark chocolate. Like the bakery equivalent of a chocolate orange — but tastier! Recipe »

Lemon wreath cookies



Photo by Larissa Doust

These butter cookies have a hint of lemon and are topped with a lemony glaze. Shape them into wreaths and top with white nonpareils to complete the wintry look. Recipe »

Hershey’s Kiss peanut butter cookies



Photo by Larissa Doust

Chocolate and peanut butter — a classic combination and tasty Christmas treat. Recipe »

Holiday Rice Krispies treats



Photo by Christine Janocko

Rice Krispies Treats get a holiday makeover with flavorings of gingerbread and chocolate-peppermint. Recipe »

Jumbo black bottom coconut macaroons



Photo by Larissa Doust

A big ole' pile of sweet coconut cookie dipped in rich chocolate? Yes please. Recipe »

Iced eggnog cookies



Photo by Larissa Doust

If you like eggnog, you'll love this soft, chewy cookie. Recipe »

Eggnog cupcakes with bourbon caramel cream-cheese frosting



Photo by Christine Janocko

OK, this is a cupcake, not a cookie. But they're so adorable, we had to include them here! Recipe »

Brown butter meltaway cookies



Photo by Christine Janocko

Brown butter gives these cute little cookies almost a toffee-ish flavor, and the powdered sugar makes for a snowy scene. Recipe »

Strawberry tart cookies



Photo by Christine Janocko

There’s something about the combination of a buttery cookie and sweet fruity filling that is just irresistible. And the red filling makes them look so festive! Recipe »

Cranberry and chocolate chip brown sugar cookies



Photo by Larissa Doust

Dried cranberries and chocolate chips provide great texture and bursts of flavor great texture to these brown sugar cookies. Recipe »

Chocolate espresso snowcap cookies



Photo by Larissa Doust

This intensely chocolate cookie has just a hint of espresso. Roll the dough in powdered sugar before baking, and you'll end up with a crinkly, wintry treat after they're out of the oven. Recipe »

Zac Efron’s favorite snickerdoodles



Photo by Christine Janocko

Zac Efron sings, dances, tousles his hair just so - and he also makes a mean snickerdoodle! The hearthrob and Arroyo Grande native shared his favorite cookie recipe with us. Recipe »

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