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Christmas Cookie Inspiration

Christmas Cookie Inspiration


It’s officially December (aka cookie season). It's time to get baking

Christmas Cookie Inspiration

Do you hear that? Christmas music is now in every store, twinkly lights are romantically illuminating streets and houses, and our kitchens are cozy, warm, and ready for action: The holidays are officially here.

We are still early to the game — it is only Dec. 2, after all — but that doesn’t mean we can’t start scheduling plans for cookie swaps, planning cookie decorating extravaganzas, and crafting holiday gifts for friends, neighbors, and co-workers. So when it is time to bake some delicious cookies up for Santa and his reindeer — because Santa can’t have stale cookies — you’ll know exactly which holiday cookie is your favorite.

For this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme) we reached out to our Culinary Content Network of food bloggers for cookie inspiration. As expected, the inboxes were flooded with so many wonderful-looking holiday confections! Check out our Christmas Cookie Inspiration slideshow to see our tops picks.

Best-Ever Chocolate Lofthouse Cookies

Chewy Molasses Cookies

“Normally I don’t love cookies unless there’s chocolate or caramel involved, but I’ve made an exception here,” A Calculated Whisk jokes. “There’s something about the rich flavor of molasses in a chewy cookie with a hint of crunch from a coating of sparkling sugar that I can really get into.” Click here for the recipe.

Chocolate Covered Gluten Free Cookies

Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies With Peppermint Frosting

“It’s a simple recipe, but these cookies are far from simple! Big, pillowy, soft sugar cookies with lots of frosting — my kind of cookie!” Sweet and Spicy Monkey says. Click here for the recipe.

Easy Eggnog Biscotti

“No time to make sheets and sheets of cookies?” Souffle Bombay inquires. “I’ve got the solution! Make these festive Easy Eggnog Biscotti.” Fun, easy, and delicious — what a combination! Click here for the recipe.

French Christmas Cookies (Sablés)

Grandma’s Ginger Cookies

“Family recipes are the best and this is never truer than during the holiday season,” Platter Talk writes. “These wonderful ginger cookies are made with generations of love and memories.” For this recipe, click here.

Hazelnut Bow Tie Cookies

A sprinkle of chopped hazelnuts emphasized that roasted hazelnut flavor in the filling and a dusting of powdered sugar over the top gives these pretty bites just the right amount of adornment,” The Kitchen Prep Blog shares. For this recipe, click here.

Holiday Sugar Cookies and DIY Colored Sugar

“These adorable holiday sugar cookies are easy to make, fun to decorate, and a joy to give out to friends and family this season. I show you how to make your own DIY colored sugar, too, so you can get as creative as you want,” The View From Great Island says. Click here for her recipe.

Peach Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Of Batter and Dough writes, “My Grandma was the absolute queen of homemade Christmas cookies and her jam thumbprint cookies were my favorites. They were tender and buttery and so pretty, with little dollops of jam in the center of each, glittering like jewels.” Click here for the recipe.

Peppermint Twist Macarons

Savory Experiments writes, “Peppermint twist macarons aren’t nearly as hard to make as you might think! Make these easy Christmas cookies and let the compliments flood in!” Find her recipe here.

Pignoli Cookies

Pignoli cookies are underrated Italian pine nut cookies and Coley Cooks’ recipe captures their brilliance. “I bet Santa will be stoked to find something a little different, and a little more magical, than the usual sugar cookie this year,” she notes. Click here for the recipe.

White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies

What says Christmas more than peppermint and chocolate?” Two Cookin’ Mamas ask. These cookies are covered in festive sprinkles then topped with a big holiday kiss. Check out the recipe here.

White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies

“To ensure softness,” Citrus Blossom Bliss instructs, “ever so slightly underbake the cookies. If you’re packing these off for friends far, far away, sneaking a slice of bread into the container will help preserve the freshness and softness of the cookie. I don’t recall where that tidbit of knowledge came from, but it’s saved many a cookie from being ‘too hard.’” Click here for the recipe.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


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