Our Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

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Whether you bake a dozen or a dozen different batches, cookies give every holiday season a little extra flavor. This year, add one of these new recipes to your rotation. And don't forget to save a few for Santa!

Peanut Butter Cookies

1Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Just mix up six ingredients for these artisan, peanut-packed treats. Then dip them in chocolate — because why not?

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Perfect Sugar Cookies

2Perfect Sugar Cookies

Break out the cookie cutters! This foolproof sugar cookie dough won't spread, so you won't have any trouble decorating them.

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Homemade Thin Mints

3Homemade Thin Mints

You don't have to wait till Girl Scout cookie season to indulge in the minty, chocolaty goodness of a Thin Mint — you can make your own at hom.

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Peppermint Whoopie Pies

4Peppermint Whoopies Pies

They may not technically qualify as cookies, but these cakey sandwich creations are about as merry as it gets.

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Thumbprint Cookies

5Thumbprint Cookies

Browned butter and toasted pecans form a nest for red raspberry preserves in this rustic take on a timeless classic.

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Easy Lemon Cookies

6Easy Lemon Cookies

Do you fancy fruit? Opt for these surprisingly easy lemon cookies. Bonus: They make a HUGE batch, so you'll have plenty to share.

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Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

7Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

When in doubt, go with a classic! These timeless chocolate chip cookies have a few special ingredients that take them from simple to spectacular.

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Chocolate FIlled Shortbread

8Chocolate-Filled Shortbread

The only thing better than shortbread? Shortbread with a tasty surprsie inside.

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Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

9Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

Treat yourself to these three-ingredient cookies that you can mix up and pull out of the oven in 20 minutes flat.

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Jumbo Mocha Cookies

10Jumbo Mocha Cookies

These are not your average chocolate chip-espresso cookies. They've got a secret ingredient that infuses irresistible coffee flavor and aroma.

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Classic Florentines

12Classic Florentines

These Italian sweets with a delicate, lacy texture are part cookie, part candy, but fully delicious.

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Black and White Cookies

11New York–Style Black & White Cookies

These Big Apple bakery favorite tastes great as is, but you could dye the frosting for a more festive look!

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