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    27 Vintage Christmas Cookies

    They don't call em oldies but goodies for nothing! Check out these amazing Retro Cookies!

    1. Ischeler's Tortellettes

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    Almond shortbread cookies with Apricot filling and Chocolate Frosting. This Recipe is a family favorite that we started making in 1961.

    2. Christmas Cut Outs

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    Mom started making these delicious cookies in the early 1950's.

    The cutters are from Aunt Chick's. They are available again today, using the

    same injection molds that the originals were made from in the 1940's.

    3. Neapolitan Cookies

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    These were always a fixture on my family’s Christmas dessert table. They are another of my Grandma Rose’s confections and a favorite of most everyone that tries them.

    4. Soft and Lemony Ricotta Cookies

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    Yum! I love baking these cookies for Christmas since they are so refreshing and easy to make.

    5. Cakey Red Velvet Cream Cheese Crinkle Cookies

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    These are the softest, cakiest cookies you will ever bite into.

    6. Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

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    As a child, I remember my mother making a lot of different old fashioned Christmas cookies and candies.

    7. Irish Shortbread Christmas Tree Cookies

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    This is a traditional Irish recipe and it’s super simple to make.

    8. Christmas Tree Wreath Cookies

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    When I was a little girl and before my mom went back to work, she used to spend weeks baking dozens and dozens of different fun types of Christmas Cookies.

    9. Snowflake Shortbread Cookies

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    I think you can never have too many Christmas cookie recipes

    10. Polish Gingerbread Cookies

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    A European spin on a holiday classic! These traditional Polish gingerbread cookies use a sticky sweet substitute instead of the conventional molasses.

    11. Pizelle della Nonna

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    According to history, the first pizzella was made in the region of Abruzzo (geographically located in Central Italy) back in the 8th century.

    12. Orange Cardamom Snowflake Cookies

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    There’s something about the combination of orange with warm baking spices that makes me think “Christmas” in a way almost nothing else does.

    13. Loaded Christmas Cowboy Cookies

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    Loaded Christmas Cowboy Cookies, which could also be called Kitchen Sink Christmas Cookies, are oatmeal cookies full of white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, red and green chocolate chips, dried cranberries, coconut, and pecans.

    14. Krumkake

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    Krumkake is a delicate Norwegian cookie that is loved across generations. It’s decadent, delicious and worth every minute spent making it!

    15. Nankhatai

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    Nankhatais are Indian bakery style biscuits (that’s cookies for those in the US) similar to a Scottish shortbread cookie.

    16. Candy Cane Shortbread

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    Buttery and crisp, these festive cookies will leave a lasting impression. Little ones will love their fun shape and everyone will love their sugary, buttery flavor. A great project to get the kids to help with!

    17. Linzer Cookies

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    Linzer cookies supposedly originated in the Austrian city of Linz and have the same ingredients as its larger cousin, the beautiful Linzer Torte. Two delicate almond-flavored cookies with a jam filling and a gorgeous dusting of icing sugar.

    18. Lebkuchen

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    Lebkuchen. Authentic recipe of the most popular German cookies: spicy, soft and incredibly flavorful.

    19. Christmas Pudding Cookies

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    Christmas pudding cookies – Chocolate sugar cookies decorated to look like a traditional Christmas pudding which is a date pudding popular in the UK and my favorite holiday dessert growing up.

    20. Walnut Snowball Cookies

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    In Venezuela, these are also made, some with nuts and some with just sugar. There they are called “Polvorosas” (or powdery) because of the crumbly powdery texture they have when you take a bite.

    21. Ginger Molasses Cookies

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    These truly are the best ginger molasses cookies I’ve ever tasted.

    22. Vanillekipferi

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    These crescent-shaped cookies originate from Vienna, Austria, where they are a much-loved, traditional Christmas cookie

    23. Rocky Road Bars

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    24. Italian Cookies

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    According to Susan, her aunt brought these festive Italian anise cookies to Christmas every year and the tradition took hold.

    25. Holiday Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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    I don’t know about you, but for me a powdered sugar cookie is a must on my holiday cookie tray. Enjoy!

    26. Easy Gingerbread Man Cookies

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    Easy gingerbread man recipe, a fun way to get the Christmas ready. These biscuits taste so christmassy.

    27. Ciccidati

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    Cuccidati, also known as Sicilian Fig Cookies are traditionally served during the holidays.

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