1. Germany: Pfeffernüsse (Spice Cookies) Helen Rosner / Via saveur.com Fun to say, more fun to eat, way better than gingerbread.Get the recipe here. 2. New Zealand: Afghan Biscuits (Chocolate Cornflake Cookies) Helen Rosner / Via saveur.com These chocolate-covered chocolate numbers get an extra crunch from cornflakes.Get the recipe here. 3. Italy: La Deliziosa (Hazelnut Cream Sandwich Cookies) Helen Rosner / Via saveur.com Lemony shortbread plus creamy hazelnut will make you forget all about Nutella.Get the recipe here. 4. Sweden: Shortbread Stars with Pearl Sugar Todd Coleman / Via saveur.com Because crunchy pearl sugar is even better than sprinkles. Get the recipe here. 5. Germany: Lebkuchen (Chocolate-Glazed Almond Spice Cookies) Todd Coleman / Via saveur.com Here is the right way to bake a Christmas cookie.Get the recipe here. 6. Argentina: Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Cookie Sandwiches) Saveur / Via saveur.com What's better than salted caramel? Dulce de leche sandwiches.Get the recipe here. 7. Italy: Pignoli (Pine Nut Cookies) Todd Coleman / Via saveur.com The Italian bakery classic, done right.Get the recipe here. 8. France: Punitions (Shortbread Cookies) Todd Coleman / Via saveur.com Trust the French to make the world's best butter delivery system.Get the recipe here. 9. Mexico: Galletas con Chochitos (Butter Cookies with Sprinkles) Saveur / Via saveur.com Perhaps the ultimate Christmas cookie.Get the recipe here. 10. Greece: Melomakarona (Honey-Dipped Walnut Spice Cookies) Saveur / Via saveur.com These bite-size suckers are even better than baklava.Get the recipe here. 11. South Korea: Yak Kwa (Honey-Dipped Ginger Cookies) Helen Rosner / Via saveur.com It's a cookie that's deep fried and soaked in honey. You good?Get the recipe here. 12. Mexico: Polvorones (Pecan Shortbread Cookies) Saveur / Via saveur.com So buttery they melt in your mouth.Get the recipe here. 13. Australia: Anzac Biscuits (Coconut–Oat Cookies) Ingalls Photography / Via saveur.com Australians are cookie (okay, biscuit) crazy, and these oaty, coconutty numbers take the cookie cake.Get the recipe here. 14. Norway: Krumkakes (Cream-Filled Wafer Cookies) Saveur / Via saveur.com A Christmas cookie that eats like a cannoli.Get the recipe here. 15. Russia: Khvorost (Twig Cookies) Saveur / Via saveur.com Made with booze! (Not vodka.)Get the recipe here. 16. Iceland: Marens-Kornflexkökur (Chocolate–Cornflake Meringue Cookies) Ingalls Photography / Via saveur.com These chocolate meringues have some cereal baked inside, so you might as well call them breakfast.Get the recipe here. 17. Lebanon: Ma'Amoul Bil Tamer (Date-Filled Semolina Shortbread Cookies) Saveur / Via saveur.com If you dig Fig Newtons, these will blow your mind.Get the recipe here. 18. Austria: Vanillekipferl (Walnut Crescent Cookies) Todd Coleman / Via saveur.com These are THE cookie to eat with coffee.Get the recipe here. 19. The Netherlands: Speculaas (Molded Ginger Cookies) Todd Coleman / Via saveur.com Almost too cute to eat. Almost.Get the recipe here. 20. Iran: Nan-e Berenji (Rice Cookies with Rosewater and Cardamom) Saveur / Via saveur.com They're extra-crispy-crumbly thanks to some rice flour, with some cardamom and rose for good measure.Get the recipe here. 21. Oman: Qashat al-Narjeel (Gluten-Free Arabian Coconut Cookies) Saveur / Via saveur.com Three ingredients, no wheat, and you won't even need to turn on an oven.Get the recipe here. 22. Wales: Picau ar y Maen (Currant Welshcakes) Saveur / Via saveur.com Think of them as little baby scones.Get the recipe here. 23. Switzerland: Basler Brunsli (Chocolate–Almond Spice Cookies) Saveur / Via saveur.com Brownies hiding in cookie bodies. Almonds and egg whites give them lots of chew.Get the recipe here. Get more global cookie recipes on Saveur.