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    Dec 20, 2019

    C Is For Cookie And Christmas!

    50 of the Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

    You cannot have Christmas without cookies right? I mean you cannot leave cake out for Santa! It has to be cookies! Every year since I can remember, I would go to my Grandma’s house for Christmas cookie decorating. She would have the sugar cookies ready, turtles ready to make, and divinity baking. It was magical! I carried the tradition on with my nieces and nephews and now with my kids. Every year all of the cousins get together to make the best Christmas cookies! We even have an Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating contest. It is one of our favorite traditions and it all revolves around a cookie.

    We then take our cookies and leave some out for Santa and then deliver the rest to neighbors and friends. The Christmas season is just my favorite. The delivering of goodies, the Christmas Cookie Swaps, the baking, the smells, ALL OF IT! I have gathered the best of the best Christmas cookies to help you in your cookie baking traditions this year!

    Christmas Brownie Cookies from Easy Budget Recipes

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    This easy Brownie Cookies Recipe is just the Christmas Cookie recipe to make for the busy holiday season. They cost just $4.75 to make and 15¢ per cookie.

    Best Snickerdoodle Cookie from Joy Food Sunshine

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    These snickerdoodle cookies have crispy edges, chewy centers, and a rich cinnamon flavor. They’re easy to make with no chilling or strange ingredients!

    Gluten-free White Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from My Gluten-Free Kitchen

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    Perfect for holiday gift-giving, these gluten-free white chocolate gingerbread cookies are pretty and delicious! I love packaging these up in cute containers for Christmas gifts.

    Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies from Run Lift & Eat

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    These cookies are big, thick, chewy, and slightly crisp around the edges — just how it should be.

    Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with Candy Cane from Chef sous Chef

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    Rich, decadent and chocolatey and with a hint of peppermint, these Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with Candy Cane bits are the ultimate cookie to serve over the holiday season.

    Almond Cookies from Veggie Lexi

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    These almond cookies make the perfect holiday treat! They're filled with flavor and aren't overly sweet.

    Easy Iced Molasses Cookies from This Mama Loves

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    This recipe for iced molasses cookies is perfect for sweater weather. The blend of the sweet molasses brings back memories of grandma's house. Add them to your holiday cookie platters!

    Green Christmas Crinkle Cookies from A Wicked Whisk

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    Green Christmas Crinkle Cookies are tasty, soft baked green cookies made from a store bought cake mix, eggs and butter. Easy to make and fun to color, these crinkle cookies are the perfect Christmas cookies to share with family and friends!

    Eggnog Cookies from Home in the Finger Lakes

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    Rich, soft, creamy and cakey these cookies are bursting with the aroma and flavor of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

    Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies from Easy Budget Recipes

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    This Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies recipe is easy to make and so festive. It costs just $8.44 to make this recipe, that’s just 36¢ per cookie!

    Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from My Turn for Us

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    These Chocolate Peppermint cookies with caramel make great cookies for Christmas gifts or your cookie exchange.

    Chocolate Dulce de Leche Empanadas from Chipa by the Dozen

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    Bring some Latin flavors to your Christmas table with these delicious chocolate dulce de leche empanadas.

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies from Serena Bakes

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    Peanut Butter Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are a Christmas time favorite. Soft chewy peanut butter cookies are filled with creamy chocolate fudge filling. A favorite for cookie trays.

    Easy Chewy S’mores Cookies from Erhardts Eat

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    This S’mores Cookie Recipe is the perfect treat all year round when you are craving the classic campfire treat with less mess. These cookies are chewy and will quickly become one of your favorite cookies!

    Ginger Cookies Recipe from Chisel & Fork

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    Loaded with ground ginger, candied ginger and a pinch of cayenne pepper, these ginger cookies are soft and chewy and might just be the best ginger cookie out there.

    Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies & Orange Glaze from Cook at Home

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    Bye bye, gingerbread men! The white chocolate and fresh cranberries make the perfect, festive flavor combination for these delicious cookies, all drizzled with an orange glaze.

    Speculoos Dutch Windmill Cookies from Upstate Ramblings

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    Speculoos are a holiday cookie that is traditionally made for the Feast of St. Nicholas in Europe. They are a shortbread type cookie, with a lot of spices, like cinnamon, added, which makes them fragrant and tasty!

    Nutella Stuffed Sugar Cookies from A Cookie Named Desire

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    The only thing better than a cookie is biting into one and realizing it’s stuffed with Nutella!

    Cream Cheese Peppermint Patties from Fried Dandelions

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    These vegan Cream Cheese Peppermint Patties are sure to be your go to no-bake dessert of the holiday season! You’re just 5 ingredients and 30 minutes away from a delicious treat!

    Italian Christmas Cookies from The Farm Girl Gabs

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    Italian Christmas Cookies are a delicious cake-like cookie with a hint of anise and sweet sugar glaze. This easy cookie recipe is great to serve any time of the year.

    Christmas Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies from The Toasty Kitchen

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    Christmas Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies are decorated with a sweet buttercream frosting and festive sprinkles

    No-Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies from Swirls of Flavor

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    No-Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies are a twist on a holiday favorite! White chocolate surrounded by peppermint candy and chocolate cookies are guaranteed to be a hit on your holiday table! Peppermint Bark Cookies are an easy recipe to make as a last minute sweet treat!

    Christmas Lights Cookies from Fireflies & Mud Pies

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    These homemade Christmas Lights Cookies are the best! They are fun to bring to cookie exchanges, so bake and freeze extra cookies to share with friends and family.

    Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies from House of Nash Eats

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    These Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies are a year-round classic that deserve special attention at Christmas time. Mildly spiced, richly flavored from the molasses and brown sugar, and generously sprinkled with granulated sugar for a touch of sparkle, this classic molasses cookie recipe belongs in your dessert arsenal.

    No Bake Melting Snowman Cookies from This Ole Mom

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    These No Bake Melting Snowman Cookies make a cute and simple Christmas treat or activity for kids. Kids can help decorate these snowmen along with frosting the cookies

    Christmas Wreath Cookies from Because Mom Says So

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    Christmas wreath cookies are the ideal holiday dessert! Kids love helping with the decorations and no one minds eating them!

    Christmas Candy Cane Cookies from Home Making Memories

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    This Christmas Candy Cane Cookies recipe is a family-favorite cookie made from a simple cookie dough recipe, with plenty of festive peppermint flavor, the colorful dough is twisted to look like a real candy cane.

    Mint Chip Cookies from Christen’s Kitchen

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    These Mint Chip Cookies will remind you of eating a big bowl of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream! And they're perfect for you Christmas cookie platter this year!

    Bacon Fat Gingersnap Cookies from Cinnamon & Coriander

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    These gingersnap cookies are FANTASTIC thanks so a secret ingredient –bacon fat! Crispy on the outside with a chewy center just like the traditional version but it's the smoky undertone of fried bacon that sets them apart from other gingersnaps.

    Swirled Peppermint Sugar Cookie from Clarks Condensed

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    These peppermint swirled sugar cookies are so festive and actually have mint! Great for parties and gatherings this holiday season.

    Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Chisel & Fork

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    These chocolate sugar cookies are crisp on the edges but soft in the center and pack a chocolate punch which makes it perfect for any holiday.

    Christmas Donut Cookies from Brooklyn Farm Girl

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    Easy to make Christmas Donut Cookies recipe. Each sugar cookie is decorated with icing and sprinkles to look like a donut. If you’re looking for the cutest homemade Christmas cookie recipe – this is it!

    Hot Cocoa Sandwich Cookie from Homemade in the Kitchen

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    All the flavors of a warm cup of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows combined into one delicious hot cocoa sandwich cookies!

    Red Velvet Snowball Cookies from The Kitchen is My Playground

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    Red Velvet Snowball Cookies are such a fun and festive twist on this classic! With their chocolate flavor and deep red interior, these are a fabulous addition to any Christmas cookie tray -- and are perfect for Christmas gifting-from-the-kitchen, too.

    Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie from Sally's Baking Addiction

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    If chewy, thick and soft cookies are your sugar cookie goals, this Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Recipe will amaze you with its amazing texture and flavors!

    Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies from Marathons & Motivation

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    These cookies are so fun to make and very festive for the holiday season! They are chocolate sandwich cookies with frosting in the center and rolled in peppermint candy canes for a delicious holiday treat!

    Old Fashioned Divinity from Money Saving Living

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    Divinity is a classic candy that is a must for your next holiday party!

    Turtle Cookies from My Organized Chaos

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    These homemade Turtle Cookies are just like the chocolates except soft and chewy. With a caramel thumbprint center, you can’t beat this nutty chocolate caramel combination.

    Hanging Gingerbread Cookies from Food Folks and Fun

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    This Hanging Gingerbread Cookie recipe is a unique spin on the classic. Just add a small candy cane to the back and hang the cookies from a cup of cocoa!

    Starlight Advent Christmas Cookies from Awe Filled Homemaker

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    Starlight Advent Christmas Cookies are a unique way to enjoy the Christmas season. They are delicious and also make wonderful gifts

    Peppermint Snickerdoodles from When is Dinner

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    This recipe for Homemade Peppermint Snickerdoodles is very simple and easy!

    They are delicious and adorable, the BEST Christmas Cookie for Holiday Dinners or Cookie Swaps.

    Stacked Christmas Tree Cookies from Scrappy Geek

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    Stacked Christmas Cookie Trees. Three layers of cookies stacked with layers of delicious frosting between them.

    Heavenly Hot Cocoa Cookies from The Soccer Mom Blog

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    Chewy chocolate cookies with a melted marshmallow Center and chocolate drizzle.

    Norwegian Butter Cookies from Adamant Kitchen

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    Norwegian butter cookies are a simple Christmas cookie with a rich tradition. Made in Norway for hundreds of years, these butter cookies bring back memories for Scandinavian families.

    Oatmeal White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies from Sweet Humble Home

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    These super simple Oatmeal White Chocolate & Cranberry cookies are perfect for making with the kids or for a cookie exchange! The combination of cranberries and oatmeal is always a hit!

    Reindeer Cookies from Messy Little Monster

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    How adorable are these reindeer cookies! The kids will love this one.

    Christmas Cookie Sticks from Ottawa Mommy Club

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    If you’re looking for a Christmas cookie recipe that’s as fun as it is versatile, these Christmas Cookie Sticks might be just what you’re looking for! When you think about it, the decorating possibilities are almost endless.

    Foolproof Keto Sugar Cookies from Low Carb Spark

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    This recipe is incredibly easy to make, very versatile Christmas sugar cookies with no sugar added.

    Milano Reindeer Cookies from Everyday Shortcuts

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    These Milano Reindeer Cookies are easy to make with no baking required.

    Peppermint Biscotti from Home Cooking Memories

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    This Peppermint Biscotti Recipe with White Chocolate Drizzle is a delicious holiday twist on traditional biscotti, a classic Italian cookie that is twice-baked.

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