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16 Next-Level Holiday Cookies That Will Impress Literally Everybody

Get ready to impress your friends and family.

1. World Peace Cookies

These double-chocolate cookies from Dorie Greenspan are so delicious, they may actually be the answer to world peace.

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2. Corn Cookie

This corn cookie is very sweet and buttery—the way that good corn on the cob is.

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3. AK Cookies

The idealized version of your childhood “monster cookie,” an unbeatable amalgam of oatmeal, coconut flakes, nuts, and chocolate chunks.

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4. Nutella Roll-Ups

Nutella wrapped in buttery, cream cheese-y cookie dough = easiest cookie exchange win ever.

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5. Confetti Cookies

Funfetti cake in cookie form from sweets genius Christina Tosi. You’re gonna want to make these for every celebration from here on out.

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6. Miso Macadamia Blondies

Butterscotch-y, nutty blondies, with miso to add savory depth. Added bonus: these umami bars are gluten-free.

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7. Crescent Cookies

Delicate oatmeal-almond crescent cookies: a classic and a crowd pleaser.

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8. Salt-and-Pepper, Sugar-and-Spice Galettes

This combo of sweet and savory is perfect for a party with pals who swear they don’t like sweets.

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9. Blueberry and Cream Cookie

This blueberry and cream creation is basically a blueberry-muffin top in cookie form.

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10. Vietnamese Coffee Macarons

If you’re feeling ambitious, homemade macarons are a total showstopper. The dark-roasted coffee shells and chocolate ganache here come together to make one delightfully sweet cookie.

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11. Rousquilles

These lightly spiced, lightly floral cookies are masquerading as ever-trendy doughnuts. Get you a cookie who can do both.

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12. Walnut Cookies

Walnut cookies are a Chinese bakery staple. They are crispy, and not-too-sweet.

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13. Fregolatta

In Italian tradition, these almond cookies are smashed in the middle of the table as a symbol of good luck. New Year’s party dessert, anyone?

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14. Leckerli

These cookies are jam-packed with holiday goodies: candied orange peel, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Lecklerli is meant to age, so you can make it up to two weeks ahead—a joy during a busy time.

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15. Honey-Blue Cheese Madelines

A savory holiday cookie trifecta: butter, blue cheese, and honey. Perfect with a glass of sparkling, sweet, or mulled wine.

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16. Swedish Visiting Cake Bars

These lemon-heavy bars are equal part cake and cookie. The meringue topping and chopped almonds add texture to an otherwise fluffy base.

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