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The Only Ranking Of Holiday Cookies You'll Ever Need

There's no such thing as a bad cookie. That's precisely why choosing favorites is so hard! No matter what your favorite is, visit Safeway for everything you need to bake up a batch this holiday season.

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11. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies — while delicious — get enough attention all year-round! Try these chocolate chip cookies from Deliciously Sprinkled, and you'll remember why these are a favorite even after the holidays.
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Chocolate chip cookies — while delicious — get enough attention all year-round! Try these chocolate chip cookies from Deliciously Sprinkled, and you'll remember why these are a favorite even after the holidays.

10. Thumbprint Cookies

Although often overlooked, thumbprint cookies — short shortbread-like cookies filled with a "thumbprint" of jam, chocolate, or icing — are still a favorite for some. Try these chocolate mint thumbprint cookies from Completely Delicious for a minty twist.
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Although often overlooked, thumbprint cookies — short shortbread-like cookies filled with a "thumbprint" of jam, chocolate, or icing — are still a favorite for some. Try these chocolate mint thumbprint cookies from Completely Delicious for a minty twist.

9. Oatmeal Cookies

Raisins sometimes give oatmeal cookies a bad rap. But oatmeal cookies should not be limited by raisins. For a festive alternative, try these chewy white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies from Running With Spoons.
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Raisins sometimes give oatmeal cookies a bad rap. But oatmeal cookies should not be limited by raisins. For a festive alternative, try these chewy white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies from Running With Spoons.

8. Italian Holiday Cookies

These sometimes-forgotten cookies will make you nostalgic for holidays past. Recreate the memories in your own kitchen with this recipe for Italian Holiday Cookies from BudgetBytes.
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These sometimes-forgotten cookies will make you nostalgic for holidays past. Recreate the memories in your own kitchen with this recipe for Italian Holiday Cookies from BudgetBytes.

7. Candy Cane Cookies

Peppermint isn't for everyone. But if you are a fan of the sweet and spicy flavor of candy canes, try these chocolatey, chewy, and oh-so-minty candy cane cookies from Oh My Veggies.
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Peppermint isn't for everyone. But if you are a fan of the sweet and spicy flavor of candy canes, try these chocolatey, chewy, and oh-so-minty candy cane cookies from Oh My Veggies.

6. Mexican Wedding Cookies

The snowball-like appearance of these cookies makes them a holiday staple on many dessert tables. Try this recipe for Mexican wedding cookies from This Week for Dinner for a white holiday, wherever you may be.
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The snowball-like appearance of these cookies makes them a holiday staple on many dessert tables. Try this recipe for Mexican wedding cookies from This Week for Dinner for a white holiday, wherever you may be.

5. Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies are as beautiful as they are tasty. Fill them with chocolate hazelnut spread for added decadence. Follow this recipe for linzer cookies from Café Johnsonia to get started.
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Linzer cookies are as beautiful as they are tasty. Fill them with chocolate hazelnut spread for added decadence. Follow this recipe for linzer cookies from Café Johnsonia to get started.

4. Snickerdoodles

These are a staple of the holidays — and the word "Snickerdoodle" sounds like the name of a character in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Try these old-fashioned snickerdoodles from Crepes of Wrath for a classic take on a favorite.
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These are a staple of the holidays — and the word "Snickerdoodle" sounds like the name of a character in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Try these old-fashioned snickerdoodles from Crepes of Wrath for a classic take on a favorite.

3. Gingerbread Cookies

If the smell of baking gingerbread doesn't put you in the holiday spirit, nothing will! And these earn bonus points as the only cookies that can be built into a house. Recreate that magic with these salt and pepper gingerbread cookies from Brooklyn Supper.
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If the smell of baking gingerbread doesn't put you in the holiday spirit, nothing will! And these earn bonus points as the only cookies that can be built into a house. Recreate that magic with these salt and pepper gingerbread cookies from Brooklyn Supper.

2. Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

A lot of people will tell you these chocolatey, peanut buttery cookies are their favorite. Try these peanut butter blossoms from Heather Christo, and you'll see why. And while they are amazing, they're not quite as amazing as...
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A lot of people will tell you these chocolatey, peanut buttery cookies are their favorite. Try these peanut butter blossoms from Heather Christo, and you'll see why. And while they are amazing, they're not quite as amazing as...

1. Sugar Cookies

Maybe they taste better because you get to decorate them... or maybe it's because these are Santa's favorite. Either way, bake a batch of sugar cookies from lolfoodie this year.
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Maybe they taste better because you get to decorate them... or maybe it's because these are Santa's favorite. Either way, bake a batch of sugar cookies from lolfoodie this year.