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These Are The Top Holiday Cookies Our Readers Swear By Year After Year

It's a virtual cookie swap!

We asked you to post your favorite holiday cookie recipes in the comments of this BuzzFeed post a few weeks ago and on Facebook — a ~virtual cookie swap~ of sorts.

And we were blown away because you gave us SO MANY RECIPES!!

There were 775 of them to be exact. AND, in the process, you told us about your mom, and your kids, and your grandma, and the gifts you give every year, and the place you think of as home, and your passionate love of brown butter. Cookies = the meaning of life.

We couldn't try them all, but we baked and photographed 21 of the recipes you swear by. Here they are:

1. Chocolate-Hazelnut Shortbreads From Rosemary Malloy's Mom

2. Seven-Layer Cookies From Smitten Kitchen

3. Jammy Dodgers From Catch My Party

4. Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies From Half-Baked Harvest

5. Gooey Nutella and Condensed Milk Cookie Bars From Butter Baking

6. Gingerbread From McCormick

7. The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies From Serious Eats

8. Cornflake Holly Wreaths From JillAnn Meunier

9. Hot Cocoa Cookies From Pip and Ebby

10. Bourbon Balls From Isabelclane

11. Dolly Parton Bars From Melissa Burke's Mom

12. Pistachio Cream Cheese Fingers From Allrecipes

13. Double Fudge Irish Cream Cookies From Tasty Kitchen

14. Brown Butter Snickerdoodles From Ambitious Kitchen

15. Rugelach From the Jewish Cookbook by Molly Goldberg

16. Cream Wafers From Betty Crocker

17. Cookies and Cream Breakaway From Lilyshop

18. Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies From Sally's Baking Addiction

19. Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies From Gimme Some Oven

20. Red Velvet Cookies From Eating on a Dime

21. Snowball Cookies With Pecans from Land O'Lakes

DID YOU MAKE ANY OF THESE COOKIES? Let the world know by tagging #buzzfeast.