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The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes This Season

With all of the classics, and some new twists too.
12/12/2012 07:50am ET | Updated December 23, 2016

There are many reasons to love the holidays, but Christmas cookies are definitely on the top of that list. With that in mind, we gathered together all the important Christmas cookie recipes you need to get through this season -- and some great twists on classics too (like mocha coconut crinkles!). Because it isn't really the holidays unless you bake some cookies, whether you're a baker or not.

We have easy recipes for the amateur baker, like holiday shortbread -- seriously, anyone can make these -- and then we have Christmas cookie recipes that require a little more work like linzers to get you in the holiday spirit. Give a few (dozen) of them a try -- at least.

1
Easy Slice ‘N’ Bake Vanilla Bean Christmas Sugar Cookies
Half Baked Harvest
2
Peppermint Pattie Cookies
How Sweet It Is
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3
Brown Butter Shortbread
Completely Delicious
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4
Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Bean Cashew Crescent Cookies
Half Baked Harvest
5
Red Velvet Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies
Foodie Crush
6
Pink Peppermint Macarons
How Sweet It Is
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7
Chewy Triple Ginger Cookies
Feasting At Home
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8
Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies
Completely Delicious
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9
White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Completely Delicious
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10
Christmas Tree Cookies
Damn Delicious
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11
Pistachio Snowball Cookies
Completely Delicious
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12
Chewy Gingersnap Cookies
Completely Delicious
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13
White Chocolate And Peppermint Christmas Wreath Cookies
Foodie Crush
14
Mocha Coconut Crinkle Cookies
How Sweet It Is
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15
Orange Almond Biscotti
Completely Delicious
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16
Brutti Ma Buoni Cookies
Bell'Alimento
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17
Gluten-Free Vegan Linzer Cookies
Cafe Johnsonia
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18
Eggnog Scented Sugar Cookies With Easy Vanilla Icing
Half Baked Harvest
19
Salted Peanut Butter Shortbread
How Sweet It Is
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20
Chocolate Hazelnut And Caramel Stuffed Brownie Cookies
Half Baked Harvest
21
Coconut Snowball Cookies
Foodie Crush
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22
Brown Butter Sugar Cookies
How Sweet It Is
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23
Double Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies
How Sweet It Is
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24
Frosted Chai Spiced Snickerdoodles
Sally's Baking Addiction
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25
Coffee Crumble Cookies
Always With Butter
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26
Sicilian Christmas Fig Cookies
Emiko/Food52
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27
Gingerbread Men
Sally's Baking Addiction
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28
Pierre Herme And Dorie Greenspan's World Peace Cookies
Food52
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29
Chai Spiced Cookies
Texanerin Baking
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30
Red Velvet Melting Snowman Cookies
i am baker
31
Slice N Bake Vanilla Brown Butter Pecan Cookies Dipped in Chocolate
Half Baked Harvest
32
Lemon Curd Sandwich Cookies
A Spicy Perspective
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33
Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies
Le Delicieux
34
Rugelach
Sallys Baking Addiction
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35
Speculoos Spice Snowflake Cookies
The View From The Great Island
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