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Our Best Christmas Cookie Ideas

Whether it's bars, sandwich cookies, or biscotti, amaze family and friends with these show stopping Christmas cookies.


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    • Christmas Cookie Gift Box

      Filled with classic holiday flavors, colors, and shapes, this Christmas cookie collection provides impressive sweets to show off this season. We've included a great mix of rich chocolate cookies, minty meringues, cherry-filled macaroons, and other gorgeous holiday favorites. Together they make a fun gift box, but separately they'll still steal the show. Continue on to find individual cookie recipes from the collection.

    • Lemony Star Sandwiches

      Lemon curd and mascarpone cheese come together in these star-shape sandwich cookies. The cookies are soft in the center with golden brown crunch on the edges.

    • Holiday 7-Layer Bars

      These festive bars celebrate the colors and flavors of the season with dried fruits and nuts. Cut them into 24 generous bars for a holiday dessert or office-party snack.

    • Roly-Poly Santas

      Create Santas, trees, and other holiday-shape cookies with our simple five-ingredient cookie dough. Turn the dough balls into works of art using food coloring, our quick icing recipe, and mini chocolate chips for embellishments.

    • How to Make Icing for Cookies

      Make your own icing for your most gorgeous Christmas cookies ever!

    • Mint Meringue Kisses

      Chocolate-and-mint fans will rejoice over this minty meringue cookie. Get perfect meringue peaks with a pastry bag and a star tip. Melted chocolate holds the mini meringue stars together

    • Filled Cherry Macaroons

      These cheery Christmas macaroons are bursting with cherry buttercream filling. Holiday guests will love the flavors of the sweet almond cookies and maraschino cherry pieces.

    • Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

      A scalloped cookie cutter gives this dark-chocolate-and-cinnamon sandwich cookie a picturesque shape, while a small center cutout reveals the sweet dulce de leche cream inside.

    • How to Check a Cookie for Doneness

      Simple tips on how to test a cookie for doneness.

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      Star Anise Crescents

      Vanilla bean, Chinese five-spice powder, and ground almonds flavor these delicate crescent-shape cookies. A dusting of powdered sugar completes the snowy look.

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      Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti

      This tender and cakelike biscotti gains holiday spirit from red dried cranberries and green pistachios. The colorful cookie recipe makes enough to share with friends and coworkers.

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      Cherry Surprise Crinkles

      Maraschino cherry chunks dot this sweet chocolate-filled cookie. For cherry lovers, use cherry cordial kisses instead of dark chocolate kisses.

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      Freezer-Friendly Holiday Cookies

      These Christmas cookies don't mind waiting around in the cold one bit. Get a leg up on holiday preparations by taking advantage of Christmas cookies' affinity for freezing. Each Santa-special treat can freeze for up to three months.
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