Delightful Christmas Cookie Gifts

We offer irresistible recipes for Christmas cookie gifts -- plus, gorgeous ways to wrap each one.


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Berry Box Holder for Sweets
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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling

    So perfect for Christmas gifting, these red velvet whoopie pies have a delightful peppermint-cream cheese filling. Add them to a lined wooden berry box and tie with a velvet ribbon (in red, of course!).

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Almond-Apricot Windows

    Almond and nutmeg cookies feel oh-so-holiday stuffed with apricot jam and placed on a narrow rectangular platter. Slide the platter into a pretty silver wine bottle-size gift bag and include jingle bells on the strings for a merry gift.

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Gingerbread People Cutouts

    Classic Christmas gingerbread guys make a great individual gift when placed in a CD envelope. Back the envelope with bright-green scrapbook paper and tie on printed ribbon and a snowflake adornment for a festive finish.

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Peppermint Pinwheels

    Cutout cookies with peppermint flavors are super simple to make in bulk. Place them inside a vintage cookie tin (hunt online for the best options) and tie with a sheer ribbon to gift in style.

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Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

    So-cute sandwich cookies are holiday classics. We filled these oatmeal cookies with marshmallow cream for fresh take on store-bought. A foil pie pan dressed up with a ribbon and an ornament creates a cookie cradle.

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Almond Breton Biscuits

    A simple cake pan tied with a festive bow dresses up our tender Almond Breton Biscuits -- or any simple sliced cookie. Place the sweets in cupcake liners for more stability in the pan.

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Chocolate-Gingerbread Drops

    Filled with bittersweet chocolate and dried tart cherries, these sweet drop cookies make a crowd-pleasing holiday gift.

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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

    Let your artistic side shine with cookies featuring delicate Royal Icing decorations. Affix gift tags to CD envelopes for an easy, inexpensive wrapping.

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Chocolate Crinkles

    Your favorite cookie gift will coax holiday cheer from a classic colander secured with a ribbon. It's the perfect packing for our sugar-topped Chocolate Crinkles.

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Cran Crackle Bars

    These salty-sweet bars feature mixed nuts, dried cranberries, white chocolate, and pretzel bits. To give them as gifts, put a few on a pretty plate and tie a bow around them.

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Chocolate-Peppermint Sandwiches

    This is a perfect way to introduce kids to the pleasures of homemade gift-giving. Tie a bow around a stack of these sweet sandwiches and hand them out as party favors.

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Spice Windmills

    A basic sifter perfectly holds a stack of these tender pumpkin-and-cinnamon-spiced cookies. Use holiday labels and festive trimmings to jazz up the outside.

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Brown Sugar Shortbreads

    A poppy-color strainer struts its stuff when filled with these pumpkin-spice cookies and tied with a ribbon.

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Golden Butterscotch Icebox Cookies

    The secret to the irresistible flavor in these golden gems is finely chopped pecans. A decorative tin tied with a satiny ribbon makes pretty packaging.

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Raspberry Sugar Cookie

    These delightful jam-packed sandwich cookies are so pretty you'll be tempted to keep some for yourself. Plus, the basic sugar cookie recipe is so versatile that you can use any flavor preserves, jam, or marmalade and know they'll turn out perfectly.

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Maple-Macadamia Icebox Cookies

    Topped with a simple maple glaze, these slice-and-bake cookies are a perfect gift for anyone with a sweet tooth and a craving for nuts. Box a few of them with a pair of colorful Christmas ornaments for a deliciously elegant gift.

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Three-Pepper Spice Cookies

    We offer irresistible recipes for Christmas cookie gifts, plus gorgeous ways to wrap each one. You'll love the sweet and spicy combination of chocolate, cayenne pepper, ginger, and chile powder in this cookie recipe. Mailing tubes make perfect packaging.

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Gingersnap Shortbread

    Gingersnap cookies engraved with hearts make an elegant gift. For an easy gift wrapping, staple heavy paper into a cone shape, decorate it with festive patterns, and add a pretty ribbon for the handle.

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Caramel Corn Cookies

    These cookies taste just like the caramel corn you love but won't get stuck in your teeth. The sweetly familiar flavor comes from the cookie's cornmeal, caramel bits, and honey-roasted peanuts.

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Chocolate-Pistachio Trees

    Crisp chocolate cookies are dipped in melted chocolate and sprinkled with crushed pistachio nuts. Decorate a small coffee tin with wrapping paper and ribbons for an elegant, one-of-a-kind gift.

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Little Hazelnut-Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches

    These tiny Italian chocolate cookie sandwiches are filled with a creamy blend of white chocolate and hazelnut. A simple card offers a personal touch.

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Almond Cookie Bites

    They look like mini muffins but are actually buttery almond cookies topped with a rich almond glaze. Gift a few of these cookies -- which are great for dunking -- with a mug of cocoa mix or ground coffee.

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Cardamom Snaps

    For a homemade gift they'll love, package these spiced cookies in a glass tumbler, seal with waxed paper, and tie with a simple bow.

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Italian Nut Biscotti Sticks

    With a zesty lemon flavor and lots of crunchy almonds, these cookies make delicious gifts. Give them out in festive jars.

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Cathy's Frosted Maple Cookies

    Turn the tables on traditional frosted Christmas cookies with these maple-sweet confections.

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Alfajores and Butter-Mint Cookies

    Fragile sweets such as our Alfajores (traditional Argentine cookie sandwiches) and Butter Mint Cookies nest safely in a loaf pan; satiny ribbon and a Christmas ornament make it festive.

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Apple-and-Oats Biscotti

    This Italian cookie features the cozy flavors of apple crisp. For a heart-warming gift, tuck the cookies in an oversize teacup and saucer adorned with a satin ribbon or bow.

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Ginger Cookies and Chocolate Chip-Oatmeal Cookies

    Ribbon and parchment paper turn a simple muffin tin into a beautiful container for baked gifts. Here, we pair two classic favorites -- Ginger Cookies and Chocolate Chip-Oatmeal Cookies -- for a gift they'll love.

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Crisp Mini Biscotti

    Crushed pistachio nuts and white chocolate frosting top these beautiful biscotti. Create a warm welcome by turning a bundle of the cookies into an edible place card.

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Hazelnut-and-Eggnog Cookie Sandwiches

    A creamy eggnog filling jazzes up traditional butter cookie sandwiches topped with festive coarse sugar. Tied with a pretty bow, these cookies make a great party favor.

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