8 Irresistible, Easy Christmas Cookies

No time to bake? No problem. These dressed-up versions of Christmas sugar cookies, decorated Christmas cookies, and chocolate treats come together in just minutes.


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Chocolate Allspice Thumbprints

    These cozy chocolate cookies from cookbook author Dorie Greenspan feature white chocolate middles. Best of all, they bake in just 9 minutes.

Serving size: 36 cookies
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   9 mins  to  10 mins  350°F 
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Snickerdoodle Sandwiches

    A simple filling of cream cheese, cinnamon, golden raisins, and honey is sandwiched between simple sugar cookies.

Makes: 24 servings
Serving size: 24 sandwich cookies
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   7 mins  375°F per batch
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Red Hot Sugar Cookies

    Cinnamon candies add pizzazz to this easy, 8-ingredient sugar cookie recipe.

Serving size: 48 cookies
Prep   15 mins 
Bake   8 mins  375°F 
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Black Forest Cookies

    You don't have to tell anyone that the base of this cherry-topped sweet treat is a store-bought cookie. You enhance the flavor with cherry preserves mixed with chocolate frosting and optional cherry-flavor brandy.

Serving size: 10 to 12 cookies
Start to Finish   15 mins 
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Christmas Blondies

    Fruitcake ingredients -- brandy, candied cherries, and walnuts -- fill these bar cookies.

Serving size: 24 bars
Prep   15 mins 
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
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Yummy, No-Bake Bars

    Topped with a creamy layer of chocolate, these fuss-free peanut butter bars are the ideal take-along for a last-minute cookie exchange invitation.

Makes: 64 servings
Serving size: 64 bars
Prep   25 mins 
Chill  1 hr 
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

    Dedicate your oven to cooking the meal -- these no-bake truffles are deliciously easy and look delectable thanks to a melted chocolate drizzle.

Serving size: about 20 truffles
Prep   30 mins 
Freeze   30 mins 
Stand   30 mins 
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Super-Duper Chocolate Kisses

    Dedicate your oven to cooking the meal -- these no-bake truffles are deliciously easy and look delectable thanks to a melted chocolate drizzle.

Makes: 40 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Bake   8 mins  375°F per batch
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