1. Gingerbread Chocolate Chip CookiesGingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies
"Chocolate chip cookies are my all-time favorite cookie, so I knew I had to put a holiday twist on them. These Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft and chewy with a balance of warm spices and plenty of gooey melted chocolate chips. One bite and you won't want to share with Santa," says Carla from Chocolate Moosey.
2. Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich CookiesChocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies
"These are my favorite Christmas cookies because they feature my favorite holiday pairing of chocolate and peppermint," says Allison from Celebrating Sweets. "Also, each cookie sandwich gets you two cookies plus peppermint frosting. Two cookies are always better than one!"
3. Iced Oatmeal CookiesIced Oatmeal Cookies
"Why is this the best Christmas cookie I've ever made? These Iced Oatmeal Cookies taste just like a classic oatmeal cookie that grandma used to make," says Jenn from Mother Thyme. "They are soft, chewy, and full of flavor. It's hard to resist eating just one. These delicious cookies are perfect with a tall glass of milk, and I'm sure Santa would love a few of these, too. I make these cookies all the time -- for my kids and things at school -- and they are the best cookie to make for a cookie exchange! Not only are these cookies irresistible, but they are super easy to make, too!"
4. Christmas M&M CookiesChristmas M&M Cookies
"You know that cookie dough you try and it's so good you don't even want to bake cookies because you just want to eat all the dough? That's how I feel about these cookies! There's a special ingredient that gives the dough its fantastic flavor," says Allison from Cupcake Diaries. "With all those Christmas M&M's packed in the dough, these pretty much end up being the greatest cookie there ever was. And they're perfect for Santa -- if you can share!"
5. Christmas Hat and Mitten CookiesChristmas Hat and Mitten Cookies
"This cookie is the best Christmas cookie I've ever made because, for the longest time, I'd been trying to create a gluten-free cutout cookie that would hold its shape when baked and not spread out. And now I have it," says Sheena from Noshtastic. "The secret to creating a great cutout cookie is to not add too much butter or other fats; you have to get the ratio just right. While more butter makes a softer cookie, if you add too much, the cookie will spread out more than you want for decorating. This cookie is not crunchy but it is firm -- it's sturdy enough to hold up to frequent handling while you decorate it. And with the addition of a little almond and vanilla extract, they taste just as good as they look!"
6. Cherry Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
"Having two kids with multiple food allergies doesn't mean we skimp on desserts during the holidays," says Megan from Allergy Awesomeness. "I've figured out how to turn one of our favorite combos -- cherry and chocolate -- into an allergy-friendly, bite-size cookie that can fit into any diet. These easy-to-make and even easier-to-eat cookies are semi-homemade, making them a snap to create."