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Cool Christmas Cookies

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Besides decorating the house and wrapping endless presents, the holidays are all about indulging. And right after you’ve forked into that last bite of herb-roasted Turkey or juicy brisket, you know you’ll need a sweet bite to end the night. That’s why I’ve rounded up a list of the most fun holiday cookies on the internet that you and your kids will enjoy baking together.

DISCLAIMER: As with any recipe you can alter the ingredients to your needs. Just Google to make sure you get the ratios right. I always make my cookies vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free they don’t always turn out but I am always up for a challenge. 

From coconutty Santa’s Whiskers to chai-sprinkled-snowmen to oversized ginger cookies, you’ll want to try your baking skills at these irresistible holiday cookies. Whip out the cookie cutters and baking aprons and get to decorating!

Eggnog-Frosted Chai Snickerdoodle Snowmen

Eggnog frosted chai snickerdoodle snowmen

Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

Snowmen bodies are molded with snickerdoodles and topped with a chai-scented eggnog frosting. Enlist the kids’ help to craft the snowmen’s hats out of mini Reese’s cups. The best part? They’re ready in just a half hour.

Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

Death by Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Death by chocolate peppermint cookies

Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

Think of this confection as devil’s food cake meets Starbucks‘ peppermint mocha latte. The decadent cocoa base makes for a tasty foundation for crushed peppermint candies and sweet white chocolate.

Get the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.

Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

Chocolate chip christmas cookies

Courtesy of Lil Luna

Spruce up your tried-and-true chocolate chip cookie recipe with white chocolate chips and holiday sprinkles. This recipe begins with a quick and easy Betty Crocker mix, so you know you won’t be spending too long in the kitchen.

Get the recipe from Lil’ Luna.

Mini Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Mini chocolate thumbprint cookies

Courtesy of Pinch of Yum

With a crunchy shell that houses gooey, oozing fudge, these will be a hit at any holiday party. They’re super indulgent and chocolatey, so you’ll want to pair them with a tall glass of milk.

Get the recipe from Pinch of Yum.

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies

Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven

The ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg lend this dessert a warm and robust flavor while scenting your home with the most comforting aromas. These decorative cookies benefit from orange zest, which pairs perfectly with cinnamon.

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

Grinch Heart Cookies

Grinch heart cookies

Courtesy of The Girl Who Ate Everything

You may remember this line from the 1996 film, “Well, in Whoville, they say that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day.” Dyed green and heart-shaped, these creative cookies might as well be the edible embodiment of Christmas spirit.

Get the recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything.

Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog cookies

Courtesy of Lil Luna

Rather than sipping on eggnog during Christmas dinner, why not bake up the dessert version of this creamy beverage? The holiday-staple-turned-cookie is crafted with a delicious combo of nutmeg, cinnamon, butter, eggs, vanilla, and—you guessed it—real eggnog.

Get the recipe from Lil’ Luna.

Santa’s Whiskers Cookies

Santa's whiskers cookies

Courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction

This green-and-red-studded confection may look holiday-esque, but it tastes like the ultimate tropical retreat. These rounds are rolled in coconut flakes and peppered with chopped maraschino cherries and almond.

Get the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Big soft ginger cookies

Courtesy of Flour on My Face

Whether you’re baking something up for a holiday potluck or looking to leave Santa something a little extra special, these ginger cookies go a long way. Drizzle the cookies in a thick sugar glaze, or try dipping one half in melted chocolate for a festive flair.

Get the recipe from Flour On My Face.

Maple Glazed Sugar Cookies

Maple glazed sugar cookies

Courtesy of Creme de la Crumb

Who doesn’t love a good maple-infused dessert? These traditional sugar cookies get a double dose of holiday flavors with gingerbread spices laced into the dough and a rich maple glaze.

Get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb.

Santa Claus Cookies

Santa claus cookies

Courtesy of The Girl Who Ate Everything

Nutter butter cookies make up Santa’s face while white chocolate and sprinkles make for Mr. Claus’ hat and beard. Semi-sweet chocolate chips and M&Ms act as the eyes and nose. Too cute!

Get the recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything.

Peppermint Bark Cookies

Peppermint bark cookies

Courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction

A rich chocolate cookie is coated in peppermint white chocolate for a truly mouthwatering treat that can be served on both Hanukkah and Christmas tables alike. Consider these thin mint’s prettier and more fun cousin.

Get the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies

Courtesy of Lil Luna

These fluffy, six-ingredient cookies are laced with chopped pecans and dusted with a generous helping of powdered sugar. Not only do they melt in your mouth thanks to the butter, but they boast a nice crunch due to the sweet nuts.

Get the recipe from Lil’ Luna.

4-Ingredient Hot Chocolate Cookies With Toasted Marshmallows

4 ingredient hot chocolate cookies

Courtesy of Your Cup of Cake

Transform your favorite wintry beverage into a portable, post-dinner treat. These four-ingredient cookies start with Pillsbury cake mix and swap traditional frosting with a toasted marshmallow. You can even add some crushed graham crackers to the cake mix for an s’mores twist.

Get the recipe from Your Cup of Cake.

Butter Cookies With Orange and Chocolate Ganache

Orange butter shortbread cookies

Courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction

Get in a festive spirit with these butter cookies stuffed with orange and chocolate. The added citrus pairs perfectly with the subtle-tasting butter base and complements the cocoa. The dough bakes to a delicious crumble, while the ganache boasts a velvety richness.

Get the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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2018-12-11 at 1:24 pm

I thought those Santa cookies were iced peanuts haha 😀

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