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Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

These Christmas cookie recipes will sweeten your holiday!

A stack of Chewy Rum Sugar Cookies.

Chewy Rum Sugar Cookies

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By Dawn Emel
I love these. They are delicious!!!! Give em a try. Light fluffy ...
(20 ratings)
Hertzog Cookies with a glass of milk.

Hertzog Cookies

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By Elsa Dreyer
These cookies or jam and coconut tartlets are known as Hertzog koekies in South Africa ...
(17 ratings)
A platter of Ginger Cream Molasses Sandwich Cookies.

Ginger Cream Molasses Sandwich Cookies

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By Cindy Sandberg
I LOVE molasses cookies. Was trying to come up with a way to make them ...
(7 ratings)
A platter of Christmas Wishing Cookies.

Christmas Wishing Cookies

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By Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin
There were Christmases when I just didn't have the time to bake loads of cookies. ...
(6 ratings)
Rainbow Cookie cut into squares.

Rainbow Cookies

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By Thea Pappalardo
A good friend gave me this recipe and I make these every Christmas. Everyone loves ...
(11 ratings)
Thumbprint Cookies on a plate with a cup of coffee.

Thumbprint Cookies The Ultimate Best!

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By Deb Crane
This is the only thumbprint cookie recipe I will ever use. They turn out delicate ...
(47 ratings)
A plate of Oatmeal Raisin Maple Cookies.

Oatmeal Raisin Maple Cookies

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By Betty Graves
The maple glaze is so delicious on this oatmeal raisin cookie. It is a step ...
(15 ratings)
A plate of Grandma Ann's Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies.

Grandma Ann's Iced Oatmeal Spice Cookies

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By Susan Feliciano
These bring back many childhood memories, and they were also a favorite of my father's. ...
(19 ratings)
Plates of Coffee Laced Ginger Molasses Cookies.

Coffee Laced Ginger Molasses Cookies

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By Barbara Estabrook
My buttery ginger molasses cookie is nicely spiced and a re-make of a molasses cookie ...
(4 ratings)
Holiday Gifting Ricotta Egg Biscuits on a plate.

Holiday Gifting Ricotta Egg Biscuits

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By Sandra McGrath
My mother always made these on holidays. She would wrap them in festive cellophane paper ...
(6 ratings)
Ginger Molasses Cookies with milk.

Festive Ginger Molasses Cookies

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By Elizabeth Lancaster
The Christmas season is in full swing already! We are having our Christmas party a ...
(11 ratings)
A plate of Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with milk.

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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By Annamaria Settanni McDonald
These cookies are so yummy. They're chocolaty and minty. A cookie that is ...
(4 ratings)
A plate of Gooey Butter Cookies.

Gooey Butter Cookies

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By Vonna Pauls
These cookies are so easy to make and everybody loves them. It's fun to ...
(116 ratings)
Iced Butternuts on a cooling rack.


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By Denise Hagar
These are my most requested cookie. I usually make at least 500 of these at ...
(25 ratings)
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Italian Fig Cookies

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By Angela LeMoine
In our family, Christmas cookies are kind of a big deal. The famous ones are ...
(1 rating)
A plate of Christmas Cherry Balls.

Christmas Cherry Balls

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By Val Paris
Another traditional Christmas cookie recipe. They're good for any time of year, but they are ...
(2 ratings)
A plate of Christmas Vanilla Butter Cutout cookies.

Christmas Vanilla Butter Cutouts

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By Nancy Maiorana
I have been using this recipe for my Christmas cookies for over 20 years. ...
(1 rating)
A stacky of Chewy Molasses cookies.

Chewy Molasses Cookies

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By Hope Wasylenki
Soft and chewy, with a good spicy molasses flavor. These cookies are a harbinger of ...
(2 ratings)
Lemon Cream Cheese Delights dusted with powdered sugar.

Lemon Cream Cheese Delights

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By Noelle Myers
I love a good lemon cookie. I came up with this after several years ...
(6 ratings)
Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies decorated with Christmas trees.

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

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By Cassie Thornburg
Every year at Christmas, I go into cookie baking mode. I have several recipes that ...
(7 ratings)
Butter Cookies on a cooling rack.

Butter Cookies (swedish)

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By Wendy Levier
These were a staple of holiday cookies in my childhood. My great grandmother, grandmother, mom, ...
(3 ratings)
A stack of Virginia's Molasses Cookies.

Virginia's Molasses Cookies- Recipe 100 Years Old

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By Family Favorites
My grandmother, Virginia, was a culinary instructor until her passing at over 100 years. This ...
(5 ratings)
Decorated gingerbread cookies.

Gingerbread (house Or Men)

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By Laura Spencer-Whitacre
When I had my bakery going I made gingerbread houses for everybody I knew, lol. ...
(2 ratings)
Chocolate Dipped Orange Butter Cookies with orange slices.

Chocolate Dipped Orange Butter Cookies

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By Traci Coleman
My husband gives these his seal of approval! Nice orange flavor to these cookies; they'd ...
(5 ratings)