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Top Christmas Cookies of the Year

The Christmas Cookie Recipes You Will Want to Make Again and Again


Whether you're hosting a cookie exchange party, or you just want some festive cookies for tree-trimming or sharing with the family, you can't go wrong with these classic Christmas cookies. All are easy to prepare, and many can be made in advance and frozen.

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1. Soft Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Gingerbread Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher

These gingerbread cookies are soft, chewy and warmly-spiced. The secret that makes these cookies so soft is rolling the dough thick and not overbaking them.


2. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cups
Stephanie Gallagher

These peanut butter cup cookies are guaranteed to disappear every time I make them, whether for Christmas, a school bake sale or just an afternoon snack. Try the recipe, and you'll immediately understand why.


3. Sugar Cookies Recipe

Sugar Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher
Sugar cookies are a classic for Christmas, and this recipe is one of my favorites. These cookies are perfect for decorating. If the dough becomes too sticky for rolling, just pop it in the fridge for 15 minutes, then let it come to room temperature for 2-5 minutes and try again.


4. Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

Chocolate Biscotti Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

Biscotti is a classic holiday cookie recipe. This chocolate biscotti is so light and healthy, you can even serve it for breakfast. The secret is pumpkin puree in place of some of the fat in this recipe.


5. Wedding Cookies Recipe

Wedding Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher
These mouth-watering cookies are perfect for tree-trimming parties and cookie exchange parties. They are so buttery, they literally melt in your mouth.

6. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher
There is never a time when a classic oatmeal raisin cookie is out of place. Am I right? Soft and chewy, these cookies make a terrific addition to any holiday party.

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7. Chocolate Ginger Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Ginger Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher

These cookies taste and smell like the holidays. If you've never had the combination of chocolate and ginger together before, you owe it to yourself to make these cookies. They are positively divine!


8. Jam Filled Cookies Recipe

Jam Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher

Sweet and tender, these jam-filled cookies make a perfect cookie for Christmas parties or just giving to friends.

9. Soft Molasses Cookies Recipe

Soft Molasses Cookies Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

These molasses cookies are soft and chewy, just the way everybody likes them. A quick roll in colored red and green sugar gives these cookies the perfect holiday appearance.


10. Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe

Easy Sugar Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher

Want the great taste of sugar cookies without rolling and cutting the dough? These easy sugar cookies are perfect for the job. Just form the dough into a log, refrigerate, then slice and bake. Rolling these cookies in red and green colored sugar gives them a festive look.


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