50 Christmas cookies recipes

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October 20, 2021
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50 Christmas cookies recipes

One of the best parts of the holidays is the baking. After all, nothing adds a little sweetness to the season quite like a fresh plate of sugar cookies or a warm yule log.

The practice of baking cookies specifically for Christmas dates back to the 16th century, which means professional and amature chefs have developed hundreds of thousands of recipes over the intervening years. Some of them are mind-blowingly delicious, others less than delectable. In order to help you narrow down your options this holiday season, Stacker compiled a list of the best and most unique Christmas cookies recipes from Allrecipes

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Perfect Thumbprint Cookies

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Additional: 20 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 20
- Yield: 20 to 24 cookies
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Hedgehog Cookies

- Prep: 1 hr
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs
- Total: 3 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 4 dozen cookies
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Royal Icing II

- Servings: 48
- Yield: 3 cups
- Number of ingredients: 3
- Read more about the recipe here

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Russian Tea Cakes I

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 12 mins
- Additional: 3 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 36
- Yield: 3 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Additional: 10 mins
- Total: 80 mins
- Servings: 36
- Yield: 3 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chocolate Pecan Sandies

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 65 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 4 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Citrus Shortbread Cookies

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 4 hrs
- Total: 4 hrs 35 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 2 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Crescent Butter Biscuits

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 40 mins
- Servings: 100
- Yield: 100 cookies
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chocolate Crinkles II

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 12 mins
- Additional: 4 hrs 28 mins
- Total: 4 hrs 60 mins
- Servings: 72
- Yield: 6 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Butter Snow Flakes

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 60 mins
- Servings: 36
- Yield: 6 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Peanut Blossoms II

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 12 mins
- Additional: 48 mins
- Total: 90 mins
- Servings: 84
- Yield: 7 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sugar Cookie Icing

- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 dozen cookies' worth
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Sugar Cookies

- Servings: 48
- Yield: 4 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Additional: 15 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 18
- Yield: 1 1/2 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Additional: 40 mins
- Total: 80 mins
- Servings: 36
- Yield: 3 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 16
- Read more about the recipe here

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Original Nestle® Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 9 mins
- Additional: 15 mins
- Total: 39 mins
- Servings: 60
- Yield: 60 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Scotcharoos

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 30 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 24 bars
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Soft Christmas Cookies

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 8 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs 32 mins
- Total: 2 hrs 60 mins
- Servings: 48
- Yield: 4 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies II

- Servings: 60
- Yield: 5 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Drommar

- Prep: 45 mins
- Cook: 12 mins
- Total: 57 mins
- Servings: 25
- Yield: 50 cookies
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Pizzelles III

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 2 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cinnamon Stars

- Servings: 18
- Yield: 3 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cranberry Cornmeal Linzer Cookies

- Prep: 45 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 55 mins
- Servings: 42
- Yield: 42 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Meringue Mushrooms

- Prep: 45 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 45 mins
- Servings: 36
- Yield: 36 mushrooms
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 30
- Yield: 2 1/2 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 25 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 2 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sicilian Fig Cookies

- Servings: 72
- Yield: 6 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 15
- Read more about the recipe here

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Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

- Prep: 1 hr 20 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 1 hr 35 mins
- Servings: 36
- Yield: 3 dozen cookies
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Traditional Springerle

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Additional: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 35 mins
- Servings: 48
- Yield: 48 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Speculaas Cookies or Spicy Sinterklass Cakes

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 30 mins
- Servings: 30
- Yield: 30 small cookies
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Perfect Coconut Macaroons

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Additional: 45 mins
- Total: 80 mins
- Servings: 18
- Yield: 18 macaroons
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs 30 mins
- Total: 2 hrs 60 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 4 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Orange Slice Cookies I

- Servings: 36
- Yield: 6 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chocolate Mint Candies Cookies

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 50 mins
- Total: 80 mins
- Servings: 40
- Yield: 3 to 4 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Eggnog Thumbprints

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 12 mins
- Additional: 28 mins
- Total: 60 mins
- Servings: 48
- Yield: 4 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Oma Kiener's Hazelnut Christmas Cookies

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 12 mins
- Additional: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 27 mins
- Servings: 48
- Yield: 48 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Reindeer Cookies

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 36
- Yield: 3 dozen cookies
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tina's Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

- Servings: 12
- Yield: 2 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fudge Puddles

- Servings: 24
- Yield: 4 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

- Servings: 60
- Yield: 5 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 25 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 2 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Soft Christmas Cookies

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 8 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs 32 mins
- Total: 2 hrs 60 mins
- Servings: 48
- Yield: 4 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies II

- Servings: 60
- Yield: 5 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Drommar

- Prep: 45 mins
- Cook: 12 mins
- Total: 57 mins
- Servings: 25
- Yield: 50 cookies
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Pizzelles III

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 2 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cinnamon Stars

- Servings: 18
- Yield: 3 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cranberry Cornmeal Linzer Cookies

- Prep: 45 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 55 mins
- Servings: 42
- Yield: 42 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Meringue Mushrooms

- Prep: 45 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 45 mins
- Servings: 36
- Yield: 36 mushrooms
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 30
- Yield: 2 1/2 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Additional: 25 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 2 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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