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The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes
Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Wow, are these good...and so simple to put together. Prepared dark chocolate chunk cookies and chocolate ice cream come together to make the delectable ice cream sandwiches.
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Ginger Crinkle Cookies
Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld, a hypnotherapist and writer, started improving the nutritional profile of a friend’s mother’s ginger cookie recipe by substituting whole-wheat pastry flour for all-purpose flour and canola oil for shortening.
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A Quick Cookie Glaze
This basic cookie glaze can be tinted in small batches if desired.
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Delicious and tasty cookies! Perfect for the holiday season.
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Fig 'N' Flax Thumbprint Cookies
We love how the ground flax adds a nutty flavor and the brown sugar caramelizes on the outside of these thumbprint cookies. Fig preserves make this cookie special; other fruit preserves could be used as well.
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Spiced Pumpkin Cookies
The deep flavors of molasses, pumpkin and spices make these wholesome cookies delicious without the addition of butter--and they lend themselves beautifully to the inclusion of whole-wheat flour.
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These coconut-chocolate-almond-topped shortbread cookies are reminiscent of Almond Joy candy bars.
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An ode to one of the best baked goods of all time, the fudgy brownie, this cookie has a healthy salt content and is essentially perfection.
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Thousand-Layer Chocolate Chip Cookies
Imagine the countertop of your favorite bakery piled high with generous stacks of crunchy cookies marbled with sheets of chocolate. Now imagine that in your very own kitchen. These beauties are worth the extra effort you put into them.
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Colorful Spiral Cookies
The use of bright colors in this recipe communicates a feeling of cheerfulness and energy. They are easily made in a food processor, and the dough can be kept in the freezer for slice-and-bake convenience.
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Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
These marvelous Christmas cookies combine chocolate with spicy gingerbread. "I was tired of basic gingerbread," says Matt Lewis. "And my connection to chocolate is really deep."
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Cranberry Honey-Spice Pinwheel Cookies
These cookies boast a bright, zesty filling and spicy aroma. They make a large batch and are extremely convenient, since you can make the logs of cookie dough ahead, then pull them out of the freezer and slice and bake as many cookies as you need.
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It’s quick and easy to mix together these slice-and-bake cinnamon-sugar cookies whenever you need something sweet. The recipe makes enough dough so you can bake half and put the other half in the freezer—ready to pull out and bake up a few fresh cookies anytime.
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Almond & Honey Butter Cookies
These delightful treats are perfect paired with coffee or tea.
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Cherry Ice Cream Pie with Chocolate Cookie Crust
This cherry ice cream pie is a simple sweet treat! If you use frozen cherries, the pie will have a fun purple hue.
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Looking for the absolute perfect Christmas cookies? Santa is appreciative no matter what kind of cookie you're serving. But it doesn't hurt to work a little of your special baking magic. Stay away from the common sugar or chocolate chip cookie and add a bit of a twist.
Check out our slideshow above to view some of the best Christmas cookie facts and recipes!