13 Recipes for Easy Christmas Cookies

Cute, colorful, cool. We have easy cookie recipes for everyone, just in time for Christmas.

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    Christmas Mice Cookies

    At least some mice will be stirring before Christmas if you include these too-cute treats on your holiday cookie platter.

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    Nutty Orange Snowballs

    These nutty, buttery cookies melt in your mouth, leaving a trace of orange flavor.

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    Poppy Seed Thumbprints

    A dollop of raspberry preserves on top makes these shortbread-flavored treats festive for the holidays.

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    Slice & Bake Orange Spice Wafers

    Since they stack well, these cookies are a great gift. Ginger and orange merge into an interesting sweet-and-spicy taste.

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    Lara's Tender Gingersnaps Recipe

    Cloves, cinnamon and ginger blend into a signature flavor of the season -- and this version has an unusual tender texture.

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    Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

    These whimsical treats are a great way to get kids involved in your holiday baking.

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    Peppermint Puff Pastry Sticks

    These chocolate-covered cookies evoke the kind of sweet you'd find in a European bakery (but with only three ingredients, they're way easier to make).

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    Slice 'n' Bake Lemon Gems

    Rolled in colorful sprinkles, these melt-in-your-mouth cookies are pretty enough for a party.

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    Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats

    Minty and chocolate-y -- what's not to love about these rich seasonal treats?

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    Nice 'n' Soft Sugar Cookies

    Like a candycane, but delicately soft.

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    Mint-Topped Chocolate Cookies

    A box of devil's food cake mix forms the foundation of these rich treats.

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    Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

    It takes only five ingredients to pull together these cookie-plate classics.

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    Oatmeal Gingersnaps

    The spicy aroma will fill your kitchen when these are in the oven, and they'll be filling your family's mouths once they're out!

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    • Steph

      I want to make Giada’s double chocolate and expresso cokies featured in your Dec.issue.  However,  it does not specify what kind the “6oz semisweet chocolate–chocpped into 1/2 ” pieces” is.  Bar chocolate?  Also in steep #3, directions, it mentions 2 Tbs. water but this is not in list of ingredients.  Would someone please advise.  Thanking you,     Stephanie