17 Christmas Cookie Recipes You’ll Want to Make This Year (and Every Year)

Get ready for cookie swap season.

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Chocolate dips

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These beautiful cookies are sure to wow. The only secret? They’re easier to make than they look. (Have these 21 Christmas appetizers on hand, too, to balance the sweetness.)

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Reese’s peanut butter cookies

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Your favorite candy is wrapped in a soft peanut butter dough for a decadent Christmas cookie that will keep you coming back for more.

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Gluten-free sugar cookies

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No one will miss the flour in these tasty treats. A dusting of red sprinkles makes them a festive touch for any holiday spread.

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Chex Mix muddy buddies

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Have this tasty snack on hand to get your sugar fix any time of day. Just be warned: You won’t be able to stick to just one handful.

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Festive almond trail mix cookies

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Loaded with white chocolate, slivered almonds, dried blueberries, and Craisins, these tasty cookies have something for everyone. Best of all, the add-ins are versatile, so you can play around with the flavors.

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Chocolate chip cookies

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Is there anything more comforting than a chocolate chip cookie? Nestle Toll House’s classic version has been perfected to get just the right amount of softness, sending you right down memory lane.  (Use these 9 chocolate chip cookie hacks for an extra twist.)

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Pinwheel cookies

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Can’t decide between vanilla and chocolate? Have both! These homemade slice-and-bake Christmas cookies layer chocolate dough with vanilla to create a swirl.

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Peanut butter blossoms

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Chocolate and peanut butter? Yes, please! These peanut butter blossoms will become a go-to for every cookie swap.  (Use these 9 tricks to plan a cookie swap everyone will love.)

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Spritz cookies

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Gorgeous spritz cookies will be the star of any dessert spread. Just seven ingredients makes a crisp, buttery treat you’ll want to bring back every Christmas. (Check out these 9 clever ways to use cookie cutters when you aren't baking.)

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Russian tea cakes

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Stay warm inside and snack on these Christmas cookie snowballs instead. The dusting of powdered sugar is as delicious as it is festive.

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