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13 Recipes for Easy Christmas Cookies

These recipes will fill you with cheer.

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. For the amateur chefs, these recipes are almost as easy as boiling water. 

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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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Originally Published in Reader's Digest