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Classic Christmas Cookies

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Christmas cookies are special seasonal treats and one of my favorite ways to celebrate all month long. They bring back memories of Christmas past, while creating new memories in Christmas present. They also help you pass on family traditions for generations to come.

If you love holiday baking, then this recipe roundup is for you. It is packed full of recipes for Christmas Cookies, bars, and other holiday treats that belong on a Christmas cookie platter, all gathered together in one place.

Happy Holidays from my family to yours!

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Close up view of three salted double chocolate chip cookies on a white plate.
5 stars (2 ratings)

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies | No Chill Recipe

Double chocolate chip cookies combine cocoa powder and chocolate chips in a fudgy cookie created for chocolate lovers. No chill recipe.
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Overhead view of a gingerbread cookie on a white plate
4.8 stars (6 ratings)

Easy Gingerbread Cookies

Made with molasses and the perfect blend of ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and clove, these Easy Gingerbread Cookies are crisp on the outside with a soft middle. They are the Christmas gingerbread cookies that belong on every dessert table and at every cookie swap!
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close-up of caramel chocolate thumbprint cookies, one with a bite taken out of it
4.8 stars (14 ratings)

Caramel Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Made with chocolate shortbread dough and homemade caramel sauce, these Caramel Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are an delicious holiday treat. They're the perfect balance of sweet and salty, guaranteed to be a hit among family, friends, and coworkers. Perfect for cookie trays too!
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One cranberry chocolate chunk oatmeal cookie leaning on a stack of four other cookies.
4.6 stars (28 ratings)

Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Soft, chewy oatmeal cookies with dark chocolate chunks and tart, dried cranberries for the perfect balance of sweet. They are our family favorite and I hope they become one for you as well. 
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A close-up of butter pecan cookies on a baking sheet
4.6 stars (8 ratings)

Butter Pecan Cookies

Soft and chewy, these Butter Pecan Cookies are infused with a hint of ginger and the crunch of toasted pecans in every bite. Add a drizzle of white chocolate for an extra decadent treat and enjoy with a glass of milk.
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Three cookies on a white plate next to a festive napkin and jar of milk.
5 stars (4 ratings)

Ann’s Snickerdoodles Recipe

My mom’s classic snickerdoodle recipe. These cookies are sweet with just a hint of cinnamon. Nothing fancy, but they are loaded with Christmas memories.
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A stack of three lemon bars on a silver plate in front of more lemon bars.
4.9 stars (8 ratings)

Lemon Bars

Easy lemon bars with a buttery shortbread crust and a luscious lemon filling. Perfectly tangy and sweet, they are the best lemon bars I've ever tasted.
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Fall afternoons taste better with spiced shortbread cookies and caramel apple dream tea. Stay warm and cozy with the best flavors of the season.
5 from 1 rating

Spiced Shortbread

Buttery shortbread cookies with a hint ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. The warming spices in these Spiced Shortbread cookies will make you feel warm and cozy with the best flavors of the season. Perfect for fall afternoons.
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A stack of two oatmeal bars on white parchment paper with another oatmeal bar leaning against them. A silver espresso cup is in the background.
4.5 stars (120 ratings)

Chewy No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

No-bake peanut butter oatmeal bars have a soft, chewy texture and the perfect balance of savory peanut butter and sweet honey. Featuring rolled oats, these bars have been shared thousands of times on Pinterest but can be made from five simple ingredients that you probably have in your pantry. Only ten minutes to make and thirty minutes to cool means you are closer to a homemade snack than you thought!
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Square image of cinnamon twists in a white jug, with cinnamon sticks scattered in the front and more cinnamon sticks on a cooling rack in the background.
4.5 stars (34 ratings)

Cinnamon Twists

Cinnamon Twists are a buttery, flaky, sweet treat with the taste of homemade. Great for entertaining, add them to the menu for your next brunch, bridal or baby shower, or holiday party.
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Chewy oatmeal cookies
5 from 1 rating

Jenni’s Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies

Soft, chewy oatmeal cookies made gluten free and presented in a beautiful do-it-yourself gift pack. Share your love of baking with all of your friends this holiday season!
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Buttery shortbread and soft caramel are perfectly matched in these salted bourbon caramel shortbread cookies. A delicious addition to any holiday party.
4.5 stars (6 ratings)

Salted Bourbon Caramel Shortbread Cookies

Buttery shortbread and soft caramel are perfectly matched in these salted bourbon caramel shortbread cookies. A delicious addition to any holiday party.
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Lemon sugar cookies
4.4 stars (5 ratings)

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon sugar cookies are lushly lemon and slightly sweet. With a crisp, crunchy bottom and soft top they are best enjoyed with an ice cold glass of a2 Milk®.
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