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37 Festive Christmas Cookies

From Ugly Sweater Snacks to Gingerbread Reindeer Bites

— December 18, 2014 — Lifestyle
For many families, making a festive batch of Christmas cookies each year is a holiday tradition. Whether you're a fan of Scottish shortbread, iced sugar cookies or adorable gingerbread men, these holiday-themed recipes offer some creative ways to shake up your usual Christmas routine.

In addition to including popular icons for the season like reindeer, snowmen, Santa, snowflakes, baubles and ugly Christmas sweaters, these crafty cookies bring out the flavors of warm spices, peppermint and chocolate. While there are some recipes that are definitely more labor-intensive than others, novices in the kitchen can't go wrong with a simple recipe and a shapely cookie cutter. These Christmas cookies are ideal for packing up and bringing to a holiday party, gifting to friends and family, or snacking on yourself.
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Christmas Cookie Tutorials
Christmas Cookie Tutorials
Pastry Chef Amber Spiegel Shows People How to Decorate Holiday Treats
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Spiced Pumpkin Cookies
Spiced Pumpkin Cookies
These Pumpkin Spice Oreos are Filled With Tantalizing Fall Flavors
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Retail-Inspired Cookies
Retail-Inspired Cookies
Tim Lahan's Gingerbread Bodegas Feature Store Front Windows
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Bitterly Single Christmas Cookies
Bitterly Single Christmas Cookies
Christmas Cookies for Singles Encourages You to Invest in Cats
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Fierce Gingerbread Making Kits
Fierce Gingerbread Making Kits
Make Untraditional Desserts with the Ninjabread Cookie Kit
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Festive Fruit Cookies
Festive Fruit Cookies
The Food52 Buccellati Post Mixes Natural Ingredients with Sicilian Flavors
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Technicolored Cookie Desserts
Technicolored Cookie Desserts
Just a Taste's Monster Cookies Recipe is Infused with M&M Candies
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Cocoa-Infused Citrus Shortbreads
Cocoa-Infused Citrus Shortbreads
The Groovy Baker's Chocolate Orange Cardamom Cookies are Exotic
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Peppermint Whoopie Sandwiches
Peppermint Whoopie Sandwiches
The Peppermint Brookie Pies are Gluten and Dairy-Free
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Holiday Halitosis Treats
Holiday Halitosis Treats
These Holiday Mints Fight Bad Breath and Spark Winter Cheer
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Bourbon-Spiked Cocktail Sweets
Bourbon-Spiked Cocktail Sweets
Celebrate the Kentucky Derby with These Mint Julep Cookies
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Miniature Pie Cookies
Miniature Pie Cookies
These Apple Pie Biscuits Can Be Devoured in One Bite
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3D Christmas Cookies
3D Christmas Cookies
Ralf Holleis' Festive Treats Are Raised
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Architectural Cookie Recipes
Architectural Cookie Recipes
The Food52 Basic Gingerbread House Walls Post is for Design Only
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Festive Confetti Cookies
Festive Confetti Cookies
These Vanilla Bean Biscuits are Filled With Colorful Rainbow Sprinkles
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Pint-Sized Pie Treats
Pint-Sized Pie Treats
These Pumpkin Pie Cookies are the Perfect Snack or Dessert for Fall
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Sweet Toggle Treats
Sweet Toggle Treats
The Speculoos Button Cookies Are Shaped Like Clothing Fasteners
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Geodesic Gingerbread Domes
Geodesic Gingerbread Domes
Daniel Goddemeyer's Christmas Gingerbread DIY Makes an Igloo
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Hybrid Fall Ginger Treats
Hybrid Fall Ginger Treats
Gingerbread-Pumpkin Icecream Sandwiches are a Delicious Mix
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Geeky Holiday Dice Dessert
Geeky Holiday Dice Dessert
The D20 Gingerbread House is Made for Nerdy Festivities
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Ugly Sweater Snacks
Ugly Sweater Snacks
These 'Tasteless Biscuits' are Decorated to Look Like Holiday Sweaters
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Sci-Fi Edible Abodes
Sci-Fi Edible Abodes
The Millenium Falcon Christmas Gingerbread House is Stellar
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Creamy Packaged Christmas Cookies
Creamy Packaged Christmas Cookies
The Gingerbread Oreos Will Only be Sold for a Limited Time
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Gingerbread Reindeer Bites
Gingerbread Reindeer Bites
These Gingerbread Deer Cookies Are Derived Off of a Meta Idea
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Grooving Peanut Character Confections
Grooving Peanut Character Confections
The Charlie Brown Christmas Cookies are Fun Holiday Sweets
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Ugly Sweater Christmas Cookies
Ugly Sweater Christmas Cookies
PopSugar Provides Perfect Guide to Making Hilarious Holiday Treats
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Maimed Gingerbread Baking
Maimed Gingerbread Baking
ABC Cookie Cutters Take a Bite Out of Holiday Treat Making
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Festive Pastry Paperclips
Festive Pastry Paperclips
Cookie-Shaped Clips Make for Mouthwatering Christmas Stationary
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Tea Bag-Themed Treats
Tea Bag-Themed Treats
This Le Petrin Cookie Will Go Nicely with a Cup of Earl Grey
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Typography Cookies
Typography Cookies
Bake and Eat Your Words With Beverly Hsu's Helvetica Cookie Cutters
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Intricately Festive Cookie Cutters
Intricately Festive Cookie Cutters
Christmas Cookie Cutters Will Make Your Kitchen Winter-Ready
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Cute Button Confections
Cute Button Confections
Create These Sweet Button Cookies in a Snap With Simple Instructions
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Petite Gingerbread Perchers
Petite Gingerbread Perchers
The Not Martha DIY Cookie Houses are an Adorable Addition to Any Drink
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Mini Wrapped Cookie Candies
Mini Wrapped Cookie Candies
Peppermint Candy Sugar Cookies are a Sweet Treat to Carry with You
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Hideous Sweater Sweets
Hideous Sweater Sweets
These Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies Add to One's Holiday Party
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Thawing Winter Treats
Thawing Winter Treats
The Melted Snowman Cookie is Cleverly Creative and Cute
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