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The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes South of the North Pole

Time to break out the stand mixer, because it’s cookie baking season (one of our favorite times of the year, TBH). Whether you’re giving them to friends or continuing a family tradition, here’s our list of Santa-approved Christmas cookie recipes.

Homemade Milano Cookies

Light, buttery and filled with chocolate. What’s not to love? Get the recipe

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

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Matcha-Cranberry Linzer Cookies

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No-Bake Sugar Cookie Truffles

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Caramel-Stuffed Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

Photo: Nico Schinco/Styling: Erin McDowell

Easy Cranberry-Pecan Sandwich Cookies

This homemade treat will make your home smell like a holiday wonderland. Get the recipe. 

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Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

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Chocolate-Peppermint Icebox Cookies

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Vanilla Bean Icebox Cookies

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Mini Gingersnap Icebox Cakes

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Lemon Icebox Cookies

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Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate-Chip Cookies

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Coconut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some people crave soft and chewy, while others love thin and crispy. So we created recipes for cookie lovers in both camps. Get the recipes

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PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Oreo-Stuffed Brownies

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Eat ’em for lunch. We won’t tell. Get the recipe

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4-Ingredient Lemon Cookies

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Granola Cookies

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Maple-Pecan Icebox Cookies

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Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Cookies

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Vanilla-Chocolate Swirl Icebox Cookies

Butterscotch Icebox Cookies

A little drizzle goes a long way. Get the recipe

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL
PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Pistachio Icebox Cookies

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Which Holiday Cookie to Make, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

We’ve found *the* cookie for you—based on your astrological sign, naturally. Get the recipe