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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.

recipes • by PureWow Editors

Homemade Milano Cookies


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

recipes • by Erin McDowell

Easy Cranberry-Pecan Sandwich Cookies


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

recipes • by Erin McDowell

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

recipes • by PureWow Editors

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies


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

recipes • by Erin McDowell

Butterscotch Icebox Cookies


A little drizzle goes a long way. Get the recipe

food • by Heath Goldman

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