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The holidays are all about tradition—but when you’ve made your great-grandmother’s same cookie recipe for the past 20 years, there’s also something to be said for jazzing things up. So we took classics like sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies and Linzer cookies and gave them mega upgrades. The results are chic, stylish and guaranteed to be the most popular dessert at your holiday party. So without further ado, discover the most unique christmas cookies to impress your guests!

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

1. No-Bake Sugar Cookie Truffles

Crushed-up sugar cookies coated in white chocolate. Need we say more?

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

2. Caramel-Stuffed Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

Let’s be honest: Who’s really a fan of those crunchy gingerbread men? But these gooey treats are a different story.

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3. Matcha-Cranberry Linzer Cookies

Whoa, the traditional German sweet just got a major upgrade.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

4. Chocolate-Peppermint Icebox Cookies

Make the dough ahead of time and bake ’em whenever.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

5. Gingerbread Lattice Cookies

Ditch the sprinkles. Weaving your cookies is so 2017.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

6. Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

Way more interesting than plain old jam.

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7. Nutella Sandwich Cookies

They’re like magical airy clouds.

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