Six Savory Cookies to Break the Holiday Sweet Cycle

Sometimes around the holidays, you've just got to give in to the cookie. They're abundant, beautiful plates of small sweet bites everywhere you go. I can practically taste the powdered sugar now! While I love tradition, I often find myself maxed out on the sugar intake before we've even gotten to dinner, let alone dessert. So what about a a small savory bite to accompany cocktails? What about a savory cookie?

After a successful run making gougères for a party last weekend (and carting them to Brooklyn in a snowstorm, still warm from the oven I might add!), I'm convinced of the perfection of small, baked savory bites and ready to take a stab at a few of these less tradition recipes for the holidays. I've written about savory shortbread in past, but this is a whole new territory — everything from gruyere to crushed up potato chips to tarragon:

Six Savory Cookies to Try

What are your favorite savory bites to make for the holidays?

(Image credits: Smitten Kitchen)