10 Retro Christmas Cookies That Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

10 Retro Christmas Cookies That Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

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Kelli Foster
Dec 5, 2017
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Holiday cookies come with some amazing powers. This line-up of time-loved classics and whimsical sweets will transport you back to childhood in a single bite. From twisted candy cane cookies to spritz, gingerbread, sugar cookie cut-outs, and more, these 10 cookies are sure to make you feel like a kid again.

1. Candy Cane Cookies

Multi-colored candy cane cookies are a bit of a baking project, but they are 100 percent worth the effort. The sweet vanilla-mint cookie dough will have you listening for sleigh bells!

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2. The Best Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Make a batch of cut-out sugar cookies decorated with icing and sprinkles and you will be on the fast track to reliving the sweet cookie plates from when you were a kid.

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3. How To Make Spritz Cookies

If you're craving a holiday cookie that's just as classic as it is quick and easy, start by getting out your cookie press and then decorate these buttery two-bite treats with a pinch of festive sprinkles.

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4. How To Make Spiced Mexican Wedding Cookies

Whether you know them as Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican or Italian Wedding Cookies, or Snowball Cookies, one thing is certain — these one-bite cookies are just as easy to make as they are to eat.

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5. How To Make Classic Linzer Cookies

If your childhood involved these almond-scented, jam-filled cookies, let this be the year you make them yourself and share the tradition with others.

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6. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

This recipe makes a crinkle cookie just like the ones I spent my childhood baking and eating. They're soft, tender, and just a little bit chewy, with a crackly, delicate exterior that's coated with a thick layer of powdered sugar.

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7. How To Make Magic Cookie Bars

When your cookie wish list calls for something supremely easy and irresistible, it's time for a batch of magic bars. This sweet, sticky treat is part candy and part cookie, loaded with a little bit of everything.

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8. How To Make Gingerbread Cookies

The very best part about making these molasses-spiced cut-outs is decorating them. So be sure to grab your family and friends and get the icing and gum drops ready!

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9. Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Coated with a light layer of crunchy sugar with a signature chocolate kiss at the center, these peanut butter cookies are just like the classic you remember, but with subtle cinnamon twist.

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10. How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies from Scratch

And when all else fails, there is the reliable chocolate chip cookie. With crisp edges and a tender center, this one is about as classic as it gets.

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