Delicious Classics & New Favorites: 18 Cookie Recipes for the Holidays

updated Jun 8, 2019
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Do you have a perfect recipe for cut-out sugar cookies? One that rolls out beautifully and bakes up sturdy yet chewy? What about that killer Nutella cookie recipe — the one that will climb to the top of the cookie exchange? We have these for you today and more — a list of our own very favorite recipes for this high season of holiday cookie baking.

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There are spicy cookies with candied orange slices, and molasses cookies with a sugary lemon glaze. There are toffee chocolate chip bars, and peanut butter-espresso blossoms. There are the standbys, delicious old friends — holiday snowballs, pfeffernusse — and new classics, like rosemary and brown butter shortbread. Which will be your favorite this year?

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What’s your favorite holiday cookie? Any of them on the list above?

Related: Best Cut-Outs & More: 10 Essential Holiday Cookie Recipes

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