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10 Dazzling Christmas Cookie Recipes

From gingerbread to sugar cookies and everything in between, Christmas cookies just taste better, don’t they?

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year — For Baking

This list of Christmas cookie inspiration is sure to warm your heart, home, and belly this holiday season. Enjoy and eat up.

These plum linzer cookies from A Cookie Named Desire feature a “sweet vanilla bean and orange almond linzer cookie” with a plum jam, creating a magical dance of flavors with every bite.

A classic, these candy cane peppermint Kiss cookies from Baked by Rachel are the perfect combination of nostalgia and holiday flavor for your Christmas cookie baking this year.

These Christmas butter cookies from Brown Sugar Mama are almost too beautiful and whimsical to eat. Almost. Perfect for Santa, a family treat, or all of the above, these melt-in-your-mouth cookies are pretty perfect.

These frosted Frostys from Bakerella are reminiscent of a winter wonderland filled with soft snow. In fact, the Bakerella herself says, “The dough is soft and luxurious.” The faces are made with buttercream frosting, sanding sugar, and little candies.

For the more sophisticated Christmas cookie palate, these fig jam & goat cheese thumbprint cookies from Two Red Bowls are swoon-worthy. Nothing beats the creaminess of goat cheese paired with something sweet.

Michelle of the Brown Eyed Baker tells readers that these mini cheesecake cookies have been a holiday staple in her family forever. And it’s easy to see why — with vanilla wafers topped with cheesecake batter and cherry pie filling, it’s a decadent holiday treat.

These candy cane grasshopper blossoms from Hummingbird High aren’t only a delicious twist on holiday cookies, but they’re totally festive looking as well. Grasshopper green cookie dough and minty stripped Hershey Kisses make these cookies super addictive.

Not only are these no-bake snowball cookies from Brown Eyed Baker delicious and easy to make, but they’re paleo and gluten-free to boot. It’s a win-win-win this holiday baking season.

Make it Dairy Free is at it again with these incredible vegan thumbprint cookies. Whether you have an allergy or you’re trying to be cruelty-free to animal friends, this recipe doesn’t skimp on flavor.

Looking for a vegan twist on a holiday classic? Simply LaKita’s got you covered with these vegan gingerbread cookies. These gorgeous cookies are delicious, and I promise you won’t even miss the dairy.