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2012 Christmas Cookie Countdown

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Starting on November 26th, we will be featuring a different Christmas Cookie every day until Christmas!

Not only can you find these cookies on our daily newsletters, but they will also be featured on the Mr. Food Test Kitchen Facebook page, as well as on our Holiday Cookie Recipes board on Pinterest. 

Whether you're participating in a cookie exchange, baking for an office holiday party, or simply filling your own holiday cookie jars, this collection has something for everyone. 

 

Monday, November 26th - Butter Mint Shortbread: Going to a holiday gathering and wanna bring a guaranteed crowd-pleaser? Try Butter Mint Shortbread for an indulgent treat everyone's sure to love. Tuesday, November 27th - Candy Wrap Cookies: Two ingredients are all that's required to whip up these delightful treats!
Wednesday, November 28th - Butterscotch People: Gingerbread people are a Christmas favorite, but why not try this easy variation? We all love to decorate them, right? With this recipe we save baking time so there's more time to decorate. Then we can really get creative! Thursday, November 29th - Edible Tree Ornaments: No Christmas party is complete without a tray of cutout cookies shaped like Christmas trees, gingerbread people, stars, angels, and bells. And the best part about these cookies is that they can be used as ornaments, too.
Friday, November 30th - Italian Christmas Cookies: What's a cookie platter or exchange without a few Italian Christmas cookies? Well, you'll be all set with these easy-to-make, fun-to-decorate, everybody-loves 'em favorites. Saturday, December 1st - Candy Cane Cookies: These cookies look as good as they taste. Our Candy Cane Cookies will bring out the holiday spirit in anyone lucky enough to take a bite!
Sunday, December 2nd - Peek-a-Boo Cookies: These bakery-worthy homemade sandwich-style Peek-a-Boo cookies have yummy jam that peeks out from holes in their sugar-coated tops. Whether you make 'em to enjoy at home or for a bake sale, these will go fast! Monday, December 3rd - Holly Crackles: Need a star entry for your holiday cookie platter? Add some holiday cookie cheer with our Holly Crackles. They're bite-sized wreath-shaped cookies that look as good as they taste - and they always disappear in a flash.
Tuesday, December 4th - Holiday Cherry Nut Logs: These make edible holiday gift treats that "yule" love...and so will your gang, but they're so versatile they're welcome any time of year at all! Wednesday, December 5th - Blue Ribbon Oatmeal Cookies: Who wouldn't want to earn a blue ribbon for their baking? Well, we've made it easy for you with our yummy recipe for good-for-you Blue Ribbon Oatmeal Cookies.
Thursday, December 6th - Poinsettia Cookies: Poinsettia Cookies are as tasty as they are lovely. Red candied cherry wedges and butterscotch chips create the pattern of a poinsettia on each cookie. Friday, December 7th - Chocolate-Dipped Almond Cookies: These are ready in a jiffy, but look like you've spent hours in the kitchen. Hooray for Chocolate-Dipped Almond Cookies!
Saturday, December 8th - Mistletoe Meringue Cookies: Share one of these with your sweetheart and you'll find out how they got their name! Sunday, December 9th - Holiday Chocolate Chippers: Chocolate chip cookies seem to be everyone's favorite, so don't forget to include them in your holiday cookie spread. This festive version uses red and green candies to add plenty of holiday cheer.
Monday, December 10th - Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints: You'll be sure to earn a "thumb's up" when you bake a batch of our irresistible Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints. Forget even trying to fill a cookie jar with these chocolately cookies with a raspberry thumbprint filling, 'cause they'll be grabbed up in a flash. Tuesday, December 11th - Snowcapped Red Velvet Cookies: No one will be able to take their eyes off of your cookie platters when you bake up a batch of our eye-catching Snowcapped Red Velvet Cookies. Boasting a cream cheese frosting snow peak garnish, you'll be on the receiving end of a mountain of raves.
Wednesday, December 12th - Spritz Cookies: Our Spritz Cookies are a colorful addition to our holiday cookie platters. And with our extra busy holiday schedules, they are quick and easy, too! Thursday, December 13th - Cherry Drops: These festive red cookies are perfect for helping to ring in the holiday season. We take a shortcut by using a box mix of cherry gelatin so you can get ready for your cookie exchange with half the effort! Garnish with some maraschino cherries and sprinkles, and get ready to be the talk of the party.
Friday, December 14th - Layered Cookie Wreath: Be the star of the Christmas cookie swap this year with this creative layered cookie wreath. It looks pretty enough to be a decoration, so make sure everyone knows it's edible too! Saturday, December 15th - Lemon Christmas Cookies: Our bite-size holiday cookie balls with just a hint of lemon, are so festive-looking, they'll add sparkle to your dessert table easily.
Sunday, December 16th - Holiday Butter Cookies: These Holiday Butter Cookies not only capture the traditional butter cookie flavor that we all love, but they look like the perfect present anyone would enjoy unwrapping this year! Monday, December 17th - Spiced Candied Fruit Cookies: Why not switch things up and make your holiday fruitcake in cookie form? And for the rest of the year...there's no need to wait for the holidays to get the big taste of fruitcake!
Tuesday, December 18th - Rudolph's Red Nose Macaroons: Christmas just isn't Christmas without hearing the carol "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" at least once, if not 100 times. And a cookie exchange just wouldn't be a cookie exchange without these tasty Rudolph's Red-Nose Macaroons. Wednesday, December 19th - Chocolate Snow Drops: Satisfy your sweet tooth with these heavenly chocolately cookie balls that are like a winter wonderland for your taste buds!
Thursday, December 20th - Fruitcake Cookies: Holiday fruitcake that you can't get rid of wouldn't be a problem if it existed in cookie form! That's why we created Fruitcake Cookies! Why didn't anybody think of bite-sized fruitcake before? Friday, December 21st - Stained Glass Window Cookies: These eye-catching, "no baking required" cookies are perfect for holiday entertaining. With their colorful design that resembles stained glass windows, they're sure to be the talk of the table!
Saturday, December 22nd - Anytime Cookie Balls: Do you need a dessert that can go to school, to work, and even be ready-to-go when you get unexpected company? These will do all that! They're ready for anytime, anywhere (and they travel so well, too)! Sunday, December 23rd - Peppermint Crunch Balls: Call 'em Candy Cane Cookies, call 'em Peppermint Crunch Balls... They won't be able to keep their hands out of the holiday cookie jar when you bake up a batch of these buttery, minty sweets! Talk about a festive Christmas cookie recipe you'll want to make year after year!
Monday, December 24th - Chocolate Candy Cookies: Don't you just love candy cookie recipes? Use any combination of colors to make these Chocolate Candy Cookies festive for any occasion throughout the year. Tuesday, December 25th - Reindeer Cookies: These are, without a doubt, always the cutest Christmas cookies on the holiday cookie platter! Santa won't be able to resist these on Christmas Eve — and neither will your little (and big) elves!

For more incredible holiday treats, check out our Top 10 Christmas Cakes and our Show-Stopping Christmas Desserts!

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