2012 Christmas Cookie Countdown


2012 Christmas Cookie Countdown

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.

Butter Mint Shortbread

Monday, November 26th - Looking for shortbread cookie recipes to please the masses? Try Butter Mint Shortbread for an indulgent treat everyone's sure to love. This recipe is sure to be that unexpected treat at your next holiday gathering! 

Candy Wrap Cookies

Tuesday, November 27th - Two ingredients are all that's required to whip up these delightful treats! This recipe uses premade sugar cookie dough with an added twist, making it one of the easiest cookies you'll make this holiday season. 

Butterscotch People

Wednesday, November 28th - 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!

Edible Tree Ornaments

Thursday, November 29th - 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.

Italian Christmas Cookies

Friday, November 30th - 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.

Candy Cane Cookies

Saturday, December 1st - 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! These festive cookies are just the thing to add a little cheer to your table. 

Peek-a-Boo Cookies

Sunday, December 2nd - 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!

Holly Crackles

Monday, December 3rd - 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.

Holiday Cherry Nut Log

Tuesday, December 4th - 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!

Blue Ribbon Oatmeal Cookies

Wednesday, December 5th - 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.

Poinsettia Cookies

Thursday, December 6th - 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.

Chocolate Dipped Almond Cookies

Friday, December 7th - These are ready in a jiffy, but look like you've spent hours in the kitchen. Hooray for Chocolate-Dipped Almond Cookies!

Mistletoe Meringue Cookies

Saturday, December 8th - Share one of these with your sweetheart and you'll find out how they got their name!

Holiday Chocolate Chippers

Sunday, December 9th - Chocolate chip cookies seem to be everyone's favorite, so don't forget to include them in your holiday cookie spread.

Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints

Monday, December 10th - 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.

Snowcapped Red Velvet Cookies

Tuesday, December 11th - 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.

Spritz Cookies

Wednesday, December 12th - 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!

Cherry Drops

Thursday, December 13th - These colorful cookies will add that festive touch to any cookie platter this holiday season. The recipe for Cherry Drops is so easy, you'll want to make these all year long!

Layered Cookie Wreath

Friday, December 14th - 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!

Mrs Claus Lemon Cookies

Saturday, December 15th - Mrs. Claus' Lemon Cookies have just a hint of lemon and are so festive-looking, they'll add sparkle to your dessert table easily. And since Mrs. Claus made them, you know they're Santa approved!

Holiday Butter Cookies

Sunday, December 16th - 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!

Spiced Candied Fruit Cookies

Monday, December 17th - 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!

Rudolphs Red Nose Macaroons

Tuesday, December 18th - Christmas just isn't Christmas without hearing the carol "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" at least once, if not 100 times. 

Chocolate Snow Drops

Wednesday, December 19th - Satisfy your sweet tooth with these heavenly chocolately cookie balls that are like a winter wonderland for your taste buds!

Fruitcake Cookies

Thursday, December 20th - 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?

Stained Glass Window Cookies

Friday, December 21st - 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!

Anytime Cookie Balls

Saturday, December 22nd - 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)!

Peppermint Crunch Balls

Sunday, December 23rd - 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! 

Chocolate Candy Cookies

Monday, December 24th - 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.

Reindeer Cookies

Tuesday, December 25th - 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 Christmas Cakes and our Show-Stopping Christmas Desserts!

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