2013 Christmas Cookie Countdown


2013 Christmas Cookie Countdown

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. Plus, make sure you have the best frosting around by checking out our collection of Homemade Frosting Recipes: Frosting Recipes for Cakes, Cupcakes, and More.

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Mrs Claus Lemon Cookies

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 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

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 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! They make great gifts too!

Chocolate Candy Cookies

Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 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. Whether it's Decemer or July, these cookies are a great way to celebrate. 

Ginger Crinkles

Sunday, December 8, 2013 - These Ginger Crinkles come from Kristen in Chattanooga, Tennessee, whose mom has tweaked the recipe to perfection. They're a constant request every year at Christmas cookie exchanges and no one can believe there's no butter in them!

Mistletoe Meringue Cookies

Monday, December 9, 2013 - Share one of these with your sweetheart and you'll find out how they got their name! These sweet Mistletoe Meringue Cookies are just the thing to make everyone fall in love. 

Spritz Cookies

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 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! 

Snowcapped Red Velvet Cookies

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 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.

Cherry Drops

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 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!

Wrapped Candy Presents

Friday, December 13, 2013 - These melt-in-your mouth cookies taste as good as they look! Our Wrapped Candy Presents offer a tasty candy surprise inside each and every one. Once you try these, you won't be having just one!

Holiday Chocolate Chippers

Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 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.

Chocolate and Pistachio Dipped Cranberry Shortbreads

Sunday, December 15, 2013 - When it comes to these cookies, the zest of the orange with the crunch of the pistachio and sweetness of the chocolate is a combination that will surely bring everyone together!

Candy Wrap Cookies

Monday, December 16, 2013 - Two ingredients are all that's required to whip up these delightful Candy Wrap Cookies! With premade dough, we can make these cookies our own by adding a little twist: candy bars! 

Ricotta Almond Cookies

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - After finding this handwritten recipe from her mother, Rosemary, from Schenectady, New York gave it a shot and her family and friends have since enjoyed these cookies which she won first place for in our first annual Christmas Cookie Recipe Contest!

Holiday Cherry Nut Log

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 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! These slicable cookies are packed with cherries, vanilla cookies, and nuts, making them one of the sweetest treats around.

Best Christmas Cookies

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - This recipe was handed down to Mary Jane, from New Holstein, Wisconsin from her mother who originally received it from an elderly neighbor over 100 years ago! These Christmas cookies are definitely some of the best.

Rudolphs Red Nose Macaroons

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 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.

Rainbow Cookies

Saturday, December 21, 2013 - What's at the end of the rainbow? A plate full of colorful, easy-to-make, cake-like cookies! Our scrumptious Rainbow Cookies fit any entertaining from the holidays to a special occasion.

Frosty Cherry Cookies

Sunday, December 22, 2013 - Every Christmas, Susan from Merrimac, Wisconsin gets together with her friend to bake all day long. This recipe is one of her favorites and she's been making it for 15 years!

Italian Christmas Cookies

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 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.

Gingerbread People

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - A holiday treat for every little "Hansel" and "Gretel," your kids will love helping you create a whole village full of our Gingerbread People!

Candy Cane Cookies

Monday, December 25, 2013 - 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!

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

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