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2016 Christmas Cookie Countdown

We're featuring a cookie recipe for every day of the week from December 1st to Christmas Day! This year's Christmas Cookie Countdown features an exciting collection of easy cookie recipes that'll put a smile on everyone's faces. From cookies that feature the best flavors of the season (peppermint, eggnog, and more!) to cookies that have been around so long they're practically classics; we've got a nice variety for you this year. We'll be updating this page every weekday from December 1st through December 23rd, so be sure to check in frequently. You don't want to miss what could be your next, superstar Christmas cookie! 

Christmas Cookie Dough Balls

Uh-oh, did you forget to bake the Christmas cookies? No problem! With our recipe for Christmas Cookie Dough Balls, you serve the cookie dough without ever baking it! Unlike most store-bought cookie dough, this one is safe to eat. Even Santa would approve!

Wrapped Candy Presents

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.

Christmas Bonbons

Our Christmas Bonbons are like the cookie version of a cherry cordial! Inside each one of these bite-sized cookies is a bright red cherry, just waiting to be discovered. These easy Christmas cookies will definitely add cheer to your cookie platter. 

Raspberry Rugelach

There's something extra-special about these rugelach cookies - just wait till you get a taste! Our Raspberry Rugelach are made from a delicious combination of cinnamon-sugar, walnuts, raspberry jam, and...ice cream! They're going to jump for joy when you bring these out. 

Luscious Lemon Cookies

Brighten up your cookie platter with these Luscious Lemon Cookies. Low in fat and high in citrusy flavor, these cookies will be a hit no matter where or when you serve them! 

Iced Eggnog Cookies

Who says you can't have your eggnog and eat it too? These Iced Eggnog Cookies offer a double whammy of eggnog flavor, 'cause there's eggnog in the cookie batter AND in the icing! Now that's what we call a holiday cookie recipe.

Chocolate-Studded Snowballs

These shortbread-style Chocolate-Studded Snowballs are a crowd-pleasing favorite. They have a tendency to disappear fast once you set out a platter with 'em, so be sure to tuck away a few for yourself!

Snap Crackle Crunch Cookies

Are you a cookie dunker? If so, then you're going to love these Snap Crackle Crunch Cookies. They're extra-extra-crispy, which makes them perfect for dunking into some hot chocolate, coffee, or any other beverage you prefer. (Psst. this isn't a cookie you can eat in secret!)

Spice Bars

If autumn gets you thinking about spice cakes and cookies like Momma and Grandma used to make, you're gonna love our Spice Bars. These combine that old-fashioned taste with the easiness of today. And wait 'til you smell 'em baking!

Cheery Cherry-Chocolate Cookies

Spread a little cheer with these Cheery Cherry-Chocolate Cookies! These no-bake cookies are super simple to make and taste like something you'd find at an Italian bakery. The combination of cream cheese, cherries, and almond flavoring is just perfect. 

Tutus Hawaiian Cookies

Did you know that "tutu" is one way of saying "grandma" in Hawaiian? These cookies were inspired by some of Hawaii's most popular flavors: pineapple and coconut. Bake them up for a delicious cookie that'll impress Tutu...and everyone else!

Snow-Topped Chocolate Bars

Creamy, rich chocolate between two sugary cookies and topped with "snow." Yum! These seasonal holiday cookie bars are festive and even tastier. They're perfect for holiday parties, cookie exchanges, and your kitchen table. You'll be so pleased with this recipe that you'll be making them year-round!

Tipsy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate chunk cookies aren't just for the kids! In fact, our Tipsy Chocolate Chunk Cookies are for adults only. They're made with just the right amount of bourbon to make them a little tipsy and a whole lot yummy. You'll love these!

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Chopped up pieces of your favorite chocolate mint candies add a refreshing flavor to these homemade chocolate brownies. Our Chocolate Mint Brownies are a welcome treat anytime of the year, but we especially love to make them for our holiday dessert tables! 

Rainbow Cookies

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.

Chocolate Ruby Treasures

This cookie bar recipe is a real "treasure." Just when you thought a chocolate chip cookie bar couldn't get any better, our Chocolate Ruby Treasures surprise you with every scrumptious bite. Plus, the ruby red cherries make 'em look beautiful, too!

Old World Butter Cookies

It seems like everyone has their own way to make these special butter cookies that are coated in powdered sugar. Check out our version, Old World Butter Cookies, and you'll know why we make this recipe every holiday.

Peppermint Candy Crack-Up

Here's a sweet Christmas recipe that's everything it's cracked up to be! Whether you serve it as candy or as part of a cookie platter, doesn't matter - they'll love it either way. Our Peppermint Candy Crack-Up features a delicious combination of sweet, salty, and minty!  

Chocolate-Dipped Cream Cheese Cookies

These drop cookies were good right out of the oven, but we made them even better by taking them for a dark chocolate dip. Our Chocolate-Dipped Cream Cheese Cookies are simple, sweet, and have just the right amount of chocolate. You'll really love these cookies!

Creamy Raspberry Dessert Bars

Set these out for a sweet breakfast treat or present them after dinner. Either way, no one is going to resist reaching for one of these Creamy Raspberry Dessert Bars. If you can believe it, they taste even better than they look!

Stuffed Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Just wait till you sink your teeth into one of these pillowy, Stuffed Pumpkin Snickerdoodles. Stuffed with a delicious cream cheese filling and sprinkled with a special cinnamon mixture (there's a secret ingredient!), these cookies are absolutely worth baking and sharing. 

Chewy Fudge Cookies

Our Chewy Fudge Cookies are just the thing to satisfy any cookie lover! With chocolate chips, chocolate squares, and some extra pecans for crunch, who could say no to these easy-to-bake cookies? 

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.

Salted Caramel Surprise Cookies

There's an ooey-gooey surprise waiting for you inside these cookies! Our Salted Caramel Surprise Cookies deliver the trendy combination of sea salt and caramel, while still being super simple to make for any occasion.

Nonnas Shortcut Ricotta Cookies

Even the most old-school nonna (that's grandma in Italian!) turns to shortcuts from time to time, especially if she's got a whole lot of cooking ahead of her. Nonna's Shortcut Ricotta Cookies are so good, no one can even tell they were made using a shortcut. They might just become one of the most anticipated cookies on your Christmas cookie platter! 

Wondering what cookies we featured last year? Click here to check out our 2015 Christmas Cookie Countdown!

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