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2017 Christmas Cookie Countdown

Updated December 18, 2017

It's that time of year again. Time for presents, for decorations, and of course, for the 2017 Christmas Cookie Countdown! Twenty-five days of glorious Christmas cookie goodness, each one more delicious than the last. Each day we'll be revealing a festive and scruptious cookie recipe that will light up your holidy season! Serve them at your Christmas potluck, make batches of them as gifts, or share them with your loved ones at home. Any way you join in the countdown, it's going to be a tasty Christmas season for everyone!

Mrs Claus Holiday Cookie Cups

This cookie recipe combines two of Mrs. Claus' holiday favorites: gingerbread and eggnog! Mrs. Claus' Holiday Cookie Cups look great on a Christmas cookie platter, but they taste even better. After all, what could be better than a gingerbread cup filled with a fluffy eggnog cream? (Rumor has it that Santa and the elves really love these!)

Triple Chocolate Biscotti

Biscotti are a staple at all the trendy coffee shops, and it's easy to see why! They're so crunchy and flavorful, they're perfect for dunking in our favorite steaming drinks. Why not try making this easy version of Triple Chocolate Biscotti at home?

Chocolate Hazelnut Toffee Cookies

It's hard to resist these Chunky Hazelnut Toffee Cookies! They're chock-full of nuts, chocolate, and toffee bits. Set them out on a platter or leave them in the cookie jar, and you'll be sure to notice how fast they disappear!

Maple Walnut Drops

These Maple Walnut Drops are the delicious result of this wonderful drop cookie recipe! Lovely walnuts and sweet maple syrup come together in a perfectly easy cookie recipe, making these one of our favorite desserts. Take one for yourself and then pass them around! Just make sure these Maple Walnut Drops end up back in front of you; you're going to want more.   

Holiday Wreath Cookies

At Christmastime, it's common to see doors decorated with wreaths. So, we thought we'd take the idea and bring it to our cookie platters! These Holiday Wreath Cookies start with a box of red velvet cake mix and are so festive and fun. You can even give yours a unique look with some extra decorations!

Pretzel Smores Chocolate Chip Bites

Lovers of sweet and salty treats will fall in love with these Pretzel S'mores Chocolate Chip Bites. These bite-sized cookie treats are as easy as can be, and feature the tasty combo of chocolate, marshmallow, and your favorite salty snack - pretzels! 

Christmas Tree Meringues

It's that time of year again! Time to make Christmas cookies that everyone will "ooh" and "ahh" over. Try these Christmas Tree Meringues! They're sure to steal the show at your next potluck, or the annual family gathering. Christmas cookies are a big part of the season; now you have a Christmas cookie recipe that your loved ones will remember and crave for years to come!

Here's a sweet new way to enjoy candy canes! Use 'em to make our Peppermint Christmas Shortbread. These Christmas cookies are loaded with candy cane flavor (in both the cookie and the frosting!). Plus, they look great on a Christmas cookie platter! 

Chocolate-Dipped Lace Cookies

Jazz up your holiday cookie platter with these Chocolate-Dipped Lace Cookies. Featuring the buttery flavor of pecans and dipped in chocolate, these cookies are a real holiday treat!

Homemade Gingerbread Cookies

If you love gingerbread, you're going to love our recipe for Homemade Gingerbread Cookies. These slice and bake cookies are going to be a blast to make with the kids this Christmas! They're chewy, delicious, and packed with that yummy gingerbread flavor. Just make sure you make a double batch; they're going to go fast when you serve them with ice cold milk! 

Cookie Butter Cracker Cookies

These are the perfect no-bake cookies to add to your holiday cookie platter. Our Cookie Butter Cracker Cookies are made with just three easy and tasty ingredients. They're quick to throw-together at a moment's notice and they're really popular with just about everyone. Once you give 'em a try, you'll be making 'em every year!

Christmas Cream Cookies

You need to add these from-scratch Christmas cookies to your holiday cookie platter! Our Christmas Cream Cookies are moist, flavorful, and feature just a hint of cinnamon. Plus, the homemade frosting really makes them extra-special!

Grinch Cookies

Everyone knows the story of the Grinch, whose heart was two sizes too small. Inspired by this beloved Christmas story, we came up with these Grinch Cookies. Just one bite is all it takes to grow your heart three sizes! You're going to love these holiday cake mix cookies.

Chocolate Meatball Cookies

If you grew up in an Italian household or had friends who did, then you're probably familiar with "meatball cookies." For those of you who aren't, a meatball cookie is just an Italian cookie that's shaped like a meatball. Our Chocolate Meatball Cookies are a great addition to any holiday cookie platter and can spark up some fun conversation!

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.

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!

Ricotta Almond Cookies

After discovering her mother's handwritten cookie recipe, Schenectady, New York's own Rosemary gave it a shot! We're glad she did, because she won first place for in our first annual Christmas Cookie Recipe Contest! Her family and friends have been enjoying these Ricotta Almond Cookies ever since, as one of the best cookie recipes they've ever tasted. Nostaligc and delicious, this cookie recipe is a winner through and through. 

Snowflake Tea Cookies

Turn tea time into a winter affair with our recipe for Snowflake Tea Cookies! These crisp, buttery cookies go great with a hot cup of tea, and will fancy up any holiday cookie platter.

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