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Christmas Cookie Countdown 2011

For every day you receive a newsletter in the month of December 2011 until Christmas, we're offering a cookie of the day in our first-ever Cookie Countdown. In case you missed one, here's a roundup of all of the cookies in the 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. We hope you enjoy this mix of old favorites and brand-new cookies developed by our Test Kitchen to make your holiday special.
Want to brush up on your cookie baking skills? Click here for 20 Tips for Making & Baking Great Cookies.

Snowcapped Red Velvet Cookies

Thursday, December 1st - 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. 

Chocolate Dipped Almond Cookies

Friday, December 2nd - These are ready in a jiffy, but look like you've spent hours in the kitchen. Hooray for Chocolate-Dipped Almond Cookies!

Gingerbread People

Saturday, December 3rd - A holiday treat for every little "Hansel" and "Gretel," your kids will love helping you create a whole village full of our Gingerbread People!

Rainbow Cookies

Monday, December 5th: 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.

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Tuesday, December 6th - Did you know that by simply adding in a few special ingredients to a package of refrigerated cookie dough you can make gourmet-tasting cookies? Our White Chocolate-Cranberry Cookies are easy and yummy!

Holiday Whoopie Pie

Wednesday, December 7th - Our Test Kitchen has put a festive holiday spin on popular Amish Whoopie Pies. Bake a batch of our Holiday Whoopie Pies and maybe even leave one out on a plate for Santa on Christmas Eve. Bet he'd love that!

Stained Glass Window Cookies

Thursday, December 8th - 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!

Layered Cookie Wreath

Friday, December 9th - 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!

Spiced Candied Fruit Cookies

Saturday, December 10th - 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!

Holiday Chocolate Chippers

Monday, December 12th - 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.

Easy Pecan Pie Bars

Tuesday, December 13th - Pecan pie lovers, rejoice! Now you can get your favorite taste in bar cookie form. That's right, these little wonders taste just like bite-sized pecan pies!

Split Seconds

Wednesday, December 14th - These easy homemade crowd-pleasing cookies are aptly named, 'cause put out a platter and they'll disappear in a split second. 

Melt in Your Mouth Wreath Treats

Thursday, December 15th - Is it a cookie or a candy? Well, it's both! Try this fun treat that's a little of this and a little of that...and just in time for the holidays.

Mrs Claus Lemon Cookies

Friday, December 16th - Mrs. Claus' Lemon Cookies have just a hint of lemon and are so festive-looking, they'll add sparkle to your dessert table easily. 


Saturday, December 17th - Crispy, creamy, gooey, and sweet...these butterscotch-peanut butter bars sure are good! And, they're practically foolproof - just don't forget the milk!

Spritz Cookies

Monday, December 19th - 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!

Wrapped Candy Presents

Tuesday, December 20th - 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.

Poinsettia Cookies

Wednesday, December 21st - 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.

Mistletoe Meringue Cookies

Thursday, December 22nd - Share one of these with your sweetheart and you'll find out how they got their name!

Candy Cane Cookies

Friday, December 23rd - 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!

Rudolphs Red Nose Macaroons

Saturday, December 24th - 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.

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