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Christmas Cookies for Gifting – Even to Yourself

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making cookies with my son. We’ve been doing this every year since he could stand at the end of the counter and “help” me. We make cookies as gifts, and ones to take to friends and family, and those that we keep ourselves. Of course, there are always the cookies that we leave for Santa on Christmas Eve, too. There are traditional cookies we make each year, and favorite cookies of each of us, and then the new ones I develop. Christmas wouldn’t be complete without sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, or gingerbread men — to name a few.

Take a look at these cookie recipes from my blogger friends and me, to make for your holiday gifts or just to keep for yourself.

  • Christmas Cookies for Gifting 1 of 15
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    Follow the links to these Christmas cookies for holiday gift giving and to make for your family.

  • Coconut Dreams Cookies 2 of 15
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    Coconut dreams cookies are filled with coconut and chocolate chips for a favorite Christmas cookie at my house. 

    Source:  Add a Pinch

  • Chewy Sugar Cookies 3 of 15
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    Chewy sugar cookies are so delicious and so easy to make. You just roll these into a ball, roll in sugar to coat, and bake.

    Source:  Add a Pinch

  • Sugar Cookie 4 of 15
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    Sugar cookies are such a classic Christmas cookie. You can leave them plain or decorate in so many different ways. We love our cookies with what we call "snow icing."

    Source:  Add a Pinch

  • Brookie Cookies 5 of 15
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    Brookie cookies are really a brownie and chocolate chip cookie in one.  You get the best of both worlds in this cookie for your holiday cookie platter. 

    Source:  Cookies and Cups

  • Sugar Cookie Candy Cane Blossoms 6 of 15
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    Sugar cookie candy cane blossoms are so festive and taste like Christmas with the peppermint kisses. 

    Source:  Table for Two

  • Brown Butter Soft Batch Style Gingersnaps 7 of 15
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    Brown butter soft batch style gingersnaps make wonderful cookies to give to friends for Christmas or just to keep for your family to eat. 

    Source:  Picky Palate

  • Fluffy Snickerdoodles 8 of 15
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    Fluffy snickerdoodles are a variation on the tradtional snickerdoodle cookies. These are soft sugar cookies made with cinnamon and rolled in cinnamon sugar.  

    Source:  Half Baked Harvest

  • Dark Chocolate Espresso Shortbread Bites with Peppermint Buttercream 9 of 15
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    Dark chocolate espresso shortbread bites with peppermint buttercream are so scrumptious with the deep chocolate and peppermint flavors. 

    Source:  A Farm Girl's Dabbles

  • Eggnog Sugar Cookies 10 of 15
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    Eggnog sugar cookies are so scrumptious with nutmeg and eggnog added to sugar cookie dough and topped with eggnog frosting.

    Source:  A Southern Fairy Tale

     

  • Walnut Butterscotch Cookies 11 of 15
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    Walnut butterscotch cookies, made with brown sugar, oatmeal, chopped walnuts, and butterscotch chips, are oh so good for a Christmas cookie platter or as a gift. 

    Source:  She Wears Many Hats

  • Baklava 12 of 15
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    Baklava is one of those cookies that look so complicated but this recipe makes them look so easy to make.  Full of pecans, pistachios, and almonds covered in honey vanilla bean syrup, these will become one of your favorite Christmas cookies. 

    Source:  How Sweet Eats

  • Gingerbread Men Cookies 13 of 15
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    No Christmas cookie platter would be complete without gingerbread men cookies. They are as much a part of Christmas as the tree. 

    Source:  Brown Eyed Baker

  • Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies 14 of 15
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    Red velvet sandwich cookies are so festive and just perfect for Christmas. Maybe Santa would love some of these cookies left out for him.

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups 15 of 15
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    When I think of the ultimate cookie, it would definitely be these chocolate chip cookies stuffed with Reese's peanut butter cups.

     

 

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