Honey & Ginger Pfeffernüsse

These beautiful and unique cookies would make a special gift….if you can manage parting with them.  Get the recipe here: TheSugarHit.com


Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

These pumpkin cookies are stuffed with cheesecake.  Enough said.   Get the recipe here:  TheRecipeCritic.com


Irish Shortbread Toffee Bars (a.k.a Millionaire Bars)

A Southern classic, these Millionaire Bars are sweet and rich with a touch of maple syrup in the toffee.  Get the recipe here:  TheKitchn.com


Quick and Easy Peppermint Bark

This beautiful bark is a breeze to make, with just three ingredients.  Get the recipe here:  Noshon.It


Salted Caramels

Salted caramels are a great holiday gift for family, friends, and colleagues.  Get the recipe here:  InspiredTaste.net



Soft and Chewey Brown Butter Gingersnaps

Gingersnaps are a holiday favorite, and the addition of brown butter into the recipe is simply genius.  Get the recipe here:  BakerByNature.com


Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

The author says that the secret to getting these brownie-like, elegant cookies to have such a striking contrast is to coat them with a ton of powdered sugar before baking.  Get the recipe here:  RasaMalaysia.com


Gingerbread Biscuits

These beautiful and tasty cookies are sure to delight!  Get the recipe here: BellyRumbles.com


Dark Chocolate Almond Florentines

These delicate lace cookies are special…just like the holidays.  Get the recipe here: BrightEyedBaker.com


Molasses Crinkles

Chewy molasses cookies are right up there as an all-time favorite and are a holiday classic.  Get the recipe here:  The Baker Chick


Sand Tarts

These dense little cookies are like powdery snowballs. :)  Get the recipe here:  LifeLoveAndGoodFood.com


Nutella Truffles

These truffles are easy to make, thanks to the use of Nutella.  They require no baking and are such a great gift.  Get the recipe here:  DeliciouslyYum.com


Grandma’s Biscotti

The use of butternut flavoring makes these biscotti unique.  Get the recipe here:  Brown Eyed Baker


Dark Chocolate Dipped Orange Macaroons

 These chocolate dipped macaroons with a chopped pistachio sprinkle are a festive holiday treat! Get the recipe here:  RunningToTheKitchen.com



White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sugar Cookies

This is a chewy sugar cookie with a yummy white chocolate and peppermint topping.  Bonus – they are so festive looking!  Get the recipe here:  CookingClassy.com


Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

These Snickerdoodles are amazing, with yummy brown butter. Get the recipe and see a "how-to" video here:   AmbitiousKitchen.com


Pumpkin Spice Cookies

This recipe is a childhood favorite of the bloggers who shared it.  I can see why – pumpkin and spice makes everything nice!   Get the recipe here:  Two Sisters Crafting


Kentucky Bourbon Balls

These chocolatey bourbon balls are surprising easy to make.  Get the recipe here:   Food52.com


Soft Maple Sugar Cookies

These cookies feature a delicate maple flavor, crisp edges and a chewy center.  Get the recipe here:  DearCrissy.com


Nanaimo Bars

This legendary Pacific Northwest is also known as Canada’s Favorite Confection.  The recipe link above is the winning recipe from a 1986 contest to find the ultimate Nanaimo Bar. If you are making this recipe in the United States, and you can’t find custard powder, you can try vanilla or caramel instant pudding powder.  I’ve used both and have had great success with this substitution, although I slightly prefer the caramel version since it gives the bars a unique flavor and a hint of color.  Get the recipe here: City of Nanaimo


Red Velvet Crinkles

This colorful take on a classic crinkle is sure to brighten a holiday cookie assortment.  Get the recipe here:  CookingClassy.com


Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies

These tender, chewy cookies are dressed up with fresh vanilla bean.  Get the recipe here:  LaurenLatest.com


The Best Lemon Bars on the Planet

There’s no doubt that the best way to make amazing lemon bars is to use fresh-squeezed lemon juice, along with lemon zest.  I love that the author makes that abundantly clear in the recipe.   Get the recipe here:   Flavorite.com


Almond Crescent Cookies

These delicate, buttery treats are a holiday staple.  Get the recipe here:  SimplyRecipes.com


Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

The great part about shortbread cookies is that you can make a batch of dough, put it in the fridge and then bake cookies on-demand since the dough lasts a few days in the fridge. I love that idea – fresh-baked cookies every day!  Get the recipe here:  SweetestMenu.com


No Bake Coconut Snowballs (GF)

These cookies are super, super quick to make., but they are delicious!  Get the recipe here:   ForTheFamily.com


Spritz Cookies

These beautiful cookies are made with a sugary dough using a cookie press.  The real fun to making these cookies is picking out the shapes to use and the toppings for decoration.  They may take a bit longer to make than a drop cookie, but they are rewarding to make.  These are also a super-fun cookie to make with kids.  I remember making cookies spritz cookies every holiday season as a kid, and it was such a special event.  I loved being able to pick out the shapes.  Just as fun was seeing how the spritzed cookie went from the raw version to the baked version, and figuring out how to decorate them.  It brings a smile to my face just thinking about it.  Get the recipe here:  BackToHerRoots.com


Bourbon Pralines

Bourbon, chocolate, and pralines…. needless to say these treats will disappear quickly once you set them out!  Get the recipe here:  TheVintageMixer.com


Peanut Butter Thumbprints

These rich and pretty cookies are sure to leave a smile on your face.  Get the recipe here:  BrownEyedBaker.com


Rosette Snowflake Cookies

Rosettes are a deep-fried cookie of Scandinavian origin that are traditionally made during Christmas time.  Get the recipe here:  Kudos Kitchen


Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Pecans and chocolate are a traditional yummy combination in holiday cookies.  These are dangerous, in the best way possible.  Get the recipe here:  BakingAndBoys.com


Chocolate Snowballs

This top-rated recipe yields 48 snowballs.  Snowballs are a holiday favorite for many, in part because they are reminiscent of real snowballs with their powdery, snowball look.  Get the recipe here:  TasteofHome.com


Apple Cider Molasses Cookies

These unique molasses cookies use apple cider molasses for a unique twist on this classic cookie.  Get the recipe here:   CheeseyPennies.Blogspot.com


Boot Track Cookies

This chewy, chocolate cookie is make on a waffle iron.  These delicious cookies are top-rated and appeared in EatingWell Magazine’s November/December 2007 issue.  Recipe by Patti Anderson via EatingWell.com


Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies

These soft and fluffy cookies have a delicious brown sugar frosting. Get the recipe here:  TheRecipeRebel.com

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