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Christmas Cookie Inspiration

Christmas Cookie Inspiration


It’s officially December (aka cookie season). It's time to get baking

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Do you hear that? Christmas music is now in every store, twinkly lights are romantically illuminating streets and houses, and our kitchens are cozy, warm, and ready for action: The holidays are officially here.

We are still early to the game — it is only Dec. 2, after all — but that doesn’t mean we can’t start scheduling plans for cookie swaps, planning cookie decorating extravaganzas, and crafting holiday gifts for friends, neighbors, and co-workers. So when it is time to bake some delicious cookies up for Santa and his reindeer — because Santa can’t have stale cookies — you’ll know exactly which holiday cookie is your favorite.

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For this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme) we reached out to our Culinary Content Network of food bloggers for cookie inspiration. As expected, the inboxes were flooded with so many wonderful-looking holiday confections! Check out our Christmas Cookie Inspiration slideshow to see our tops picks.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


90 Irresistibly Good Christmas Cookies to Make This Season

If these cookies don't convince Santa to make a stop at your house, nothing will.

Christmas cookies: they're not just for Santa! Everybody loves to cuddle up by the fireplace with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. Whether you go right to the chocolate or you're more of a ginger snap fan, there's a Christmas cookie for everyone, and it's all about finding the right recipe. On our list of almost 100 Christmas cookie recipes, you're sure to find your soulmate in sweetness.

Make your holiday countdown the most indulgent one yet by trying one (or all!) of these easy and delicious cookies, which range from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers (these Christmas cookie decorating ideas sure bring things to the next level). Whether you prefer super-sweet or a little bit spicy (gingerbread!), there&rsquos a unique Christmas cookie recipe here for you &mdash and for all of the people you want to give simple-yet-thoughtful homemade food gifts. (Side note: Did you know you can easily turn an empty Pringles can into a cute and festive Christmas cookie container? Check out our holiday cookie container tutorial.) Fire up your oven (or don&rsquot &mdash we&rsquove got no bake options too), and get ready to spread some holiday cheer.


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