All the Recipes You Need to Rule Your Next Cookie Swap

DEC. 1

If you’ve tried Alison Roman’s Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies from her book Dining In, you’re going to love her seasonal twist on the Instagram-famous cookies. 

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DEC. 2 

“They’re perfectly soft and delicious,” Anne Byrn, the author of American Cookie, says about her festive spin on classic black and white cookies.

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DEC. 3

These treats may look complicated to make, but Donna Hay, the author of Modern Baking, uses store-bought pie dough for a no-stress process. 

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DEC. 4

Meet your new go-to easy dessert for all of your holiday events, thanks to Vallery Lomas, the reigning champion of The Great American Baking Show.

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DEC. 5
Sweet, buttery shortbread is perfectly complimented by salted caramel and crunchy macadamia nuts for a “melt in your mouth” dessert from Paul Hollywood. 

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DEC. 6
“There’s so much joy in one tiny chocolate cookie!” says blogger Sally McKenney of her simple yet colorful creations. 

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DEC. 7
Two cookies are always better than one, especially when they are these sweet and tart treats from MasterChef Junior’s Kaitlyn Tomeny. 

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DEC. 8
Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman uses coconut oil and flaked coconut for double the flavor in her twist on a classic.

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DEC. 9
Bill Yosses combines almonds, pistachios and dried cherries for his crispy cookie ideal for dunking, but you could easily swap in your favorite fruits and nuts to make it your own. 

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DEC. 10
Lorraine Pascale makes these colorful treats by placing chopped fruit-flavored hard candies (such as Jolly Ranchers) in the middle of each cookie before baking. The candies melt in the oven to create a beautiful center you’ll want to admire—then eat!

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DEC. 11
“Every chilly day needs a batch of these treats,” Sally McKenney says of her confections made with hot chocolate mix in the batter and topped with toasted marshmallows. 

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DEC. 12
Maneet Chauhan adds ground cinnamon and allspice to her cookies to create a warming treat perfect for the season. “To me this recipe is what the holiday is all about,” she says.

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DEC. 13
Great British Baking Show champ Nadiya Hussain covers her malty, chocolate biscuits with more melted milk chocolate and crushed peppermint candies to make the “the perfect bedtime snack with a glass of milk for children and grown-ups alike.”

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DEC. 14
You’ll never guess that these cocoa-covered truffles from Worth Cooking are actually a little healthy! They are made with dates, so you don’t have to feel bad about sneaking an extra one or two. Too bad the cocoa powder on your fingers will give you away.

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DEC. 15
Think of these cookies from Reclaiming Provincial like chewy gingersnaps, but with the added warm flavor of black cardamom. We recommend making extra to dunk into your morning coffee.

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DEC. 16
Advance warning: Double this recipe from With Style & Grace, because once you crack apart this crunchy, sweet, salty treat you won’t be able to stop nibbling.

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DEC. 17
Traditional rugelach is made with raisins and apricot jam, so this variation from Apt. 2B Baking Co. makes for a slightly more tart – and dare we say more festive – cookie.

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DEC. 18
Hey, pecan pie lovers: This treat from The Candid Appetite is for you. It’s just like dipping a slice of gooey pecan pie in melted chocolate which, quite honestly, can’t be beat.

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DEC. 19
These toasts from Big Girls, Small Kitchen will remind you of flaky almond croissants. They’re ideal for Passover and Hanukkah – or any time of year.

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DEC. 20
Some times it seems counterintuitive that one of the freshest fruits is in season during the coldest months. But we’ll never say no to a lemon cookie. Especially one of these tart, sweet citrus crinkle cookies from Crunchy, Creamy, Sweet.

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DEC. 21
We won’t blame you if you nibble on a couple of these cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod right out of the oven. The sweet, crispy treats are delicious on their own but – since we’re firmly in the chocolate-makes-everything-better camp – also save a few to make into sandwiches later.

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DEC. 22
OMG PB&J. These jam-filled cookies from Joy the Baker have everything you want in a snack: honey roasted peanut butter and sweet-tart jam, all housed in a perfect bite.

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DEC. 23
The brown sugar in these jam-filled bars from Love and Lemons gives them a rich molasses flavor. Not a raspberry fan? Swap in blackberry jam, fig preserves or even Concord grape jam.

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DEC. 24
There’s nothing that says home for the holidays more than Melissa Gilbert’s chocolate chunk cookies from her cookbook inspired by Little House on the Prairie. They are the perfect blend of oatmeal, peanut butter and chocolate chips.

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DEC. 25
They might be a bit unconventional for Christmas Day, but these matcha green tea cookies from Kirbie’s Cravings are the ideal afternoon treat after a day full of rich foods. Plus, you won’t need to use food coloring – the matcha powder makes them green naturally.

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DEC. 26
Did you know that the day after Christmas is National Candy Cane Day? We can think of no better way to celebrate than with these chocolate cookies with peppermint buttercream frosting from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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DEC. 27
These truffles from A Couple Cooks have all the best flavors of the season: molasses, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Leave a big plate out for Santa tonight and you may be rewarded tomorrow morning!

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DEC. 28
Squeeze in as much holiday baking as possible this month! These fruit-packed cookies from The Faux Martha and author of The Minimalist Kitchen are sweet, tart and oh-so easy to make.

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DEC. 29
There’s something so special about Ina Garten’s jam-filled cookies. Pick your favorite jellies or go with some can’t miss flavors: Raspberry preserves, apricot jam and blueberry jam.

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DEC. 30
What makes peanut butter cookies even better? Chocolate, obviously. These decadent (read flourless) cookies from Edible Perspective are the perfect thing to bring to your New Year’s Eve party.

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DEC. 31
Say goodbye to 2016 with these buttery, lemony tea cakes (yes, they are technically cakes) from Hip Foodie Mom. New Year’s resolutions start tomorrow!

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