Classic Holiday Cookies

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Nothing welcomes guests into the home during the holidays like a freshly-baked plate of cookies. View a sampling of some of our favorite holiday cookies.

sour cream twist cookies

Our tester's family went crazy over these rich, buttery twists. Amazingly easy to make, they're especially good right out of the oven, but they keep well, too.
Get the recipe for Sour Cream Twists.

Scottish Shortbread

This recipe was brought over from Scotland. Best made with real butter, these are rich and delicious.
Get the recipe for Scottish Shortbread.

With all their rich flavor, it’s hard to believe that these cookies are low in fat. Like the shortbread, they also produce many servings without much fuss.

Get the recipe for Almond Biscotti.

With all their rich flavor, it’s hard to believe that these cookies are low in fat. Like the shortbread, they also produce many servings without much fuss.
Get the recipe for Almond Biscotti.

The tart, dried version of fall's "bouncing bog berry" is the perfect counterpoint to sweet chocolate pieces in this chunky cookie. Glasses of cold milk are a must!

Get the recipe for Cranberry Chocolate-Chip Cookies.

The tart, dried version of fall's "bouncing bog berry" is the perfect counterpoint to sweet chocolate pieces in this chunky cookie. Glasses of cold milk are a must!
Get the recipe for Cranberry Chocolate-Chip Cookies.

gingerbread men

In many New England households, Christmas means plates full of gingerbread men. This version isn't only easy, it's also very good.
Get the recipe for German Gingerbread Men.

favorite sugar cookies

These sugar cookies are a favorite because they're so adaptable. You have a choice here: Roll and cut the cookies in the traditional way or shape the dough into logs and slice.
Get the recipe for Favorite Sugar Cookies.

snowball cookies

These tender cookies have a delicate crunch from the addition of cornmeal. They're perfect with a cup of tea or hot chocolate when you come in from making snowmen!
Get the recipe for Snowball Cookies.

gingersnaps

A fabulous recipe for an old-fashioned molasses-ginger cookie that our testers rated topnotch!
Get the recipe for Snappy Gingersnaps.

butter cookies

These cookies are crisp and buttery, and they keep well, if you can keep them hidden!
Get the recipe for Best Butter Cookies.

oatmeal raisin cookies

Remember those cookies grandma used to make? These old-fashioned oatmeal cookies -- which could have been ripped from the pages of her favorite cookbook -- will strike a chord with kids of all ages.
Get the recipe for Grandma's Old-Fashioned Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies,

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