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Christmas Cookie Countdown 2014

By: Danielle Zimmerman, editor for TheBestDessertRecipes.com

Festive Roly Poly Santa CookiesChristmas is on its way, which means it's time once again to count down all of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes and get baking! This year on our Christmas Cookie Countdown 2014, you'll find a wide variety of treats for your upcoming Christmas cookie swaps as well as Christmas dinner!

 

From classic spritz cookie recipes to cookie recipes with peppermint, no bake Christmas cookie recipes to vintage Christmas cookies, you'll find a ton of delicious, bite-sized treats that are sure to make your holiday season jolly!

 

Believe us when we say that you won't want to miss any of these festive Christmas cookie recipes this year. Be sure to sign up for our free newsletter, The Dessert Dish, to keep updated on our cookie countdown and to see every single one of our favorite holiday cookies! We'll be featuring them in each one of our issues, almost like an Advent calendar!

 

So, mark it on your calendar: Our Christmas Cookie Countdown begins on Friday, November 28th!

 

Without further ado, we hope that you enjoy our Christmas Cookie Countdown 2014!

 

Christmas Dessert Recipes

 

 


Can't wait to see our list of cookies? Check out all of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes in our printable collection The Best Christmas Desserts: 7 Christmas Cookie Recipes Free eCookbook!


 

World's Best Pistachio Cookies#27 (November 28, 2014): World's Best Pistachio Pudding Cookies (pictured right) - These brightly-colored Christmas cookies are incredibly soft and so flavorful. A bit of pudding mix gives them an extra burst of pistachio flavor!

 

#26 (November 29, 2014): Cute Checkerboard Cookies - While they look impressive, these shortbread cookies are pretty easy to make! They're super cute and have a really great cocoa flavor to them.

 

#25 (November 30, 2014): Golden Wreath Cookies - This is one of the best Christmas cookie recipes that you can make this year because it has a different flavor than all of the most popular cookies. A bright burst of lemon flavor makes these really pop.

 

#24 (December 1, 2014): Magic Layered Christmas Bars - The classic magic bar recipe is taken to the next level when made into a Christmas dessert. These bars are loaded with candies and other Christmas-festive ingredients.

 

Adorable Melted Snowman Cookies#23 (December 2, 2014): Adorable Melted Snowman Cookies (pictured left) - These are the cutest Christmas cookies you could ever make because they look like adorable little snowmen! They're easy to make and will make everyone smile!

 

#22 (December 3, 2014): Giftable M&M Christmas Cookies in a Jar - This holiday season, give the gift of a delicious cookie recipe! This cookie recipe in a jar is absolutely delicious and so easy to put together. Plus, it's super cute!

 

#21 (December 4, 2014): Peppermint Whopper No-Bake Cookies - You don't have to turn on your oven to make these tasty treats! Chocolate and peppermint swirl together to create a cookie recipe that everyone will be asking for from you!

 

#20 (December 5, 2014): Unforgettable White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies (below, right) - Who could ever resist the flavor of these chewy and delicious cookies? White chocolate and cranberry make for the perfect flavor pair. You won't be able to stop eating these.

 

Unforgettable White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies#19 (December 6, 2014): Sweet and Soft Fruitcake Cookies - Whether or not you're a fan of fruitcake, you're sure to enjoy these soft and chewy cookies. Each bite of cookie has a ton of sweet fruity flavor with just a hint of warm spice.

 

#18 (December 7, 2014): Andes Pinwheel Cookies - Love minty Andes candies? Then these are definitely the cookies for you! Their swirl design is really eye-catching, which makes these cookies the best treats you'll have on your Christmas cookie tray this year.

 

#17 (December 8, 2014): Festive Roly Poly Santa Cookies (pictured at top) - These Christmas cookies are almost too cute to be real! They're surprisingly simple to make but will wow anyone who takes a look at your Christmas cookie tray this year! Everyone is going to want these!

 

#16 (December 9, 2014): Family Favorite Raspberry Thumbprints - These simple, jam-filled butter cookies will melt in your mouth and make your mouth water all at the same time. They're just like the Christmas cookies your mother and grandmother used to make!

 

#15 (December 10, 2014): Eggnog Meltaways - Whether you are or are not a huge fan of eggnog, you're going to watch to bake a batch of these cookies. They're like your classic snowball cookies, but with a festive flavor that's both warm and comforting.

 


Missed last year's Christmas cookie countdown? Check it out right here!


 

#14 (December 11, 2014): Vintage Pecan Tassies - These delicious nut cups are just like the ones your mom and grandma used to make. They're perfectly sweet with a slightly gooey center. These cookies are the perfect treats for any Christmas cookie exchange.

 

Candy Cane Chocolate Peppermint Creams

#13 (December 12, 2014): Best-Ever Gingerbread Cookies - Put down that Christmas cookie cookbook because you'll never find another gingerbread cookie recipe as delicious as this one! Plus, when you decorate them, they look super cute and festive!

 

#12 (December 13, 2014): Candy Cane Chocolate Peppermint Creams (left) - You've never tried cookies like these before. They have a crunchy outer layer that's covered in chocolate and candy cane pieces while the insides of these treats are perfectly soft and creamy.

 

#11 (December 14, 2014): Italian Waffle Cookies - This classic Italian dessert recipe will make for a really great addition to your Christmas cookie platter this year. They're adorable and have a really great crunch to them that everyone will enjoy.

 

Mom's Best Homemade Spritz Cookies#10 (December 15, 2014): Mom's Best Homemade Spritz Cookies (right) - Mother knows best, especially when it comes to this spritz cookie recipe. The dough has a wonderful almond flavor and is easy to load into your cookie press. Plus, you can make them as festive as you'd like!

 

#9 (December 16, 2014): White Chocolate Gingerbread Bars - Move over, gingerbread cookies! These bars are better! They're prefectly sweet, thanks in part to the addition of white chocolate. Everyone will gobble these up.

 

#8 (December 17, 2014): North Pole Snowball Cookies - These cute cookies are so easy to make! Crunchy pecans are surrounded by a delicious shortbread dough. Each ball is rolled in powdered sugar to give them extra sweetness and make them look festive!

 

#7 (December 18, 2014): Candy Cane Oreo Cheesecake Cookies - If you're looking for the softest and chewiest cookies to make for Christmas, try these! They have a wonderful chocolate peppermint flavor that you won't soon forget.

 

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Whipped Shortbread Cookies#6 (December 19, 2014): Criss-Cross Cookies - This recipe has been passed down through generations of one of our editor's family. With just four ingredients that you already have in your pantry, these cookies couldn't be easier to make!

 

#5 (December 20, 2014): Chewy Molasses Cookies - One bite of these cookies and you'll be feeling nostalgic. These molasses cookies are just like the ones that your grandma used to make. They're so warm and inviting.

 

#4 (December 21, 2014): Red and Green Holly Doodles - If you love snickerdoodles, you'll love these festive Christmas cookies! They have all of the flavors you love from snickerdoodles but they're rolled in festive sugars!

 

#3 (December 22, 2014): Melt-In-Your-Mouth Whipped Shortbread Cookies (above, left) - It's impossible not to go crazy for these shortbread cookies. They're so light that they melt in your mouth. Plus, they look super cute when decorated with sprinkles and such.

 

#2 (December 23, 2014): The One and Only Christmas Sugar Cookie - When it comes to making cookies to be decorated, this is the only recipe you'll ever need. The cookies are the perfect base for icing and are just so delicious!

 

#1 (December 24, 2014): Holiday Holly Cookies - Would you believe us if we told you that these festive Christmas cookies were no-bake cookies? They're super cute!

 

#0 (December 25, 2014): Classic Christmas Spritz Cookies - Spritz cookies are THE cookies that you have to make for Christmas! Take a crack at this classic recipe.

 

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