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Christmas Cookie Countdown 2016

By: Toby Kuhnke, Editor, TheBestDessertRecipes.com

Eggnog Cake Mix CookiesWhether you leave them out for Santa on Christmas Eve or save them for yourself to satisfy your sweet tooth, this Christmas Cookie Countdown will make the wait for Christmas a little bit easier. Throw out that advent calendar because these Christmas cookie recipes will keep your kitchen busy in this holiday season.
 

Every day from Black Friday until Christmas Day, we will bring you one delectable Christmas cookie recipe. These recipes are perfect for making with your kids on a snow day. They will love how easy it is to make these cookies, and it will give you a chance to bond over good food!
 

Break out your spatulas and tie on your aprons. If you’re someone who likes to spread some Christmas cheer with food, then these cookie recipes will make great edible gifts for your friends and family. The only bad thing there is about Christmas is the wait. Make the days and weeks fly by with some sugary sweets that will fill your heart and kitchen with all the holly jolly goodness of the Christmas season.
 

Christmas Cookie Countdown 2016

Christmas Cookie Countdown 2016


Golden Wreath Cookies30: Golden Wreath Cookies (11/25)

These Golden Wreath Cookies are truly as delicious as they look! Not only are they one of our most popular Christmas cookie recipes, they're also incredibly easy to make. Just throw together the ingredients for the cookie base, add the two-ingredient lemon glaze, carefully shape your decorations to make it look like a genuine wreath, and you're done!


29: Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Cookies (11/26)

If you're a fan of peppermint flavored desserts in the wintertime, then this recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Cookies is for you. They're rich from the chocolate but light and refreshing from the mint, and the best part is that they only require five ingredients! And here's a little secret: they use cake mix to make them even easier.


Chewy Molasses Cookies28: Chewy Molasses Cookies (11/27)

These cookies are straight from the good old days. Back before sugar was as readily available as it is today, molasses was the sweetener of choice. These old-fashioned cookies are perfect to make for when Grandma is coming over for the holidays. They're perfectly chewy and packed with great Christmas flavor.


27: Eggnog Cake Mix Cookes (11/28)

Eggnog is one of the most polarizing Christmas treats. Some people love it, but some hate the taste. But there's one way to use eggnog that makes everyone happy -- bake it into some cookies! That's right, folks, these cookies are full of the delicious flavors of the holidays, and who could resist a recipe that uses a shortcut incredient like cake mix?!


Crunchy Cinnamon Sugar Cookies26: Crunchy Cinnamon Sugar Cookies (11/29)

If you're a fan of keeping your Christmas cookies simple and elegant, these crunchy cinnamon sugar cookies are the ones for you. They're packed with just enough cinnamon to make your whole house smell like the holidays. You'd better make a double batch of these Christmas cookies because they will fly off the plate before you know it!


25: Adorable Melted Snowman Cookies (11/30)

Feeling creative this Christmas season? If you love Christmas cookies that are as fun and festive as they are delicious, you should give these melted snowman cookies a try. They're great to make with your kids when they're home from school, and they look just like a melting snowman.


Unforgettable White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies24: White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies (12/1)

No flavor combination says Christmas quite like white chocolate and cranberries. These cookies have the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and they're perfect for a Christmas cookie exchange party. If you're a fan of warm, soft cookies that bring with holiday cheer, give this delicious cookies a try, and you won't be disappointed.


23: Chocolate Kiss Surprise Powder Puff Cookies (12/2)

For a Christmas cookie that will wow your friends and family, give these Chocolate Kiss Surprise Powder Puff Cookies a try. They're light and fluffy on the outside and rich and chocolatey on the inside. No gift you give this holdiay season will be better than that warm chocolatey morsel in the center of these cookies.


Eggnog Meltaways22: Eggnog Meltaways (12/3)

These cookies are simply the most holiday flavor-filled cookies ever. Even if you're not a fan of eggnog, these cookies are so moist and soft that they will melt in your mouth and make even the biggest critics of eggnog fall in love. One bite of these cookies, and your whole house will be full of Christmas cheer.


21: Cinnamon Bear Cookies (12/4)

This recipe for Cinnamon Bear Cookies is the perfect thing to make with your kids when they're home from school on winter vacation. Get them in the kitchen, cooking with you, and you'll create memories that last a lifetime. You'd better make a double batch, though. These cookies are so delicious, they'll practically fly right out of the cookie jar!


20: Easy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies (12/5)

Fall might be almost over, but it's never too late for some deliciously rich pumpkin cookies. They're so easy to make, and you'll find yourself coming back to this recipe again and again. Whether you're having a Christmas cookie exchange party or you just need something to warm your spirits, these cookies get the job done.


Mom's Best Homemade Spritz Cookies19: Blackberry Peppermint Chocolate Cookies (12/6)

These simple and delicious Blackberry Peppermint Chocolate Cookies are as tasty as they are colorful! They're packed with great berry flavor, and they are great to serve if you're hosting a Christmas party. We happen to know that Santa likes these cookies as well. Give them a try, and you won't be disappointed. You should probably make a double batch!


18: Mom's Best Homemade Spritz Cookies (12/7)

These homemade spritz cookies from our test kitchen are just like the ones your mom used to make. They're the quintessential Christmas cookies, and no cookie exchange would be complete without them! Bring them to your next party, and you'll be going home with an empty plate.


17: Cranberry Orange Christmas Cookies (12/8)

With just 17 days left until Christmas, time is running out to fill your kitchen with Christmas cheer. Give this recipe for Cranberry Orange Christmas Cookies, and your whole house will be smelling like the holidays in no time. You could put these cookies out for Santa this year, but we're guessing you won't be able to wait that long.


Melting Moments Cookies16: Eggnog Spritz Cookies (12/9)

This recipe for Eggnog Spritz Cookies is so simple and so festive. Whether you're looking for an easy Christmas cookie to make with your kids or a festive sweet treat to bring to your next Christmas party, these cookies get the job done. One bite of these spritz cookies, and you'll be in the Christmas spirit.


15: Melting Moments Cookies (12/10)

These Melting Moments Cookies are as fluffy and delicious as they look. They're simply devine, and they're called melting moments cookies because they're soft and will practically melt in your mouth. Dust them generously with powdered sugar, and they will fly off the serving plate.


Pain d'Epice Christmas Cookies14: Mason Jar Monster Cookies (12/11)

It's that time of the Christmas season when the panic of buying Christmas presents is starting to set in. If you still have some shopping to do, never fear. These Mason Jar Monster Cookies are the perfect edible gift in a jar that is perfect for just about anyone.


13: Pain d'Epice Christmas Cookies (12/12)

For any dessert fan, these Pain d'Epice Christmas Cookies are an essential recipe to have. French desserts are especially delicious, but these cookies are just too good to pass up. They're full of spicy Christmas flavor, and they will make your whole house smell like the holidays!


12: Gluten Free Ginger Snaps (12/13)

Make these delicious gluten free ginger snaps for your gluten free friends this holiday season. They taste as delicious as they look, and you'd never know that they're gluten free, too! Give them a try, and you'll never go back to normal ginger snaps again.


11: Birch Bark Cookies (12/14)

These Birch Bark Cookies are so simple, and they'll remind you of winter nights spent with a cup of hot chocolate, keeping warm by the fire. These cookies are delightfulyl simple to make, but the real treat here is the white chocolate coating on the outside. 


Festive Snow Flake Sugar Cookies10: Cinnamon Caramel Cake Mix Cookies (12/15)

Cake mix cookies are some of the easiest (and most delicious) cookies you can find, and this recipe for Cinnamon Caramel Cake Mix Cookies so no exception. They're just like your average snickerdoodle cookies, but they have a surprise in the middle that is sure to put a smile on the faces of anyone who tries them.


9: Festive Snowflake Sugar Cookies (12/16)

Feeling extra festive? These Festive Snowflake Sugar Cookies are a great way to spice up your normal cookie routine this holiday season. The recipe may be simple, but it's the decoration that turns these cookies from good to out of this world. 


8: Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies (12/17)

Whether you're celebrating the season or just looking to satisfy that sweet tooth, you can't go wrong with this recipe for Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies! You can eat them by themselves or turn them into delicious and creamy cookie sandwiches!


Lime Coconut Snowball Cookies7: Pistachio Cranberry Cookies (12/18)

No two flavors say Christmas more than pistachio and cranberries. That's why today's Christmas Cookie Countdown recipe is so perfect! These two flavors balance each other out perfectly, and they'll give you crowd pleasing cookies that will put a smile on Santa's face this year.


6: Lime Coconut Snowball Cookies (12/19)

The best way to stay warm for the winter is with these cookies! They're infused with lime and coconut -- a tropical combination that will make you feel like you're sitting on a beach in the Bahamas. Break out that powdered sugar and get to baking these festive, fabulous cookies.


Gingerbread Men Cake Mix Cookies5: Gingerbread Men Cake Mix Cookies (12/20)

Gingerbread men are one of the most classic and most delicious Christmas cookies out there, but there is no recipe easier than this one. This recipe from our test kitchen uses cake mix to make this already easy cookie recipe even easier! These cookies would be great to make with your kids!


4: Nana's Best Coconut Macaroons (12/21)

These simple macaroons are a great way to make your Christmas cookie game a little bit fancier without putting in all the extra work. Celebrate this season in with some coconut flair, and you just might have a new favorite Christmas cookie. Whether you're celebrating the holiday by baking with your family or you just need some cookies to leave out for santa, these coconut cookies are perfect.


3: Glazed Orange Cookies with Cinnamon and Cloves (12/22)

There are just three days left until Christmas! That means it's time to start thinking about what cookies you're going to leave out for Santa this year. We guarantee these cookies will put a smile on your face, and because they're cinnamon and clove flavored, they will make your whole house smell like Christmas cheer!


Italian Waffle Cookies2: Italian Waffle Cookies (12/23)

These Italian Waffle Cookies are as delicious as they are pretty! They're basically waffles in cookie-form. Sometimes called pizzelle, these cookies are the best way to celebrate Christmas with a little bit of Italian flair.


1: Almost Christmas Crescent Cookies (12/24)

It's almost Christmas! If you're like us and you just can't contain your excitement, then these Almost Christmas Crescent Cookies are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday one day early.


0: Festive Roly-Poly Santa Cookies (12/25)

MERRY CHRISTMAS, folks and fans of TheBestDessertRecipes! We hope Santa brought you just what you asked for this year. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with these super Festive Roly-Poly Santa Cookies. Throw them in the oven while dad tries to put together the new TV set and the kids are playing with their toys.

Festive Roly Poly Santa Cookies

 

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I've never tried to make cutesy cookies before (ie cookies that look like Santa or have intricate designs). I feel like it could go really bad really quick, but maybe I'm not giving myself enough credit. They could look adorable!

This countdown is such a smart idea! You can never have too many cookies once the holiday season rolls around. Thanks for all the great recipes.

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