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3 Christmas Cookie Recipes to Try

by Rachel Smith

Dec 23, 2016

Nothing says "happy holidays" like a mouthful of gingerbread.

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It’s a little-known fact that calories in cookies don’t count...well, that’s what we tell ourselves in December, at least. Not only do cookies make thoughtful gifts for Santa and friends, they also make the holidays feel more festive — and who doesn't love a good gingerbread cookie? Now, pull on an apron, roll up your sleeves, and make one (if not all) of these delicious cookie recipes — the gym is for January.
Color-dipped gingerbread cookies by Studio DIY
These color-dipped gingerbread cookies are such a fun twist on a holiday classic. You can go traditional with red and green icing or mix it up with modern pastels, like in this recipe. Either way, they'll still taste like Christmas. eggnog-cookies-6
Eggnog cookies with rum sugar glaze by Liv For Cake
There are only so many days eggnog is available each year, which make these cookies extra special for the holidays. Even if you don't like drinking eggnog, you'll find the soft texture and hint of spice in these cookies totally addictive. linzer-christmas-cookies-3
Linzer Christmas cookies by Freutcake
Nothing says Christmas to me like Linzer cookies. The traditional approach to making Linzers can be a bit difficult for novices, but this simple recipe utilizes sugar cookie dough instead of hazelnut. A batch of these jam-filled wonders would make an impressive (and easy!) gift.

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Rachel Smith

Rachel Mae Smith loves do­able DIYS and strives to make life colorful and fun on her blog, The Crafted Life. Named by the Huffington Post as one of the top ten DIY Instagrammers to follow, her work has also been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple and more. When she's not brushing glitter out of her hair, you can find her exploring and Instagramming in her current home of Philadelphia, PA.