Iconic Holiday Cookies Everyone Will Love

Bake up some seasonal spirit with these classic holiday cookies
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Iconic Holiday Cookies Everyone Will Love

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These cookie recipes have become an essential part of the holidays.

Biscotti

Biscotti means “twice baked” in Italian, and that’s exactly how you achieve such a crisp cookie. The biscotti are baked in logs before being sliced and baked a second time. Make these biscotti twice as festive by dipping them in melted chocolate and sprinkles.
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Butter Cookies

Forget butter cookies from a tin; these tasty cookies are delicious and easy to make. The recipe calls for vanilla powder; if you don’t have any of the powder on hand, you can substitute an equal amount of high-quality pure vanilla extract.
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Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons

No one will ever guess these rich chocolate and coconut macaroons are both vegan and gluten-free. Once you get the hang of making them, you can have a big batch ready to eat in under an hour.
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Gingerbread Men

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Gingerbread cookies are a truly iconic holiday treat. After you cut and bake these cookies, decorate them with royal icing, sprinkles, and candies.
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Iced Sugar Cookies

Iced Sugar Cookies
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There's no better way to give your baked goods a holiday spin than by turning them into ornaments. Poke a hole through the top of these cookies before baking so that you can string a ribbon through later. Once the cookies are done baking, decorate them with colored icing or edible glitter to give them an extra holiday sparkle. (P.S. You can eat these instead of hanging them on the tree, too, if you prefer.)
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Linzer Cookies

The Linzer torte, or Linzer tart, is a famous nut and jam pastry from Austria. Here, the classic combo is simplified into a delicate and delicious walnut thumbprint cookie with a dollop of raspberry jam.
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Molasses Cookies

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Soft, oversized molasses cookies are one of our favorite old-fashioned treats. Bake these cookies just until they’re set and they’ll have a slightly crispy edge and a perfectly chewy center.
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Pfeffernüsse

These powdery treats are perfect for the holidays; shape them into balls and they’ll look just like snowballs when they’re done. For an untraditional twist, add finely-crushed candy canes to the confectioners’ sugar before you toss the cookies in it. Or, dip them in white chocolate.
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Snickerdoodles

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These simple yet delicious cookies are all about sugar and spice. Ground cinnamon gives them a touch of holiday flavor and makes them the perfect cookie for dunking into a tall mug of hot cocoa.
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Thumbprint Cookies

Whether they’re filled with jam, chocolate kisses, or candied fruit, there are always thumbprint cookies during the holidays. These are dotted with a sweet rum cream making them a holiday baking must!
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