The Most Creative Christmas Cookies

These clever cookies are perfect for the holidays

These cookies are loaded with traditional holiday flavors.

Chiristmas Mice
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The Night Before Christmas is a holiday tradition in your home, you’ll love these creative no-bake cookies. Shredded coconut is used to mold cute little mouse cookies, complete with almond ears and licorice tails.
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Sugar Cookie Ornaments
There's no better way to turn your baked goods into a holiday specialty than by making them into an ornament. Poke a hole through the top of the cookies before baking them so that you can string a ribbon through them when they’re done. Once they’ve been baked, decorate them with colored icing or edible glitter to give them a nice holiday glow.
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5-Ingredient Pie Crust Cookies
If you love flaky, buttery pie crust, you’re going to love this super-easy cookie recipe. Strips of homemade pie dough are braided into a beautiful design and then sprinkled with festive and fragrant cinnamon sugar for extra sweetness.
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Gooey Butter Cookies
When the red velvet cake craving hits, chances are good you’re not going to want to bake a whole cake. These soft, gooey cookies are the next best thing.
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Rumprint Cookies
These aren’t your grandmother’s thumbprint cookies! Dotted with a sweet, spiked rum cream, they’re a holiday baking must.
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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.