The Most Creative Christmas Cookies

These clever cookies are perfect for the holidays
The Most Creative Christmas Cookies
Deborah Harroun

These cookies are loaded with traditional holiday flavors.

Chiristmas Mice
If reading
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.