Photo Credit: Diane Schmidt/Created by Diane
Blackberry Linzer Cookies
Karen Chan/Honestly Yum
These pretty star-shaped Linzer cookies filled with blackberry-bourbon jam could replace the star atop your tree -- or, you know, fill a space in your belly.
Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Naomi Robinson/Baker's Royale
Cinnamon rolls in cookie form equals easier drunking in your morning cup of joe. Genius.
Monogrammed Christmas Ornament Cookies
The gorgeous stain-glass effect of these treats is created while smashed candy bits melt as the cookies bake.
Classic Cookie Christmas Trees
Turn store-bought cookies into an adorable Christmas tree using decorative icing as glue.
Nutter Butter Polar Bears
Beth Jackson Klosterboer/Hungry Happenings
White chocolate-covered Nutter Butter cookies with mini marshmallows as ears make too-cute-to-eat polar bears.
New Year's Resolution Cookies
Abeer Rizvi/The Cake Wiz
Step 1: Document your resolutions with these frosted cookies. Step 2: Promptly eat cookie; break resolution to stop eating cookies. Doh!
Candy Cane Blossoms
Risa Morrison/Baked Perfection
Striped Hershey's Kisses find a cozy home in soft, sugar-coated cookie cocoons.
Buttermint Drop Cookies
Laura Flowers/The Cooking Photographer
These cookies taste like refreshing after-dinner mints, and should be required at the end of a meal at every restaurant.
Chocolate Candy Smores Cookies
Roxana Yawgel/Roxana's Home Baking
A favorite summer camp treat gets a winter makeover with crushed candy cane bits on top.
Chocolate Cherry Coconut Cookies
Gaby Dalkin/What's Gaby Cooking
Tart cherries balance out the sweet chocolate and coconut in this festive version of basic chocolate chip cookies.
Oat Cookie Sandwiches with Spiced Cream Filling
Alida Ryder/Simply Delicious
Spiced cream filling takes the humble oat cookie to new, delicious heights.
Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies
Audra Fullerton/The Baker Chick
Candied ginger bits add little bursts of flavor with each bite of these cookies.
Dulce de Leche and Nutella Thumbprints with Sea Salt
A Spicy Perspective
Nutella, sea salt and dulce de leche make these kid-friendly treats surprisingly adult.
Snowman Snowflake Cookies
Diane Schmidt/Created by Diane
Happy little carrot-nosed snowmen supply a frosty dose of holiday joy.
Oatmeal Peppermint Dipped Cookies
Leigh Anne Wilkes/Your Home Based Mom
The chewiness of an oatmeal cookie meets its match with the crunchiness of crushed candy canes.
Christmas Ginger Biscuits
Customize basic cut-out cookies with sweet messages using decorative stamps.
Lizzy Early/Your Cup of Cake
Instead of sipping the classic holiday cocktail, try nibbling away.
Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies
Skeletons and zombies might not scream holiday cheer, but the Tim Burton flick proves you don’t have to do the holly-jolly hoopla to be in the spirit.
Rugelach with Raspberry Preserves and Chocolate
Zoë François/Zoë Bakes
The twisted pastries -- a Hanukkah tradition -- get dressed up for any celebration with raspberry jam and chopped nuts.
Homemade Peppermint Oreos
Jamielyn Nye/I Heart Naptime
These DIY sandwich cookies are an amped-up version of the store-bought kind, and make the perfect edible gift.
Red Velvet Crinkles
Debi/Recipes For My Boys
Crinkle cookies become Christmas-y (and super easy) with packaged red velvet cake mix.
Snowflake Sugar Cookies
Naomi Robinson/Baker's Royale
Up your sugar cookie game with these icing tips for elegant snowflake cut-outs.
Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies
Christina Main/Sweet Lavender Bake Shop
Sometimes a simple embellishment, like these precious holly details, is all you need.
Chocolate Peppermint Truffles
Luise/Green Kitchen Stories
These truffles are made from chickpeas and figs (crazy, right?), yet they taste sweet and chocolaty.
Maple Bourbon Pecan Macaroons
The heartwarming winter flavors (maple, bourbon and pecans) in these macaroons are a few of our favorite things.
Melting Snowmen Cookies
These snowmen are melting our hearts… and filling our bellies.
Candy Cane Cookies
This is an updated version of a twisted cookie recipe first published in a 1960s’ Betty Crocker cookbook.
Molasses Cookies with Ginger Cream Cheese Filling
Kristin Rosenau/The Pastry Affair
These cookies bake up soft and cake-like with a strong molasses flavor and a touch of cinnamon, and are sandwiched together with a cream cheese frosting spiced with ground ginger.
Dried Fruit Biscuits
Giulia Scarpaleggia/Jul's Kitchen
Bursting with dried fruit and candied orange, these delicate and tempting biscuits are perfect for gifting.
A Charlie Brown Christmas Sugar Cookies
Alayna/Pink Apron Baker
You'll need to hunt down the vintage Snoopy cookie cutters on eBay to create these cute treats, but it’s worth it.