It's Cookie Swap Time! 30 Holiday Recipes Worth Sharing

Be sure to bake up batches and batches of these festive sweet treats

Blackberry Linzer Cookies

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.

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Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Naomi Robinson/Baker's Royale

Cinnamon rolls in cookie form equals easier drunking in your morning cup of joe. Genius.

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Monogrammed Christmas Ornament Cookies

Monogrammed Christmas Ornament Cookies

Oh Joy

The gorgeous stain-glass effect of these treats is created while smashed candy bits melt as the cookies bake.

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Classic Cookie Christmas Trees

Classic Cookie Christmas Trees

Anjelika Temple/Brit+Co.

Turn store-bought cookies into an adorable Christmas tree using decorative icing as glue.

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Nutter Butter Polar Bears

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.

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New Year's Resolution Cookies

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!

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Candy Cane Blossoms

Candy Cane Blossoms

Risa Morrison/Baked Perfection

Striped Hershey's Kisses find a cozy home in soft, sugar-coated cookie cocoons.

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Buttermint Drop Cookies

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.

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Chocolate Candy Smores Cookies

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.

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Chocolate Cherry Coconut Cookies

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.

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Oat Cookie Sandwiches with Spiced Cream Filling

Oat Cookie Sandwiches with Spiced Cream Filling

Alida Ryder/Simply Delicious

Spiced cream filling takes the humble oat cookie to new, delicious heights.

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Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Audra Fullerton/The Baker Chick

Candied ginger bits add little bursts of flavor with each bite of these cookies.

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Dulce de Leche and Nutella Thumbprints with Sea Salt

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.

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Snowman Snowflake Cookies

Snowman Snowflake Cookies

Diane Schmidt/Created by Diane

Happy little carrot-nosed snowmen supply a frosty dose of holiday joy.

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Oatmeal Peppermint Dipped Cookies

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.

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Christmas Ginger Biscuits

Christmas Ginger Biscuits

Mondomulia

Customize basic cut-out cookies with sweet messages using decorative stamps.

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Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog Cookies

Lizzy Early/Your Cup of Cake

Instead of sipping the classic holiday cocktail, try nibbling away.

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Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies

Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies

Annie Eats

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.

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Rugelach with Raspberry Preserves and Chocolate

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.

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Homemade Peppermint Oreos

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.

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Red Velvet Crinkles

Red Velvet Crinkles

Debi/Recipes For My Boys

Crinkle cookies become Christmas-y (and super easy) with packaged red velvet cake mix.

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Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Naomi Robinson/Baker's Royale

Up your sugar cookie game with these icing tips for elegant snowflake cut-outs.

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Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies

Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies

Christina Main/Sweet Lavender Bake Shop

Sometimes a simple embellishment, like these precious holly details, is all you need.

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Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Luise/Green Kitchen Stories

These truffles are made from chickpeas and figs (crazy, right?), yet they taste sweet and chocolaty.

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Maple Bourbon Pecan Macaroons

Maple Bourbon Pecan Macaroons

JustCook NYC

The heartwarming winter flavors (maple, bourbon and pecans) in these macaroons are a few of our favorite things.

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Melting Snowmen Cookies

Melting Snowmen Cookies

Somewhat Simple

These snowmen are melting our hearts… and filling our bellies.

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Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

Little Space

This is an updated version of a twisted cookie recipe first published in a 1960s’ Betty Crocker cookbook.

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Molasses Cookies with Ginger Cream Cheese Filling

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.

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Dried Fruit Biscuits

Dried Fruit Biscuits

Giulia Scarpaleggia/Jul's Kitchen

Bursting with dried fruit and candied orange, these delicate and tempting biscuits are perfect for gifting.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Sugar Cookies

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.

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