A dozen mounded molasses cookies, half of each is covered in chocolate on a white background

Chocolate-Dipped Molasses Cookies

Though the name doesn’t give it away, these subtly spiced cookies are vegan-friendly, though we sure as heck couldn’t tell it from their I’ll-have-just-one-more appeal. Shhhh.

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Windowpane Cookie

Windowpane Cookies

Wowsers! (We can’t really think of anything else to say about these stunning cookies, except they’re far easier to make than you’d expect.)

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Rum Balls

Rum Balls

Who could possibly say no when offered one of these homemade and inebriating edibles? Certainly not us.

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Viennese Vanilla Crescents

Viennese Vanilla Crescent Cookies

A holiday cookie if we ever saw one! So buttery, so nutty, so delicate, so mind-bendingly lovely, these traditionally Viennese cookies rival the city’s fancier pastries as our fave.

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How To Make A Gingerbread House

How To Make A Gingerbread House

Knowing how to make a gingerbread house entirely from scratch may not have been on your bucket list, but it’s not nearly as complicated as you would imagine. Here’s how to make the Brothers Grimm proud.

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Bacon Fat Gingersnaps

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps

We’re not certain which we find more incredulous, the sheer genius behind these bacon fat gingersnaps or the resulting flavor of said genius.

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Breton Butter Cookies

French Butter Cookies

Call them whatever you will. Breton butter cookies. French biscuits. Sables. We call them simply impossible to stop noshing.

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Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Tender and crumbly like shortbread, yet subtly flavored and sweet like cookies, these beg the question, which are they?

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Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies

The cutest, sweetest, happiest gingerbread people ever, right? They also happen to be the fastest, cheapest, unfussiest gingerbread cookies we’ve encountered.

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Christmas Tree of Cookies

Christmas Tree of Cookies

Holiday diet tactic #142: This stunning cookie tree. Because it sorta makes it harder to demolish a half batch of cookies when doing so would demolish the Christmas tree.

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Royal icing

Royal Icing

Whether your knack for cookie-decorating leans toward fancy schmancy or basic buttons on gingerbread people, you need a foolproof royal icing. Look no more.

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Hanukkah Cookies

Hanukkah Cookies

These spectacular–and, we swear, simple–cookie creations can be yours with your favorite roll-out cookie recipe, our royal icing, and these handy how-tos.

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Fig Rugelach

Fig Rugelach

A traditional Hanukkah recipe that you’re going to want to borrow for your every cookie craving throughout the year.

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Chinese Five-Spice Cookies

Chinese Five-Spice Cookies

Chinese Five-spice cookies. Essentially sugar cookies perfumed with Chinese five-spice powder. Say hello to your newest holiday tradition.

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