Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

These chocolate thumbprint cookies with the dollop of caramel may not be the most traditional of Christmas cookies, but they may be the most welcome.

12 Key lime sugar cookies in the shape of lime wedges with lime icing

Key Lime Sugar Cookies

These cookies combine the bite, citrus aroma, and sweet tartness of Key lime pie. They also have a crisp texture and slight crunch from the sugar on top.

Three cookies--two balls, one oblong--with circular and perforations decorations on top on a wire rack

Traveler’s Date Cookies

Popular in Lebanon and Syria, these sweets are rich semolina cookies shaped around a date paste perfumed with orange-flower water and rose water. Delicate.

Six Italian rainbow cookies on a marble slab

Italian Rainbow Cookies

Also known as Neapolitan or Venetian cookies, these vivid cakes are stacked and sliced and dubbed cookies. We can deal.

Meringue Bubbles

Meringue Kisses

Just like a chocolate kiss, sorta, except they’re ethereally airy with a slight shortbread crunch. Definitely still chocolatey, though.