Soul Dog Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip CookiesGinger and Molasses CookiesHamBob's Old-Fashioned Molasses CookiesSwedish Butter Cookies (Mandel Kakor)Sugar CookiesGerman Drop CookiesChocolate Espresso CookiesDouble Delight Peanut Butter CookiesAlgeo Family Applesauce CookiesChocolate Caramel Pecan Sandies
If gluten is on your naughty list this year, leave all-purpose flour out in the cold and whip up these crowd-pleasing classics with an equally tasty flour alternative.
Recipe:Soul Dog Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Here is another of our favorite molasses based recipes, a cookie that is half gingersnap and half old-fashioned molasses. Thanks to freshly peeled ginger this treat also has an unforgettable kick.
Recipe:Ginger and Molasses Cookies
These buttery cookies may start off the baking process as large dough rounds, but they end it in biscotti shaped fingers perfect for dipping and dunking!
Recipe:Swedish Butter Cookies (Mandel Kakor)
'Tis the season for sharing what is sweetest in life, and for us that means an old-fashioned cookie swap. So grab your kids, cookie cutters, rolling pins and baking sheets and start your swap off right with Christmas's quintessential treat - the sugar cookie.
Want to guarantee a white Christmas? Sift a snowfall of powdered sugar over a batch of these pretty and shamelessly simple pecan cookies.
Recipe:German Drop Cookies
Each of these darkly rich cookies are infused with finely grained espresso to give Santa the kick he needs to make it through his busy Christmas Eve night.
Recipe:Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Krisp Kream-gle is a huge fan of these creamy yet crispy peanut butter cookies ... so naturally kids love them too. Keep their little hands busy rolling the dough balls in crushed peanuts before baking.
Recipe:Double Delight Peanut Butter Cookies
Create a Christmas tradition with this simple and homey recipe that has already been enjoyed for generations by one Ohio family.
Recipe:Algeo Family Applesauce Cookies
Dazzle cookie lovers everywhere with these perfectly balanced sandies that feature both salty and sweet hints under a drizzling of chocolate and caramel.
Recipe:Chocolate Caramel Pecan Sandies
A delightful combination of colorful tropical fresh fruit and raspberries take homemade shortcakes beyond the usual strawberries. For an extra kick of tropical flavor, sprinkle with chopped macadamia nuts.