Christmas Cookie Swap

on October 7, 2011
Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Soul Dog Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

Kerry Hosford

Ginger and Molasses 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

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

HamBob's Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

If you're on a time crunch between holiday errands, try this super simple recipe made from just a few pantry staples. Recipe: HamBob's Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Swedish Butter Cookies (Mandel Kakor)

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)

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Sugar Cookies

'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. Recipe: Sugar Cookies

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

German Drop Cookies

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

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Chocolate Espresso 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

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Double Delight Peanut Butter 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

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Algeo Family Applesauce 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

Kerry Hosford

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Sandies

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

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