25 Days of Cookies

on November 27, 2015


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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with most businesses and homes alike breaking out the festive du00e9cor in a post-Thanksgiving frenzy. But we all know the real holiday fun doesn't start until the oven heats up, the rolling pin comes out of the drawer and the cookie dough is ready to decorate.

From the classic chocolate chip to the cardamom-scented Chanukah variety, there's no limit to the sweets you can enjoy over the holidays-and why should there be? In the spirit of all things merry and bright, we've collected 25 of our favorite cookie recipes to see you through the season.

Kyle Dreier/ styling by Teresa Blackburn

1. Peppermint Crush Cookies

If you're looking for a holidayed-up version of the classic chocolate chip, you're in luck with these peppermint-infused beauties.

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Kyle Dreier/ styling by Teresa Blackburn

2. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate and peanut butter. The ultimate powerhouse combination.

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Kyle Dreier/ styling by Teresa Blackburn

3. Maple Walnut Cookies

With creamy maple icing on top, this is one holiday recipe that'll have you coming back for more.

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David Loftus

4. Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt Potato Chips

Combining two of the best cozy couch foods has never seemed like a better idea.

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Heather Kinnaird

5. Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Because you're not required to let go of all those delectable fall flavors just yet.

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Chantelle Zakariasen

6. Maple Pecan Protein Cookies

You'll need these to amp up your cookie-eating stamina for the next month. The fact that these healthy cookies are out-of-this-world delicious is just a bonus.

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Brunch Time Baker

7. Trader Joe's Cookie Butter Copycat

We realize you might need a little more variety in this 4-week wave of cookie goodness, so why not whip up a batch you can spread on anything, from snack food to even sandwiches. (Disclaimer: eating directly from the jar with a spoon is acceptable, if not expected).

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The Cookie Rookie

8. Trader Joe's Cookies and Cream Cookie Butter Copycat

You might think you like cookie butter, but you'll be sure of your love for the stuff after trying your hand at this version.

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Bright-Eyed Baker

9. Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Skillet

The only thing that could make this giant, gooey cookie better is a heaping helping of ice cream right on top.

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Katrina Bahl

10. Biscoff Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Give those chocolate chips a break with this delicious, super-sweet and tangy cookie recipe.

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Bite My Cake

11. Honey Gingerbread Men

No holiday cookie lineup is complete without the classic gingerbread man-and the addition of honey just keeps the sweet goodness rising.

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12. Basic Sugar Cookies

They might be simple, but what makes a better canvas for cookie cutter and icing art?

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Natasha Steinberg

13. Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maple and Rye

If you weren't aware that so many variations of chocolate chip cookies existed, you'll be in for a big treat when you realize that they only get better with creative additions.

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Natasha Steinberg

14. Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

We think the name speaks for itself with these guys. Just make sure to have enough supplies on hand for when everyone starts begging for more.

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Lynda Balsev

15. Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

All the salty, nutty goodness of almond butter swirled into a bite full of melted chocolate? We're there.

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Teresa Blackburn

16. Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

If you've ever wondered what Nutella in cookie form might taste like, this is the cookie you've been waiting for.

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Deb Perelman

17. Chocolate Brownie Roll-Out Cookies

The only thing better than cookies and brownies eaten separately is cookies and brownies eaten together-in the same bite. Get ready to never view dessert the same again.

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Chris Alack

18. Christmas Tree Cookie Ornaments

What better way to decorate that tree with than a myriad of beautiful ornaments that taste just as good as they look?

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Andrew Purcell

19. Cardamom-Scented Chanukah Cookies

These delicious Chanukah-inspired cookies drizzled in chocolate are the perfect decorative party snack--or bedtime plate-filler.

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The Loveless Cafe

20. Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

What happens when pumpkin, oatmeal and chocolate chips are rolled into one cookie? Bliss. Pure, baked bliss.

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Mark Boughton Photography/ styling by Teresa Blackburn

21. Black Walnut, Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

These fruit-infused sweets are just the thing to satisfy your sweet tooth all season long.

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Teresa Blackburn

22. Molasses Crackle Cookies

With ginger, cinnamon and brown sugar, these cookies mix all your favorite cold weather spices in all the sweetest ways.

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Jessica Merchent

23. Cocoa Cookies

It's chocolate overload meets a hint of almond with these ultra-chewy crowd pleasers.

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Karry Hosford

24. Tahini Malt Cookies

With a Mediterranean-inspired touch, these sweets will give you the unique flavors you might be looking for, without sacrificing the nutty sweetness you crave. Like peanut butter cookies, but better.

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Robin Joline

25. Lemon-Glazed Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Short bread? Pistachio? Lemon glaze? We're keeping an unlimited supply on hand.

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