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21 Christmas Cookie Recipes That Aren’t Chocolate Chip

Calling all cookie monsters: These delicious holiday cookie recipes are some of the best around! Don't leave Santa chocolate chip cookies this year, sweeten his tooth with a bite into one of these sweet treats.

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By Lauren Porter · December 19, 2016

These Gingerbread Trees With Lemon Icing are the perfect balance between something a little spice and deliciously sweet! 

Martha Stewart

As the snow melts outside, bite into these Christmas Meltaway Cookies--they're heavenly!

Dessert Now, Dinner Later

Crinkle Cookies for Christmas are classic but throw in some Chocolate for a yummy treat that everyone (Santa included) will love! 

Erren's Kitchen

Your house will smell heavenly after baking these Blizzard Cookies--the only storm you'll find is the rush to the kitchen to enjoy them all! 


As the lights twinkle all around, let your dessert do the same with these adorable Christmas Lights Cookies

Fireflies and Mud Pies

Ditch the traditional round cookie and opt for these Chocolate Drizzle Christmas Cookie Sticks. Dipping into some milk or hot cocoa just got so much better!

Creations By Kara

The Grunch might have stolen Christmas but he'll want to steal these cookies too because they are just too good! 


Sugar Cookies are necessary for the Christmas time and this Gluten free recipe will make every dessert eater around very very happy!

Gluten Free With LB

These Vanilla Bean Christmas Sugar Cookies with Whippped Butter Cream Frosting make us happy it's the Holiday season!

Half Baked Harvest

This isn't your regular Christmas tree cookie. These Cookie Stacks take the sweet treat to all new heights--literally!


What would the holidays be with Gingerbread?! This Gingerbread man recipe is just what you need. 

Sally's Baking Addiction

Satisfy every candy cane craving with these Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Liv For Cake

When mini-pies count as cookies, why not have more than one! These Pecan Pie Shortbread cookies will have you wanting more and more. 

The Emotional Baker

It's a bow tie but a cookie! Bite into this little bit of raspberry heaven! 

Beyond The Chicken Coop

Peanut butter lovers beware, these Blossom cookies could elevate your love levels! 

Saving Room For Dessert

It's certainly the season for cranberry and these orange infused cookies get it right. 

Lets Dish Recipes

You don't have to visit the North Pole to hang out with Polar Bears, these cookies just get it! 

Noshing With The Nolan's

These aren't just any ol' Oatmeal Cookies! Throw in some oatmeal, cranberry, white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts and you won't have one disappointing bite. 

Gold Medal Flour

It's a lollipop and a cookie. What could be better?!

Sprinkle Bakes

Say so long to your snowman with these melting snowman cookies, that'll be gone before you know it. 

My Baking Addiction

Let the snow fall with these Snowball Christmas Cookies and make sure you have a napkin handy! 

Wicked Good Kitchen