8 Holiday Cookie Recipes Almost Too Adorable to Eat

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Psst, we know you're busy finishing up that holiday shopping right now, but can we talk about holiday cookies? As far as we're concerned, any time is a good time to think about cookies. And making some. For all to eat. Christmas and holiday cookies are one of the best things about the season! And we've rounded up an array of super-cute holiday cookie recipes the whole family will drool over. 

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies: Obviously we have to begin this list with chocolate. This particular version includes ground espresso to deepen the chocolate flavor, but you can skip it. There's also the option to give it a peppermint twist.

Snowflake Macarons filled with Vanilla White Chocolate Ganache: I'm going to get real with you here -- this cookie is way beyond my skill set. But it's gorgeous and I want to believe at least one of you out there, reading this, is capable of pulling it off.

Melting Snowman Cookies: I'm dying over how cute these are -- they're melting my heart. This is your basic sugar cookie recipe with some clever decorating -- a malt ball and some candy covered in white frosting. Or you can make them with little marshmallows for the heads, or peanut butter cups like with these melting snowman cookies.

Christmas Mice: I'm not even sure this qualifies as a cookie, but it's adorable. You're just covering a maraschino cherry in chocolate and adding a Hershey's Kiss and slivered almond ears. 

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Spritz Canes: These lovely candy cane-shaped cookies are simply piped out of a cookie press. 

Minty Meringues: In the same peppermint family! These light, fluffy cookies get a chocolate coating.

Stained-Glass Cookies: A classic. I remember making these when I was a little girl. The cookie dough itself is just your favorite sugar cookie -- it's all about that melted candy in the center. 

Santa Hat Brownie Bites: Oh my God, just look -- miniature brownies topped with an upside-down strawberry to look like Santa's hat. These are not technically cookies, but they're so freakin' cute. And easy!

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