Fun and Festive Holiday Cookie Ideas

'Tis the season to dust off your apron and preheat the oven for some holiday cookie magic! Tired of the same recipes year after year? We've rounded up 10 fun new ideas from bloggers around the web. Pick your favorite and let the merriness ensue!

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Rachel Cooks

Cookies-and-Cream Fudge

Fudge is the ultimate decadent holiday treat, and this cookies-and-cream recipe from Rachel Cooks is so simple to make, you'll have tons of time left to go caroling.

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Bake at 350

Winter Mitten Cookies

Sugar cookies take on a cozy new form with these Winter Mitten Cookies, courtesy of In Katrina's Kitchen. We bet this is one pair of mittens your kids won't misplace.

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Domestic Fits

Santa Hat Cookies

Leave these jolly cookies out as a treat for Santa—he won't be able to resist.

For a simpler version, dress up store-bought sugar cookies with Jackie's cream cheese frosting and strawberry design.

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Hani Bacova

Wintry Toothbrush Cookies

Hani over at Haniela's made these adorable Winter Fresh Toothbrush Cookies for her family's dentist, but we think they're cute enough to keep around the house, too.

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Megan Porta

Cocoa Cookies

No holiday is complete without some hot cocoa, and these tasty cookies are a scrumptious way to get a new use out of the old standby.

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Baked Perfection

Candy Cane Blossoms

The minty flavor of a candy cane is even better in cookie form! Kids will love the Hershey's Candy Cane Kiss on top.

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The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle

Snowman Teacup Cookies

Frosty the Snowman comes to life in these Snowman Teacup Cookies, a creation by Callye over at The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle. Use teacup and snowman cookie cutters to make the pattern; then decorate in any way you like!

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In Katrina’s Kitchen

Hat and Mitten Cookies

Every hat must have its matching mitten set—and the same goes for the cookie version from Bake at 350.

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Kate Winnebeck

Festive Shortbread Cookies

The pistachios, cranberries, and white chocolate chips in these shortbread cookies scream holiday season—and they make the cookies super tasty, too.

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The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle

Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown sugar is the holiday-friendly superstar in these awesome Brown Sugar Roll-Out Cookies from Callye at The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle. Use the quick-and-easy-to-make cookies as a base to decorate in any festive way you decide.

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