31 Days of Cookies: Holidays 2016

We have the holiday cookie recipes, step-by-step directions and baking tips to help you rock the cookie swap or bake the best holiday gifts, ever.

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    All-Star Cookie Recipes

    Cooking Channel Cookie Recipes

    Spiced jam sandwiches, booze-spiked bites and peppermint-crumble-topped cookies: Only the creative minds of our chefs could concoct such surprising sweets. 50 Top Cooking Channel Chef Cookies

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    Our 35 Most-Popular Cookies

    Best Holiday Cookie Recipes

    Try our top highest-rated, most-viewed, tried-and-true cookies for your holiday cookie plate. Get the Best Cookie Recipes Here

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    5 Recipes from 1 Dough

    5 Cookie Recipes from 1 Dough

    Kelsey Nixon demos how one basic dough can be transformed into five flavored, seasonally shaped holiday cookies. Kelsey's Cookie Dough Secrets

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    Game-Changing Cookies

    10 Clever Cookie Recipes from Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith

    Buck tradition by baking Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith's twisted holiday treats, like gingerbread "kidz" with a Caribbean attitude. Get Her 10 Clever Cookie Recipes

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    The Gingerbread Village

    How to Make a Gingerbread House

    Get step-by-step instructions on building a gingerbread house (and its inhabitants!), plus get decorating inspiration. Make This Gingerbread Family | See More Amazing Houses

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    Throw a Cookie Swap Party

    How to Throw a Cookie Party

    Get decorating ideas and recipes for a wintry cookie swap, plus tips on how much to bake and more. Cookie Swap in Five Steps | Your Party Checklist

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    Gluten-Free Goodies

    Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes

    These cookies are friendly to those avoiding gluten –– but will be loved by your most discerning sweets lovers. 13 Ways to Go Flourless

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    Food People's Crazy Cookies

    Favorite Cookies from Food Bloggers

    We asked food bloggers we love to share their inspired twists on cookie classics, like these Christmas Circus Cookies. 20+ Can't-Miss Cookies from Food Bloggers

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    Pecan Jewel Cookies with Spicy Jam Filling

    Inject savory flavor into your cookies with a spiced jam, a la Nadia G, or by working Parmesan and pepper into the dough. Spicy Jam Pecan Jewels | Sweet-and-Savory Thumbprints

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    Stick to Tradition

    Spritz Cookies + More Christmas Cookies

    It wouldn't be Christmastime without these classics: stars, spices, shortbread and spritz cookies galore. Traditional Cookie Recipes | How to Make Spritz Cookies

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    How to Decorate Cookies

    How to Decorate Cookies

    Using just a few simple ingredients and tools, you can decorate cookies that look like they were baked professionally. Top Cookie Decorating Tips

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    Not Your Average Shortbread

    Eggnog Shortbread Cookies

    Bourbon-glazed triangles, maple and pecan stacks or lemon-cranberry bars: Why settle for simple vanilla? Eggnog Shortbread | Maple-Pecan | Cran-Lemon

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    I-Can't-Believe-They're-Not-Glass Cookies

    How to Make Stained Glass Cookies

    These remarkable cookies filled with crushed candies are as beautiful as colored glass when they're held up to the light. How to Make Stained-Glass Cookies

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    Bake Outside the Box

    Unique Cookie Recipes

    Wow loved ones with sandwich cookies, salty twists and these cayenne pepper-spiked cocoa favorites. Our Most-Unique Cookie Recipes

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    Cookies + Cocktails

    Cookie and Cocktail Recipes

    Get in the holiday spirit by pairing cookies with spiced, mulled or simply sweet cocktails and mocktails. Get Our Pairing Suggestions | Party Hosting Tips + Recipes

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    Dessert 2.0

    Double Ovens on Cooking Channel

    Dessert masters Zac Young and Yigit Pura prep sweets like chocolate chip, sea salt and caramel ice cream sandwiches. Watch Double Ovens | Get This Recipe

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    Striped Sugar Cookies

    Striped Christmas Tree Cookies

    Bake pretty red-, green- and white-striped trees, bells and other shaped cookies for a festive finish to your Christmas meal. How to Make Striped Christmas Cookies

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    Bar Cookie Bonanza

    Bar Cookie Recipes

    Layers of flavors, crunchy crumbles and powdered sugar toppings –– what's not to love about these dense bar cookies? Our Best Bar Cookie Recipes | Tips for Baking Bars

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    Mini Gingerbread Houses

    How to Make Mini Gingerbread  Houses

    Downsize the gingerbread mansion (and effort required) by assembling these super-easy, single-serving miniatures. Get the Easy Steps

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    Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

    No two chocolate chip cookie recipes are the same, and we've compiled our very best for your gratuitous consumption. Which Is Your Favorite?

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    Celebrities Bake — Just Like Us

    Celebrity Holiday Cookies

    Some of our favorite actors, singers, public figures — and monsters — share their family cookie recipes. Famous Cookie Recipes

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    Peppermint Twist

    How to Make Peppermint Macarons

    Taking inspiration from the iconic candy cane, these delicate red and white macarons are dressed in their holiday finest. Make These Peppermint Macarons

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    How to Bake Better Cookies

    Tips for Baking Better Cookies

    Tired of burned, dry or crumbly cookies? Follow our simple tips and techniques for turning out perfect cookies every time. Get Tips for Baking Better Cookies

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    Can You Do the Meringue?

    How to Make Meringue Cookies

    Watch videos on making meringue cookies and more helpful how-tos from favorite Cooking Channel chefs. Watch: How to Make Meringues