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Cookie swaps are the perfect excuse to get together with friends over the holidays. These gems are all tested and perfected crowd-pleasers.
Soft and chewy with a crackled sugar crust, these ginger cookies have just the right balance of spices to please kids and adults alike.
Calling all coconut lovers! These macaroons are delicious plain but even more irresistible dipped in chocolate. And they stay fresh for up to a week, making them ideal for gift giving.
These adorable gingerbread guys and gals are crisp outside and soft inside — and they taste as good as they look.
If you’ve been searching for the perfect peanut butter cookie, look no further. These are thick and soft with a rich peanut butter flavor and sandy texture.
The key to making these killer cookies: use high-quality chocolate instead of ordinary chocolate chips and chill the dough before baking.
Baked in large rounds to resemble the sun and cut into wedges, shortbread is traditionally served in Scotland over the holidays. It’s wonderful with coffee or tea any time of day.
Buttery with a thin layer of glaze that adds just the right amount of sweetness, these delicious cookies are a pleasure to make. The dough is easy to work with and the cookies hold their shape perfectly when baked.
Created by the legendary Ina Pinkney, blobbs are mounded cookies/brownies with pecans, walnuts, chocolate chips and two kinds of chocolate.
These cookies may look plain but when you bite into them, you discover a buttery and sweet shortbread studded with melted toffee bits and crunchy almonds—they’re just wonderfully good.
You can’t eat just one of these adorable little cookies. They’re technically snickerdoodles, but since they taste and look so much like donut holes, my kids have renamed them Donut Hole cookies.
If you’re a chocolate and mint person, you’ll love these double chocolate mint cookies. They have the flavor of Thin Mints® but the texture of chunky chocolate chip cookies.
These Nutty Jam Thumbprints could win a cookie contest on looks alone, but they’re just as delicious as they are pretty. The not-too-sweet shortbread is the perfect base for luscious fruit preserves.
These gluten-free meringues are sweet, salty, and light as a cloud. Enjoy them as is or pile them into a bowl with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.
With two secret ingredients, these chocolate chip cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside and chock-full of all kinds of good stuff.
My 11-year-old son calls these biscotti “crunchy brownies.” When you dunk them into a warm beverage, they soften, becoming rich, chocolaty, and decadent.