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.
Spiced jam sandwiches, booze-spiked bites and peppermint-crumble-topped cookies: Only the creative minds of our chefs could concoct such surprising sweets.
Try our top highest-rated, most-viewed, tried-and-true cookies for your holiday cookie plate.
Kelsey Nixon demos how one basic dough can be transformed into five flavored, seasonally shaped holiday cookies.
Buck tradition by baking Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith's twisted holiday treats, like gingerbread "kidz" with a Caribbean attitude.
Get step-by-step instructions on building a gingerbread house (and its inhabitants!), plus get decorating inspiration.
Get decorating ideas and recipes for a wintry cookie swap, plus tips on how much to bake and more.
These cookies are friendly to those avoiding gluten –– but will be loved by your most discerning sweets lovers.
We asked food bloggers we love to share their inspired twists on cookie classics, like these Christmas Circus Cookies.
Inject savory flavor into your cookies with a spiced jam, a la Nadia G, or by working Parmesan and pepper into the dough.
It wouldn't be Christmastime without these classics: stars, spices, shortbread and spritz cookies galore.
Using just a few simple ingredients and tools, you can decorate cookies that look like they were baked professionally.
Bourbon-glazed triangles, maple and pecan stacks or lemon-cranberry bars: Why settle for simple vanilla?
These remarkable cookies filled with crushed candies are as beautiful as colored glass when they're held up to the light.
Wow loved ones with sandwich cookies, salty twists and these cayenne pepper-spiked cocoa favorites.
Get in the holiday spirit by pairing cookies with spiced, mulled or simply sweet cocktails and mocktails.
Dessert masters Zac Young and Yigit Pura prep sweets like chocolate chip, sea salt and caramel ice cream sandwiches.
Bake pretty red-, green- and white-striped trees, bells and other shaped cookies for a festive finish to your Christmas meal.
Layers of flavors, crunchy crumbles and powdered sugar toppings –– what's not to love about these dense bar cookies?
Downsize the gingerbread mansion (and effort required) by assembling these super-easy, single-serving miniatures.
No two chocolate chip cookie recipes are the same, and we've compiled our very best for your gratuitous consumption.
Some of our favorite actors, singers, public figures — and monsters — share their family cookie recipes.
Taking inspiration from the iconic candy cane, these delicate red and white macarons are dressed in their holiday finest.
Tired of burned, dry or crumbly cookies? Follow our simple tips and techniques for turning out perfect cookies every time.
Watch videos on making meringue cookies and more helpful how-tos from favorite Cooking Channel chefs.