12 Days of Cookies

 

Celebrate our chefs' holiday cookies, from Nigella Lawson's classic sugar cookies to Rachael Ray's Bourbon Street Balls, plus twists like Bacon Chocolate Chip.

 

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Mihaela Pesa Dascalu's Romanian Holiday Cookies

Winning Fan Cookie! We asked and you shared some amazing cookie recipes on Facebook. Our fave was this rich, Romanian cookie from food blogger Mihaela.

Get the Recipe: Romanian Holiday Cookies

Chuck Hughes' Chocolate and Caramel Shortbreads

Chuck doesn't wait for his day off to make these. He transforms simple shortbread cookies into epic chocolate caramel sandwiches with a festive powdered-sugar finish.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate and Caramel Shortbreads

Kelsey Nixon's Peppermint Fudge Crinkle Cookies

Kelsey's Essentials for the holidays? A little peppermint extract makes a big difference, turning her chocolatey cookies into sweet holiday treats.

Get the Recipe: Peppermint Fudge Crinkle Cookies

Jamie Oliver's Almond and Pine Nut Cookies

Jamie goes nuts by packing his cookie with an almond crunch, as well as oatmeal and Oliver's twist: golden syrup, for a true British touch.

Get the Recipe: Almond and Pine Nut Cookies

Laura Calder's Crisp Chewy Meringue Cookies

Laura bakes classic French cookies that are crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and light as air. They're great as a stylish homemade holiday gift as well.

Get the Recipe: Crisp Chewy Meringues

Matt Armendariz's Salted Caramel Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Our fave food blogger, of MattBites fame, crafts stunning almond cookies that are filled with gooey, homemade caramel and topped with a sprinkling of sea salt.

Get the Recipe: Salted Caramel Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Ching-He Huang's Chocolate Sesame Balls

The star of Chinese Food Made Easy shares an irresistible gluten-free treat: deep-fried Chinese sesame balls filled with a surprising dark chocolate filling.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Sesame Balls

Roger Mooking's Snappy Ginger Cookies

Crystallized ginger is Roger's obedient ingredient for these Everyday Exotic ginger cookies. A cream cheese-cranberry blend makes a great cookie sandwich filling.

Get the Recipe: Snappy Ginger Cookies

Jeffrey Saad's Orange Clove Spiced Biscotti

This United Tastes of America host spices up his Italian biscotti with cloves, orange zest and candied almonds.

Get the Recipe: Orange Clove Spiced Biscotti

Lee Anne Wong's Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you watch Unique Eats, you know Lee Anne LOVES bacon. Her twist on classic chocolate chip cookies will be the hit of your holiday party. P.S.: These are preferred guilty pleasures of Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters.

Get the Recipe: Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rachael Ray's Bourbon Street Balls with Pecans

Rachael mixes up a truffle-like, no-bake cookie using crushed-up cookies and toasted pecans. The nip of bourbon really brings these balls home.

Get the Recipe: Bourbon Street Balls with Pecans

David Rocco's Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Discover a secret to David's sweet life (and boundless energy): chocolate crinkle cookies spiked with espresso.

Get the Recipe: David Rocco's Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Nigella Lawson's Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

The Domestic Goddess mixes naughty and nice with her iced, classic cut-out sugar cookies. Host a cookie decorating party and have at it.

Get the Recipe: Cut-Out Cookies