All-New Cooking Channel Cookies

Cooking Channel's all-stars ring in the holiday season with these Web-original cookies.

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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

All-New All-Star Cookies

We asked some of our favorite Cooking Channel faces to create cookies for us to celebrate the holiday season. The result? This sugar-fueled spread of nutty, jammy, chocolatey treats in all shapes and sizes.

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

If you crushed up Christmastime and baked it into –– and sprinkled it on top of –– a cookie, this would be it. G. Garvin combines snow-white white chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candies in these uber-soft cookies, then decorates them with a flurry of extra candy for a festive red-and-white snow.

Get the Recipe: White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal raisin (and many) cookies fall into two distinct camps: crunchy and crumbly. But these cookies from Kelsey Nixon are fall-apart-in-your-hands soft and gooey. In a clever twist, she pulses the raisins in a food processor along with all the other ingredients, creating the sort of raisin swirl you might find in a cinnamon-raisin bagel. Old-fashioned oats give the cookies just enough heft and chewiness to let you linger over each bite a little longer.

Get the Recipe: Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Rainbow Cookies

These colorful confections are believed to have originated in the early 1900s, created by Italian immigrant communities in the United States in homage to the Italian flag. Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos' chocolate-covered almond sponge cake cookies with cherry and apricot preserves nail the classic layered creations on their Old World-New York head.

Get the Recipe: Rainbow Cookies

Layer Bars with Almond Butter and Strawberry Jam

Bobby Deen's nutty layer bars are like your favorite peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich, compacted into a cookie and jazzed up a bit for the holidays. He swaps out the peanuts for more-savory (and slightly healthier) almond butter and adds rolled oats to the batter. Sliced raw almonds add extra texture to both the batter and the cookie's crumble top.

Get the Recipe: Layer Bars with Almond Butter and Strawberry Jam

G's Spicy Tequila Balls

Nadia G packs her usual punch into these boozy vanilla wafer, walnut and cocoa powder balls. The recipe contains a whopping 1/2 cup of tequila and is dusted with both chipotle and cayenne powders, so it's not for the faint of stomach. They're perfect for a carousing holiday celebration, for gifting or for bringing to a cookie swap (the recipe makes 42 balls).

Get the Recipe: G's Spicy Tequila Balls

Lemon Curd and Stem Ginger White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ching-He Huang never disappoints with her creative Asian-inspired twists on traditional cookies. Here, she adds stem ginger (young ginger that's been preserved in a sugar syrup and canned) and lemon curd to cookie batter to add spicy, citrus notes. White chocolate chips keep these cookies sweet and holiday appropriate.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Curd and Stem Ginger White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cherry and Coconut Whoopie Pies

Chuck Hughes offers a tropical, fruity take on his popular red velvet whoopie pies by swapping out that cream cheese frosting for a coconut cream and adding a hint of cherry flavor to the cookie halves. Dotted with syrup-drenched cherries and rolled in toasted coconut slivers, these cookie sandwiches are far from holiday traditional.

Get the Recipe: Cherry and Coconut Whoopie Pies

Pistachio Macarons

Bring a bit of Parisian flair to your holiday celebration with Julia Baker's Pistachio Macarons. The cookies themselves are tinted this festive shade of green and are filled with (and flavored by) a homemade caramelized pistachio cream –– the kind ever present throughout France during the Christmas season.

Get the Recipe: Pistachio Macarons

Peanut-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Sometimes all you need is a classic pairing like peanut butter and chocolate. Roger Mooking's peanut butter cookies are filled with giant chocolate chip chunks and salty roasted peanuts, so they've got that perfect salty-sweet, chewy-soft balance. Dust them with either cocoa powder or confectioners' sugar (or half and half) to give them a festive snowy finish (and an extra hint of flavor).

Get the Recipe: Peanut-Chocolate Chunk Cookies