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12 Days of Christmas Cookies

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My dress was scratchy and my tights were bunching up uncomfortably around my toes, but it didn't matter. It was the most wonderful party of the year.

The annual family Christmas party.

This wasn't just any Christmas party, and even my seven-year-old self knew it. This was special.

The first notable thing about this specific Christmas party was the number of people in attendance. My mother is one of seven children, my grandmother is one of eleven... and this party included the entire family. Little tiny Italian great-aunts as far as the eye could see.

Besides all the hand-waving and kisses on the cheek, putting all those little Italian women together in one place meant that the food. was. incredible.

But my favorite place to be was next to the dessert table, where my grandma had carefully arranged The Christmas Cookies- an assortment both colorful and delicious, ranging from traditional Italian pizzelles to Hersey-Kiss topped peanut butter cookies to sugar cookie cut outs.

It's twenty years later, and not much has changed-- the great-aunts have gotten even shorter, the number of people has grown a little as all my cousins and second-cousins and people-I'm-related-to-but-don't-know-how get married and have families of their own, and now I get to pick out my own tights... but my favorite part of every Christmas party is still the cookies.

This year, I want to add some new contenders to the platter with these twelve holiday cookie recipes from around the interwebs-- all sure to be a great addition to any family tradition.

Peanut Butter Fingers

shared by Oak Hill Homestead

Gooey Butter Cookies

shared by Camp Patton

Mocha Coconut Crinkles

shared by How Sweet Eats

Candy Cane Blossoms

shared by Random Crafty Georgia Girl

Ginger Crisps

shared by Meemaw Eats -- oh, and read the story on this one-- it's heart warming.

My Favorite Christmas Cookies

shared by The Pioneer Woman

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (Flourless!)

shared by Major Hoff Takes a Wife

Raspberry Mint Thumbprint Cookies

shared by Fresh Eggs Daily

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies

The Best Snickerdoodles

shared by Averie Cooks

Egg Nog Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut and Caramel Stuffed Brownie Cookies

What are some of your favorite holiday cookie recipes? Any new ones you're adding to the lineup this year?

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  1. Ally, your post is so perfectly timely for me! I usually have a few recipes I make every year, but I have been looking for something different and did not want to spend time searching because I knew I wouldn't be able to make up my mind. You have done all the work for me, and I can't wait to try the red velvet cheesecake and ginger crisps! They look so yummy! Come back to Fresh Market Friday tomorrow because I'm highlighting your blog!

  2. Yum...cookies! I make several different cookies at Christmas time and stick them in the freezer to stay fresh. I think I'm going to have to give a few of these recipes a try! Thanks for sharing on Grace and Truth.