5 Christmas cookies you have to bake this season

Christmas cookie season is finally upon us! Does it get any better than baking a batch of cookies while decorating the tree? Maybe you're whipping up some sweets for a cookie exchange with your besties or sending a plate of Christmas cheer over to Grandma and Grandpa. Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to a *super* delish holiday snack (a totally valid motivation). Add a little variation to your Christmas cookie platters this year with these 5 unique recipes!

Hot Cocoa Cookies

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The quintessential holiday beverage, but make it a cookie! Made from hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows, these cookies taste just like a cozy mug of cocoa. For an extra festive twist, add crushed candy canes to the dough before baking. Find the recipe here.

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

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Gingerbread is a holiday baking staple, and these cookies take the Christmas classic to a new level. Dusted with powdered sugar, these gingerbread crinkle cookies are the perfect combination of spicy and sweet. Get the recipe here. 

Peppermint Meltaway Cookies

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These frosted cookies are so soft and fluffy that they literally melt in your mouth. Not to mention how pretty they look with the candy cane bits sprinkled on top. Find the recipe here. 

Mini Chip Snowball Cookies

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Shortbread, chocolate chips, and powdered sugar. Could there *be* a better combo? Mini chip snowball cookies only require a few ingredients and taste amazing. Just beware — they are incredibly addicting. Grab the recipe here. 

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

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The holiday season is the perfect time of year for red baked goods. If you want to add some color to your cookie collection, try these red velvet crinkle cookies. They're so delicious and give us *major* Christmas vibes. Get the recipe here. 

Did you give any of these Christmas cookie recipes a try? Snap a pic and be sure to tag us on Insta @girlslifemag!

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by Abigail Adams and Kat O'Neill | 12/3/2020