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5 Unique Christmas Cookie Recipes

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Whether covered in multicolored frosting, speckled with holiday cherries, or dipped in chopped nuts, cookies during the holidays define the concept of cheer.

Case in point: What’s an appropriate “Thank You” gift to give Santa after he shuffles down your chimney to put presents under the tree? Cookies!

If you’re tired of making the same old classic sugar cookies, check out our list of Five Unique Christmas Cookie Recipes. If you have a better recipe, add it in the comments!

Stained-Glass Ornament Cookies

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

3/4 cup unsulfured molasses

1/3 cup water

6 ounces translucent hard candies in colors of choice, crushed

Get the full recipe right HERE

Delicate Mint Sandwich Holiday Cookies

Ingredients

Cookies:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

2 ounces cream cheese, softened

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Colored sugars, such as green, blue, red, silver and white

 Mint Filling:

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 or 2 drops mint extract

1 or 2 drops red or green food coloring

Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting, optional

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Chocolate Mice

Ingredients: 

4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

1/3 cup sour cream

1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs

1/3 cup chocolate cookie crumbs

1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

24 silver dragees decorating candy

1/4 cup sliced almonds

12 (2 inch) pieces long red vine licorice

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Christmas Shortbread Bites

Ingredients

1.25 cup(s) all-purpose flour

3 tablespoon(s) sugar

.5 cup(s) (1 stick) butter (no substitutions), cold, cut into pieces

1 tablespoon(s) red and green nonpareils or sprinkles or 1/2 cup mini baking bits

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Peppermint Meringues With Chocolate Filling

Ingredients

3 large egg whites

3/4 cup(s) sugar

1/2 teaspoon(s) pure peppermint extract

Red gel-paste food coloring

1 cup(s) heavy cream

6 ounce(s) good-quality semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

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