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Top 10 Christmas Cookies

Looking for easy Christmas cookie recipes for get-togethers and cookie exchanges? From chewy to crispy to everything in between, we’ve got you covered!

It feels like the same thing every year. You search high and low for baking ideas and inspiration for the annual Christmas cookie exchange, only to end up making the same sad sugar cookies. Fear not! We gathered the top 10 Christmas cookie recipes to make you (or at least your cookies) the star of every holiday party.

1. Easy HERSHEY’S KISSES Peanut Butter Blossoms

What’s easy and delicious and always comes out perfect? Why, these easy to make peanut butter treats, of course! Combining the classic thumbprint cookie with hints of peanut butter and a HERSHEY’S KISSES Chocolate as the centerpiece, these beauties will garner oohs and ahhs and yums.

Hershey's Kisses Blossoms

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2. Cocoa Crinkle Cookies

There’s nothing quite like a fudgy cookie to remind you about the best parts of the holiday (along with good cheer and gifts of course!) File this one under “It only looks complicated."

chocolate chip banana bread

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3. Chewy Brownie Cookies

Let everyone else debate the merits of chocolate chip cookies versus oatmeal cookies. We’ve already selected a winner. The recipe for these Chewy Brownie Cookies calls for 2 cups HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. Then it ups the chocolate goodness with 1/3 cup of cocoa. Sure, it’s rich and decadent, but isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

chocolate chip brownie cookies

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4. Sugar Doodles

While we may never know how Snickerdoodles got their name, we certainly understand why they’re a must-have on any holiday cookie tray. Topped with swirls of colored sugar, these cookies combine chocolate, butterscotch and peanut butter chips.

chocolate chip sugar cookies

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5. Cookie Trio

What’s black and white and yum all over? Cookie Trios, of course! While they look complicated, it’s actually really easy to create these treats. Simply divide the dough mixture in half to form two separate flavors and then top with a HERSHEY’S HUGS Candy for an elegant two-tone centerpiece.

black and white kisses blossoms

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6. Doubly Chocolate Cookies

What do you get when you combine rich cocoa with everyone’s favorite chocolate chip cookies? A dessert so fudgy, it's doubly delicious. 

toffee chip banana bread

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7. Oatmeal Mini Pieces Cookies

Anyone who’s ever thought oatmeal cookies boring never tasted one of these small masterpieces. The traditional oatmeal cookie is studded with a generous sprinkling of REESE’S MINI PIECES Candy.

oatmeal cookies with REESE'S PIECES

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8. Toffee Studded Snickerdoodles

Sometimes you want to bake a cookie that enhances but doesn’t overpower your morning coffee or afternoon tea break. HEATH BITS OF BRICKLE Toffee Bits and a hint of ground cinnamon add just the right level of “Hmm. These are the most delicious cookies I’ve ever tasted but I can’t quite identify the taste, I should eat another one for research purposes.”

snickerdoodle cookie with toffee pieces

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9. HERSHEY'S KISSES Chocolates Stuffed Coconut Macaroons

Not all cookies are created equal. These macaroons combine MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes along with HERSHEY’s KISSES for a sweet, fluffy, seriously gorgeous looking treat.

coconut macaroon with hershey's kiss center

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10. REESE'S Peanut Butter Temptations

Is it a cookie? Is it a candy? The answer is yes. These tempting morsels are baked in a mini muffin tin and topped with a peanut butter cup. The look is sharp and the taste absolutely divine.

peanut butter cup stuffed cookie cup

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The holidays can be stressful sometimes, but holiday baking shouldn’t be. You and your family will love sampling these Christmas cookie recipes. Happy baking!

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