Christmas Cookie Countdown: Food Network Magazine's Cookie Advent Calendar

Food Network Magazine created 25 holiday cookies: one for every day until Christmas.
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Hot Cocoa Cookies

Sandwich marshmallow cream between cakelike chocolate cookies to make a cookie version of marshmallow-topped hot cocoa.

Get the Recipe: Hot Cocoa Cookies

Iced Sugar Cookies

Simple sugar cookies get a holiday update with festive nonpareils and icing.

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Gingerbread Cutouts

Make a traditional gingerbread man in no time: The hardest part is deciding which end to eat first!

Get the Recipe: Gingerbread Cutouts

Honey Spritz Cookies

These dainty beauties have just a hint of honey. Dress them up for your holiday festivities with coarse sugar and nonpareils.

Get the Recipe: Honey Spritz Cookies

Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Six ingredients are all you need to create this crunchy, chocolate chip-loaded holiday treat.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Fruitcake Brownie Drops

Fruitcake gets a major (chocolatey!) upgrade when this traditional rum-kissed cake meets another classic dessert: brownies.

Get the Recipe: Fruitcake Brownie Drops

Semolina Wreaths

The way you measure flour can make a big difference when you make these cookies: Scoop it into measuring cups, then level with a knife. Do not pack.

Get the Recipe: Semolina Wreaths

No-Bake Cheesecake Squares

These cream cheese-filled treats combine graham crackers and chocolate chips for an easy, bite-size dessert, no baking required.

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Cheesecake Squares

Cranberry-Orange Cookies

You'll make spirits bright with these sweet-tart cookies loaded with dried cranberries and orange zest.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Cookies

Cherry-Almond Snowballs

Bite into these sugar-rolled snacks for a surprising dried cherry center.

Get the Recipe: Cherry-Almond Snowballs

Stained Glass Cookies

Hard candies like Life Savers or Jolly Ranchers make the delicate design on these cookies pop (and taste great, too!).

Get the Recipe: Stained Glass Cookies

Chewy Ginger Cookies

Molasses is the key to these sticky, sweet cookies topped with crystallized ginger.

Get the Recipe: Chewy Ginger Cookies

No-Bake Cornflake-Chocolate Pralines

Turn cornflakes into the ultimate dessert with chocolate, pecans and a pinch of salt.

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Cornflake-Chocolate Pralines

Salted Caramel-Pretzel Thumbprints

Pretzel sticks, caramel sauce and honey give these cookies a salty-sweet finish.

Get the Recipe: Salted Caramel-Pretzel Thumbprints

Angel Wings

This powdered and fried confection gets a little zing from grated lemon zest.

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Glazed Citrus Rounds

Use finely grated orange, lemon, lime or grapefruit zest to amp up the citrusy punch of classic lemon cookies.

Get the Recipe: Glazed Citrus Rounds

White Chocolate Peppermint Drops

This holiday pairing is a fresh addition to your cookie lineup.

Get the Recipe: White Chocolate-Peppermint Drops

Cinnamon Pinwheels

These vibrant cookies are swirled with cinnamon and vanilla, then dusted with sugar.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Pinwheels

Sesame Wafers

Save yourself from a sweet overload with these savory sesame seed cookies.

Get the Recipe: Sesame Wafers

Pecan Sandies

Bake these to golden brown perfection for a sweet treat that tastes like a crunchy, mini pecan pie.

Get the Recipe: Pecan Sandies

Pistachio Macaroons

Try a new spin on the red-and-green holiday color combination: green-tinted pistachio macaroons filled with red raspberry jam.

Get the Recipe: Pistachio Macaroons

Dutch Spice Cookies

Anise, cloves and ginger give this crisp cookie warm undertones.

Get the Recipe: Dutch Spice Cookies

Jam Slices

Customize these squares with any type of jam or marmalade you fancy.

Get the Recipe: Jam Slices

Mocha-Hazelnut Biscotti

You can store these cookies in an airtight container for about one week.

Get the Recipe: Mocha-Hazelnut Biscotti

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Try this lighter take on classic oatmeal cookies — a crisp bite topped with just a drizzle of chocolate.

Get the Recipe: Oatmeal Lace Cookies