Easy Christmas and Holiday Cookie Recipes

Don't worry if you've waited until the last minute to do your holiday baking. These festive cookie recipes from Food Network are easy to make.
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Chewy Sugar Cookies

Cream your butter and sugar until it's very light and fluffy to get a great consistency for your quick-cooking sugar cookies.

Get the Recipe: Chewy Sugar Cookies

Throwdown Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bobby's ideal chocolate chip cookie is crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside — and appropriate any time of the year, especially on a holiday cookie platter. These fit the bill perfectly and are done in just 25 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Throwdown Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sandra Lee's Macadamia-Coconut Cookie

Sandra wishes every holiday cookie was as easy to make as these tropical-inspired sweets made with store-bought sugar cookie dough. "The hardest part," Sandra says, "is eating just one!"

Get the Recipe: Macadamia-Coconut Cookie

Coconut Macaroons

Simple, decadent and made in just 35 minutes, Ina's Coconut Macaroons make great take-along cookie-tin treats.

Get the Recipe: Coconut Macarons

Anne's Pignoli Cookies

Pignoli cookies are standard at any Italian bakery. But they are the simplest of cookies to make at home, mixed in one bowl and ready in less than an hour. Anne Burrell's special touch? A bit of honey.

Get the Recipe: Pignoli Cookies

Jamie's Old-Fashioned Ginger Crinkle Cookies

These cookies are nice and chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. They have a wonderfully soft texture from using both shortening and butter. Best of all, they take just 10 minutes to prep.

Get the Recipe: Jamie's Old-Fashioned Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Coconut Balls

All you need is six ingredients to make Alton's macadamia and coconut balls.

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Trisha adds cranberries, white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts to her cookie batter. Make the cookies in advance and store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Get the Recipe: White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Snickerdoodles

Top Trisha's easy cookies with cinnamon and sugar before baking until the cookies are set but the centers are still nice and soft.

Get the Recipe: Snickerdoodles

Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter-filled cookies are creamed together all in one bowl.

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Blondie with Dark Roots

Guy folds hazelnuts, coconut and chocolate chips into his blondie batter. Simply spread into a pan, bake for 40 minutes, then let cool before slicing into individual squares.

Get the Recipe: Blondie with Dark Roots

Toasty Coconut Macaroons

Alton's easy macaroons use only four ingredients and take just 30 minutes to make. Bake until they develop a golden brown outside; they'll still be nice and moist in the middle.

Get the Recipe: Toasty Coconut Macaroons

Ultimate Ginger Cookie

Ina's ultimate cookies are filled with spices: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger, plus chopped crystallized ginger. A coating of sugar before baking gives them a crinkly crust.

Get the Recipe: Ultimate Ginger Cookie

Super Yummy Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Anne is a dark-chocolate fan so she chops it up with walnuts to make these oatmeal cookies nice and chunky. Top them with a sprinkle of sea salt to give them a little something special.

Get the Recipe: Super Yummy Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Sunny's German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Sunny starts with a basic cookie recipe and then adds in cocoa powder, chocolate chips, coconut and pecans to give it the German chocolate cake twist. It's a simple cookie recipe that's ready in just 30 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's German Chocolate Cake Cookies

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