Holiday Nut and Spice Cookies

Fill your holiday cookies with a variety of nuts and spices from macadamia-nut filled treats to classic ginger crinkles.

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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 under an hour. Anne Burrell's special touch? A bit of honey.

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Sandra Lee's Macadamia-Coconut Cookie

Sandra wishes every holiday cookie were 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!"

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Jamie's Old-Fashioned Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Jamie shares his old-fashioned favorite. "These cookies are nice and chewy on the inside with a nice crunch on the outside. They have a wonderfully soft texture from using both shortening and butter. When you bake these cookies, your house will smell like Christmas!"

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

Alton Brown's Ginger Snaps

These crisp spiced cookies are addictive, but even Alton can't pinpoint the reason. "I don't know why I like them so much, but when I start eating them I tend to have a very, very hard time stopping," he admits.

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The Neelys' Spiced Gingerbread Piggies

Pat and Gina love the complex spicy flavor of these gingerbread cookies. They added a little kick in the form of cayenne pepper to classic gingerbread and came up with a new family favorite.

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Guy Fieri's Gingersnap Stackers

Sandwich vanilla ice cream (or your favorite holiday flavor) with gingersnap cookies for a big bite of dessert.

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Cinnamon-Spiced Hot Chocolate Cookies

A hit of cayenne perks up these Mexican-inspired cookies from Chefs vs. City’s Aaron Sanchez. Crushed almonds and a drizzle of dulce de leche are decadent additions.

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Pistachio Biscotti

With just eight ingredients, Tyler's crunchy cookies are easier than you might think. The dough is baked in logs until just set and then sliced into 1-inch-thick pieces before being put back in the oven to finish cooking.

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Chocolate-Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies

These treats are reminiscent of everyone's favorite peanut butter blossom cookies — a little more grown-up but just as addictive. They stay fresh and delicious refrigerated in an airtight container.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies

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.

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Macadamia-Almond Christmas Cookies

Nancy Fuller folds in the white chocolate chips, pistachios and cranberries into her macadamia nut cookie dough for buttery cookies that have just the right amount of crunch. Press a red and white striped kiss into the center of each cookie right after they come out of the oven and are still warm.

Get the Recipe: Macadamia-Almond Christmas Cookies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Katie Lee's thumbprint cookies can be made entirely in the food processor. Pulse unsalted roasted peanuts with old-fashioned oats as the base for a crumbly dough that will taste just like your favorite sandwich once a dollop of jelly is added after baking.

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Molasses Cookies

Anne's soft and chewy cookies are a little spicy and a little exotic. Roll the cookies in turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw) to make them super sweet with a crystal crunch.

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Cherry Pistachio Pinwheel Cookies

Make a cherry, pistachio and brown sugar filling for Jeff Mauro's take on colorful pinwheel cookies, which are rolled in holiday sprinkles. You can make the cookie logs ahead of time, then slice and bake them just before guests arrive.

Get the Recipe: Cherry Pistachio Pinwheel Cookies

Kentucky Pecan Bars

Damaris Phillips packs all of the great flavor of pecan pie into a hand-held bar cookie. Add brightness to the sweet honey and brown sugar flavor with orange zest.

Get the Recipe: Kentucky Pecan Bars

Cinnamon Stars

Cinnamon Stars are a classic German cookie; you'll find them in most every German household as soon as St. Nicholas' Day rolls around. These gluten-free cookies are a cross between a macaroon and a meringue, with a hint of nutty spiciness.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Stars: Zimtsterne (Germany)

Mixed Nut Honey Baklava

A modern version of the Greek classic, our Mixed Nut-Honey Baklava has dried fruit, nuts and a hint of chocolate.

Get the Recipe: Mixed-Nut Honey Baklava

Sherry Butter Nut Drops

Our Sherry Butter Nut Drops can be topped with a pecan half or your own holiday design.

Get the Recipe: Sherry Butter Nut Drops

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