The Best, Brand-New Christmas Cookies to Bake This Year

You're gonna be the cookie-swap MVP with these recipes.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Every year, Food Network Kitchen whips up lots of new, delicious treats for you to make during the holiday season. All of our new recipes are especially fun this time around (don't miss the Winter Hat Cake or Santa Bread or the Candy Cane Cocoa Spoons!)  — but there's always a particularly special place in our hearts for our annual 12 Days of Cookies lineup. 

After all, it's not every month that we get to celebrate the joy of cookie baking! So in December, we do it up big. And this year, we really turned the volume up — every new cookie is either super cute (like these slice-and-bake penguins), super indulgent (hello, peanut butter cups) or both (truffle snowmen!).

Watch on Food Network's Facebook page and in Facebook Messenger for a brand-new cookie recipe every day for the next 12 days. Plus, we kicked off the month with a great how-to on the easiest way to make the most beautiful iced cookies too — the piping and flooding technique is not as hard as you think!

Can't wait to start baking? Get a sneak peek of all the new cookies below. 😉

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Peppermint Muffin-Tin Cookies

Festive red and white peppermint-spiked sugar cookies are baked in a muffin tin with frozen peppermint patties in the middle for a hidden surprise.

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