Food Network Stars Share Their Best No-Bake Holiday Cookie Recipes

We've got picks from Ree Drummond, Molly Yeh and more!

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Mike Garten

If you're guilty of putting your holiday baking off until the very last minute, we completely understand! With holiday shopping, decorating and menu planning all vying for your attention, carving a few hours out of your busy day to put together a tray full of gingerbread, sugar or thumbprint cookies can feel impossible. That's where no-bake cooked come in. As part of Food Network Magazine’s newest issue, stars shared their all-time favorite no-bake holiday cookie recipes. With absolutely no oven time required, these festive treats are the best of both worlds: easy to make and delicious. Best part of all — every single one of these treats also makes a sweet edible gift and can be made up to a whole week in advance. Merry Christmas, indeed!

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Mike Garten

These festive chocolate-covered cookies have always been a part of Katie Lee Biegel's holiday tradition. "My great-aunt Pat makes similar no-bake cookies every Christmas and I always looked forward to them as a kid. They make a great gift," The Kitchen cohost says. Katie uses red and green sprinkles for her cookie's decor, but nonpareils or similarly colored sugars work just as nicely.

Photo by: Mike Garten

Mike Garten

These golden no-bake macaroons from Molly Yeh are perfect for Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations. Molly appreciates just how easy and stress-free they are to put together, saying, "I am all about a no-bake cookie around the holidays, when oven space is at a premium!" We second that!

Photo by: Mike Garten

Mike Garten

Kids of all ages can help put together these delectable oatmeal, toffee and chocolate-studded cookies from Nancy Fuller. "My grandchildren love these cookies — and they can make them too!" she says. Be sure to freeze your cookies for about 15 minutes before serving to ensure that the white chocolate drizzled on top of them adequately sets.

Photo by: Mike Garten

Mike Garten

You only need 15 minutes to put together these chocolaty holiday haystacks from Ree Drummond. The festive little mounts are made from a yummy combo of chow mein noodles, chopped almonds, shelled pistachios and white chocolate, and are "perfect for the holidays," according to The Pioneer Woman star.

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