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Check out our favorite holiday cookies submitted by Food Network fans.

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Candy Cane Macarons

"A light and airy almond macaron filled with peppermint Swiss meringue buttercream and garnished with crushed candy cane pieces." — cakeandallie


If you like these, try Chocolate-Hazelnut Macarons.

Fudge Cups

"A tiny little pastry shell first filled with marshmallow fluff, then filled with fudgy chocolate and topped with crushed bits of peppermint." — RikkiSnyder

If you like these, try Alton Brown's Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies.

Gingerbread Silver Bell Cookies

"Gingerbread silver bell cookies, decorated with Royal Icing, dusted with silver luster dust and tied with red ribbon." — cakelove

If you like these, try Alex Guarnaschelli's Gingerbread Cookies.

Healthy Cranberry Thumbprints

"A 2011 L.A. Times Food Bake-Off winning recipe, these Cranberry Thumbprints are made with wheat flour, flax meal, whole fruit and raw sugar. Who says holiday cookies can't be delicious AND nutritious?" — OutoftheBoxFood

If you like these, try Melissa D'Arabian's Fruit and Nut Holiday Shortbread.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

"Buttery cookies with almonds and confectioners' sugar — YUMMY!" — Melissa Martinez P.

If you like these, try Marcela Valladolid's Ground Walnut Cookies.

Mini Peanut Butter Cheesy Nibbles

"Peanut butter cookie dough is pressed into a mini muffin pan and cooked. When they've cooled, mascarpone cheese and spices fill each cup, then they're topped with a Hershey's Kiss!" — VMowrey

If you like these, try Sunny Anderson's Holiday PB and J Thumbprints.

Mint Brownies

"These soft, chewy mint brownies are taken to a whole new level due to TWO layers of frosting." — tracy.bennett

If you like these, try Food Network Kitchen's Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars.

Eggnog Macarons

"A classic almond macaron filled with cinnamon and nutmeg-spiced buttercream — tastes just like eggnog!" — cakeandallie

If you like these, try more Macarons.

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

These peanut butter chocolate cookies by MariaRusso have a Hershey's Kiss baked right into the center.

If you like these, try Food Network Kitchen's Butter and Jam Thumbprints.

Savory Shortbread Acorns

"A combination of sweet and savory spices added to my grandmother's shortbread cookie, dipped in chocolate and topped with toasted pine nuts and dried apricot." — Peggy Lunde

If you like these, try Claire Robinson's Classic Shortbread Cookies.

S'more Cookies

"The most scrumptious cookie you will ever eat! Soft, chewy and made with real butter and premium chocolate. Every bite is as scrumptious as the first!" — blondebetty

If you like these, try Sunny's Crunchy Peanut Butter S'more Bites.

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

"Classic cut-out sugar cookies frosted with royal icing and garnished with sugar pearls and cake sparkles." — cakeandallie

If you like these, try Food Network Kitchen's 3-in-1 Sugar Cookies.

Spicy Almond Linzer Cookies

"A spicy holiday Linzer cookie with strawberry jam filling." — lorrainesfav

If you like these, try Aida Mollenkamp's Hazelnut-Chocolate Linzer Cookies.

Sugary Flurry Palmiers

"Buttery and elegant homemade palmier cookies." — gloribelle_5342230

If you like these, try Anne Burrell's Palmiers.

White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

"Rolled oats, chopped peanuts and white chocolate morsels come together for this tasty cookie — garnished with a dash of pink Australian finishing salt." — Sean Michael Beyer

If you like these, try Anne's Oatmeal Cream Cheese Butterscotch Bars.

White Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

"Tender biscotti cookies flavored with peppermint oil and coated in a blanket of melted white chocolate, which is then adorned with peppermint chips." — cookiefinalist

If you like these, try Giada De Laurentiis's Holiday Biscotti.

Caramel Stuffed Sugar Cookies

"Chewy caramel-stuffed cookies with milk chocolate." — miss_shah

If you like these, try Food Network Kitchen's Chocolate Pecan Caramel Cookies.

Chamomile Cookies

"A buttery cookie with warm flavors of chamomile tea — the perfect complement for relaxing by the fire!" — SweetFlamingo

If you like these, try Melissa's Rosemary Chocolate Chip Shortbread.

Choco Spice Mayan Mystery Cookies

"Chocolatey with a peppery kick! Dusted in sugar and ground choco spice sticky-nuts trail mix!" — RButlein

If you like these, try Mexican Chocolate Cookies.

Chocolate Thumbprints

"Buttery cookies with chocolate frosting filling." — MamaVeronika

If you like these, try Food Network Kitchen's Chocolate-Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies.

Double Choco-Oreo Cookies

This cookie by krista6552 has both chocolate chips and Oreo pieces baked into it for a double chocolate delight.

If you like these, try Sunny's German Chocolate Cake Cookies.

Christmas Tree Meringues

"Pretty little green Christmas trees made mostly from egg whites! Very inexpensive, but delightful! Crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious!" — Wildflour


If you like these, try Food Network Kitchen's Meringues

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

You'll find these soft and crackly cookies in many Italian bakeries — usually in traditional flavors like chocolate, lemon, almond or pistachio. But this red velvet version by mariarusso90_8873862 is especially festive for the holidays.


If you like these, try Food Network Kitchen's Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

Cozy Snowman Cookies

"Sugar cookies with royal icing!" — kimkake


If you like these, try Food Network Kitchen's Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing.

Anise Platzchen (Self-Frosting Anise Drops)

"The 'frosting' top of this German cookie is that way because the cookie batter is whipped at high speed with an electric mixer for several minutes. The cookie drops then sit overnight on cookie sheets, allowing the tops to dry before the cookies are baked the next day. Don't like anise? Substitute with vanilla extract or gingerbread spices." — Gin's Kitchen


If you like these, try Food Network Kitchen's White Chocolate-Peppermint Drops.

Egg Nog Logs

"These egg nog-flavored butter cookies topped with a creamy rum icing are perfect for the holidays." — comfortablydomestic


If you like these, try Alex's Egg Nog Cookies.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

"Pumpkin and dulce de leche are my new favorite holiday flavors!" — mklem

If you like these, try Food Network Kitchen's Apple Cider Snickerdoodles.

My Xmas Cookies

These spicy gingerbread cookies by ldib600 are cut into delicate snowflake shapes and decorated with royal icing and silver dragees. 


If you like these, try Sandra Lee's Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing.

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