12/01/2011 05:44 pm ET | Updated Aug 31, 2012

12 Chocolate Christmas Cookie Recipes

Homemade cookies are always something to look forward to during the holidays. No one can refuse one when presented with a tray of cookies warm out of the oven. These cookies in particular have something great to offer -- chocolate! What could be better than a chewy chocolatey cookie, or one studded with chocolate chips, or one dipped into melted chocolate?

This collection of recipes features chewy bake-shop style chocolate cookies, chocolate meringue cookies, chocolate macaroons, wafer cookies sandwiched with chocolate, chocolate-dipped cookies, and chocolate biscotti. Count down the 12 days of Christmas with these 12 chocolate cookies, sure to please all the chocolate lovers in your family. And don't forget to reserve a few for Santa.

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