12/06/2011 10:11 pm ET | Updated Aug 31, 2012

Christmas Cookie Recipes: 10 Spiced Treats

Sugar and spice and everything nice -- one of the best parts about the holiday season is the endless parade of different desserts you suddenly have an excuse to bake (and to eat!).

One of our favorite varieties? Cookies brimming with spices like ginger, cinnamon, allspice and cloves, which pair especially well with milky tea and rich eggnog. Below, we unearthed our 10 best spiced cookie recipes, from traditional Italian Aniseed Biscotti to citrusy Orange Spice Molasses Cookies.

And if you want even more holiday cookie recipes, check out our:

Top 10 Classics
12 Chocolate Holiday Cookies
8 Prettiest Creations
10 Homemade Christmas Cookies You Can Mail
11 Christmas Cookie Recipes With Nuts

Spiced Christmas cookies