With so many holiday cookie recipes to choose from -- frosted sugar cookies, shortbreads galore, chocolate crinkles, raspberry linzers, molasses -- this time of year is a baker's dream. And because the Christmas season creates such a demand for holiday cookies, the home baker is gifted with many excuses to keep playing with all that flour, sugar and butter. Whether you're an experienced baker or an annual one, you'll find just what you're looking with these 60 holiday cookie recipes.

The holiday season wouldn't be the same without our selection of sweets to choose from. And while we love eggnog-flavored baked goods and gingerbread dessert recipes, holiday cookies are definitely on the top of the list. Check out the recipes and get baking.

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  • Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/cookies/peppermint-crinkle-cookies/" target="_hplink">Peppermint Crinkle Cookies recipe</a> by Bakers Royale</strong>

  • Snowflake Sugar Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/cookies/snowflake-sugar-cookies/" target="_hplink">Snowflake Sugar Cookies recipe</a> by Bakers Royale</strong>

  • Spiced Linzer Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/linzer-cookies-recipe/" target="_hplink">Spiced Linzer Cookies recipe</a> by My Baking Addiction</strong>

  • Molasses Cookies With Ginger Cream Cheese Filling

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/molasses-cookies-with-ginger-cream-cheese-filling.html" target="_hplink">Molasses Cookies With Ginger Cream Cheese Filling recipe</a> Pastry Affair</strong>

  • Browned-Butter Sandwich Spritz

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/browned-butter-sandwich-s_n_1061428.html" target="_hplink">Browned-Butter Sandwich Spritz recipe</a></strong>

  • Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/chocolate-dipped-peppermint-cookies/" target="_hplink">Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe</a> by My Baking Addiction</strong>

  • Dulce de Leche And Nutella Thumbprints With Sea Salt

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://aspicyperspective.com/2010/11/catch-spirit.html" target="_hplink"> Dulce de Leche and Nutella Thumbprints with Sea Salt recipe </a>by A Spicy Perspective</strong>

  • Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chocolate-gingerbread-coo_n_1058316.html" target="_hplink">Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies recipe</a></strong>

  • Snickerdoodles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/snickerdoodles_n_1059551.html" target="_hplink">Snickerdoodles recipe</a></strong>

  • Shortbread Ornaments

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/shortbread-ornament-cooki_n_1061437.html" target="_hplink">Shortbread Ornament recipe</a></strong>

  • Coconut And Caramel Creme Cookies

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/cookies/coconut-and-caramel-creme-cookies/" target="_hplink"> Coconut and Caramel Creme Cookies recipe</a> by Bakers Royale</strong>

  • Double Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://theviewfromthegreatisland.blogspot.com/2011/12/double-dark-chocolate-shortbread.html">Double Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies recipe</a> by The View From The Great Island</strong>

  • Lemon Sandwich Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/page/6/" target="_hplink">Lemon Sandwich Cookies recipe</a> by Bakers Royale</strong>

  • Rocky Road Cookies With Almonds And White Chocolate Chips

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/2011/8/19/rocky-road-cookies-with-almonds-and-white-chocolate-chips.html" target="_hplink">Rocky Road Cookies with Almonds and White Chocolate Chips recipe</a> by Pastry Affair</strong>

  • Fruit Cake Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://aspicyperspective.com/2012/12/holiday-cookie-recipes-fruit-cake-cookies.html" target="_hplink">Fruit Cake Cookies recipe</a> by A Spicy Perspective</strong>

  • Peanut Butter Blossoms

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/peanut-butter-blossoms/" target="_hplink">Peanut Butter Blossoms recipe</a> by My Baking Addiction</strong>

  • Butterscotch Pretzel Cashew Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bakeyourday.net/butterscotch-cashew-pretzel-cookies/" target="_hplink">Butterscotch Pretzel Cashew Cookies recipe</a> by Bake Your Day</strong>

  • Butterscotch Pudding Gingerdoodles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bakeyourday.net/butterscotch-pudding-gingerdoodle-cookies-with-white-chocolate-chips/" target="_hplink">Butterscotch Pudding Gingerdoodles recipe</a> by Bake Your Day</strong>

  • Brandied Cranberry, White Chocolate Chip Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/brandied_cranberry_white_chocolate_chip_cookies/" target="_hplink">Brandied Cranberry, White Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe</a> by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Ginger Crinkle Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/ginger-crinkle-cookies_n_1061624.html" target="_hplink">Ginger Crinkle Cookies recipe</a></strong>

  • Nutella Surprise Cookies

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2010/12/nutella-surprise-cookies/" target="_hplink"> Nutella Surprise Cookies recipe</a> by Macheesmo</strong>

  • Pepper And Spice Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2011/03/pepper-and-spice-cookies/" target="_hplink">Pepper and Spice Cookies recipe</a> by Macheesmo</strong>

  • Lemon Shortbread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://todaysnest.typepad.com/todays-nest/2010/05/treat-of-the-week-lemon-shortbread.html">Lemon Shortbread recipe</a> by Today's Nest</strong>

  • Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2009/12/chocolate-thumbprint-cookies/" target="_hplink">Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies recipe</a> by Macheesmo</strong>

  • Potato Chip Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://aspicyperspective.com/2010/01/potato-chip-cookies.html" target="_hplink">Potato Chip Cookies recipe</a> by A Spicy Perspective</strong>

  • Chai Latte Cookies

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://aspicyperspective.com/2010/12/christmas-cookie-lineup-winner.html" target="_hplink"> Chai Latte Cookies recipe</a> by A Spicy Perspective</strong>

  • Chocolate Krapferln

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chocolate-krapferln_n_1061494.html" target="_hplink">Chocolate Krapferln recipe</a></strong>

  • Viennese Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/viennese-cookies_n_1061449.html" target="_hplink">Viennese Cookies recipe</a></strong>

  • White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/white-chocolate-macadamia_n_1059852.html" target="_hplink">White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies recipe</a></strong>

  • Raspberry-Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/raspberry-chocolate-thumb_n_1049794.html" target="_hplink">Raspberry-Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies recipe</a></strong>

  • Spiced Ginger Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/spiced-ginger-cookies_n_1058704.html" target="_hplink">Spiced Ginger Cookies recipe</a></strong>

  • Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chocolate-mint-truffle-co_n_1061438.html" target="_hplink">Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies recipe</a></strong>

  • Gingerbread People

    <strong>Get the <a href=" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/gingerbread-people_n_1059758.html" target="_hplink">Gingerbread People recipe</a></strong>

  • Walnut Crescents

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/walnut-crescents_n_1059547.html" target="_hplink">Walnut Crescents recipe</a></strong>

  • Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/cranberry-pistachio-bisco_n_1055641.html" target="_hplink">Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti recipe</a></strong>

  • Holiday Shortbread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/holiday-shortbread_n_1055642.html" target="_hplink">Holiday Shortbread recipe</a></strong>

  • One Nutty Date

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/one-nutty-date_n_1061623.html" target="_hplink">One Nutty Date recipe</a></strong>

  • Chocolate-Almond Crinkle Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chocolate-almond-crinkle-_n_1059553.html" target="_hplink">Chocolate-Almond Crinkle Cookies recipe</a></strong>

  • Aniseed Biscotti

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/aniseed-biscotti_n_1061417.html" target="_hplink">Aniseed Biscotti recipe</a></strong>

  • Almond Macaroons

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/almond-macaroons_n_1057648.html" target="_hplink">Almond Macaroons recipe</a></strong>

  • Chocolate-Chocolate Cherry Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chocolate-chocolate-cherr_n_1057240.html" target="_hplink">Chocolate-Chocolate Cherry Cookies recipe</a></strong>

  • Thumbprint Cookies With Jam

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/thumbprint-cookies-with-j_n_1057242.html" target="_hplink">Thumbprint Cookies with Jam recipe </a></strong>

  • Lemon Angel Wings

    The light, lemony flavor of these treats is, well, divine. And with their unique shape, they're sure to impress holiday party guests. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/lemon-angel-wings_n_1061442.html" target="_hplink">Lemon Angel Wings</a> recipe</strong>

  • Stained Glass Sugar Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/stained-glass-sugar-cooki_n_1059549.html" target="_hplink">Stained Glass Sugar Cookies recipe</a></strong>

  • Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chocolate-candy-cane-cook_n_1055639.html" target="_hplink">Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies recipe</a></strong>

  • Cranberry Orange Nut Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/cranberry-orange-nut-cook_n_1061626.html" target="_hplink">Cranberry Orange Nut Cookie recipe</a></strong>

  • Chocolate And Pecan Macaroons

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chocolate--pecan-macaroo_n_1062315.html" target="_hplink">Chocolate And Pecan Macaroons recipe</a></strong>

  • Pecan-Cinnamon Wafers

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/pecan-cinnamon-wafers_n_1062301.html" target="_hplink">Pecan-Cinnamon Wafers recipe</a></strong>

  • Chocolate Chunk Shortbread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chocolate-chunk-shortbrea_n_1061436.html" target="_hplink">Chocolate Chunk Shortbread recipe</a></strong>

  • Italian Hazelnut Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/italian-hazelnut-cookies_n_1061782.html" target="_hplink">Italian Hazelnut Cookies recipe</a></strong>

  • Chocolate-Chip-Pecan Cookie Bars

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chocolate-chip-pecan-cook_n_1061076.html" target="_hplink">Chocolate-Chip-Pecan Cookie Bars recipe</a></strong>