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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Coconut Almond Drop Cookies

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DAY 12: Coconut Almond Drop Cookies

We are always looking for delicious non-chocolate cookie varieties around here (for a certain chocolate hating child). These coconut almond cookies are perfect: soft, delicious, and full of flavor and texture.

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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Mint Frosted Cookies

4 Chocolate Mint Frosted Cookies (Texas Sheet Cake Cookies Recipe)

DAY 11: Chocolate Mint Frosted Cookies

Chocolate and mint are always a solid Christmas flavor combination. This recipe makes a soft chocolate cookie with a chocolate mint frosting.

For a different flavor profile, omit the peppermint extract and stir chopped pecans into the warm icing.

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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Baklava Thumbprints

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DAY 10: Baklava Thumbprints

If you are looking to take your Christmas cookie tray up a notch, this is the cookie for you! A delicious snickerdoodle-type cookie, filled with the deliciousness of chopped walnuts, honey, and spices.

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All of the flavors of baklava without the mess and frustration of working with phyllo dough!

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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Chocolate M&M’s Cookies

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DAY 9: Chocolate M&M’s Cookies

M&M’s always make cookies more fun! This is a simple drop cookie recipe that starts on the stovetop, so you don’t even have to soften your butter. Double chocolate deliciousness.

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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Oatmeal Toffee Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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DAY 8: Oatmeal Toffee Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

It may be a long name for a simple to make drop cookie, but it’s hard to decide which ingredient is not-important enough to leave out.

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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Butter Pecan Shortbread

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DAY 7: Butter Pecan Shortbread

Rich buttery shortbread studded with toasted pecans. A simple, but delicious cookie perfect for dipping in hot cocoa!

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For a nut-free traditional Scottish Shortbread,  try this recipe:

Scottish Shortbread (5)

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