15 Delicious, Totally Unique Holiday Cookies To Try This Year

December 27, 2014 Entertainment

Bored with the holiday cookie fare of yesteryear? Save your holiday party from the typical treat snooze-fest. These unique cookie recipes vary from visually appealing takes on delicious classics, to totally new recipes with surprising ingredients. Read on to find out which one will be your new Christmas go-to.

1.) Goat Cheese Sugar Cookies

Add a bit of savory to this traditionally super sweet cookie with goat cheese. You won’t taste the cheese itself, just a tangy note. Read the recipe here.

2.) Melting Snowman Sugar Cookies

These guys are made from store-bought sugar cookie mix, but they get their cool design when you melt almond bark. Check out the step-by-step here.

3.) Christmas Tree Meringues

These mint meringues are a light, refreshing take on Christmas cookies.

4.) Mint Kiss Pies

These cookies are made with pre-made pie crust and mint chocolate kisses. They’re a quick but unique treat for holiday parties. Check out the recipe here.

5.) Pistachio Black and White Cookies

Add a festive touch and a nutty crunch to classic black and white cookies. Read the instructions here.

6.) Turtle Cookies

If you like your cookies as sweet as can be, these caramel and chocolate turtle cookies are a good choice.

7.) White Chocolate and Cherry Shortbread Cookies

These buttery, slightly fruity shortbread cookies are a nice break from the chocolate and vanilla cookies typically served around the holidays. Read the recipe here.

8.) Cinnamon Eggnog Cookies

These cookies are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The creamy flavor comes from eggnog chocolate chips, so if you’re not a fan of nog, switch them out for white chocolate, instead. See more details here.

9.) Oreo Pretzel Bark

Satisfy your need for salty and sweet with this easy-to-make cookie bark.

10.) Christmas Swirl Cookies

Stack and roll colored sugar cookie dough to get this swirled treat. See the details here.

11.) Double Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Cookies

The surprise inside this chocolate cookie is a melty peppermint patty. Get the details here.

12.) No-Bake Christmas Wreath Cookies

If baking isn’t your forte, mix up some no-bake cookies using butter, marshmallows, and cereal. See the recipe here.

13.) Chocolate Cinnamon Meringues

The outside of these treats are crispy, but the inside is like a cinnamon, chocolate marshmallow. See how to make them here.

14.) Apple Cider Caramel Cookies

These warm, sticky treats are sure to please this holiday season. Read how to make themhere.

15.) Cornmeal, Black Pepper, and Rosemary Butter Cookies

These cookies are anything but traditional. For those looking to try something totally different, try this buttery recipe.

Are you feeling more adventurous with your cookie choices now? Share this if you’re trying something new this holiday season.


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