5 Not-So-Basic Cookie Recipes to Try This Holiday Season

When it comes to cookies — our favorite kind of sweets — we don't mess around. READ: 10 of the Most Outrageous Cookie Recipes Sure, there are the usual visions of gingerbread cookies dancing in our heads at this time of year, but just because it’s the holidays, it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate other, equally delicious cookies. We’ve rounded up five of our favorites to make this holiday season, from traditional chocolate chip cookies to the incredible invention of Nutella thumbprint Christmas cookies. When packaged in cellophane or a pretty box, they also make excellent gifts, but we won’t judge if you decide to eat them all yourself. Get ready to drool: 

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    Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

    RECIPE: Foodie Crush
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    Glazed Lemon Ricotta Cookies

    RECIPE: Sarcastic Cooking
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    Cranberry Bliss Cookies

    RECIPE: Gimme Some Oven
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    Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies

    RECIPE: Gimme Some Oven
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    Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

    RECIPE: Inspired By Charm
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