By Anna Kocharian

Published on December 16, 2015

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Photography by Ashley McLaughlin via fodo52

white chocolate peppermint cookies

Chocolate chip cookie meets peppermint bark, in this delightfully chewy treat speckled with sea salt and a hint of toffee.

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Photography by Ashley McLaughlin via fodo52

pumpkin pie cookies

We’re always in favor of repurposing holiday staples into cookie form, especially when the one in question happens to be pumpkin pie. These soft and chewy treats feature the infamous flavors of pumpkin spice, topped with a maple-almond frosting and toasted pecans.

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snickerdoodles

These sweet and simple cinnamon-sugar dusted treats more or less capture the warmth and bold flavors of the season.

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chocolate hazelnut and caramel stuffed brownie cookies

These indulgent treats are generously topped with the most delicious pomegranate, sea salt sugar to complement the bold chocolate hazelnut filling. 

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Photography by my name is yeh

peppermint marshmallow sandwich cookies

A fluffy marshmallow center (with a refreshing hint of peppermint!) sandwiched between two brownie cookies. 

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Photography by http://www.apt2bbakingco.com/

crunchy peanutpepper cookies

This isn’t your ordinary peanut butter cookie recipe. With a spicy kick of cayenne pepper and a pinch of salt, these crunchy-chewy goodies are a must-try.

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Photography by Matt Taylor-Gross via saveur

homemade mallomars 

These classic treats feature a cake-like cookie base topped with a homemade marshmallow, and drenched in the most decadent coat of chocolate.

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mini chocolate thumbprint cookies

With a molten fudge center and a dash of seasonal sprinkles, these chocolate sugar cookies make for the perfect bite-sized (read: you can eat a whole bunch) treats. 

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Photography by i am food blog

the best ever chocolate chip cookie

What makes this version better than the rest? Well, the golden brown, crispy edges and gooey center make a good start, but it’s the pinch of sea salt that really seals the deal. 

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Photography by Annie Wang via what katie ate

nutella cookies

A classic spread recreated in a delectably crispy, cookie form. We truly can’t ask for anything more.

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Photography by jacob taylor for laurenconrad.com

mexican hot chocolate cookies

Chocolate and spice go hand-in-hand in this decadent treat, inspired by the sweet and spicy holiday drink.

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speculoos buttons

You may devour the spread by the spoonful, but these crunchy, spice-filled cookies (with a powdered sugar glaze!) just might become your new favorite.

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Photography by tworedbowls

fresh mint dark chocolate truffle cookies

Chocolate and mint make for the perfect pair in this indulgently crispy treats, garnished with a deliciously candied mint.

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lavender shortbread wreaths

Mouthwatering cookies with a hint of lavender, dunked in a delicious glaze, and dressed with a vibrant set of delicate toppers.

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rosemary and salted caramel linzer cookies

These sugar-dusted goodies include a unique flavor pairing of hazelnuts, caramel, and the most refreshing hint of fresh rosemary.