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Raisin Filled Cookies

Raisin Filled Cookies

Lovely and tasty little cookies filled with raisins, dates, and walnuts: "I love these cookies so much because they remind me of empanadas. They are so delicious and so darn cute."

Recipe: Raisin Filled Cookies

Chewy Spicy Ginger Cookies

Chewy Spicy Ginger Cookies

from lolfoodie

This is THE cookie for ginger lovers: "These cookies, I have to say, turned out magnificently. I love a spicy ginger cookie, and with three types of ginger (freshly-grated, crystallized, and ground), there is no lack of zing. The texture is soft and chewy, and well, they’re just perfect."

Recipes: Chewy Spicy Ginger Cookies

Almond Orange Biscotti

Almond Orange Biscotti

from lolfoodie

If you haven't tried making biscotti yet, now's the time. lolfoodie says: "This recipe marks my first attempt at making biscotti, and I think it turned out pretty well if I do say so myself! " They do look amazing! And I love the flavors: orange zest, orange liqueur, almonds, and chocolate. Mmmm!

Recipe: Almond Orange Biscotti

The Perfect (Gingerbread) Man

The Perfect (Gingerbread) Man

Sweet Pea bakes these festive cuties, and says:

"I have finally found the perfect man! These classic gingerbread cookies are spicy, thick and chewy. To me nothing says “merry christmas” more than a plate full of decorated gingerbread men. You can cut these cookies into any shape that you want and decorate them with royal icing. I promise you will get many oohs and aahs from anybody that tries them. They are quite addictive!"

Recipe: Thick and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Butterscotch Chip Spice Cookies

Butterscotch Chip Spice Cookies

 

"Scrumptious cookies spiced with cinnamon and ginger, speckled with butterscotch chips, and encased in a coating of powdered sugar. Simple, rich and delicious these cookies are perfect for your next holiday party. Keep the dough in the refrigerator for those unexpected holiday guests and you can serve fresh from the oven cookies! You can also roll the dough into balls and freeze them to bake later."

I love it!

Recipe: Butterscotch Chip Spice Cookies

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

These picture perfect cookies make a fantastic festive treat - dark chocolate coffee cookies hug a peppermint vanilla icing filling - so delicious!

Recipe: Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

Sweet Pumpkin Empanadas

Sweet Pumpkin Empanadas

Sweet spiced pumpkin "tucked inside a warm, flaky pastry shell, sparkling with sugar" makes a wonderful festive treat. These sweet empanadas are like little hand pies full of goodness:

"Serve warmed with coffee, cider, or if you’re like me, cold milk for dunking. Still feeling fancy? Have cinnamon or bourbon-spiked whipped cream on the side."

Recipe: Sweet Pumpkin Empanadas

Ginger Sandwich Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Filling

Ginger Sandwich Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Filling

Gingersnaps are one of those classic Christmas cookies that will never go out of style. They are also easy to dress up with icings and fillings like Christina's yummy cinnamon cream. The sweetness of the filling complements the spiciness of the ginger, and if you make these the day before, "the cookies will soften and the flavors will mingle, making them even more irresistible!"

Recipe: Ginger Sandwich Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Filling

Lebkuchen with Amaretto-Vanilla Glaze

Lebkuchen with Amaretto-Vanilla Glaze

Sometimes a picture says it all. Look at the amaretto-vanilla glaze on these amazing lebkuchen from Jessica - she describes them as "a comforting German Christmas cookie that will put anyone in the holiday spirit!" Indeed!

Recipe: Lebkuchen with Amaretto-Vanilla Glaze

Linzer Christmas Cookies

Linzer Christmas Cookies

Amazingly sophisticated cookies from La Kocinera - she shares the classic recipe as well as step-by-step instructions.  I love the way she describes them: "Sparkling like the lights on a tree, Linzer Cookies are the perfect treat for Christmas."

Recipe: Linzer Christmas Cookies