10 Favorite Holiday Cookies

It's cookie time! Warm up the oven and bake these festive sweets for your next holiday swap.

Bakery Style Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are sheer perfection — thick and chewy cookies that taste as good as they look. And they come with a fool-proof set of instructions.

World's Best Butter Cookies

I tested eight different butter cookies, looking for the "perfect" one. It had to be buttery, a little crumbly (like shortbread) and not too sweet. This is the winner.

The Most Wonderful Gingerbread Cookies

With firm, easy-to-work-with dough, these cookies smell so wonderful that they're almost like a stress reliever. They will disappear in lightning speed! Good thing they only have three grams of fat each.

Oreo Balls

These little treats taste as good as they look. Good thing this recipe makes several dozen because your party guests will be fighting over the last one — and definitely asking for the recipe.

Caramel Chocolate Bars

So gooey, rich and delicious, you'll want to eat the whole batch in one sitting. Better still, they're simple enough that you can recruit the kids to help.

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

You won't find a better sugar cookie anywhere you search. Not only are they buttery and delicious, but the dough is an absolute dream to work with — rolls out easily and the cookies hold their shape while baking.

Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

Just like grandma made them. You'll be calling these the best snickerdoodle cookies you've ever made.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

You've made oatmeal raisin cookies before, so why try these? Because they're moist, chewy and loaded with raisins ... and they're better than any you've tried before!

Santa Cookies

No baking necessary and always a big hit! Friends and family will ooh and ahh over how cute they are. Plus, they're easy enough to get the kids to help.

Christmas Rum Balls

Need a gift idea? Look no further than these easy balls. Make them up to a week ahead (the longer they sit, the more flavorful) and store in decorative tins.

Almond Cookie Bites

A classic holiday combination of allspice, cinnamon and almonds comes to life in these simple, petite cookies with delicious flavor and a great crunch. A whole Fisher Chef's Naturals Almond is the perfect topper.