The holidays are all about tradition—but when you’ve made your great-grandmother’s same cookie recipe for the past 20 years, there’s also something to be said for jazzing things up. So we took classics like sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies and Linzer cookies and gave them mega upgrades. The results are chic, stylish and guaranteed to be the most popular dessert at your holiday party.
No-Bake Sugar Cookie Truffles
Crushed-up sugar cookies coated in white chocolate. Need we say more?
Caramel-Stuffed Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies
Let’s be honest: Who’s really a fan of those crunchy gingerbread men? But these gooey treats are a different story.
Matcha-Cranberry Linzer Cookies
Whoa, the traditional German sweet just got a major upgrade.
Chocolate-Peppermint Icebox Cookies
Make the dough ahead of time and bake ’em whenever.
Gingerbread Lattice Cookies
Ditch the sprinkles. Weaving your cookies is so 2017.
Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies
Way more interesting than plain old jam.
Nutella Sandwich Cookies
They’re like magical airy clouds.