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31 Days of Cookies: Peanut-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

On the 21st day of cookies we celebrate a favorite flavor combo. Roger Mooking’s peanut butter cookies are filled with giant chocolate chip chunks and salty roasted peanuts, so they’ve got that perfect salty-sweet, chewy-soft balance. Dust them with either cocoa powder or confectioners’ sugar (or half and half) to give them a festive snowy finish.

Click here for the Peanut-Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe.

More cookies:
Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
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Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

31 Days of Cookies: Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Celebrate the 20th day of cookies with Kelsey Nixon’s soft-and-chewy take on a classic oatmeal raisin. She pulses the raisins in a food processor along with all the other ingredients, creating uniform texture and the sort of swirl you might find in a cinnamon-raisin bagel.

Click here for the Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe.

More cookies:
Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
Unique Cookie Recipes
Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

Beat the Wheat: Gluten-Free Cranberry-Ginger Shortbread

gluten-free shortbread
AKA Get It, Shorty
When I was growing up, every year around the holidays my eccentric great-uncle would share a box of shortbread cookies with my brother and me as we sat in the living room while he smoked his pipe. Those dense cookies were so rich, so buttery and so great with hot chocolate. Now, when I pass all the lit Christmas trees in my neighbors’ windows on my evening walk with the dog, I crave shortbread. I want that buttery, rich taste, and I want it all winter long.

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31 Days of Cookies: Double Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

On the 19th day of cookies, double your pleasure with these chocolate-peanut butter cookies that are studded with two kinds of chips and chocolate-peanut butter cup candies. Actually, make that quadruple your pleasure.

Click here for the Double Peanut Butter Cup Cookies recipe.

More cookies:
Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
Unique Cookie Recipes
Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

31 Days of Cookies: Lemon Curd and Stem Ginger White Chocolate Chip Cookies

On the 18th day of cookies, add stem ginger (young ginger that’s been preserved in a sugar syrup and canned) and lemon curd to white chocolate chip cookie dough for a spicy, citrusy take on a classically sweet cookie.

Click here for the Lemon Curd and Stem Ginger White Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.

More cookies:
Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
Unique Cookie Recipes
Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

31 Days of Cookies: Whoopie Pies

Chuck Hughes’ take on these pillowy cookie sandwiches will have holiday revelers screaming “whoopee!” on the 17th day of cookies. The tender chocolate cakes are filled with a honey-tinged marshmallow mixture, imbuing the sticky-fingered favorite with even sweeter flavor.

Click here for the Whoopie Pies recipe.

More cookies:
Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
Unique Cookie Recipes
Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

31 Days of Cookies: Candied Apple Rugelach

Kick off Hanukkah celebrations on the 16th day of cookies — and first night of the Festival of Lights — with this amped-up version of a classic Jewish cookie. The pastry’s delicate layers are wrapped around a caramelized apple confit, rather than chocolate or nuts. With a 32-cookie yield, this recipe is perfect for a whole crowd of candle-lighting revelers.

Click here for the Candied Apple Rugelach recipe.

More cookies:
Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
Unique Cookie Recipes
Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

31 Days of Cookies: Dark Chocolate, Cranberry, Oat and Pistachio Cookies

On this 15th day of cookies, our guest blogger shares a kitchen-sink-style holiday cookie: They’ve got everything.

Christmas season is all about the cookies. They are Santa’s favorite treat, after all. These cookies are chewy, soft in the center, crispy on the edges, and full of oats, dark chocolate, cranberries and pistachios. They’re also super easy (and fast) to whip up. You can mix up a batch, scoop it out into balls and keep them in the freezer until you want a freshly baked treat. They’re perfect for those unexpected holiday visitors!

Click here for the Dark Chocolate, Cranberry, Oat and Pistachio Cookies recipe.
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Stephanie Le, based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, obsesses about noodles, potatoes and eggs, and she almost always falls for food-related hype. You can typically find her patiently waiting in the longest lines with her camera and empty stomach hoping to get a taste of the next big thing. Her first book, Easy Gourmet (Page Street Publishing), was published in 2014. She spends her days on recipe development and photography, and she blogs about her food adventures at I am a Food Blog, winner of Saveur’s Blog of the Year and Best Cooking Blog 2014.

31 Days of Cookies: Christmas “Circus” Cookies

Get in the holiday spirit on the 14th day of cookies with these miniature sweets cut into Christmas shapes of your choosing. They were modeled after those pink-and-white-icing- and sprinkle-covered cookies you might remember from your childhood — hence the “circus” moniker. These frosted treats are bedecked in more holiday-appropriate colors and taste just like their inspiration.

Click here for the Christmas “Circus” Cookies recipe.

More cookies:
Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
Unique Cookie Recipes
Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

31 Days of Cookies: The White House’s Molasses Spice Cookies

For the 13th day of cookies, we’re bringing you some gingersnaps with the presidential seal of approval. These molasses cookies — from former White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses — are chockfull of ginger flavor. A roll in granulated sugar before baking helps balance the zippy spice.

The White House's Molasses Spice Cookies

Click here for the White House’s Molasses Spice Cookies “Gingersnaps” recipe.

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Cooking Channel’s All-Star Cookie Swap
50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
Unique Cookie Recipes
Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

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