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31 Days of Cookies: G’s Spicy Tequila Balls

Go out with a boozy bang on this 31st and final day of cookies with alcohol-infused vanilla wafer, walnut and cocoa powder balls. Packed with a whopping 1/2 cup of tequila and dusted with both chipotle and cayenne powders, these fiery cookies are perfect for New Year’s Eve carousing (and taste as strong as the cocktail you’ll have in your hand).

Click here for the G’s Spicy Tequila Balls 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: Irish Cream and Coffee Cookies

This edible version of the Irish coffee drink might just keep you buzzing throughout the entire 30th day of cookies. Both ground coffee and coffee extract infuse the sugar cookie dough with flavor and color. Pipe the delicate buttercream frosting — which contains additional coffee extract and Irish cream liqueur — into a frothy topping to make these cookies look just like their mugged moniker.

Click here for the Irish Cream and Coffee 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: Layer Bars with Almond Butter and Strawberry Jam

Recover from holiday festivities on the 29th day of cookies with these nutty layer bars — they’re like your favorite peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich, compacted into a cookie and jazzed up a bit with sliced almonds and a crumble top.

Click here for the Layer Bars with Almond Butter and Strawberry Jam 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: Warm Chewy Macadamia White Chocolate Cookies

How did the nut of Australian origin and Hawaiian proliferation come to marry the cocoa-free chocolate as a high-profile flavor combo? We’re not certain, but we’re not complaining. Partake in the 28th day of cookies with this tender, chewy take on the sweet, nutty cookies.

Click here for the Warm Chewy Macadamia White Chocolate 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: Gluten-Free Spiked Chocolate Decadence Cookies

On the 27th day of cookies, our guest blogger proves that gluten-free cookies can hold their own in the dessert spread.

The inspiration for my Spiked Chocolate Decadence Cookies was the holiday spirit — or spirits — so present throughout the season. And while cocktails abound, booze goes a long way toward successful holiday baking too. Vodka renders pie crusts impossibly flaky; brandy or rum gives cakes a crumb so moist and heady that dessert lovers may need a designated driver; and a tablespoon of any liquor will forever transform the way you look at cookies. (Because we’re talking about gluten-free baking here, just make sure to grab a gluten-free vodka or brandy in lieu of the traditional 40 proof.)

I was inspired by my grandmother’s hazelnut bacci when I started developing these gluten-free Spiked Chocolate Decadence Cookies. I used whole eggs and eliminated any trace of nuts by using my gluten-free cookie flour blend. I added a tablespoon of vodka to the dough and refrigerated it overnight so the sugars could absorb all the liquid. The end result? A chocolate cookie with a crunchy outer rim and a soft, supple center. Sandwich two with the chocolate ganache filling for a very seasonally appropriate splurge.

Click here for the Spiked Chocolate Decadence 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

Karen Morgan is the founder of the beloved gluten-free Blackbird Bakery in Austin, Texas, and is the author of two cookbooks on matter:  Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free and The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free, which feature her new line of gluten-free flour blends.

31 Days of Cookies: Meyer Lemon Cardamom Crinkle Cookies

Much a we complain that nothing is in season during brutal winter months, that isn’t the case at all. Citrus, including perky meyer lemon, is best in chilly months. So for the 26th day of cookies, we’re celebrating vitamin C with 5-star meyer lemon cookies, spiced with cardamom and ideal for a calm post-party tea session.

Click here for the Meyer Lemon Cardamom Crinkle 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: Spritz Cookies

Merry Christmas from Cooking Channel! There’s no better way to celebrate the 25th day of cookies than with these classic, simple Christmas treats of German origin. Almond paste imbues the cookies with a subtle nutty flavor and makes the dough smoother — ideal for creating festive shapes in a spritz press. Sprinkle them with colored sugars to dress the plain cookies up for the holiday.

Click here for the Spritz 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 Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

When Santa sneaks down the chimney tonight on the 24th day of cookies, he’ll be looking for a plate of something classic and perfected. Surprise him with this five-star recipe for soft-and-chewy chocolate chip cookies to ensure your stockings remain coal-free.

Click here for Kelsey Nixon’s 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: Oat Bars with Cranberries and Macadamia Nuts

On this 23rd day of cookies, our guest blogger shares her holiday take on a classic South African treat.

This cookie is based on my grandmother Betty’s recipe for oat crunchies — a classic South African dessert. The original recipe has been passed down the generations and is a favorite of all of my family members. I added dried cranberries and macadamia nuts to make them a little festive for the holidays. Want to make them truly over the top? I’ve included an option to drizzle melted white chocolate over the bars at the end.

If you like your cookies crispy, use a wider tray and spread the mixture a bit thinner. If you prefer them chewier, use a smaller tray, so they are thicker.

Click here for the Oat Bars with Cranberries and Macadamia Nuts recipe.
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50 All-Star Holiday Cookies
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Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies

Sam Linsell is based in Cape Town, South Africa, where she works as a professional food stylist and photographer. Passionate about all things food, she is constantly creating recipes and images, which she shares on her award-winning food blog, Drizzle & Dip. She is a one-stop shop for recipe and visual food content, and she has been commissioned by various magazines and digital publications. Sam has written, styled and photographed two cookbooks.

31 Days of Cookies: Hazelnut Ganache Thumbprint Cookies

On the 22nd day of cookies, our guest blogger turns a favorite flavor combo into this dark, rich twist on a classic.

Thumbprint cookies are classic holiday treats that seem to make an appearance in every dessert spread. In this recipe, rather than fill the cookies with jam, I updated the flavors by utilizing one of my favorite pairings: chocolate and hazelnut. I added hazelnut meal to a traditional buttery shortbread cookie to give the cookies nutty flavor and a lovely crumbly texture. The thick ganache is dropped into the center of each cookie with a sprinkling of flaked sea salt, so while these cookies might be less flashy than their jewel-toned counterparts, they will become your party’s sleeper hit.

Click here for the Hazelnut Ganache Thumbprint Cookies recipe.
See more original cookies from some of our favorite food bloggers.

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

Adrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, Pancakes: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things.

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