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Day 8: Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Our Christmas cookie countdown continues with a Chocolate Sugar Cookie recipes shared by Glory Albin, a baker, blogger, wife and mom who lives in beautiful Northern California.

Cookies and the holidays just seem to go hand in hand! These Chocolate Sugar Cookies are simple, yet flavorful and are sure to become a family favorite. Choose good quality cocoa and real Challenge Butter, and you’ll have chewy, flavorful cookies perfect for sharing with family and friends all year round!

Day 7: Perfect Soft Ginger Cookies

On day seven of our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, we are featuring the quintessential spiced Christmas cookie. Our friend Trish over at Mom On Timeout posted one of her favorite recipes plus some helpful baking tips to make the perfect ginger cookies. These cookies are a softer and lighter take on traditional ginger cookies, and they are packed with extra spices for a deeper flavor.

I have a number of ginger cookie recipes that I adore. I’m spoiled year-round by my sister who makes ginger cookies all the time for the boys. It’s their favorite. I have three favorite recipes and this is one of them. It yields the lightest, prettiest ginger cookies you’ve ever seen.

Day 6: Candy Cane Snowball Cookies

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially with these cookies sitting on the table. For day 6 our candy-coated cookie recipe comes from Jamie over at MyBakingAddition.com.

It's the most wonderful time of the year - Cookie season, that is. Every excuse you could ever need to bake, eat, and share your favorite cookie recipes. This has long been my favorite time of year, because well, duh, baking! And girlfriend can get down on some cookies.

Day 5: Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies

Celebrate day 5 with a seasonal favorite from Deborah Harroun of the Taste and Tell blog. Her buttery cookie recipe is packed with an orange-cranberry flavor combination that's hard to resist. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

I love when December rolls around and I can think about Christmas cookies 24/7. One of these years, I'm going to try to bake a different Christmas cookie every day in December because I love cookies so much!

This year, I have been trying different cookies in preparation for cookie plates for the neighbors. I still haven't completely finalized the list, but one thing is for sure - I am totally in love with the orange/cranberry combination this year. It is a flavor combination that totally screams 'holiday' to me.

Day 4: Half Moon Chocolate Espresso Cookies

For the fourth day of our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, we celebrate with a chocolate chip cookie dipped in spiced espresso chocolate. It's an indulgent spin on the good ol’ chocolate chip cookie.

During the holiday season we tend to be a bit more decadent than usual. Maybe we put a little extra butter on the roast chicken, or add a splash of brandy to an otherwise standard black tea, or perhaps we indulge in a bit more pie than would be considered appropriate the rest of the year. Thinking along those same lines, I decided to create an extra delicious cookie recipe that toed those same lines of richness.

Day 3: Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's day three of our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies and today we get a recipe from Jocelyn Brubaker of Inside BruCrew Life.

I have been testing some new cookie recipes this month to see if we could add a new favorite to our top ten Cookie list. One of my favorite candies during the holidays is a chocolate covered cherry. I wanted to include that idea into one of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes. With a few tweaks and changes, this delicious cookie happened.

Day 2: Caramel Corn Crunch Cookies

Today we get a special recipe from Shelly over at Cookies & Cups. Her recipe merges a couple of her favorite things: cookies and caramel corn. Not only is it very creative, it's sure to be a hit on your holiday cookie platter.

I love cookies. That's no huge secret. And caramel corn. Not a secret either. So I decided that it was high time to squish them together. Plus, we’re knee deep in “Cookie Season” right now and if ya aren’t baking, ya ain’t livin’!

This year I have teamed up with Challenge Dairy and have enjoyed every minute of it, and this month I wanted to create a cookie that would be buttery and lovely but also delicious and different!

Day 1: Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

We've teamed up with a handful of our favorite bloggers to bring you 12 festive cookie recipes to enjoy as you countdown to Christmas. Over the next 12 days, check back here to see a new cookie recipe each day. First up, these absolutely delicious Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies.