Unique Holiday Cookie Recipes You Probably Haven't Seen

The holidays are without argument the best time of year food-wise.

December magic whisks us away and brings us ham, rolls—and most importantly—a variety of delicious desserts.

Prepare to be amazed by these cookie recipes perfect for all of this month's holiday gatherings.

1. Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks

What could possibly be cuter than a Christmas tree cookie stack, you ask? Oh right, nothing. Go the extra decorating mile using THIS recipe.

christmas tree cookie stacks

(via Delish)


2. Santa's Trash Cookies

One man's trash is definitely another's treasure. THIS fabulous recipe features crushed potato chips, pretzels and chocolate chips. Yep, it sounds like a strange combo, but it packs a serious holiday punch that is unforgettable.

santas trash cookies with chocolate chips and potato chips

(via Delish)


3. Christmas Cornflake Wreaths

Normally, we wouldn't encourage the eating of wreaths at any time of the year, but THIS recipe totally changed our minds. Because these are made out of corn flakes, we're giving these the green light to eat.

christmas cornflake wreaths

(via Tastes Better From Scratch)


4. Dreidel Surprise Cookies

Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel! These delish treats aren't made out of clay. All you need to craft these guys are some sugar cookies, blue frosting and tons of M&Ms. Get to making them HERE.

Dreidel surprise cookies

(via Tablespoon)


5. M&M Gingerbread Cookies

Let's be real, our favorite men during holiday season are ones completely made out of gingerbread. Throw in a few M&M's with THIS recipe and you have a gingerbread man that's 100% Insta-worthy.

M&M gingerbread cookies

(via Erica's Sweet Tooth)


6. Red Velvet Snowflakes

New rule, holiday season hasn't officially arrived until something red velvet-flavored is thrown into the mix. In this case, that something might as well be edible snowflakes. Grab the recipe HERE.
red velvet snowflake cookies

(via Created By Diane)


7. Gingerbread Oreo Cookie Balls

They had us at gingerbread and Oreo in the same sentence. Wrap THESE yummy ingredients up in a cookie ball and go to town!

gingerbread oreo cookie balls

(via Sweet Recipeas)


8. No-Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies

THESE simple and quick cookies make for a perfectly peppermint holiday treat. All you need is a little microwave power, no oven necessary. Beware, we find it much more difficult to resist eating them all when there's no baking involved, just saying.

no-bake peppermint bark cookies

(via The Suburban Soapbox)


9. Christmas Shortbread Bites

We usually prefer our shortbread cookies Girl Scout style, but unfortunately they aren't as available this time of year. However, we have a substitute just right for Christmas. Peep the recipe HERE and see what we mean.

christmas shortbread bites

(via Good Housekeeping)


10. Hanukkah Gelt Cookies

Any cookie that's noted to melt in your mouth is a cookie we will gladly gobble up. Get ready for Hanukkah by baking THESE cookies now.

Hanukkah gelt cookies

(via Overtime Cook)


Now that you have the holiday desserts down, you'll want to view THESE mouthwatering hot chocolates to get drink inspo for your next December shindig.