3 Cute Christmas Cookie Recipes That Will Even Impress Santa

We're just nine days away from Christmas Day, which means there's no time to waste when it comes to crafting up some tasty holiday treats. Many people like to use their tried-and-true cookie recipes they make every year, but we think it's time to mix things up this time around.

That's not to say you can't make your verified faves, but why not add in some new sugary sensations to your cookie plate? Everyone likes a little variety, and with these yummy concoctions we've rounded up, people will be talking about your creations long after the decorations are taken down.

Here are some of the best (and cutest!) Christmas cookies to make this year.

 

1. Ho Ho Ho Cookies

Image and recipe credit: Country Living; Frances Janisch 

Image and recipe credit: Country Living; Frances Janisch 

Whoever said you shouldn't play with your food has never had these adorable Ho Ho Ho Cookies, a play on the classic game, Tic-Tac-Toe. All you need to do is get out your favorite sugar cookie recipe and dye one-half of it red. Then, cut out nine 1 1/4-inch squares in alternating colors and press them together to create the game board. Cut out plenty of little "H" and "O" cookies, and bake! Just be sure to monitor, as the little letters bake very quickly. 

 

2. Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups

Image and recipe credit: The Gunny Sack

Image and recipe credit: The Gunny Sack

Something about desserts disguised as everyday items just makes it seem like they would taste even better. That's why we're obsessed with these hot chocolate cookie cups from The Gunny Sack blog. The best part about this recipe is it uses pre-made Pillsbury dough, making it a good pick for novice bakers. Get the recipe here.

 

3. Chocolate Kiss Powder Puff Cookies

Image and credit: Averie Cooks

Image and credit: Averie Cooks

Combining two amazing treats and only using three ingredients total, this recipe is a definite winner in our book. They're  "a cheater's version of Russian teacakes" as the creator, Averie Cooks, writes, but we're not ashamed. After all, look how cute the chocolate kiss looks! Snag the recipe here and impress all your holiday guests this season.

 

Which one of these yummy cookie recipes will you be baking up this season? Anyone going for all three?

 

XOXO,

The Drift Babes