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14 holiday cookies to make right now

Holiday baking can be as complicated or as simple as you want. We covered all the bases with these A+ cookie recipes, so no matter what you choose, your holiday noshing will be delicious.

Biscotti

Use this as a blank canvas to create your own biscotti; add grated lemon or orange zest, chopped nuts or chocolate, apricots, cranberries, cherries or candied ginger

Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pies are soft, cake-like cookies filled with billowy, whipped frosting. Rolled in sprinkles, they make a great alternative to birthday cupcakes.

Food Processor Flourless Chocolate Cake

The perfect flourless chocolate cake for entertaining, this little number is best made a day or two in advance so that it has time to rest and get extra fudgy.

Lemony Lavender Buttermilk Cake

This is a no-fuss, big-taste cake. Make it for a snack, dessert or serve it for brunch.

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

The ultimate chocolate chip cookie is dense and chewy, not too cakey, with crisp edges and chocolate chunks throughout. The way it should be.

Classic Chocolate Cupcakes

A good, basic chocolate cupcake recipe is invaluable when there are kids in the house. (And even when there's not.)

Lemon Cheesecake Brownies

Brownies and lemons may not be the most common pairing, but trust us, these lemon cheesecake-swirled brownies are a new fave.

Easy do-it-yourself Popsicles

The best thing about homemade popsicles is that they’re made with real ingredients — fruits, juices, yogurt and no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colours or flavours. Use your imagination — anything you can freeze, you can freeze on a stick.

Cherry Pie Chia Parfaits

Creamy chia pudding, jammy tart cherries, and a crunchy granola topping are great as a midday snack or an after-dinner treat.

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