12/08/2014 11:18 EST | Updated 11/21/2016 01:34 EST

Christmas Cookie Recipes: 20 Easy Shortbread Treats

For the next five weeks, the Huffington Post Canada's Living team will bring you delicious cookie recipes perfect for the holiday season. We're thinking sugary, chocolaty and frosted treats ideal for those holiday dinners and office shenanigans.

Made with a base of sugar, butter and flour, these tiny sweet treats can be spruced up with so much more. This week we went with classic shortbread cookie recipes, featuring cookies made with nuts, chocolate, and a ton of sprinkles. From Christmas trees to classic dipped cookies, this week, you will find something for your cookie exchange or mid-day office snack.

Last week we rounded up 20 of our favourite holiday cookies made with fruit and nuts and next week, we wrap up our cookie series with another classic holiday ingredient.

Check out the fourth batch of 20 cookie recipes and don't forget to leave your favourite holiday cookie recipe in the comments below:

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