12/20/2017 16:29 EST | Updated 12/20/2017 16:30 EST

20 Christmas Cookie Recipes That Look As Adorable As They Do Tasty

They're almost too cute to eat... JK, definitely eat them.

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The holidays are the cookie's time to shine.

Sugar cookies, gingerbread, shortbread, chocolate... there's no end to the possibilities, and with cookie swaps growing in popularity, there's no shortage of seriously creative ways to decorate those baked goods either.

Here are some of the cutest recipes out there. They're all Insta-worthy, and look delicious too.

1. Melted snowman Oreo balls

The Girl Who Ate Everything

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2. Red velvet black-and-white cookies

Family Circle

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3. Vegan gingerbread snowflakes

The Food Network

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4. Chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies

Kraft Canada

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5. Easy reindeer sugar cookies

One Little Project At A Time

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6. Christmas pinwheel cookies

Yellow Bliss Road

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7. Blizzard cookies

Sugar Spun Run

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8. Santa bellies

Parents Magazine

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9. Rolo ornament cookies


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10. Gluten-free stained glass cookies


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11. Crinkly, cranky Grinch cookies

Simplistically Living

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12. Christmas lights cookies

Fireflies And Mud Pies

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13. Christmas shortbread cookies

The Cafe Sucre Farine

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14. Polar bear cookies

Noshing With The Nolands

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15. Gingerbread tree cookies

Eat The Love

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16. Santa Oreos

Positively Splendid

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17. Sugar cookie dough fudge

A Bajillion Recipes

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18. Hedgehog shortbread cookies

Six In The Suburbs Blog

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19. Mini gingerbread houses

Cake Time

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20. Mitten cookies

Bee In Our Bonnet

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