Slideshow: Share Your Sweets: Holiday Cookies

Dbcurrie's Spice Cookies
Dbcurrie's Spice Cookies
"I've made a number of variations on this cookie, but this may be my final version. They're much milder than gingerbread cookies, perfect for cutout cookies, and the color makes a nice backdrop for decorating, if you do such things. Or just make them round and munch away. Read more on my blog."—Dbcurrie
Michelle C's Shortbread
Michelle C's Shortbread
"These cranberry shortbread cookies are a simple, reliable holiday favorite. Nothing reminds me more of Christmas than the smell of shortbread fresh from the oven. You can read more here."—Michelle C.
Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies from Lauren L.
Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies from Lauren L.
These peanut butter cookies are chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside but the best part about them is that each bite also comes with the perfect amount of pretzel and chocolate. Read more here."—Lauren L.
Michelle J's Cranberry Cookies
Michelle J's Cranberry Cookies
"My auntie's chocolate chip butter cookies make a once-a-year appearance at Xmas, and with good reason. The original recipe calls for a full pound of butter! The chocolate chip-only version is the classic we've had since I was a kid, but this year, they're getting a little extra holiday flair with the addition of dried cranberries. The recipe, which makes about 24, is here."—Michelle J.
Karen T's Sugar Cookies
Karen T's Sugar Cookies
"Super easy festive sugar cookies. Dazzle your guest with this scrumptious tasting cookie. I'm always looking for a quick unique cookie recipe during the holidays that no one will have. Here it is with tutorial."—Karen T.
Shannon's 7-Layer bars
Shannon's 7-Layer bars
It just isn't Christmas in our house until someone breaks out the first batch of seven-layer bars. Our family has been making these since we were kids, and we devour them. Who doesn't love pecans, chocolate and butterscotch rolled together with coconut on a buttery graham cracker? It's such an easy recipe to make, and it yields a ton. In a season filled with painstaking royal icing decoration, these make a perfect, simple (and delicious) addition to your holiday cookie assortment. Read more here."—Shannon
Janice C's Gluten-Free Pressed Sugar Cookies
Janice C's Gluten-Free Pressed Sugar Cookies
"This is definitely a new take on sugar cookies! I am a huge fan of the Cookie Pro Ultra II Cookie Press. It makes baking cookies an ease. With so many fun shapes to choose from, you will find that it is great for baking cookies all year round. Read more on my blog."—Janice
Miranda L's Mexican Wedding Cakes
Miranda L's Mexican Wedding Cakes
"Everyone's favorite holiday cookie, melt in your mouth Mexican Wedding Cakes! Read more on my blog."—Miranda L.
Madelyn's Cherry Carob Cookies
Madelyn's Cherry Carob Cookies
"I love making these Cherry Carob Cookies for the holidays…They started as a Martha Stewart recipe I adapted to avoid the egg and the chocolate. With a few substitutions they’re now vegetarian and as delicious as I remembered them originally. Read more on my blog."—Madelyn of Karmafree Cooking
Laura S's Peanut Butter Cookies
Laura S's Peanut Butter Cookies
"I recently stumbled upon the best cookies ever. They combine all things delicious which for me includes: peanut butter, white chocolate, pretzels and nuts! I am a bit of an oddity in that I don't like dark chocolate so these are the best cookies that I have found that replace what I call "dumpster cookies" that have basically everything but the kitchen sink in them. They are so good as is that 3 people from my office emailed me for the recipe and made them at home the next weekend. The recipe is here."—Laura S.
Amy C's Shortbread
Amy C's Shortbread
"The recipe for these is from the book Cookie Swap, and is also on my blog."—Amy C.
Rashmi P's Rainbow/Neapolitan Cookies
Rashmi P's Rainbow/Neapolitan Cookies
"Now I understand why they are so popular during the holidays. It is indeed a labor of love and more importantly patience. It takes around 30 hours before you can actually bite into one of these gorgeous creations. Read more on my blog."—Rashmi P.