Slideshow SLIDESHOW: Last Year's Top 10 Holiday Cookies

Happy December! Okay, we're only eight hours into the sweetest month of the year, but we've already started thinking about cookies. We'll be bringing you new recipes every day this month, of course. But the great thing about holiday cookies is that they're timeless.

So to kick off the month, here are our most popular 10 cookie recipes from last December, from '80s-style bourbon balls to homemade Thin Mints.

Straight to the recipes...

1. Bourbon Balls
2. Chocolate Mint Thumbprints
3. Mocha Toffee Bars
4. Homemade Thin Mints
5. Ultrathin Chocolate Chunk Cookies
6. Chocolate Peppermint Bar Cookies
7. Glittering Lemon Sandwich Cookies
8. Lace Cookies
9. Biscochitos
10. Mice Cookies

About the author: Carey Jones is the Editor of Serious Eats New York and co-editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. Follow her on Twitter (@careyjones).

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