The month of December symbolizes a lot of things. Christmas is right around the corner, finals are creeping up on students, and, of course, it marks the beginning of the 25 Days of Christmas Movie Marathon. New movies and old classics are played every day to help us get into the Christmas spirit. If you feel like baking this finals season, here are some cookie recipes and movie pairings to keep you busy (or just help you procrastinate).

12 Dates of Christmas: Edible Red Velvet Cookie Dough

sweet, beet, chocolate, cream, candy, red velvet cake
Lindsay DeMunno

Cookie dough is always the solution when there's boy drama.

A Christmas Story: Toasted Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

sweet, chocolate, pastry, cake, candy, bread
Stephanie Tam

Rather than sticking your tongue to a frozen pole this winter, eat one of these cookies instead.  

A Dennis the Menace Christmas: Gingerbread Truffles

cream, dairy product, milk, sweet, chocolate
Elizabeth Philip

These amazing truffles could get you out of any kind of trouble.

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Charlie's Sweater Chocolate-Dipped Oreos

chocolate, cookie
Meg Browder

“Good grief,” these are simple and cute.

Disney's Christmas Carol: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

cream, chocolate, ice, pistachio, dairy product, sweet, ice cream
Meg Browder

In my opinion, mint and chocolate should be a thing all year long. If you love mint chocolate chip ice cream, this is your cookie.

Disney's Frozen: Olaf Oreos

Meg Browder

Honestly, anything involving Oreos and Olaf is amazing.

Elf: Maple Syrup Cookies

cookie, pastry, bread, sweet, chocolate
Katy Hickl

“We elves try to stick to the main four food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and SYRUP.” -Buddy the Elf 

Frosty's Winter Wonderland: Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies

chocolate, sweet, candy, cake, cream
Sydney Eakin

If regular snowball cookies are not enough chocolate for you, try these bad boys. Snowball fights would definitely be more fun if they were chocolate.

Happy Feet Two: Penguin Oreos with Earmuffs

chocolate, candy, sweet, truffle, milk
Meg Browder

The earmuffs are important. 

Jack Frost: White Chocolate Dipped Molasses Cookies

chocolate, cream, sweet, candy, cake, goody, milk, pastry
Sarah Stettin

Jack Frost nipped at these soft and moist molasses cookies for sure. The white chocolate dip adds the best punch of texture.

Just Friends: Peppermint Kiss Cookies

candy, cookie, sweet, goody, chocolate, cake, pastry, sweetmeat, sprinkles
Sydney Eakin

Because anyone would want to share a (peppermint) kiss with Ryan Reynolds.

Mickey's Christmas Carol: Gingerbread Cookies

gingerbread, chocolate, candy, cookie, sweet, ginger, cake
Sarah Comerford

These cookies are perfect to decorate with friends and to eat while watching a childhood throwback movie.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Eggnog Cookies

Meg Browder

Rum not included, but it—and these cookies—are a must for any vacation.

Richie Rich's Christmas Wish: Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate, cream, marshmallow, ice cream, cookie
Lauren Peller

Your wish for a brownie and cookie has been answered.

Santa Baby: Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Santina Renzi

Vegan Christmas cookies to meet every dietary need while enjoying holiday movies.

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups: Puppy-Friendly Peanut Butter Treats

cookie, sweet, coffee, ginger, biscuits, gingerbread
Meg Browder

Because your pup deserves a treat too.

Scrooged: Rugelach Cookies

cinnamon, pastry, jam, sweet
Amanda Shulman

Impress your friends and family with these simple, yet delicious, pastries.

Snow Buddies: Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies

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PSA: These cookies are addicting, and once you dip these in milk or coffee you won't be able to stop.

The Grinch: Avocado Cookies

bacon, meat, beef
Sydney Eakin

Make these healthy cookies, and your heart is guaranteed to grow this Christmas.

The Holiday: Red Wine Cookies

Katy Hickl

Cameron Diaz would approve of these bad boys.

The Little Drummer Boy: Pretzel Drum Sugar Cookies

chocolate, cake, cookie, sweet, candy, pastry
Meg Browder

The pretzel sticks really make that perfect salty bite.

The Polar Express: Hot Cocoa Cookies

chocolate, candy, sweet, cream, cake, goody, pastry, milk
Meg Browder

The marshmallow on top. Oh my.

#SpoonTip: Eat these right out of the oven with milk.

The Santa Clause: Peppermint and Candy Cane Oreos

cake, candy, chocolate, cookie, sweet
Kelly McAdam

Simple and delicious, these cookies taste distinctly of Christmas and are definitely Santa’s favorite.

The Year Without a Santa Claus: Gluten-Free and Vegan Christmas Cookies

gingerbread, cookie, sweet, chocolate, candy, cake
Kristine Mahan

I’d rather have a year without gluten than a year without Santa, that’s for sure.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Cookie Brittle

chocolate, sweet, bread, cake
Hailey Maher

Just like The Nightmare Before Christmas has double holiday duty (Halloween and Christmas), so does this dessert. Cookies, meet brittle.