The "12 Days of Christmas" is a popular Christmas song that we’ve all heard ever since we were little. Yet, as I got older I decided to put my own spin on the classic tune. When I realized there were so many people that I wanted to give gifts to each holiday season, I began my "12 Days of Christmas Cookies" baskets. I would bake 12 different cookie recipes, package them up, and hand them out to family and friends. Each year, everyone looks forward to my classic go-to cookies (such as the Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies), or seeing the year’s newest additions (like the Caramel White Chocolate Cookies).

So if you’re in need of a lot of gifts and would rather spend hours in your kitchen instead of a department store, I’m sharing this year’s "12 Days of Cookies" list with you!

1. Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Cookies

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Ashley Kim

These gooey and chocolatey cookies are the perfect tribute to the classic winter drink. Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Cookies are easy to make and bound to be a favorite of your friends and family.

2. Chocolate Kiss Powder Puff Cookies

The sweet surprise in the center of these cookies is almost as good as a present on Christmas Day. Combining the flaky texture of the pie crust and the smooth texture of the chocolate makes these cookies the perfect duo.

3. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Festive and fun, Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies have the color and texture that capture the spirit of the holidays. They’re a unique twist on Red Velvet  that taste just as good as they look.

4. Snowball Cookies

The only snowball fight these cookies cause is over who is going to eat the last one! Remind your friends and family of their childhood memories playing in the snow with these sweet cookies.

5. Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

Nothing says “Christmas” like the classic color combo of red and green. This fun and easy take on a simple sugar cookie will add a pop of color to your cookie package.

6. Caramel White Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are a new take on the classic chocolate chip cookie. Showcasing smooth caramel and white chocolate, cookie lovers everywhere will be asking you for this recipe.

7. Vanilla Almond Cookies

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Amanda Shulman

Time to break out your Christmas cookie cutters! Simple and sweet, Vanilla Almond cookies are a great filler for your cookie boxes.

8. Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Coffee, chocolate, and peppermint; did someone say “Christmas?” Peppermint Mocha Cookies combine every flavor we love about the holiday season and put them into one dessert.

9. Kris Kringle Christmas Cookies

This recipe is made to fulfill your gift giving needs since it yields over 30 cookies. Pop these a bunch of these festive desserts into your cookie packages.

10. Sprinkle Sugar Cookie Sticks

These cookies are ideal for your coffee or hot chocolate drinkers on your gift list. They’re the perfect shape for dunking into warm drinks, or even for when you leave them out with milk for Santa.

11. Gingerbread Cookies

A classic Christmas cookie that you just can’t forget. Decorate them and create cute characters to hand out to your friends and family.

12. Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies

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Annie Pinto

This is a guaranteed favorite for all of your peanut butter lovers. Add a Hershey’s Kiss to unite the peanut butter and chocolate duo this holiday season.