Each year Santa travels the world in one night to deliver presents and let’s face it, the big guy has over 80 million homes to visit each year on Christmas Eve. That is a lot of Christmas cookies to eat! We have the ultimate guide for sweet surprises that will set your house apart when Santa comes to visit.

White Chocolate Lemon Gingersnap Cookies

White Chocolate Lemon Gingersnap Cookies

If you’re needing cookies in a pinch, this recipe is for you. Dress up store-bought gingersnaps and a white chocolate and lemon mixture to create a fruity spin on a classic Christmas favorite.

White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Cranberries and pecans set these shortbreads apart. The sweetness of the cranberry and the added crunch from the pecans make this Christmas cookie recipe stand out from the crowd.

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Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies recipe

High in antioxidant-rich Vitamin E and containing one-half whole grain per cookie, Santa can watch his figure this holiday season! Pro tip: Switch out the suggest jams with your favorites to mix up the flavors.

Sorghum Gingerbread Cookies

This is not your average gingerbread man. Sweet sorghum adds amazing flavor to winter’s classic cookie recipe.

Peppermint Crush Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint Crush Chocolate Chip Cookies

A classic chocolate chip cookie with a twist! Use up leftover candy canes to make these delightful dessert.

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

This gluten-free cookie recipe hails all of the way from Bob’s Red Mill in Oregon, and every mouthwatering morsel is sure to be eaten.

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Caramel Chocolate Turtle Pretzels

Caramel Chocolate Turtle Pretzels

Chock full of fiber, protein and healthy fats, the pecans in these chocolate turtles will help Santa be full of energy as he makes his way to the next house.

Gingersnap Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle

Gingersnap cookies with white chocolate drizzle recipe

Spruce up the classic gingersnap cookie with a decadent drizzle of white chocolate. This tasty treat will have Santa reaching for seconds!

Bacon and Peanut Butter Cookies

Bacon and Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

By the time Santa reaches your house, he’ll probably be craving something savory, and boy, do these bacon and peanut butter cookies fit the bill. Designed to be the perfect combination of sweet and salty, we’re positive the man in the red suit will remember your house for years to come.

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Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are so delicious that it is rumored that someone once paid $1,000 to get Neiman Marcus’ secret chocolate chip cookie recipe. Seriously, they are that good.

Lemon Balm Cookies

Lemon Balm Cookies recipe

A little bit sour and a lot sweet, these lemon balm cookies cannot be beat. And you can argue that the leafy greens from the lemon balm is basically like a fresh herb salad, right?

Triple Ginger Walnut Cookies

Triple Ginger Walnut Cookies

Combining three types of ginger, which is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, into one cookie, these sure pack a punch!

Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti Recipe

After all of his travels, Santa deserves something decadent. Twice-baked and doubly delicious, this biscotti recipe contains espresso powder, which will help Kris Kringle have the energy to finish delivering presents.

Peanut Butter S’more Cookie Bars

Low-Fat Peanut Butter S'mores

What if we told you that these boss bars were low-fat? Both kid-friendly and waist-line approved, this recipe combines a love of cookies, peanut butter and s’mores. It’s almost too good to be true!

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