You can’t go to bed tonight without leaving out cookies and milk for Santa. No worries — we’ve got you. From hot cocoa cookies to cherry chocolate whoopie pies, check out these 12 Christmas cookie recipes from this year’s Snapguide cookie contest. With these, you’ll definitely be making Santa’s nice list. At least next year…


1. Painted Christmas Tree Cookies: This Christmas classic will show you how to bake a classic shortbread Christmas tree cookie. Give it your own unique twist by “painting” it with festive Christmas colors. (via Annie Ai on Snapguide)


2. Hot Cocoa Cookies: Drink your cocoa and eat it too. Made with dark chocolate chips, black beans and vanilla balsamic vinegar (yup, you read that right), these cookies have a rich chocolate flavor and are super cute to boot. Oh, and did we mention they’re gluten-free? (via Hannah Heinz on Snapguide)


3. Candy Cane Monster Cookies: With peanut butter, candy canes, oatmeal and chocolate, these little babies combine all of our favorite flavors with a dash of festive peppermint cheer. (via Leighla Woelffer on Snapguide)


4. Melting Snowman Cookie: We’re just melting over these cookie cuties. Super easy to recreate, they’re the perfect last-minute cookie to make with your kids. (via Caroline Brown on Snapguide)


5. Snowball Pooping Snowman Cookies: Give these little smiling snowman a shake and watch him leave a small trail of edible snowballs. Come on now, how cute is that? (via Juliana Janiszewski Evans on Snapguide)


6. Cherry Chocolate Whoopie Pies: Cherry cordial chocolates are a must at Christmastime, so why not break the cookie rules and whip up these delicious whoopie pies this holiday season? (via Shauna Havey on Snapguide)


7. Christmas Tree Iced Sugar Cookies: They’re a classic for a reason. Santa won’t be able to say no to these iced sugar cookies, which you can also make ahead and freeze the dough for whenever you need a cookie pick-me-up. (via Nikki Lyon on Snapguide)


8. White Chocolate Cookie Bars: Looking to go gluten-free? These cookies are moist, sweet and filled with ooey gooey chocolate pieces. Super easy to whip up for that last-minute holiday get-together. (via Hannah Heinz on Snapguide)


9. Warm-hearted Sugar Cookie People: These edible cookie creations have a warm glowing heart filled with festive sprinkles. A definite crowd pleaser for a last-minute gift or party favor. (via Juliana Janiszewski Evans on Snapguide)


10. Chocolate Pistachio Cookies: Looking to go a little fancier? With unsalted pistachios, cocoa powder and a little orange zest, these cookies have unique and subtle flavors that party guests are sure to enjoy. (via Kathy Gori on Snapguide)


11. Gingerbread Christmas Trees: Gingerbread houses are a must at Christmas, but what about some gingerbread trees? These standing gingerbread trees are a ton of fun to decorate, and easy to package up for friends and family. (via Caroline Brown on Snapguide)


12. S’mores Thumbprint Cookies: No campfire required for this recipe. Santa will love this new take on the thumbprint cookie recipe with melted marshmallows and a drizzle of chocolate. (via Annie Ai on Snapguide)

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