You can鈥檛 go to bed tonight without leaving out cookies and milk for Santa. No worries 鈥 we鈥檝e got you. From hot cocoa cookies to cherry chocolate whoopie pies, check out these 12 Christmas cookie recipes from this year鈥檚 Snapguide cookie contest . With these, you鈥檒l definitely be making Santa鈥檚 nice list. At least next year鈥

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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 鈥減ainting鈥 it with festive Christmas colors. (via Annie Ai on Snapguide )

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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鈥檙e gluten-free? (via Hannah Heinz on Snapguide )

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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 )

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

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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 )

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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 )

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7. Christmas Tree Iced Sugar Cookies : They鈥檙e a classic for a reason. Santa won鈥檛 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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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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 )

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12. S鈥檓ores 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 )

Have a favorite holiday cookies recipe? Share with us on Twitter @britandco + @snapguide .