Sure, there’s the iced shortbread cookie, the good ol’ fashioned chewy chocolate chip cookie and even one that incorporates a very-holiday ingredient (think eggnog), but have you ever made a peppermint hot chocolate macaron?! We think probably not. Swoon, drool, or do whatever over these imaginative cookie recipes and then try baking them up for a new kind of tradition. Your kids, dinner guests, or even Santa may just get their warm fuzzy socks knocked off.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate French Macarons

Peppermint Hot Chocolate French Macaron

Source: The Homesteady

Chocolate-Dipped Cherry Macaroons

Chocolate Dipped Cherry Macaroons

Source: The Pioneer Woman

Vegan Spiced Sesame Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Brittle

Vegan Spiced Sesame Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Brittle

Source: Heather Christo

Spicy Pineapple Linzer CookiePineapple Linzer Cookie

Source: Saveur

Stained Glass Trees

Stained Glass Trees

Source: Martha Stewart