These are the must have cookies this time of year.

With the holiday's just about here, most of us forget about watching what we eat and throw caution to the wind and eat just about everything in sight, at least I do.

One of my favorite things about this time of year is all of the cookies that people decide to bake for fun or for gifts. There is nothing better than getting a Christmas tin full of home baked cookies.

With that in mind I thought we should come up with a list of the Top 5 Christmas cookies in the Hudson Valley, according to the Wakin' Up with CJ and Jess Show.

Here is what we came up with, including links for recipes, thanks to the Food Network (just click on the cookie name).....

5. Gingerbread
4. Snickerdoodles
3. All sugar cookies
2. Chocolate Crinkles
1. Linzer cookies

Did we miss your favorite Christmas cookie? Let us know your favorite on Facebook and if you plan on making any cookies, especially Linzer cookies, feel free to drop a tin or ten off here at the Wolf studios in Poughkeepsie.....pretty please!