The Christmas lights are shining bright. The Christmas tree is trimmed. What's left? Well of course it's the Christmas cookies. Leave the fruit cake in the cupboard and let's talk delicious, sweet, homemade Christmas cookies.

I have never been a great baker, so I have never been able to take advantage of one of the holiday cookie groups. You know the ones, where everyone in the group bakes a certain type of cookie and then the bakers gather in one place and swap out all the cookies they have made so they end up with some of every kind of cookie. It is cookie nirvana.

So if you are just starting out on your cookie career here are some ideas. Try the Top 10 Christmas cookies this year. And if all else fails look up the favorite cookies by state.


So get baking and enjoy cookies while they are fresh and the calories are free.