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15 Cookie recipes Santa will gobble up

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Get to the top of the nice list

SheKnows has done plenty of amazing cookie recipes through the years. We've rounded up a list of the best cookies that will secure your kiddos a top slot on Santa's Nice List for years to come.

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Strawberry basil whoopee pies

While we originally created this recipe for Valentine's Day, these homemade whoopee pies are delish any time of year. We guarantee Santa will say, "ho-ho-ho!"

Strawberry basil whoopie pies

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Cake batter chocolate chip cookies

cake batter chocolate chip cookies

What's better than a plateful of chocolate chip cookies? Cake and chocolate chip cookies!

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10

Everything cookies

Santa doesn't publish his route, but if you suspect he hits your neighborhood after 5 a.m., you might try leaving him these delicious breakfast cookies, featuring seeds, raisins, chocolate and cinnamon.

Breakfast cookies

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11

Cherry-filled gingerbread man tarts

Gingerbread men are another popular gift for the Claus. Make these cuties with a little secret cherry surprise inside.

Cherry-filled gingerbread man tarts

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12

Brown butter Rolo chocolate chip cookies

Rolo candies and toffee will jazz up your chip cookies with little extra effort and a lot of extra reward.

Brown butter Rolo chocolate chip cookies | SheKnows.com

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13

Maple almond butter sea salt cookies

If Santa chowed down on your grandma's famous peanut butter cookies last year, he'll love these healthier almond butter cookies. Let's face it — that bowl full of jelly isn't from too many Brussels sprouts.

 Maple almond butter sea salt cookies

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Lemon-lavender shortbread cookies with lemon glaze

We're betting Santa gets so many cookies on Christmas Eve, he stashes a few of the best for the missus. We think they'll both adore these lemon-lavender cookies. They're even gluten-free!

 Gluten-free Goodie of the Week: Lemon-lavender shortbread cookies with lemon glaze

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Chocolate-dipped Christmas treats

The perfect way to get the kiddos involved in making cookies for their favorite bearded jet-setter. Even the littlest tykes can help with these fun store-bought treats you dress up yourself. Just keep the smaller ones away from the melted chocolate!

Dipped Pretzel Rods

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