Who doesn't love Christmas cookies? Holiday baking brings back memories of an afternoon spent in the kitchen with family, making and decorating batch after batch of tasty treats. I was usually the one getting my hand slapped for eating too much raw cookie dough. Bake up your own family fun with this collection of Christmas cookie recipes and decorating tips from the Small Bites series. No matter which side of the sugar cookie vs gingerbread man debate you land on, we've got you covered. (Why debate? The obvious answer is both!)

Once you've finished baking and decorating, it's time to make yourself a sample plate, whip up a Peppermint Mocha and get comfy in front of your favorite Hallmark movie. I like the one about the big-city girl who goes to a small town, meets a guy and saves Christmas.

Gingerbread Cookies

'Tis the season for desserts! Ellie's Bakery brings us a simple recipe for the perfect gingerbread cookie. This recipe is used in their gingerbread kits, which are sold to benefit families in need.

Rosemary and Rye Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cookies are ever present around the holiday season. We bring them as gifts or dessert to holiday festivities, and for good reason. They're delicious! But I'm sure you've never tried cookies quite like these. These cookies have a little spice to go along with the sweet — perfect for the season.

Christmas Cookies

Do you ever wonder how to decorate sugar cookies so they look all fancy and professional? Wonder no more. Chef and baker Andrea Soave Nadeau of Carina e Dolce Specialty Cakes & Cookies is here to help! We know our cookies will just never look like hers, but we sure can try.

Peppermint Mocha

Anything you could possibly want to learn about coffee — beans, process, tools — they know at New Harvest Coffee Roasters, where they do it all and make cocktails, too. Sophie Short brings us a delicious Peppermint Mocha recipe for the holidays.