16 Holiday and Christmas Cookies to Make for Friends, Bosses, and Lovers

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You may have already caught our collection of easy holiday food gifts you can make in one Saturday. You may have even gotten your first batch of homemade amaretto underway. But if bacon jam or compound butter aren't exactly to your friends’ tastes, you can either 1) find new friends, or 2) go old school, and gift them with a big plate of home-baked holiday cookies. We suggest the second option. Because cookies. And because cookie sampling. Here's a list that includes something for everyone — candy cane biscotti, malted Nutella chocolate chip cookies, and, yes, even gluten-free bourbon caramel Samoas (!) Go ahead and preheat your oven, and then keep reading for 16 sweet gift ideas for everybody on your nice list. Oh, and your boss.

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