Impressive Christmas Cookies, Candies, and Bar Cookies

Making sweet treats for the holidays is a time-honored tradition, and whatever you choose to create will bring joy to those with whom you share it, but these cookies, candies, and bars are especially impressive. From chocolate truffles to French macarons, there are options fit for all skill levels and to suit all schedules, whether you have plenty of time or are looking for a last-minute holiday party dessert or homemade gift. If you're planning on mailing your goodies to distant friends and family, check out our Christmas cookie shipping guide.

Switch things up to start off: classy and beautiful sugarcoated citrus candy makes a great addition to a cookie plate or gift box.