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Here's to celebrating a little differently this year.

  1. Nanaimo Bars (Nanaimo, Canada)
  2. Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas Cookies (Pennsylvania, U.S.)
  3. Rainbow Cookies (New York, U.S.)
  4. Potato Chip Cookies (Saratoga Springs, U.S.)
  5. Benne Wafers (South Carolina, U.S.)
  6. Prune & Chocolate Rugelach (New York, U.S.)
  7. Black & White Cookies (New York, U.S.)
  8. Bizcochitos (New Mexico, U.S.)
  9. Mexican Wedding Cakes (Mexico)
  10. Brigadeiros (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  11. Alfajores (Argentina)
  12. Serinakaker (Norway)
  13. Swedish Rye Cookies (Sweden)
  14. Polish Apricot-Filled Cookies (Poland)
  15. Pfeffernuse (Germany)
  16. Austrian Vanilla Crescents (Vanillekipferl) (Austria)
  17. Vanilice (Serbia)
  18. Koulourakia (Greek Sesame Twist Cookies) (Greece)
  19. Pain d'Amande (France)
  20. Brandy Snaps (U.K.)
  21. Maltese Lemon Christmas Cookies (Malta)
  22. Spanish Butter Wafers (Spain)
  23. Tehina Shortbread (Israel)
  24. Samsa (Almond-Orange Triangles) (Northern Africa (Morocco, Tunisia & Algeria))
  25. Chin Chin (Nigeria)
  26. Nigerian Coconut Cookie Crisps (Nigeria)
  27. Halawa (Halva) Truffles (Egypt)
  28. Mbatata (Sweet Potato Cookies) (Malawi)
  29. Chocolate Pepper Cookies (South Africa)
  30. Basler Leckerli (Waldshut-Tiengen, Southern Germany)
  31. Elisenlebkuchen (Nuremberg, Germany)
  32. Buccellati (Sicilian Christmas Cookies) (Sicily, Italy)
  33. Ukrainian Curd Cheese Cookies (Ukraine)
  34. Rice Cookies with Cardamom and Rose Water (Kermanshah, Iran)
  35. Springerles (Germany)
  36. Dorie Greenspan's Stained Glass Cookies (Paris, France)
  37. Struffoli (Italian Honey Ball Cookies) (Southern Italy)
  38. Alice Medrich's Buckwheat Thumbprint Cookies with Cherry Preserves (Russia)
  39. Chickpea Flour (Besan) Laddu (India)
  40. Coconut Milk Fudge (India)
  41. Chinese Peanut Cookies (China)
  42. Matcha Butter Cookies (Japan)
  43. Polvorón (Philippines)
  44. Tangerine Pies "Kuey Tarts" (Singapore)
  45. Mint Slices (Australia)
  46. Mango Melting Moments (Australia)
Nanaimo Bars Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas Cookies Rainbow Cookies Potato Chip Cookies Benne Wafers Prune & Chocolate Rugelach Black & White Cookies Bizcochitos Mexican Wedding Cakes Brigadeiros Alfajores Serinakaker Swedish Rye Cookies Polish Apricot-Filled Cookies Pfeffernuse Austrian Vanilla Crescents (Vanillekipferl) Vanilice Koulourakia (Greek Sesame Twist Cookies) Pain d'Amande Brandy Snaps Maltese Lemon Christmas Cookies Spanish Butter Wafers Tehina Shortbread Samsa (Almond-Orange Triangles) Chin Chin Nigerian Coconut Cookie Crisps Halawa (Halva) Truffles Mbatata (Sweet Potato Cookies) Chocolate Pepper Cookies Basler Leckerli Elisenlebkuchen Buccellati (Sicilian Christmas Cookies) Ukrainian Curd Cheese Cookies Rice Cookies with Cardamom and Rose Water Springerles Dorie Greenspan's Stained Glass Cookies Struffoli (Italian Honey Ball Cookies) Alice Medrich's Buckwheat Thumbprint Cookies with Cherry Preserves Chickpea Flour (Besan) Laddu Coconut Milk Fudge Chinese Peanut Cookies Matcha Butter Cookies Polvorón Tangerine Pies Mint Slices Mango Melting Moments