These are the holiday cookies no one really likes, but won’t admit it.
- Jam thumbprints - Sure, they look festive, but haters say jam belongs on toast, not cookies.
- Crinkle cookies - They don’t always turn out as pretty as the ones on Pinterest and the powdered sugar coating doesn’t really help the flavor.
- Shortbread - Fine for a cup of tea, but they’re just a little weak for the Christmas cookie game.
- Florentines - Their lacy edges and layer of chocolate are appealing at first glance, but when you bite into the candied orange peel, it’s too much like fruitcake to enjoy.
- Snowball cookies - These little powdered sugar-covered goodies are so pretty, but they’re messy and the crumbly, nutty center is kind of a letdown.
- Molasses cookies - While some love these old fashioned cookies, others complain they taste like tar.
- Pignoli cookies - An Italian classic, these nut-filled treats are not too sweet and just not as festive-looking as other Christmas cookies.
- Biscotti - Tasty for dipping in your coffee, but holiday cookie-worthy? Maybe not so much.
- Spritz cookies - These dry, bland cookies are made with a cookie press and who has room to store one of those things anyway.
- Cinnamon stars - A classic German cookie that’s lovely to look at but not sweet enough to hit the Christmas cookie bliss point.
- Candy cane cookies - These just always end up looking like a kid’s play-doh project, not something you want to devour.
- Sugar cookie cutouts - Unless these are topped with frosting and candy, we’re not interested.