Amid all the edible gift making  and cocktail-sipping , don't forgot one very important task on Christmas Eve: setting out cookies for Santa! But don't even think about throwing a few Chips Ahoy on a plate and calling it a night; Father Christmas (and, ahem, his little helpers who make sure the cookies are gone by morning) deserves better. Before you settle in for your long Winter's nap, bake up a batch of these deliciously festive cookies.
Let Santa know you appreciate his tireless efforts with crumbly, chocolaty Ferrero-Rocher-inspired hazelnut kiss cookies .
These peppermint bark cookies  are the embodiment of Christmas, so what better treat to offer Father Christmas himself? They're a little time-consuming but completely worth the trouble.
Get the kids in on the action — you are doing this for them, after all, right? — with buttery, dense Norwegian thumbprint cookies .
Spare St. Nick the monotony of eating yet another dry gingerbread man. Instead, surprise him with flaky, rich gingersnap palmiers .
Anyone who knows Santa knows that he's a serious chocoholic. Make sure he gets his Christmas Eve fix with these chewy double-chocolate cranberry  cookies.