Heather Irwin has found the best cookies for your holiday table through rigorous testing and tasting.
Whoopie for oatmeal and marshmallow sandwiches
A dark, brooding cookie that sparkles in the light? The 'Twilight' Vampire Cookie.
These are simple, cake-like little balls of joy.
If you're a fan of this rich hazelnut spread (which we usually spoon out of the jar at midnight) you'll immediately love these cookies.
The Elvis of cookies includes peanut butter, chocolate chips and crispy nuggets of bacon throughout.
Cocoa nibs, bourbon, cranberries and sass make this a naughty-nice holiday cookie for grown-ups.
The best cookies of the year, for 2012
Ginger cookies with a snap of ginger and plenty of spice