There are few things in the world more evocative of holiday memories than the scent of cookies baking in the oven — for me, the aromas of mexican wedding cookies (or, “sand tarts,” as my Texan grandmother called them) and classic cutout sugar cookies are particularly full of nostalgia. The big question? Whether to stick with the old favorites, or give some new more adventurous flavors a whirl. The answer, of course, is to do both, and this roundup of our 27 favorite Christmas cookie recipes is sure to include just the one you’re craving. And we’d love to hear: what cookie recipe always makes it feel like the holidays at your house?