It's undeniable that one of the best parts of the Christmas season is getting to bake (and eat) a plethora of delicious holiday-themed cookies and sweets. I don't think I'm alone in saying that I wish I could eat them more times of the year than just December. Here are some not-too-holiday-ish cookies so you can start getting in the holly jolly mood.

1. Gingerbread-Raspberry Sandwich Cookies

Gingerbread is spicy and the obvious replacement for pumpkin.

2. Homemade Peppermint Patties

There's never a bad time to eat peppermint.

3. Jam Thumbprint Cookies

The perfect grandma cookie.

4. Maple Vanilla Bean Meringue Cookies

Maple just screams November, don't you think?

5. Mexican Hot Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Bonus: These are also vegan and paleo.

6. Peanut Butter Blossoms

These are a classic that I can't just not include.

7. Perfect Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodles are a must all year round, honestly.

8. Snowball Christmas Cookies

It's November, but it's already started snowing in Illinois so snowballs aren't really all that Christmasy.

9. Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints with Kahlua Ganache

A Nutella-take on the grandmother-like jam thumbprints.

10. White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

If you are into that chunky cookie kind of thing...

11. Brown Butter Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles

Yes, I included another snickerdoodle. But these seriously look good.

12. Hershey's Secret Kisses Cookies

These look like a mix between peanut butter blossoms, shortbread and snowballs. It's a yes from me.