It’s the holiday season, so time to hop to it (see what we did there?) and figure out which festive cookies rule the roost. We know you’ve been losing sleep over this mystery, so we ranked eight classics from best to OK-but-only-’cuz-it’s-the-holidays. Best of all, we’ve paired each cookie with the brew it matches best under the mistletoe. Truth: Beer makes any cookie — even the least popular ones — tastier. It’s friendly like that.
#8: Danish butter cookies + British-style ale
Sorry, Denmark, but these cookies are what you eat at Grandma’s house. Their redeeming quality is their dunkability (and that reusable tin, if we’re honest). But pair them with a British-style ale and you have the perfect marriage of sweetness and buttery goodness.