10 Holiday Cookies to Try This Year

Creativity & Design

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: holiday cookie season!

Whether you’re participating in a cookie exchange, hosting a holiday party, bringing cookies to the office to share with your colleagues, or leaving out an elaborate spread for Santa, there’s always an excuse to bake this month. Below, we’ve listed 10 cookie recipes to add to the mix this year.

Chocolate crinkle cookies: To me, these cookies scream “happy holidays!” as loudly as my Ella Fitzgerald Christmas music playlist. Seriously, I could eat them by the truckload.
Recipe by Homemade Hooplah.

Sugar cookie trees: How adorable are these? Enlist the help of your little elves to make this festive treat.
Recipe by Delish.

Peppermint kiss thumbprint cookies: Peppermint is a signature flavor of the season, and these soft, fluffy cookies are a perfect way to add peppermint to your cookie rotation.
Recipe by Creme de la Crumb.

Gingerbread cookies: What’s a holiday cookie spread without some classic gingerbread? Make the iconic gingerbread man, or use your cookie cutters to make a myriad of seasonal shapes.
Recipe by The Patterned Plate.

Nutella stuffed snowball cookies: When I lived with a roommate after college, we were not allowed to buy Nutella because I would eat the entire jar before she had a chance. I’m fairly certain this would happen with these cookies, too.
Recipe by Life Made Sweeter.

Raspberry almond shortbread cookies: These are perfect if you’re not a chocolate fan… or if you’re on chocolate overload from the rest of the cookies you’ve eaten this season.
Recipe by Cooking Classy.

Cranberry white chocolate chip cookies: Carla from our Michigan sales team swears by this holiday cookie. I quote: “They’re soft and delicious. What more do you want?”
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel.

Peppermint whoopie pies: Is there any combination better than chocolate and peppermint?
Recipe by Brown Eyed Baker.

Molasses cookies: When I’m looking for a cookie between chocolate and fruity, I go for molasses. This is a must-have for your cookie spread.
Recipe by Great Grub, Delicious Treats.

Melting snowman sugar cookies: These are almost too cute to eat. Almost.
Recipe by My Frugal Adventures.


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