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The Ten Best Holiday Cookies Ever

December 10, 2023

It’s the eve of the Eve bakers which means ’tis the season for cookies, cookies and more cookies! The man […]

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It’s the eve of the Eve bakers which means ’tis the season for cookies, cookies and more cookies! The man in the big red suit will be stopping by real soon for some cookies and milk so it’s time to break out the sugar and butter, crank up the oven and get baking. Look no further for the perfect holiday treats, cookie lovers! I’ve rounded up my ten favorite holiday cookies that will help you spread some holiday cookie cheer.

There’s a little something for everyone from fancy-ish crinkled cookies and decadent sandwich cookies to a classic biscotti and the best ever soft and chewy gingerbread snickerdoodles. Whether you are baking a batch for a Christmas cookie swap, holiday dinner, or just for fun, this is one-stop shopping for all of your cookie cravings.

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Baked with Dutch cocoa and a hint of molasses, these cookies are big and chewy and filled with all the warm, cozy gingerbread spices that we look forward to all year long. Rolled in sugar and baked to perfection with no chilling time, these jumbo gingerbread cookies are all I want for Christmas.

Brown Butter Iced Oatmeal Cookies

I’m calling it. These Brown Butter Iced Oatmeal Cookies win MVP for the coziest cookie ever. With their soft centers, crinkly, craggily, chewy edges and buttery, warmly spiced flavor, these snow-capped cookies are reminiscent of the Mother’s iced oatmeal cookies we all know and love from our childhood. Be sure to double (or triple!) the batch because they won’t last long!

Gingerbread Snickerdoodles

Meet the gingerdoodle. A delicious mash up of two holiday favorites, these cookies are soft and chewy, perfectly spiced and would you just look at that signature snickerdoodle crackle. One bite and you’ll be hooked!! These cookies bake up sturdy and stay fresh for days which makes them perfect for stacking, packing and shipping!

Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

If you need dessert in a hurry, sugar cookie bars are the answer. These super soft and perfectly buttery sugar cookie bars are the perfect last minute holiday dessert to feed a crowd. Topped with a generous layer of vanilla buttercream and festive sprinkles, these one pan wonders are as easy as they are delicious!

Hot Chocolate Cookies

These rich and fudgy hot chocolate cookies are everything you could want in a cookie…and more! Soft in the center, chewy on the edges and filled with clouds of pillowy white marshmallow fluff. Made with real hot cocoa in the dough, these cookies are the perfect wintertime treat!

Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies

These old fashioned molasses cookies taste like they’re straight from a bakery. Made with rich, brown butter and bursting with warm cozy spices these cookies are on repeat in my kitchen every holiday season. With their crisp edges, moist centers and rich, brown butter flavor, I have a feeling these cookies will be your new favorite holiday tradition too!

Hot Chocolate Brownie Cookies

These cookies have all the best qualities of a brownie but in cookie form…rich, fudgy centers, chewy edges, shiny crackled tops and mega chocolate flavor. And with a hint of hot cocoa flavor in every bite, they’re simply irresistible!

Peppermint Brownie Cookies

With their chewy edges and soft centers these cookies are made extra festive with bits of peppermint bark – perfect for serving up to your holiday house guests and even Santa himself!

Peppermint Brownie Cookie Sandwiches

peppermint brownie cookie sandwiches

Since two cookies are better than one, these mini peppermint brownie cookie sandwiches are exactly what the holidays ordered. Filled with a swirl of fluffy peppermint buttercream, drizzled with melted dark chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes these cookie will put the happy in your holidays!

Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

Everyone needs an easy and delicious sugar cookie recipe in their back pocket and this is IT!!! These quick and easy cookies have deliciously crispy edges and super chewy centers that will keep you coming back for seconds (and thirds!). Frost them with icing, roll them in sprinkles or dunk ’em in cinnamon sugar or just devour them warm from the oven. Whatever you do, make these cookies!

Happy Holidays and happy baking!

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