Looking for the perfect cookie for the holiday season? Look no farther than this list of cookies, containing bar cookies, drop cookies, hand-formed cookies and more! You’re bound to find EXACTLY what you’re looking for in this cookie list!
This year’s Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange has come and gone, and I’m reeling over what was shared because y’all, we had a talented and amazing bunch of bakers this year.
Also, we have 28 new cookie recipes that are now residing on my must-try list.
(Someone will come here and bake them all with me, right? And then help me eat them, too?)
Whether you’re looking for drop cookies, no bake cookies, cookies that you cut out or more, chances are, we’ve got a cookie for you on this year’s holiday cookie list! You can bake them for a cookie exchange, Christmas Eve (or Christmas Day), Hanukkah and more, too, because, well, you can’t go wrong with sharing cookies during the holiday season.
I am so excited to share some amazing cookie recipes you absolutely need to bake before the holiday season is over.
Looking for the perfect cookie for the holiday season? Look no farther than this list of cookies, containing bar cookies, drop cookies, hand-formed cookies and more! You're bound to find EXACTLY what you're looking for in this cookie list!
These vegan, gluten free CRUMBLE bars are the perfect treat for Santa and friends, especially if you're into warming spices. Personally, I'm into it, and y'all know I cannot wait to try it because chai + chocolate + bar cookies sounds pretty delish to me.
While I've never had an Orange Slice Bar, I love the sound of them because, well, I love a good citrusy dessert. These are Molly's mom's recipe, and my goodness, do they look amazing for sharing this holiday season!
These classic Sardinian Sandwich Cookies are shaped like flowers and filled with jam OR chocolate hazelnut spread. These wouldn't last long in our household, that's for sure. The question is: Which filling would you choose first?
Sugar and spice and everything nice... with ORANGE! I love a good citrusy cookie (and dessert, in general), so y'all know I adore the combination of flavors in these cookies. What kind of cookie cutter would you use for yours?
Before this year's Sweetest Season, I had never heard of a Hermit Cookie, let alone a SPICY one. Homespun Seasonal Living has enlightened me, and I cannot wait to bake these. These vintage cookies are filled with dried fruits, nuts and coffee... so you know they're going to be a winner!
Cookies made with cranberry sauce AND chocolate? Sign me up! I'm loving the combination of flavors in these drop cookies because cranberries and chocolate are two of my favorite things this time of year, though I've never had them together. Fixing that ASAP!
I am LOVING how colorful these Strawberry Date Tahini Cookies are and how they call for some much-needed fruits! This time of year, I feel like I eat lots of heavier ingredients and forget about things like strawberries and dates, and they add such a lovely pop and brightness to these cookies, which also have TAHINI in them!
Looking for a gluten free cookie for the holidays? Marisa Moore has brought her gorgeous and festive flavored White Chocolate Macadamia Oatmeal Cookies to this year's cookie table... and they sound divine.
These Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are also gluten free AND allergy free, so they're perfect for sharing with your friends and family members who have intolerances. But also, they're perfect for YOU, whether or not you're gluten free or have food allergies, because they have such amazing flavors.
These Potato Chip Cookies are a long-time favorite of my family's because they combine salty and sweet into one bite-sized cookie. Filled with actual potato chips AND pecans, they never last long in our house.
Looking for a lighter, fluffy cookie this season? Lemon Drops are the way to go! Named after the classic cocktail, these cookies are light and bright with a sweet-tart glaze that makes 'em super balanced. I bet Santa wouldn't mind a few of these on his cookie plate...
Now these thumbprints are simply GORGEOUS and filled with your favorite jam, and oh my goodness, I could eat the whole batch. The question is: Which jams are you going to use? And will you go the extra mile to make the vanilla glaze, too?
White chocolate and peppermint just so so beautifully together this time of year, and The Schmidty Wife brings the flavors in her dipped cookies that are also studded with peppermints! I know these taste exactly like the holiday season!
Oatmeal and cranberries in a cookie sounds absolutely delicious to me because I love these flavors separately AND together. Savory Spin knows her flavors, and I have no doubt these easy cookies are utterly scrumptious and perfect for sharing!
Have you ever made biscotti? If you haven't, you need to because this Almond Biscotti with Golden Raisins (that are soaked in AMARETTO!) are utterly perfect. I've had some of Pook's Pantry's biscotti before, and let me just say: 10/10 recommend.
Thumbprints filled with PEPPERMINT goodness? Could these cookies get any cuter OR be any more Christmasy? No, they can not... so we should probably bake them ASAP, assuming you adore peppermint as much as I do.
Thumbprint cookies filled with LEMON sounds like the perfect tart-sweet cookie of my dreams. As someone who's gotten into citrus-flavored sweets in her 30s, I love seeing and experiencing more lemons and other citruses in cookies. In fact, I could probably eat the entire batch of these...
These vegan, naturally gluten free peanut butter balls are perfect for making a large batch and then sharing them with the people you love most! Crumb Top Baking brings the flavors with these dark chocolate-covered peanut butter balls, and they're perfect for the season.
Chocolate chip cookie dough is shaped into a shot glass, coated in chocolate and then filled with your favorite liquid, whether it's a drink or a shot of milk. Either way, these are a PERFECT cookie to share this holiday season and to leave out on Christmas Eve...
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Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her…