41 Holiday Cookie Recipes You’ve Gotta Bake This December
The holiday season is here! Celebrate by baking these 41 holiday cookie recipes that are perfect for Santa, family members, friends, neighbors, teachers and more!
As you might have heard, The Sweetest Season Virtual Cookie Exchange was the last week of November… and y’all, we had some amazing recipes shared during that week!
Since we’re still in the season of holiday baking, I wanted to share some cookie inspiration with y’all.
What are the best cookies to bake?
That depends on you and your tastebuds! (For me, it depends on that, as well as what flavors I’m in the mood for.)
Thanks to this year’s bakers, we’ve got all kinds of different cookies to bake, including bar cookies, drop cookies, cut out cookies, no bake cookie and more.
What do I need to bake cookies this holiday season?
Again—it depends on what you’re baking and what you’ve already got in your kitchen.
I went ahead and wrote out The 10 Best Baking Tools for Cookies. This post has some extras in it, too, just in case you need something specific for the recipe you’re making.
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2018 Sweetest Season Cookies
Curious what cookies were baked up during the 2018 Sweetest Season Virtual Cookie Exchange? Look no farther!
Brownies & Bar Cookies
Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars
M&M Christmas Cookie Bars
Buckeye Brownie Bites
Classic Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bars
Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies
Stained Glass Cookies
Ghee Jaggery Cookies (Nepali Baked Thekuwa)
Peppermint Southern Tea Cakes
Toffee Chocolate Cookies
Pistachio Whipped Shortbread Cookies
Chocolate Stuffed Almond Cookies
Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Holiday Twist
Maple Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies
Butter Pecan Ice Cream Cookies
Christmas Mint M&M Cookies
Crunchy Low-Carb Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Fruitcake Cookies (Dairy Free)
Candy Cane Oreo Cookies
Chewy Sugar Cookies
Cranberry Orange Thumbprint Cookies
Paleo Coconut Thumbprint Cookies
Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti
Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies
Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Russian Tea Cakes
Peanut Butter Chocolate Star Cookies
Italian Wedding Snowball Cookies (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo)
Lofthouse Soft Frosted Gluten-Free Vegan Sugar Cookies
Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies
Easy Gluten-Free Keto Coconut Macaroons Recipe
No Bake Cookies
Easy Rum Balls
Stained Glass Window No Bake Cookies
Thanks to ALL of our bloggers and bakers who participated in this year’s exchange! I had fun, and I hope you did, too.
Now, I’ve gotta know…
There are so many great cookies here! The only problem is knowing which one to bake first!
Isn’t that the biggest problem? I wish I could bake them all for Santa tonight!