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! 

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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.

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    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

    Cutout/Shaped Cookies

    Drop Cookies

    Hand-Formed Cookies

    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…

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    About the Author:

    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

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