The holiday season is upon us. Celebrate by baking cookies for Santa, family members, friends, neighbors, teachers and more! This list of 42 cookies has a bit of something for everyone.
I’m so thrilled to report that this year’s Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange was a smashing success! Our exchange boasted 42 new recipes from more than 30 international bloggers.
I meaaaaaaaan… as if any holiday celebration involving butter, flour, sugar and cheer could be anything else. 😉
Last week, more than 30 blogger friends and I baked some of our old and new favorite cookies of the season. And I think they all make fabulous cookies for Santa.
Today, Susannah and I are both sharing the links to the cookies shared so y’all can have plenty of baking inspiration this month!
We’ve got brownies and bar cookies. There are cutout and drop cookies. We’ve got hand formed cookies, too, and some bonus cookies!
Basically: You’re going to find a cookie on this list to bake. Whether you’re baking the cookies for Santa, your family, friends, neighbors, teachers or anyone else.
Other cookie recipe round-ups for holiday inspiration: 28 Holiday Cookies to Bake This Year | 39 Cookies for Santa | 41 Holiday Cookie Recipes You’ve Gotta Bake This December | Christmas Cookie Week 2014: Final Cookie Round-Up! | TSP Christmas Cookie Week 2013 Roundup! | Christmas Cookie Week 2012 Roundup! | Winston’s Favorite Holiday Cookies | 43 Cookies to Bake This December (The Sweetest Season 2021 Great Cookie Round-Up)
Here we go…
Brownies & Bar Cookies
If it's baked in a bar form (or a brownie), you'll find holiday cookie inspiration in this section!
Any cookie that requires a cookie cutter to form it, you'll find in the section below. Think: festive sugar cookies, snowflake cookies and everything in between!
These drop cookies are a little easier to make than the cutout cookies (and generally take less time!) Instead of forming them with a cookie cutter and chilling for a portion of time, you drop these cookies onto the baking sheet, and let 'em bake!
Any cookie that needs your hands to form them are listed below! Generally speaking, you'll roll these cookies with your hands to form them before you bake them.
If it doesn't fit into one of the categories above, it'll be down here. Think: skillet cookies and pressed cookies.