70+ Holiday Cookies To Bake This Season

The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange was a resounding success… and today, we have 70+ Holiday Cookies to bake this season. You know, if you’re looking for an excuse or something special for Santa.

Collage of cookies for holiday season

This post could also be called ‘The Great Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange 2015 Round-Up!’

Because, well, that’s exactly what it is.

71 total recipes were shared during this year’s Sweetest Season, and I am over the moon with all these cookies and wishing I had enough time to make them all because each and every one of them sounds delightful! (Looking for more cookie recipes? I suggest checking out my 28 Holiday Cookies to Bake This Year or popping over to the Sweetest Season Recipe Index for all kinds of inspiration.)

I’ve broken them down by category for y’all to make it a little easier to pinpoint what you’d like to check out and make.

Here we go!

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    Brownies and Bar Cookies

    1
    www.cakenknife.com
    Chewy Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
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    2
    Cranberry Crumb Bar on white plate with fork and glass of milk
    Cranberry Crumb Bars
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    3
    www.thefoodinmybeard.com
    Eggnog Mocha Brownies
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    4
    joyfullymad.com
    M&M Christmas Cookie Bars
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    5
    40aprons.com
    Peppermint Layer Brownies
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    6
    www.sugardishme.com
    Slutty Peppermint Oreo Brownies
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    Cutout/Shaped Cookies

    7
    www.louloubiscuit.com
    Easy Shortbread Cookies
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    8
    www.thoroughlynourishedlife.com
    Gluten Free Ginger Sandwiches with Cream Cheese Filling
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    9
    www.glistenandgrace.com
    Gingersnap Snowflakes
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    10
    www.thoroughlynourishedlife.com
    Gluten Free Spiced Chocolate Linzer Cookies
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    11
    www.meandmypinkmixer.com
    Hanging Mug Sugar Cookies
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    12
    www.thinkfruitful.com
    Hazelnut Honey Spice Cookies
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    13
    vanillaandbean.com
    Hazelnut Shortbread with Salted Ganache Sandwich Cookies
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    14
    sammaspot.blogspot.com
    Holiday Butter Shortbread
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    15
    www.thegingermarieblog.com
    Nutty Nutella Christmas Cookies
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    16
    www.sustainingthepowers.com
    Pistachio Sugar Cookie Wreath with Sugared Cranberries
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    17
    Christmas shaped cookies on christmas platter
    Sweet Potato Sugar Cookies with Fluffy Marshmallow Icing
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    Drop Cookies

    18
    www.asavoryfeast.com
    Bacon Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
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    19
    www.sugarlovespices.com
    Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies
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    20
    www.thatsquareplate.com
    Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
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    21
    cookingwithlibby.com
    Cowboy Cookies
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    22
    tinaschic.com
    Gingerbread Drop Cookies
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    23
    Stack of cookies on linens with a glass of milk
    Hot Cocoa Cookies
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    24
    2cookinmamas.com
    Easy Mint Chip Cookies
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    25
    www.hiddenfruitsandveggies.com
    Peppermint Brownie Cookies
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    26
    Close up of brownie cookies with peppermint icing
    Peppermint Brownie Drop Cookies
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    27
    thecrumbykitchen.com
    Peppermint Swirl Whoopie Pies
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    28
    beergirlcooks.com
    Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
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    29
    2cookinmamas.com
    Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies
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    30
    www.louloubiscuit.com
    White Chocolate M&M Cookies
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    Hand-Formed Cookies

    31
    www.natashared.com
    Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies
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    32
    www.bessiebakes.com
    Soft Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies
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    33
    www.thelittleepicurean.com
    Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies
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    34
    Pieces of biscotti on holiday napkins on top of wood platter
    Cranberry Orange Ginger Biscotti
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    35
    www.appeasingafoodgeek.com
    Holiday Fortune Cookies
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    36
    feastandwest.com
    Mexican Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
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    37
    beergirlcooks.com
    Molasses Sugar Cookies
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    38
    www.bessiebakes.com
    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Molasses and Dried Cherries
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    39
    chezcateylou.com
    PBJ Thumbprint Cookies
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    40
    dcgirlinpearls.com
    Perfect Peanut Butter Blossoms
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    41
    beergirlcooks.com
    Peanut Butter, White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies
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    42
    www.alyssaandcarla.com
    Peppermint Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies
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    43
    beergirlcooks.com
    Snickerdoodles
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    44
    theemotionalbaker.com
    Stollen Cookies
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    45
    tastebudtravels.com
    Triple C Shortbread Cookies
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    46
    thefoodiepatootie.com
    Vanilla Cherry Ball Cookies
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    47
    Cookies drizzled with glaze of platter
    Vegan Peanut Butter Espresso Cookies
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    No-Bake Cookies

    48
    anoregoncottage.com
    Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles
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    49
    Cookies lay on holiday napkin on plate next to glass of milk
    Speculoos No-Bake Cookies
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    Other Cookies (Pizzelles and Meringues!)

    50
    joybileefarm.com
    Chocolate Mint Pizzelles
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    51
    www.anneinresidence.com
    Christmas Meringue Cookies
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    52
    joybileefarm.com
    Grandma’s Traditional Pizzelles
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    53
    joybileefarm.com
    Rose Scented Pizzelles
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    54
    halifaxbloggers.ca
    White Chocolate Meringue Cookies
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    What kind of cookies do you like to bake during the holiday season?

    What cookies would you like to try this season?

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    5 Comments

    1. So fun to see this roundup! Sooo many tempting things, but first things first I think I need to try the other meringue recipe that got shared. Thanks again for hosting!

      1. Thanks so much, Anne! I’m glad you’re seeing a lot of things that sound good, and I love that you’re drawn to the other meringue recipe! Thanks so much for participating.

    2. Thanks so much for making the Greatest Season Cookie Exchange happen, Erin! The giveaway was so much fun and I can’t believe that there were 71 cookie recipes shared! I’m so glad I got to be a part of it and so appreciate being included! Merry Christmas!

    3. Thank you Erin for making this such a success! What a fun giveaway and so much deliciousness for everyone to share!

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