Although four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree certainly sound thrilling, wouldn’t you rather celebrate the holidays with 12 days of cookies instead? From peanut butter and molasses to peppermint and chocolate chunk, these holiday cookie recipes will have you dreaming of sugarplums all season long. Cookie season is upon us so queue up your favorite holiday tunes and let’s get baking!
Soft peanut butter cookies topped with a piece of milk chocolate make these Peanut Butter Blossoms a cookie season classic! If you’re baking with kids, let them help out by unwrapping the chocolate pieces while you combine ingredients for the cookie dough.
There’s nothing more festive than these Christmas Sugar Cookies! Use cookie cutters to create shapes like snowflakes, candy canes, Christmas trees and bells, and top them off with colorful icing!
Strawberry jam is the star of the show in these buttery Strawberry Jam Cookies. With a sprinkle of chopped walnuts for some added crunch, these holiday cookies will fly off the table!
Spiced with cloves, ginger and cinnamon, the smell of these Molasses Cookies in the oven will instantly warm your kitchen! To make cleanup a cinch, line your baking trays with parchment paper instead of using cooking spray.
Try something different with these Italian Lemon-Ricotta Cookies! Flavored with lemon zest and topped with colorful sprinkles, this cookie recipe is one you’ll want to make year after year.
Searching for a cookie recipe that will impress your guests? Look no further! These pinwheel Cranberry-Cream Cheese Cookies with pecans, dried cranberries and apricot preserves taste as good as they look.
Requiring just 15 minutes of prep time and 15 more in the oven, you can whip up this COOL WHIP Easy Snickerdoodle Recipe on the fly! For a chocolatey alternative, use devil’s food cake mix in place of yellow cake mix.
Peppermint candies meet white and semi-sweet chocolate in this festive recipe for Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies. Whether you’re looking for a hostess gift or something to contribute to a holiday potluck, these cookies are the perfect seasonal choice!
With dried cranberries, white chocolate and chopped pecans in every bite, these Big-Batch Kris Kringle Cookies are guaranteed to be a hit. Not a fan of white chocolate? Feel free to substitute with semi-sweet chocolate instead!
Put a festive spin on classic chocolate chip cookies with these Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars! Made with semi-sweet chocolate, coconut and pecans, these holiday cookie bars are simply delicious.
If you love eggnog, you’ll love these Eggnog Crinkle Cookies! Nutmeg, rum extract, white chocolate and JELL-O French Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding give these beverage-inspired cookies their signature flavor.
Shortbread cookies, caramel and chocolate are the perfect way to finish your cookie season on a high note. Whether you share these Chocolate-Caramel Cookie Bars with friends or family, they are sure to brighten your holiday celebrations.
With 12 days of cookie recipes in your back pocket, you’ll be more than prepared for this year’s holiday cookie exchange! For more festive holiday recipes, check out our collections of Christmas recipes, Hanukkah Recipes, Kwanzaa Recipes and New Year’s recipes.