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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…cookie season! Here are 12 Holiday Cookies to get you ready and excited for holiday baking!

12 Holiday Cookies

1. Cherry Cheesecake Cookies

Cherry Cheesecake Cookies need to be on your table for the holidays. Let the cookie baking begin!

It’s all the flavors of cheesecake in cookie form! These Cherry Cheesecake Cookies are sure to be a hit at your next holiday gathering.

2. Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect chewy chocolate chip cookie. They're studded with chocolate chips and mint chips for the best mint and chocolate flavor.

They’re soft and chewy and loaded with mint chips and chocolate chips. I’m sure Santa wouldn’t mind a dozen or so of these Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies with a tall glass of ice cold milk!

3. Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

Looking for a cookie to wow even your toughest critics? This is the cookie for you! These Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies are adapted from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Sweet cookbook. You’ll want to make them every year!

4. Easy Sugar Cookies

Easy Sugar Cookies come together in a snap! No chilling, rolling, or cookie cutters required! Super simple and so darn good!

It doesn’t get any easy than this. These Easy Sugar Cookies require no chilling, no rolling, and you don’t even need cookie cutters!

5. Chocolate Almond Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Almond Kiss Cookies take that traditional holiday cookie and spin it on its head. Perfect for the holidays!

These Chocolate Almond Kiss Cookies add a nutty twist to a classic favorite. The addition of almond meal and almond extract really kicks up the flavor in these cookies. 

6. Linzer Cookies

Classic Linzer Cookies

These Linzer Cookies feature two hazelnut shortbread cookies sandwiched together with raspberry jam. Swap in your favorite fruit jam or for a richer, decadent treat use chocolate spread!

7. Gooey Butter Cookies

Gooey Butter Cookies start with a yellow cake mix. Combined with cream cheese, you have one amazing cookie!

What happens when you mix together butter, cream cheese, and sugar? These Gooey Butter Cookies! With the help of yellow cake mix, you can bake off dozens of these cookies in a breeze.

8. Candy Cane Snowball Cookies 

Peppermint Snowball Cookies

While traditional snowball cookies are dusted with powdered sugar, these Candy Cane Snowball Cookies take it step further. The cookies are coated with melted vanilla candy coating and topped with crushed candy canes. Perfect for the holidays!

9. Christmas Lights Cookies 

Christmas Lights Cookies

These Christmas Lights Cookies prove that you don’t need to fear cookie decorating. With a bag of assorted chocolate candies and a tube of black icing, you too can create these super fun and festive cookies! 

10. Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes (Snowball Cookies)

It’s not the holidays without some Russian Tea Cakes, also known as snowball cookies! These cookies can be made with either walnuts or pecans. 

11. Pistachio Cranberry Holiday Cookies

Pistachio Cranberry Holiday Cookies

These Pistachio Cranberry Holiday Cookies are studded with pistachios, cranberries, white chocolate chips, and dark chocolate chunks. Grab a glass of milk or a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy!

12. Gingerbread Tree Cookies

Gingerbread Tree Cookies

How adorably cute are these Gingerbread Tree Cookies? They are easy to make and totally kid-friendly. Gather up loved ones and start baking!

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12 Holiday Cookies Roundup


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  1. Natalie says:

    What a great delicious collection of recipes! Perfect for all year round too :)

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Natalie! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking!