If you love cookies, don’t neglect to add some of these amazing recipes to your Christmas holiday baking list this year. We’ve got everything from simple shortbread cookies to gluten-free options for families on a strict diet so you can prepare for your Christmas holiday without stress.
If you want cookies that are a little better for you, check our list of 10 healthy cookie recipes.
Classic Cookies with a Twist
These delicious cookies will be the hit at any holiday party you attend this year.
This gingerbread cookie recipe adds extra spice with the addition of orange to the traditional spice mix. The way she decorated the cookies is also adorable. I would not have thought to make cookies into nutcrackers!
These may be the best-looking Christmas cookies I have ever seen. The red and white color is so festive, and the ingredients have a lot more flavor than your typical refrigerator sugar cookie. I’m adding these cookies to my to-make list this year.
I consider gingersnaps a winter cookie staple, and nothing is better than homemade. This classic recipe will make the delicious snaps that are delicious alone, as a cookie sandwich, or dipped into coffee or milk.
If you like shortbread cookies, you should like this intriguing recipe from This Grand Adventure. I bet these cookies will turn out a lot better than those cookies everyone buys in tins around Christmas.
Fun Ways to Decorate Sugar Cookies
Do you already have a favorite cookie recipe? You can still use it but make it unique and fun for this year by spicing up your basic cookie designs.
The post for this recipe is photo-heavy, but don’t let you turn that off to a recipe that looks quite delicious! If you like using chocolate kisses in baking, you won’t want to miss this recipe. This is the perfect cookie to make with young children, as they can push the kiss into the cookie without making a huge mess in the kitchen.
Sometimes, you need something really easy and fast to make with kids or right before your next cookie party because you got tied up with something else. This recipe can be modified for any length of time and can use whatever sugar cookie recipe you prefer. Go super-simple like we did, or make it a little fancier if you have time.
If you need some ideas for how to spice up your sugar cookie decorating, these four ideas for trees, snowflakes, stars, and Santa bellies will spark your imagination.
If you are going gluten-free this holiday season, there are plenty of cookie options out there for you!
Don’t want to miss out on gingerbread cookies but you are going gluten-free this year? This recipe will allow you to have your favorite cookies without breaking your diet over the holiday season.
Our family isn’t gluten-free, but these cookies look so amazing, I want to make them right now. Just a heads-up, these cookies have a *lot* of chocolate, so if you don’t have chocolate-lovers at your house, you might want to try a less chocolate-intense recipe.
This is one of the few traditional recipes that actually started as gluten-free in the beginning. These cookies are made with almond flour, similar to marzipan candy. The cookies have a rich, nutty flavor, and are meant to have a small amount of sweetness. If you want a sweeter cookie, add an icing or glaze to the top of the cookie.