Cookie season is coming! It’s time to think about what cookies you are going to make for your cookie exchanges and holiday gatherings! Will you go traditional or take the chocolaty route? Do you have a lot of time or do you want something that you can make and throw in the freezer until you need to bake them?
No matter the stage of planning that you are in, there is a cookie here that will speak to you!
Traditional Shortbread Cookies – We will start simple with these super simple 3-ingredient shortbread cookies — a delicious traditional cookie. They are so buttery and tasty that you will have trouble eating just one!
Snickerdoodle Cookies – We have yet to find someone that doesn’t enjoy a good snickerdoodle cookie, but it can be hard to find a really good one. The best snickerdoodle cookies should be soft and a little bit chewy, these deliver that in spades!
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies – If you are a fan of red velvet cake, in all its rich deliciousness, then you will melt when you try these gooey, soft, and wonderful cookies! With or without the chocolate chips, they are still amazing!
Almond Raspberry Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies – Not only are these cookies delicious, they are absolutely darling! People might not want to eat them because they are so cute.
Lemon Crinkle Cookies – These cookies are nearly the perfect cookie — if you like lemon of course. They are soft, chewy, fluffy, and caky with the perfect zip of lemon to them. You will find it hard not to hoard them all away for yourself.
Lemon Snowdrop Cookies – These unassuming cookies will, without a doubt, knock your socks off! A delight in disguise, the burst of lemony flavor you’ll get from these cookies is amazing.
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – The trick to these chewy cookies is a packet of instant vanilla pudding mix to help them retain all that gooey moisture to keep the cookies soft and delicious!
Twix Cookies – Who doesn’t love a delightful bite of chocolate and caramel on a cookie? You’d be hard pressed to find anyone that would turn you down when you present them with these little morsels!
Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies – There is very little that elicits thoughts of the holidays like gingerbread and molasses cookies. This cookie brings these two together is such a delightful way that you will have trouble not eating all of them fresh out of the oven!
Walnut Snowball Cookies – Also known as Mexican wedding cookies and Russian tea cakes, these and the pecan variation are common sights during the holiday dessert season — and with good reason! They are bite-sized delights that quickly melt in your mouth.
Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies – What are the holidays without kiss cookies? We’ve seen these peanut butter ones often but have also seen non-peanut butter versions that are equally delicious! We find them best just out of the oven when the heat from the cookie makes the chocolate soft and melty.
Toffee Butter Icebox Cookies – If you’re looking for an easy cookie, this is it! If you’re looking for an easy cookie that you can freeze, slice, and bake, this is even more so that cookie for you. Better yet, there are only six ingredients!
No-Bake Cookies – These are always a holiday hit! So much so that people expect them to be made by at least one person during a cookie exchange, and who can so no when they are so easy to make?
Peppermint Bark – Peppermint bark might not be a cookie but it is one goodie that people expect to see on the dessert table so, of course, we had to include it in this list.
Seafoam – Another holiday staple and, while a bit time consuming, it is actually really easy to make and put together.
Peanut Butter Balls (Buckeyes) – Peanut butter balls (or buckeyes, depending on where you’re from) are another commonly seen holiday treat and another one that it really easy to make!
Star Mint Meringues – These are another non-cookie dessert that you can whip together (literally) and then freeze and pull out to serve when you need them!
Perfect Sugar Cookie Cutouts – Of course, what would the holidays be without cut-out sugar cookies? If anything makes people think of the holidays, it’s these! The recipe gives you tips on how to ensure that you can perfect cut-outs every time.
Chocolate Sugar Cookies – To mix things up a little bit, here’s the a chocolate sugar cookie variation that will achieve the same gorgeous results!
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies – Here is a recipe for softer sugar cookies if you don’t like the hard crunchy ones. These cut almost as well as the other ones and decorate nicely!
Royal Icing Recipe – The best icing to use with sugar cookies is royal icing. If you want to achieve some of those absolutely gorgeous sugar cookies that you probably drool over in envy, this it how they do it!
Decorating Tips & Tricks – To finish off the list here are some decorating tips when it comes to icing sugar cookies!