Cookies are an essential part of the holiday season so I’ve rounded up 8 holiday cookie recipes that I will have on repeat! Roll up your sleeves and bring out the flour because it’s baking time!
There’s something just so cozy about baking in the winter time, and there’s nothing more nostalgic than eating a classic Christmas cookie. From shortbread to oatmeal cookies, this roundup of my favourite cookies will be sure to keep you busy in the kitchen. So let’s turn up my holiday playlist and get to it!
P.S. I think involving the kids in baking is such great activity! It get’s them away from technology a little bit and it’s a great opportunity for us to spend time together. While not always as relaxing as an afternoon baking by yourself, the memories are worth it.
Grandma’s Gingersnap Cookies
These aren’t your average cookie.. they’re Grandma’s Old Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies and they are unbelievably delicious!
Old Fashioned Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
Another take on a traditional cookie, these cookies have both a regular and vegan version and I can’t decide what version I like better….
No-Bake Chocolate Haystack Cookies
These easy no-bake cookies are a throw back to the 80’s but with a healthier twist. Mounds of coconut and oats are covered in a decadent-tasting chocolate mixture to create an easy, chewy cookie that can be formed into a nest and filled with even more chocolate goodies for every occasion!
Peanut Butter Cookies
Vegan and Gluten-Free, these cookies are delicious and the perfect treat paired with a warm cup of coffee or as an after dinner treat.
Buttery and flaky, these shortbread cookies are delicious on their own. Or you can take it up a notch and dip them in dark chocolate, trust me you won’t regret it!
These are straight from the 80’s and were the number one ‘cookie’ that my mom was asked to make on repeat growing up. They are sooo easy to make and freeze really well! This is a great recipe for the kids to make with you as it requires no baking.
If you’re looking for the perfect old fashioned Thumbprint Cookie recipe to throw you right back into your childhood, these are IT! Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday baking.
Perfect for making gingerbread houses, decorations, or gingerbread men, this recipe has been in my family for years! You can make them into Mini Gingerbread Mug Toppers (so cute) or as Gingerbread Ornaments on the tree!
Well there you have it! 8 Holiday Cookie Recipes to get you through the Christmas season, happy baking my friends!
Let me know your favourite Christmas cookie recipe below!
Carole D says
My grandmother molasse cookie recipe! Sugar cookies too!
Tori W. says
This is a lovely post – thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to make the gingerbread house cut-outs 🙂 so cute!
Tori W. says
Oh my goodness I agree, they’re so cute! Have fun Katie!
How would you keep these fresh if you wanted to make them ahead?
Tori W. says
Hey! I always store in an airtight container which extends the life of these for sure. Or if it is made VERY far in advance I pop them in the freezer for later!
Hi Tori! Just wondering for your butter less butter tart squares in the cookbook, if there is anything I can substitute for the ground flax seed? Was thinking maybe chia seeds or almond flour until I saw you mix it with water. What do you think would be best? Thanks!!
Hi Jackie, I would recommend ground chia seeds!
Sheryl Harder says
Where can I find the mini cutter for the mini mug gingerbread house?
Tori W. says
Hey! Here is the one I bought!
Looking for a good sugar cookie recipe that can be rolled out to use cut outs among with an easy not to sweet icing for flooding. Any recommendations
Tori Wesszer says
Sorry for the late reply hope you found one! The Joy of cooking is pretty good!