32 Easy Cookie Recipes
Easy cookie recipes for Christmas and the holidays, including shortbread, sugar cookies, reindeer and chocolate crinkles. (32 Photos)
Easy Cookie Recipe: Reindeer Cookies
These cookies are as fun to eat as they are to make. If peanut allergies are a worry, switch out the peanut butter dough with a gingersnap one.
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Aunt Sis’s Strawberry Tart Cookies
These lovely little thumbprint cookies, each one like a tiny strawberry pie, will be the first to disappear at your holiday party. Bake them, and you’ll understand why.
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Harriett Mariah Runnels’ Christmas Sugar Cookies
This easy cutout cookies are quick to bake and a treat everyone will love.
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Classic Shortbread Cookies
A foolproof recipe and crowdpleaser.
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Pretend Peanut Butter Cookies
Treat your tastebuds with these peanut delights and you'll be screaming for more!
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Peppermint Stick Cookies
These gorgeous striped peppermint stick cookies make a stunning homemade gift.
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These mouthwatering snowballs are just what you need to make you a great host!
Get the recipe for Melt-in-Your-Mouth Snowballs!
Almond Spritz Cookies
These delicate, buttery, piped cookies are usually made at Christmas time.
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Buttery rings sandwiched together with preserves, these are also called Ischl tartlets.
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Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies
These delightful treats will make their way to your heart and stomach.
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German Chocolate Cake Cookies
These are the most amazing "in a pinch" cookies ever. When the holidays arrive and you've got too many things to do, these easy no-bake cookies will give you a little wiggle room. Your guests will be delighted with the results.
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This one is for those of you that appreciate thick, soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies. I love to eat them warm, when the chips are still melted.
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Talk about stocking stuffers! To make these special treats, wrap pieces of red and green sugar-cookie dough around crushed candy canes and chocolate chips, then shape them into the sweetest Christmas stockings ever.
Get the recipe for Stuffed-Stocking Cookies
Parmesan Thumbprint Cookies with Tomato–Tart Cherry Jam
These easy-to-bake parmesan delights are a sure tummy trest this holiday season.
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Paige Retus's Fudge-Topped Toffee Cookies
Boston's legendary chef Paige Retus's toffee cookie, buttery and rich, is taken to a whole new level with the contrasting bitter-sweet chocolate and toasty pecans.
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Ultimate One-Bowl Chocolate Chippers
Indulge in these delicious chocolate cookies that are sure to spread Christmas cheer!
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Chocolate Peppermint Bar Cookies
Could anything taste more like Christmas? These are the best flavors of the season in a single bite. It’s as if Santa came down the chimney to discover that a steaming cup of cocoa was waiting...
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A “slice,” a delicious dessert popular in Australia, has a shortbread base that is topped with a layer of caramel and a chocolate glaze. Balancing all that sweetness is a sprinkling of sea salt.
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These crisp Italian cookies are loaded with fruits and nuts and coated with thin layers of luxurious dark chocolate.
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Old-Fashioned Christmas Butter Cookies
These cookies are made with modest ingredients, and they keep for weeks, but we were taken with the old-fashioned technique, which calls for blending sieved hard-cooked yolks and raw yolks into the dough, and then perfuming it with lemon zest or a dash of brandy. What you end up with are cookies that are incredibly crisp and so flaky they almost seem to float away.
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Try these delicious gingerbread cookies that are easy to make and serve.
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Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies
Enjoy these pillowy molasses cookies with a tall glass of milk— you won’t miss the sugar for a second.
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Ideal served with hot coffee, these tasty little crisps complement a holiday buffet as well as serve as an anyday treat!
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Anginetti Lemon Cookies
These attractive Italian cookies have a lovely lemon flavor that is refreshing and perfect for any time of the year.Click here to get the recipe for Anginetti Lemon Cookies!
Coconut Cookies from Good to the Grain
Bring the smell and taste of delicious, toasted coconut cookies into your kitchen this holiday season.
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Chai Gingerbread Cookie
Try chai for a modern twist on a classic Christmas recipe.
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Apricot and Pistachio Biscotti
This crunchy biscotti is great dunked in the holiday drink of your choice.
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Chocolate Crackle Cookies
The absence of flour makes these favourite Christmas cookies especially suitable for your gluten-sensitive friends this holiday.
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Double Ginger Snaps
These cookies pack an extra punch from the candied ginger in the recipe.
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Banana Chocolate Chip Sandwiches
How adorable are these? Snack for Santa, perhaps?
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Chocolate Snow Angel Cookies
These yummy cookies are a perfect craft for kids.
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Raspberry Sugar Cookies
These beauties will steal your heart.
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