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Holiday Cookies

Holiday Cookie Recipes Guaranteed to Get a Smile

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Want to bake some traditional holiday cookies with the kids? These are the recipes for you. Sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies are among the classic recipes featured here. But there are also fun new recipes to try with your kids, too. Get started baking early, and follow my tips for freezing cookies so you can have a stress-free holiday baking season.

Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher

The classic wedding cookies (also sometimes called Russian tea cakes or Italian wedding cookies) get kicked up a notch with the addition of chocolate in the batter in this easy recipe.

Snickerdoodles Recipe

Snickerdoodles
Stephanie Gallagher

The cinnamon-sugar topping makes these snickerdoodle cookies smell delicious as they are baking. Everyone loves these soft and tender cookies. They make great cookies for mailing, too.

Pretzel Kisses Recipe

Pretzel Kisses Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

Holiday cookie recipes don't get much easier than these pretzel kisses. They take just minutes to prepare, making these a terrific recipe when you need to make a large quantity of cookies, for say, a cookie exchange party.

 

Easy Soft Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Easy Soft Gingerbread Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher
Gingerbread cookies are the quintessential Christmas cookies and this recipe yields a soft, melt-in-your-mouth cookie that is perfect for munching on while opening presents. Let the kids decorate these cookies with sprinkles, sugars or royal icing.

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

Cranberry and white chocolate go beautifully together in these melt-in-your mouth cookies. They're soft and rich with the flavor of the season.

 

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossoms
Stephanie Gallagher

These peanut butter blossoms are a family favorite cookie for tree-trimming parties and cookie swaps.

 

Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Thumbprint Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher

These thumbprint cookies are the perfect cookies for Christmas parties and giving to friends. Sweet, but not too sweet, these cookies are so soft and tender, they literally melt in your mouth.

 

Chocolate Shortbread Recipe

Chocolate Shortbread Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

This chocolate shortbread recipe is dipped in white chocolate, then peppermint chunks, for a festive treat that not only tastes great, but makes these cookies look great on a holiday table.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips

chocolate chip cookies
Stephanie Gallagher
You can't go wrong with a classic for Christmas. And these chocolate chip cookies will bring smiles to the faces of your family and friends with every bite.

Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe

Holiday Cookies - Easy Sugar Cookies
Stephanie Gallagher
Because these sugar cookies don't have to be rolled and cut, they're one of the easier cookie recipes you can make - perfect for baking with the kids.

 

 

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