Food Bloggers’ Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

Holiday Cookies Recipes |

The holiday season is in full swing around here and I’ve been making Christmas cookies like a CRAZY person!  I have a new favorite Christmas cookie recipe that I’ll be sharing with you later this week so be sure to get on my email list if you’re not already so you don’t miss this one.  I think it’s the best Christmas cookie recipe ever.  :)  In the meantime, I thought I’d ask other food bloggers if they had a favorite cookie recipe.  I got a lot of great responses and recipes so be sure to check out their blogs and recipes for some new favorites.

Which one will you be trying first???

Black Forest Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – Eat the Love:
These gluten-free cookies are packed with chocolate and cherries and don’t miss the funny story that goes along with them!

Brandy & Cardamom Fattigman – Purple Oven Mitt:
Fried Scandinavian cookies dusted with powdered sugar.  They also have brandy, need I say more? :)

Cardamom Snowdrop Cookies – Savory Simple:
Snowdrop cookies with almonds and dusted with powdered sugar and cardamom.

Cashew Cookies with Salted Caramel Drizzle – The Tomato Tart:
Sweet and salty cookies made with whole wheat flour.

Chocolate Chip Dough Balls – The Chic Life:
A twist on the chocolate chip cookie and read about her trials to find the perfect batch.

Chocolate Chip Peppermint Pinwheels-Oh Cake:
Chocolate and peppermint, one of my favorite combos!

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies – Diethood:
Cinnamon rolls in cookie form.  I think these speak for themselves, yum!

Clean Eating Thumbprint Cookies – The Gracious Pantry:
Made with whole wheat flour, almonds, and use your favorite jam.

Cowboy Christmas Cookies – Miss in the Kitchen:
These cookies are packed with all sorts of delicious things including oats, cranberries, pecans, and white chocolate.

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies – Around My Family Table:
Cranberries and white chocolate are a great combo this time of year!

Double Chocolate Cherry Almond Drops – Jersey Girl Cooks: 
Lots of chocolate, cherry, and almonds!

Eggnog Creme Cookie Sandwiches – Cafe Johnsonia:
Ok eggnog lovers, here’s one for you!  Check out how beautiful these cookies are as well!

German Anise Christmas Cookies – Recipe Renovator:
Only 6 ingredients in these cookies!  If you like anise, you’ll definitely want to check these out!

Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing – Keep It Sweet Desserts:
What would the holidays be without gingersnaps?!  These gingersnaps are taken to a whole new level with a lemon cream cheese icing filling.

Ginormous Chocolate Chip Cookies – Seasoned with Sarcasm:
It IS the holidays so instead of making average size cookies, check out these ginormous cookies that will surely bring a smile to your face!

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate Drizzle – Jeanette’s Healthy Living:
These gluten-free as well as vegan cookies, look easy to make with peanut butter, chocolate, and almond flour.

Hermit Bars – The Lemon Bowl:
Lots of great spices in these cookies including ginger, nutmeg, and cloves!

Lentil Doodles – Seasonal and Savory:
Yes, there really are lentils in these cookies for a healthier twist.  They look really good!

My Everything Cooking – Simply Gourmet:
My kind of cookie with bacon, toffee, nuts, and chocolate!

My Grandmother’s Christmas Cookie – Mother Nature Network: 
Great recipe for cut-out cookies just in time for the holidays.

Nantucket Ginger Cookies – Cooking With Books:
Ginger and molasses cookies sound great for the holidays!

Persimmon Cookies – Spoon and Saucer:
Lots of interesting and fun flavors in these cooking including persimmon, nutmeg, cloves, raisins, and nuts.

Sassy Sweets Rainbow Cookies – The Growing Foodie:
A traditional Italian cookie with chocolate, preserves, and almond paste.

Snowballs – Texana’s Kitchen:
A crumbly butter cookies dusted with powdered sugar.

Spicy Smoky S’mores – Cooking In Stilettos:
A fun twist on s’mores with a little spicy and smokiness.

Thelma’s Tea Cookies – cbsop:  
Also known as Mexican Wedding cookies, these are made with shortening rather than butter.


Want more cookies?  Check out my RECIPE INDEX for lots of fun and easy cookie recipes!  Cookies in the picture above are (upper left) Elvis Inspired Cookie Cups, (upper right) Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cookie Poppers, (bottom left) Chocolate Turtle Cookies, and (bottom right) Butterscotch Sandwich Cookies.



  1. Love this list of delicious cookies! Thanks for sharing my hermit bars!

  2. What a delicious list! Thank you so much for including my recipe with all these other yummy-sounding cookies! :)

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    Oh my gawd! Where do I start… I want to make all of these! Delicious round up. Thank you so much for featuring mine!

  4. So much fun seeing what everyone’s favorite holiday cookies are! Thanks for including me in your roundup.

  5. Thanks so much for the mention. Wow, now I have so many recipes to try for holiday baking. So much good stuff!

  6. Wow, these are some mouth-watering recipes! Thank you so much for including my cookies! Awesome roundup. Happy holidays!

  7. What a fabulous list. I can always use a new cookie recipe! Those cashew cookies with salted caramel drizzle are calling my name! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing my cookie recipe! I might have to steal that spicy smores recipe!

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