Presenting my cookie season masterpiece - a roundup of more than 20 delicious & easy holiday cookies, each more scrumptious than the last! From classic cookie recipes to new family favorites.
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There is nothing as wonderful as a warm plate of cookies with a big mug of tea and cozying up on the couch to watch Elf for the millionth time. So as much as the harsh cold weather tests me, some holiday magic and plenty of cookies keep me going. Today I am sharing with you delicious & easy holiday cookies that have been tried, tested, and devoured by yours truly. Every one of them is a winner in my books.
From the beloved Linzer cookie to a new take on Gingersnaps - there is plenty to choose from. Citrus cookies, chocolatey ones, fudgy ones. Some vegan, some gluten-free, some unabashedly decadent. Whether you use a bunch of these for your cookie box to give to loved ones, or just a joyful treat to brighten your holiday table - I promise any of these cookies are sure to please.
They’re less cookie and more cake, with a soft, crumbly texture that tastes positively divine!
Soft and zinging with fresh lemon, if you’re looking for an easy cookie for Christmas, these are it!
A quintessential holiday bake! These buttery, tender, and addictive treats fill up the cookie jar with one bake.
The perfect blend of sugar, butter, and maple-hinted butter, these cookies are a universal favorite! Plus, they are super easy to make, with no chill time either.
The lemon-glazed sugar cookies are the easy, soft Christmas cookies you’ve been looking for. Lemony yum, nicely bright, and delightfully pretty, they are perfect for ringing in the holidays with joy and cheer!
These pretty crackly top cookies are crisp on the outside and like a moist fudgy brownie on the inside. Everyone will love these crinkle cookies!
These easy Thumbprint Cookies filled with Raspberry Jam are buttery soft, rich, and tender with a perfectly crisp exterior. This is a flavourful classic holiday cookie that everyone will love!
They are just lightly crisp on the outside but the centers are tender, giving you that very satisfying bite. You have the homey warmth from the brown sugar, and the nuts, cranberries, and chocolate make them super flavorful!
Crispy on top and gooey in the center, these melt-in-your-mouth treats are the crinkle cookies your Christmas platter is missing.
Complex, rich flavors of cocoa, cinnamon, and amaranth meet in this irresistible shortbread cookie. Dipped in chocolate for extra goodness!
These have the consistency and appeal of both cookies and brownies: fudgy, chewy, and rich in the middle, + crispy, and crunchy around the edges! SO good.
Deliciously buttery cookies paired with some fresh lemon zest and tart fruit jam. These adorable holiday cookies make an appearance at my home every year, without fail.
The magic of butter, sugar, and flour personified! These little bites are tender, light, and dangerously addictive.
These gorgeous biscotti are bright from the lemon, magnificent from the cranberry, and phenomenal from the pistachios. A total winner!
AND they are the perfect make-ahead cookie!
Each bite of this fudgy, chocolatey cookie is utterly divine! With a slight crunch on the exterior and the beauty of sharp spices, it’s a recipe you’ll be making on repeat.
With a crumbly, tender shortbread-like texture, these cookies are heavenly. Rolled in powdered sugar they look like pretty little clouds!
Chewy, zesty, spiced perfection! Made with only 5 basic ingredients, these Christmas cookies could not be easier to make.
Quick and easy, this flavored shortbread is sweet, short, and delectably buttery.
Ideal for beginners, these no-fuss cookies are a breeze to make! Just easy, melt in your mouth, buttery goodness.
The dream accompaniment for your cuppa! These biscotti are crispy, flavourful, and full of rustic charm.
Buttery soft cookies, sandwiched with a delicious fruit jam. Made with simple pantry ingredients and little effort!
For when you want to forgo an oven - these no-bake gingersnap treats are going to be your new best friend. Chocolaty, fudgy bites that will leave everyone wanting more. A 5 ingredient miracle!
The quintessential holiday cookie! All your favorite spices come together with the help of some cocoa, to create this comforting and delectable treat.
These Chai Spiced Chocolate Cookies are the easiest holiday cookie recipe! Infused with heartening and warming spices like cinnamon & nutmeg, these rich & chewy cookies are irresistible.
Pools of chocolatey, peanut buttery goodness with layers of flavor and plenty of texture all packaged in lusciously soft delights!
Light, buttery cookies - with just a handful of ingredients! Half the fun of this cookie is that it gives you the perfect blank canvas for any add-ons. Sprinkles, icing or serve as it - there is no wrong way to enjoy them.
You can truly never go wrong with a chocolate chip cookie! This wonderful bake has an extra dose of chocolate, slightly crisped edges paired and a meltingly gorgeous soft center.
Chewy, gooey, and slightly crispy cookies. This is a quick bake and brings together some of the best classic holiday flavors!
One of the perks of this recipe is that you can easily substitute the matcha filling with anything of your choice! Nutella, chocolate, jam. No matter what, you’ll get beautiful little festive spirals.
These blossom cookies are just classic, soft peanut butter cookies, topped with a chocolate kiss. They are incredibly easy to make - simple pantry ingredients and just one bowl!
With an easy and make-ahead recipe, you just have to try these holiday cookies for Christmas! One of my favorite homemade xmas cookies.
Ready in less than 30 minutes to accompany your tea. These are the coziest, soft cookies that let the spices shine! Plus - a healthy addition to your baking spree.
Adorable waffle-shaped cookies, with the easiest dough ever. These are endlessly customizable and such fun to decorate with the family!
Sometimes you just need a quick fix for two. Or one! This skillet cookie is the most comforting, gooey treat to dig into. Scrumptious and of course, super easy.
Not technically cookies, but these cookie-like cakes are a frequent addition to my holiday cookie tray! They are light and soft inside with a slightly crisp crust. These brown butter madeleines are so delicious and simple to make.
Nutty, earthy flavors paired with chocolate chip goodness. Another classic chocolate chip recipe that is sure to please. Plus, these will fill your home with the most wonderful aroma!
Half the joy of cooking is sharing it with others. That’s why I’m always eager to hear from you. So go right ahead and drop a comment or reach out on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, or Facebook. I hope you love these delicious and easy xmas cookie recipes as much as we do!