Presenting my cookie season masterpiece – a roundup of 20 delicious & simple holiday cookies, each more scrumptious than the last! 

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 20 delicious & simple holiday cookies that have been tried, tested, and devoured by yours truly. Each and 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. 

Note to my dear readers – I’ve been accused countless times of having no chill this time of year. However, the baking rampage that commences every December is a tradition that I cherish and have no intention of slowing down for. The more cookies, the merrier!

While 2020 has been a dumpster fire year for the world, I hope you are all finding bits of joy and merriment as we bid it farewell. Whether it’s in the form of some quality time with loved ones, comforting foods, or re-watching favorite movies. Do what brings you joy! And hopefully, these cookies will do that for some of you. So without further adieu, here they are: 

Mocha Shortbread Cookies (Gluten Free)

Complex, rich flavours of cocoa, cinnamon and amaranth meet in this irresistible shortbread cookie. Dipped in chocolate for extra goodness!

Glutenfree Mocha Shortbread Cookies buckwheat, amaranth, jaggery, refined sugar free,honey

Lemon Linzer Cookies (Gluten Free)

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. 

Lemon Buckwheat Linzer Cookies vegan glutenfree Christmas baking

Classic Butter Cookies (Eggless)

The magic of butter, sugar and flour personified! These little bites are tender, light and dangerously addictive. 

Eggless Butter Cookies | easy cookie recipe

Chocolate Ginger Cookies (Eggless)

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. 

Chocolate Ginger Cookies | Easy Chewy eggless ginger cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies (Eggless) 

With a crumbly, tender shortbread like texture, these cookies are heavenly. Rolled in powdered sugar they look like pretty little clouds! 

Mexican Wedding Cookies | Easy eggless Holiday cookie recipe

Almond Cinnamon Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Eggless)

Chewy, zesty, spiced perfection! Made with only 5 basic ingredients, these Christmas cookies could not be easier to make. 

Almond Cinnamon Cookies | Easy vegan gluten-free cookies

Lemon Crescent Cookies 

Ideal for beginners, these no fuss cookies are a breeze to make! Just easy, melt in your mouth, buttery goodness. 

Lemon Crescent Cookies | Eggless Crescent Cookies

Mocha Gingerbread Biscotti 

The dream accompaniment for your cuppa! These biscotti are crispy, flavourful, and full of rustic charm. 

Almond Linzer Cookies (Gluten free) 

Buttery soft cookies, sandwiched with a delicious fruit jam. Made with simple pantry ingredients and little effort!

Almond Buckwheat LInzer Cookies

No Bake Gingersnap Balls 

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!

No-Bake Gingersnap Balls | Fun easy kid- friendly recipe

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

The quintessential holiday cookie! All your favorite spices come together with the help of some cocoa, to create this comforting and delectable treat. 

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies glutenfree eggless recipe Holiday baking

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies (Vegan) 

Pools of chocolatey, peanut buttery goodness with layers of flavor and plenty of texture all packaged in lusciously soft delights!

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies | Easy baking

3 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies (Gluten Free) 

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. 

3 Ingredient Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies Easy Eggless Baking

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Eggless)

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.

Eggless Double Chocolate Chip Cookies | Easy cookie recipe

Ginger Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan) 

Chewy, gooey and slightly crispy cookies. This is a quick bake and brings together some of the best classic holiday flavours!

Ginger Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies vegan dairyfree refined sugarfree baking

Matcha Pinwheel Cookies

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. 

Matcha Pinwheel Cookies Christmas Holiday Festive

Wholewheat Chai Spiced Walnut Cookies (Eggless) 

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. 

Wholewheat Chai Spiced Walnut Cookies

Waffle Cookies (Gluten Free) 

Adorable waffle shaped cookies, with the easiest dough ever. These are endlessly customizable and such fun to decorate with the family!

Glutenfree Waffle Cookies

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. 

Glutenfree Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Roasted Almonds

Nutty, earthy flavours 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!

Glutenfree Chocolate Chip Cookies w/ Roasted Almonds

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