The Holiday Cookie Roundup

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I’m sort of a cookie fanatic, which is just one more reason why this is the BEST time of the year. Cookies cookies cookies galore! I’ve been baking up a cookie-storm in my kitchen lately and today I’ve rounded up more than 30 must-make holiday cookies for this season! Check ’em out!

The Holiday Cookie Roundup!

Italian Christmas Cookies

Italian Christmas Cookies are soft, buttery, fluffy and melt in your mouth delicious. Flavored with a hint of vanilla and a sweet glaze, these tasty treats are a perfect holiday treat. Take them to your next cookie exchange, party or just for fun occasion! 
Ingredients: butter, sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, ricotta cheese, eggs, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, milk, almond extract, Christmas sprinkles for topping

Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies are a combination of buttery orange infused shortbread and jam, as pleasing to look at as they are to eat. These festive treats are perfect for any holiday or special occasion.
Ingredients: unsalted butter, granulated sugar, orange zest, egg yolk, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, almond flour, kosher salt, cinnamon, jam, Powdered sugar for finishing

Homemade Milano Cookies

Homemade Milano Cookies have tender cookies with a nice crunch sandwiched around a layer of rich dark chocolate in the center! They taste even better than the store bought version!
Ingredients: salted butter, at room temperature, powdered sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, room temperature, egg white, room temperature, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, dark chocolate, chopped

White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Cookies are the perfect combination, of chewy, crunchy, sweet and decadence all wrapped up in a cookie! These amazing cookies have great texture and flavor! 
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, white sugar, packed light brown sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, white chocolate baking chips, chopped macadamia nuts, dried cranberries
A batch of butter cookies, some chocolate coated, spread over a marble bench top

Butter Cookies

Buttery, tender and unbelievably light these homemade Danish butter cookies are so much better than the tinned version. Loaded with flavour,they’ll literally melt in your mouth and are so easy to make.
Ingredients: unsalted butter, softened, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, egg yolk, milk, all purpose flour, semi-sweet chocolate, melted, Sprinkles if desired.

White Chocolate Oreo Cookies

White Chocolate Oreo Cookies are perfectly soft and chewy cookies loaded with slightly melted white chocolate chips and crushed Oreo cookies. These are warm and delicious cookies with just the right amount of sweetness! 
Ingredients: butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, oreo cookies, white chocolate chips
Chocolate crinkle cookies on a wire grate

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are classic chocolate cookies that kids of all ages will love. This particular recipe is enhanced with brown butter to give it a more complex flavor that takes these cookies from good to great!
Ingredients: unsalted butter, granulated sugar, lightly packed brown sugar, large egg, vanilla extract, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, kosher salt, granulated sugar, powdered sugar
Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies on a plate

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are must-have holiday cookies that are also perfect for everyday occasions. The classic pairing of peanut butter and chocolate in these cookies will delight chocolate peanut butter lovers and cookie lovers of all ages.
Ingredients: stick unsalted butter, peanut butter, lightly packed brown sugar, large egg, vanilla extract, flour, kosher salt, baking soda, baking powder, chocolate kisses

The Best Sugar Cookies Ever!

Cut out Sugar Cookies that have a crisp edge and the softest center! Topped with my favorite cream cheese frosting and sprinkles this is a tried and true family recipe! You will agree that they are the BEST!
Ingredients: butter, sugar, large egg, vanilla extract, almond extract, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, Cream Cheese Frosting:, cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, food coloring if desired

Chocolate Peppermint Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Dipped Shortbread Cookies are buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread cookies that get dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with crushed peppermint. These cookies make the perfect holiday treat!
Ingredients: butter, sugar, salt, flour, bag semi sweet chocolate chips, peppermint candy canes

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pudding Cookies

A delicious and soft pudding cookie made with the classic white chocolate and macadamia nuts!
Ingredients: unsalted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, white chocolate instant pudding mix, large eggs, vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, salt, white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts

Twix Thumbprint Cookies

The buttery shortbread base and a chewy caramel center. They were just missing one thing. Chocolate. I drizzled that chocolate on as fast as I could and viola! A Twix Thumbprint Cookie.
Ingredients: Unsalted Butter, sugar, Eggs, vanilla, all-purpose flour, soft caramel candies, heavy cream, milk chocolate chips

Almond Thumbprint Cookies with a Salted Caramel Center

Almond Thumbprint Cookies are light, buttery, almond flavored shortbread cookies that just melt in your mouth. They get filled with Salted Caramel and topped with slivered almonds. These cookies will blow you away!
Ingredients: butter, white sugar, McCormick Almond Extract, all-purpose flour, caramels: store-bought or homemade soft, heavy cream, sea salt, Flaking salt for topping, Slivered almonds for topping

Grinch Cookies

Brightly colored Grinch Cookies for your holiday cookie tray!
Ingredients: unsalted butter softened, sugar, large eggs, vanilla extract, drops bright green food coloring*, all-purpose flour, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, red and green M&Ms

Best Ever Molasses Cookies

Best Ever Molasses Cookies have a slightly crisp sugar coated edge and a soft and chewy center. These are the perfect holiday cookie!
Ingredients: shortening, sugar, molasses, egg, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, *Optional 1 cup white chocolate chips


Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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