These festive Christmas cookie recipes will be the perfect way to spread your holiday cheer.
There's nothing like spreading a little holiday cheer with a delicious batch of Christmas cookies. Nestle them in a pretty
tin for a thoughtful gift or have them on hand for unexpected holiday guests. One thing is for sure, these Christmas cookie
recipes are sure to be the hit of the season!
This trio of Christmas cookie recipes will be your go-to for crowd-pleasing treats. Make a few extra batches to keep on hand for unexpected holiday visitors.
As if the combination of milk chocolate morsels and peppermint candies wasn't perfect enough, we added rich cream-and-mint-filled
chocolate sandwich cookies and salty pretzel sticks to our peppermint bark.
Stock your freezer with this simple dough and be ready to slice and bake in minutes.
This is a classic recipe updated with a sprinkle of kosher salt.
“Be sure the zip-top plastic bag you use to pipe preserves into the cookies is a freezer bag and not a regular storage bag
or you may experience a blowout. Ask me how I know.”
-Norman King, Test Kitchen Professional
These peanut butter-chocolate cookies taste and look divine! No need to worry about the flour—they're perfect as they are.
Recipe developer Vanessa McNeil Rocchio says, "My grandfather was a great cook and inspired me. These cookies, made with fresh
Texas pecans, were always in his cookie jar. You can't stop with just one cookie."
This festive cookie recipe was borrowed from a favorite spice store, Penzeys.
The chai gives this cookie a kick while the eggnog topping shows a sweet side.
Who spiked the cookies? Hardly a Christmas can pass in the South without these traditional ball-shaped, bourbon-flavored pecan
cookies ending up on a dessert bar or in a gift box.
Linzer Cookies are great for the holidays and look just as good as they taste. A dough scraper, which can be purchased inexpensively
at kitchen stores, makes transferring these star cutouts onto baking sheets a breeze.
Recipe: Linzer Cookies
Give these soft, chewy macaroons a different look by garnishing with candied fruit like orange peels or green cherries.
Perfect for last-minute company, this dough can be stored in the refrigerator up to 1 week, or frozen up to 1 month. But, we have to warn you: These little sweets are so tempting, you'll probably want to bake them all at once!
Make this recipe all the way through without stopping, spreading the warm divinity onto a still-warm cookie base. If the divinity
is too cool, it will tear the cookie base as you spread it.
Grits + biscotti=Gritscotti. After baking the logs, gently cut them with a serrated knife for even slices. If you break a
few slices, bake them anyway and sprinkle the bits over yogurt at breakfast.
Important: Bake the dough while cold; otherwise, it will spread too much and the cookies will lose their fluffy texture. Add
a drizzle of Bourbon Glaze for a delicious finish.
We think 1/8 inch is the perfect thickness for a crisp, buttery cookie, but this dough can be rolled to 1/4 inch thick if you prefer a soft texture.
Filled with orange apricot preserves, these decorative cookies are the perfect holiday treat for the table.
Think a bourbon ball is a bourbon ball is a bourbon ball? Think again. Try coating them in spiced toasted pecans for a sweet-salty
variation and you'll be a convert for life.
Espresso beans and buttery shortbread are a perfect match.
The bright citrus flavor of these sugar cookies make them the perfect choice for your holiday cookie tray. Just a warning, you're going to want to bake an extra batch!
A Christmas classic is remade without all the heft (or kitsch). You'll spread holiday cheer with this festive riff.
A chicory-coffee glaze gives our already delicious sugar cookies a bolt of flavor that everyone will love—especially sleepy-eyed elves with last-minute gifts to wrap!
'Tis the season to give your sugar cookies a spirited boost with our delicious eggnog glaze.
Dressed in their holiday finest with a pretty coating of black sesame seeds, these Black-Tie Benne Slice 'n' Bakes are ready to dazzle the dessert table.
You'll love the bright, fresh flavor of these Slice 'n' Bakes. Mix up extra dough to keep in the refrigerator (up to 1 week) or freezer (up to 1 month) to keep on hand for last-minute company.