The Top 13 Holiday Cookie Recipes

Santa loves ‘em. We all love ‘em. There’s nothing like eating way too many cookies during the holiday season — which is why we’re here to help you do just that. To aid you in the effort of overfilling your tummy with yumminess, here are 13 delicious and easy cookie recipes to try this season.

From classic recipes that make Christmas all the better to cookies with fun shapes and more, your holidays are sure to be merry if you’re dunking these into a mug full of cocoa.

1. Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog is great to drink — but it’s even better in cookie form. If you agree, check out this recipe from Cooking Classy. With a delicious cake-like texture and a thick eggnog frosting, these could soon become your new favorite.

Cooking Classy

2. Ginger Molasses Cookies

Sugary molasses adds an extra bit of sugary goodness to a ginger snap. Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

Gimme Some Oven

3. Classic Sugar Cookies

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without some frosted and sprinkle-filled sugar cookies. Get the recipe.

Taste Of Home

4. Gingerbread Cookies

Little gingerbread men are the best to make this time of year. Sweetness with a hint of spice makes everything nice this time of year. You can get a delicious recipe for the classic cookie from MyRecipe.

Ian Bagwell

5. Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate flavor adds a twist to a classic recipe. I’m a fan of chocolate, so you won’t be hearing any complaints from me if you use it to upgrade a sugar cookie. Get step-by-step instructions for making these delicious treats with this recipe from Sweetopia.


6. Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies rolled in powdered sugar are too sweet to pass up this Christmas. This version from Crazy For Crust looks perfect for any holiday parties you might be attending in the next few days.

Crazy For Crust

7. Thumbprint Cookies

So simple, yet so yummy. A chocolate kiss makes a regular old cookie all the more wonderful. Get the recipe from Taste of Home.

Taste Of Home

8. Snickerdoodle Cookies

Sugar and cinnamon are one of my favorite combinations, and it’ll likely be the same for you (and your guests!) too. This recipe from Lil’ Luna is just what you need to make these yummy snacks.

Lil' Luna

9. Hot Chocolate Cups

These are too adorable. Drink your hot chocolate and eat it, too — with the help of a tinny handle made from pretzels! Get the recipe from the Gunny Sack.

The Gunny Sack

10. Melted Snowman Cookies

What’s better than chocolate shortbread cookies? Chocolate shortbread cookies that are covered in melted white chocolate and then given a snowman-like face using chocolate chips. It makes for a festive creation that’s almost too cute to eat (almost). You can check out the full recipe from Home Is Where the Boat Is.

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Home Is Where The Boat Is

11. Cinnamon Roll Cookies

The only thing that gives an actual cinnamon roll a run for its money is a cinnamon roll cookie. How delicious do these look? You can practically smell that mouth-watering, cinnamon aroma just by looking at the photo. Learn how to whip these up with this recipe from Sprinkle Some Sugar.

Sprinkle Some Sugar

12. Mint Chocolate Cookies

Mint and chocolate make a great combination in candy bars or ice cream. So why not bring the delicious combo to cookies too? Ring in the holidays right by mixing up a batch of these. Get the recipe from Crafty Corner.

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Crafty Corner

13. Rudolph Cookies

Pretzels as ears and a red M&M as a nose makes one tiny little Rudolph cookie that is not only delicious but adorable to look out. These festive treats are perfect for laying out for guests to try during holiday parties. Get the recipe from Your Cup of Cake.

Your Cup Of Cake

So what are you waiting for? Sweeten up you and your family’s Christmas by whipping up any of these delicious cookies. Whether you prefer a traditional gingerbread taste or a festive twist, like eggnog frosting, you’re sure to find a recipe that you and all of your guests will love.

Have a merry, yummy Christmas, everyone!

[h/t: Taste of Home]