45 Holiday Cookie Recipes to Fill Your Tins This Winter

The holiday season just isn’t complete without mixing dough, cutting out cookies, slathering icing, and sprinkling sprinkles. Though Christmas cookies are, of course, traditional for those who celebrate, this is the perfect time of the year to bake up batch after batch of your favorite holiday cookie recipes, whether or not you’re gearing up for a festive gathering. You can easily keep pre-made dough in the freezer for cookies (almost) whenever you want them, and (in much of the country, at least) you don’t have to worry about the oven overheating an already sweltering kitchen like it does when you try to bake cookies in July or August. Basically, baking cookies is the ideal winter activity.

To inspire you to get baking, we rounded up 45 holiday cookie recipes that are perfect for this time of year. Pick out a few favorites and fill up a tin to share—or keep for yourself!


1. Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies


2. Italian Ricotta Cookies


3. Peppermint Macarons


4. White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies


5. Gooey Butter Cookies


6. Peppermint Bark Fudge


7. Slice and Bake Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies


8.  Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


9. Chocolate Ginger Cookies


10. Gingerbread Cookies


11. Eggnog Iced Butter Cookies


12. Gluten-Free White Chocolate Matcha Shortbread Cookies


13. White Chocolate and Peppermint Christmas Wreath Cookies

Source: Foodie Crush


14. Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies


15. Almond Flour Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies


16. Spiced Vegan Christmas Cookies with Vanilla Almond Cream


17. Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies with Easy Icing


18. Mint Double Chocolate Chip Cookies


19. Chocolate Kiss Cookies


20. Christmas Linzer Cookies with Raspberry Preserves


21. Peppermint Mocha Cookies


22. White Chocolate Ginger Cookies


23. Raw Peanut Butter Patties


24. Speculoos Spice Cookies


25. Raspberry-Chocolate Rugelach


26. Shortbread Mug Lid Cookies


27. Mini Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Source: Pinch of Yum


28. Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies


29. Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Source: Isabel Eats


30. Red and Green Striped Christmas Meringue Cookies


31. The Best Soft Gingerbread Cookies


32. Gingerbread Oatmeal Pies


33. Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies Three Ways


34. Marbled Dark Chocolate Peppermint Spritz Cookies


35. Chai Spiced Santa Cookies


36. Chocolate Peanut Butter Rocky Road Cookies


37. White Chocolate-Dipped Brown Butter Ginger Cookies with Pistachios


38. Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies with Amaretto


39. Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies


40. Turtle Thumbprint Cookies


41. Cranberry Bliss Cookies


42. Ombré Peppermint Slice and Bake Cookies


43. Southern Pecan Praline Cookies


44. Hazelnut Gelt Cookies


45. Lemon and Cardamom Gingerbread Cookies


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