40 Holiday Cookie Recipes to Fill Your Tins This Winter

Winter just isn’t winter without mixing dough, cutting out cookies, slathering icing, and sprinkling sprinkles. Though Christmas cookies are, of course, traditional for those who celebrate, winter is the perfect time of the year to bake up batch after batch of your favorite cookies, whether or not you’re gearing up for Christmas. Mixed dough is easy to keep 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. Baking cookies is basically the ideal winter activity. To help you get in the kitchen (and well on your way to a batch of your favorites) even faster, we rounded up 40 holiday cookie recipes that are perfectly fitting for this time of year.


1. Peppermint Bark Fudge


2. Slice and Bake Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies


3.  Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


4. Chocolate Ginger Cookies


5. Gingerbread Cookies


6. Eggnog Iced Butter Cookies


7. Gluten-Free White Chocolate Matcha Shortbread Cookies


8. White Chocolate and Peppermint Christmas Wreath Cookies

Source: Foodie Crush


9. Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies


10. Almond Flour Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies


11. Spiced Vegan Christmas Cookies with Vanilla Almond Cream


12. Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies with Easy Icing


13. Mint Double Chocolate Chip Cookies


14. Chocolate Kiss Cookies


15. Christmas Linzer Cookies with Raspberry Preserves


16. Peppermint Mocha Cookies


17. White Chocolate Ginger Cookies


18. Raw Peanut Butter Patties


19. Speculoos Spice Cookies


20. Raspberry-Chocolate Rugelach


21. Shortbread Mug Lid Cookies


22. Mini Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Source: Pinch of Yum


23. Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies


24. Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Source: Isabel Eats


25. Red and Green Striped Christmas Meringue Cookies


26. The Best Soft Gingerbread Cookies


27. Gingerbread Oatmeal Pies


28. Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies Three Ways


29. Marbled Dark Chocolate Peppermint Spritz Cookies


30. Chai Spiced Santa Cookies


31. Chocolate Peanut Butter Rocky Road Cookies


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


33. Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies with Amaretto


34. Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies


35. Turtle Thumbprint Cookies


36. Cranberry Bliss Cookies


37. Ombré Peppermint Slice and Bake Cookies


38. Southern Pecan Praline Cookies


39. Hazelnut Gelt Cookies


40. Lemon and Cardamom Gingerbread Cookies


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