30 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 whether you’re gearing up for Christmas or not. 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 30 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. White Chocolate and Peppermint Christmas Wreath Cookies

Source: Foodie Crush


6. Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies


7. Almond Flour Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies


8. Spiced Vegan Christmas Cookies with Vanilla Almond Cream


9. Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies with Easy Icing


10. Mint Double Chocolate Chip Cookies


11. Chocolate Kiss Cookies


12. Raw Peanut Butter Patties


13. Speculoos Spice Cookies


14. Raspberry-Chocolate Rugelach


15. Shortbread Mug Lid Cookies


16. Mini Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Source: Pinch of Yum


17. Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies


18. Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Source: Isabel Eats


19. Red and Green Striped Christmas Meringue Cookies


20. The Best Soft Gingerbread Cookies


21. Marbled Dark Chocolate Peppermint Spritz Cookies


22. Chai Spiced Santa Cookies


23. Chocolate Peanut Butter Rocky Road Cookies


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


25. Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies with Amaretto


26. Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies


27. Turtle Thumbprint Cookies


28. Cranberry Bliss Cookies


29. Ombré Peppermint Slice and Bake Cookies


30. Lemon and Cardamom Gingerbread Cookies


  • Jessica Sibbett

    These cookies look delicious! Now I want to go on a cookie making binge.

  • Aniya Young

    These cookies look really good and cute and give me lots of inspiration on what me, my mom, and sisters can do over the break.I also like this because it give supporters the inspiration to bond together with others doing something fun and having a little treat with it!

  • How come I never heard of peppermint bark fudge until this exact moment? I’m drooling over here. :]

    // all the best,

  • MelodyJ

    I love this post. I am going to bookmark it.

  • Alison

    Sally’s Baking Addiction is the best – I only use her recipes!