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 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 40 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