Best Holiday Cookies

Bake or Break's favorite holiday cookies!

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is baking cookies. Well, more cookies than normal. After all, it’s the season for cookie swaps and homemade gifts and holiday parties. Cookies are just the right answer to so many things this time of year!

I’ve scoured the cookie recipes here on BoB and put together a collection of some of my favorite cookies to bake for filling those cookie trays and for giving the wonderful gift of homemade cookies.

Enjoy!

Hazelnut Crescent Cookies | Bake or Break

Hazelnut Crescent Cookies

Cinnamon Pecan Puffs are soft, chewy, nutty cookies made with a short list of ingredients. A long-time favorite! - Bake or Break

Cinnamon Pecan Puffs

There is SO much rich, fudgy flavor in these little Irish Cream Brownie Cookies! If you love chocolate, then these are sure to please. - Bake or Break

Irish Cream Brownie Cookies

Peanut butter cookies + cinnamon-sugar = Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles

Hot Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallow Glaze | Bake or Break

Hot Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallow Glaze

Brown Sugar Toffee Shortbread pack a lot of flavor in a small package. Love this simple recipe! - Bake or Break

Brown Sugar Toffee Shortbread

Coconut-Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies | Bake or Break

Coconut-Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Black and White Chocolate Chip Cookies combine dark chocolate and white chocolate for a sweet, delicious cookie! - Bake or Break

Black and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Biscotti are packed with plenty of brown sugar and almonds. Such a great companion for your coffee or tea! - Bake or Break

Almond Biscotti

A delicious blend of spices turns ordinary sugar cookies into these delightful Sugar and Spice Cookies. - Bake or Break

Sugar and Spice Cookies

Fudgy Kahlua Brownie Cookies are made with two kinds of chocolate that are complemented perfectly with a coffee liqueur. Delicious! - Bake or Break

Fudgy Kahlua Brownie Cookies

Cranberry Pistachio Cookies are jam-packed with plenty of sweet, tart cranberries and crunchy pistachios. The addition of white chocolate really puts them over the top! - Bake or Break

Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

Cream Cheese Shortbread-Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies | Bake or Break

Cream Cheese Shortbread-Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

Chai Spice Palmiers are made with a simplified puff pastry and a delicious blend of spices. They are part pastry, part cookie, and completely fantastic! - Bake or Break

Chai Spice Palmiers

Zimtsterne | Bake or Break

Zimtsterne

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies Bites | Bake or Break

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookie Bites

Crunchy toffee, pecans, and cinnamon make these Toffee Pecan Snowdrop Cookies a sure winner! - Bake or Break

Toffee Pecan Snowdrop Cookies

Pound Cake Cookies take the flavors and textures we love in pound cake and transform them into cookie form! - Bake or Break

Pound Cake Cookies

Plenty of chocolate and a hint of spice make these Chocolate Oatmeal Biscoff Cookies irresistible! - Bake or Break

Chocolate Oatmeal Biscoff Cookies

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies are packed with oats, nuts, and plenty of chocolate. - Bake or Break

Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Linzer Cookies | Bake or Break

Linzer Cookies

Sweet, spiced cookie butter adds such fantastic flavor to Cookie Butter Snickerdoodles. These are such a crowd-pleaser! - Bake or Break

Cookie Butter Snickerdoodles

Love chocolate and peppermint? You'll love these sweet, delicate Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies!

Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Browned Butter Salty Sugar Cookies are simple cookies with big flavor. A must for sweet and salty fans! - Bake or Break

Browned Butter Salty Sugar Cookies

Oatmeal-Cranberry Cookies | Bake or Break

Oatmeal-Cranberry Cookies

Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies | Bake or Break

Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pecan No-Bake Cookies are quick, simple, and absolutely delicious! - Bake or Break

Chocolate Chip Pecan No-Bake Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies get a big flavor boost with three kinds of chocolate and pecans in these big, chewy Triple Chocolate Pecan Cookies! - Bake or Break

Triple Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Cranberry Shortbread | Bake or Break

Cranberry Shortbread

Rich, chewy Salted Double Chocolate Cookies may be small, but they pack a big flavor punch. If you love chocolate and sweet and salty desserts, these are not to be missed! - Bake or Break

Salted Double Chocolate Cookies

Big Chewy M&M Cookies | Bake or Break

Big Chewy M&M Cookies

Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies | Bake or Break

Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies | Bake or Break

Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles add a rich, nutty flavor to traditional Snickerdoodles. - Bake or Break

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

A blend of spices adds a delicious twist to traditional cookies in these Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies! - Bake or Break

Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salty Mixed Nut Cookies are sweet, salty, soft, chewy, and deliciously nutty! - Bake or Break

Salty Mixed Nut Cookies

Rugelach | Bake or Break

Rugelach

Brown Sugar Crinkles | Bake or Break

Brown Sugar Crinkles

Cream Cheese-Filled Gingerbread Cookies | Bake or Break

Cream Cheese-Filled Gingerbread Cookies

Double Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies | Bake or Break

Double Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Macadamia Butter Cookies with Dried Cranberries | Bake or Break

Macadamia Butter Cookies with Dried Cranberries

Outrageous Chocolate Cookies | Bake or Break

Outrageous Chocolate Cookies

Black and White Striped Cookies | Bake or Break

Black and White Striped Cookies

Of course, there are plenty more cookie recipes here on BoB. Be sure to see the Recipe Index for even more baking inspiration!

And check out my collection of Cookie Baking Essentials to get ready for cookie baking!