Ten BEST Ever Holiday Cookie Recipes

Ten BEST Ever Holiday Cookie Recipes

Cookie swaps are one of THE most fun things to do during the holidays. There’s nothing better than getting together with friends and loved ones and swapping some delicious cookies, drinking a cup of hot chocolate and enjoying the festivities. These TEN recipes are sure to please the Christmas crowds!

The Best Classic Gingerbread

There is nothing more classic than taking gingerbread to a cookie swap. The hearty, earthy, spicy cookie reigns supreme at Christmas time. We’re also quite partial to the gingerbread house variety- the one covered in icing and candy! 😉 Get the recipe over at tarateaspoon.com.

Peppermint Meringues

Who doesn’t love peppermint at Christmas? These delightful little meringue cookies are not only scrummy, they are also absolutely adorable! Wouldn’t these make cute table favors? Head on over to completely delicious for the recipe.

Italian Peach Cookies

What can we say about these cookies? They’re utterly delicious and perhaps the most pretty cookies we’ve ever seen. Peach cookies that actually look like little peaches! Take these to a cookie swap and you’ll be fighting people off with a spatula! Grab the recipe from Cooking Classy.

Melted Snowmen Cookies

You can NEVER go wrong with a classic sugar cookie, but these little-melted snowmen take them to a fun and festive place. Great for decorating with kids and something that all the little ones will go nuts for. Get the recipe over at My Frugal Adventures.

Butterscotch Lace Cookies

Butterscotch is one of the MOST underappreciated flavors there is. These crunchy and delicate lace cookies are loaded with butterscotch flavor. Perfect with a hot cup of a coffee on a cold winter’s night! Get the recipe here!

Toasted Almond Anise Biscotti

An Italian classic, the humble and oh-so-crunchy biscotti reigns supreme in the land of cookies. This toasted almond and anise version is perfect for the holidays. Get the recipe from Grow A Good Life.

Eggnog Macarons

Macarons are the king of cookies! Notoriously fiddly to make, but once mastered offer a bite of heavenly, almond perfection. Try this eggnog version courtesy of The Gunny Sack and seriously WOW your cookie swap friends with your culinary expertise!

Vanillekipferl – Austrian Vanilla Crescent Cookies

Vanillekipferl are the most popular cookies during Christmas time in Austria! These vanilla-flavored crescent-shaped cookies are everywhere! They’re also absolutely gorgeous! Learn to make these delicious cookies over at Masalaherb.

Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie Pies

Yes, you heard that right… cookie pies! These cookies are over-the-top-level good! Sandwiched with cream cheese filling (YUM), they just look SO festive you can’t help but feel the holiday spirit. Grab the recipe over at Cinnamon Spice and Everything nice.

Jammy Dodgers

Yes, these are in fact a legitimate cookie. In-fact, Jammy Dodgers are THE most popular cookie/biscuit in the UK. These little shortbread-style cookies are sandwiched with a generous layer of strawberry or raspberry jam- the good stuff! Classic, simple, and absolutely mouth-watering. You will not be able to stop eating these little cuteys! Get the recipe at Rock Recipes.

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