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The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to spread joy and warmth than by indulging in some delicious festive cookies? Whether you’re planning to gift them to loved ones or simply want to treat yourself, these festive cookie recipes are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and fill your home with the delightful aroma of holiday cheer.

1. Classic Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing:
– Start with a timeless favourite – sugar cookies. The key here is in the royal icing, which allows you to get creative with festive designs. Use cookie cutters shaped like snowflakes, trees, and gingerbread men for a truly festive touch.

2. Gingerbread Cookies:
– No holiday season is complete without the rich, spiced aroma of gingerbread. Roll out the dough and cut it into shapes that capture the spirit of the season – think gingerbread houses, stars, and candy canes. Decorate with icing or candy for an extra dash of sweetness.

3. Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies:
– Combine the classic flavours of chocolate and peppermint for a cookie that screams holiday joy. The addition of peppermint extract and crushed candy canes adds a refreshing twist to the traditional chocolate chip cookie.

4. Linzer Cookies:
– Elevate your cookie game with Linzer cookies, a delightful sandwich cookie filled with raspberry or apricot jam. The powdered sugar on top gives them a snow-dusted appearance, making them perfect for the season.

5. Eggnog Snickerdoodles:
– Infuse the cozy flavour of eggnog into your snickerdoodle recipe. Roll the cookie dough in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar before baking for that classic snickerdoodle crunch.

6. Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies:
– Add a burst of tartness with dried cranberries and a touch of sweetness with white chocolate chips to your oatmeal cookie recipe. These cookies not only taste amazing but also bring a pop of festive red and white to your holiday spread.

7. Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies:
– Capture the essence of pecan pie in a bite-sized thumbprint cookie. Fill the centre with a gooey pecan pie filling, and you’ll have a treat that combines the best of both worlds.

8. Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies:
– The crackled appearance of these cookies makes them look like they’ve been dusted with snow. The combination of chocolate and peppermint is a match made in holiday heaven.


Don your apron, preheat the oven, and get ready to embark on a delicious journey of holiday baking!