Christmastime is kitchen-time for many of us, and whether you're continuing a tradition or starting a new one, there is nothing like a batch of freshly-baked Christmas cookies to warm hearts or bring smiles. To get you in the spirit - and help in the inspo department - we've compiled a list of seven gorgeous cookies for you can make for your next holiday party... or just because.
Sugar cookies are a staple of the season, mostly because they lend themselves so easily to cookie cutters and decorating. Green sprinkles, red icing, and all the delicious nostalgic storytelling in between makes this a favorite recipe.
Another popular holiday cookie that comes in many fun holiday shapes is a gingerbread cookie. What makes this variety so special is that it’s dairy free, refined sugar free, gluten free, paleo, raw-friendly, AND vegan. Fun for everyone!!
Snickerdoodles are sugary-cinnamony crowd pleasers and do you the extra favor of filling your home with the most terrific aroma. Sign us up.
Love cookies, but hate how many bites it takes to finish one? The Peppermint Crunch Snowball will be your new best friend! They’re just the minty, melt-in-your-mouth goodness you didn’t realize you were looking for.
In a similar vein, and despite their name having nothing to do with anything that conjures up holidays or chilly weather, Mexican Wedding Cookies are a popular addition to cookie platters this time of year. Must be the pecans. Or their snowball-ish appearance.
They’re just SO pretty. And shimmery. I didn’t know shimmery was something I looked for in a cookie, but now that I see it? Yes. Yes please.
For something a little different from your typical cookie tray fare – but undeniably gorgeous – check out these Marshmallow Wreaths! These stunners are more involved to make than your average cookie, but will definitely impress (your friends AND your cocoa!).