12 Inspiring Holiday Cookies

Last Updated December 13, 2016
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gingerbread cookie ornaments

Let the holidays inspire you to try a new cookie recipe. They make great gifts, too.

First Family Ginger Cookies with Sorghum

These cookies from Chef Stephen Ward bake up thin and crispy with a nice sugar crunch--the perfect holiday cookie. To make even more special, fill with sorghum cream for festive sandwiches.

Festive Hanging Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookie Christmas Ornaments
Simply decorated festive cookies add a touch of yum to your tree or home. Perfect for hanging just about anywhere, or to wrap up beautifully and give as a Christmas gift.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
This recipe brings sweet and savory fall flavors together in a chewy, cake-like cookie. Enjoy with a warm cup of coffee and good company.

Italy Sesinelli - A Family Cookie Recipe

Maria Iacobelli is a passionate baker and when I asked her for a treasured cookie recipe for the holidays, it was only a matter of which one she would bake us. She decided it should be Sesinelli,...

Netherlands Marzipan Potatoes - Delicious Traditional Cookie

marzipan potatoes, traditional dutch cookie recipe
On December 5 the Netherlands (and neighboring countries) celebrate a folklore tradition that involves a mythical figure: Sinterklaas (based on Saint Nicholas) is an old man with a long white beard in...

Web Exclusive: Sugar Cookies with Edible Flowers

These flower cookies are one of the charming desserts I hold dearest. They remind me of something Lewis Carroll’s Alice might encounter, long after she falls down the rabbit hole into Wonderland....

Germany Spritzgebäck - A Traditional Holiday Cookie

Her kids thought Christmas had come early when they smelled their favorite holiday cookies. But it was September, and the cookies were not for them. Nicole Braun—a German living in Houston and...

Vegan Cardamom Orange Pecan Cookies

Vegan Cardamom Orange Pecan Cookies
Make these cookies once and you will discover that butter, eggs and milk are not prerequisites in the creation of amazingly delicious baked goods.

Lithuania Lebkuchen - A Traditional Holiday Cookie

EH Publisher Kim Korth got this recipe from her mother-in-law, who traditionally makes these Lithuanian lebkuchen for Christmas. Plan ahead, the batter needs to sit for several days. Citron (used in...
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