25 Days of Christmas Cookies

Last Updated November 20, 2017
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Holiday cookie season has begun! We rounded up 25 of our favorites, so you can be ready for all the cookie swaps and parties headed your way. They also make thoughtful, delicious homemade gifts.

Pizzelle—Italian Waffle Cookie

Pizzelles are are traditional waffle cookies that utilize a pizzelle maker which can be purchased on Amazon or at Williams-Sonoma.

Sparkly Holiday Cookies

A new holiday favorite that goes perfect with an Orange Hot Chocolate by the fireside.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

It's not too late to get those holiday cookies ready for family and friends. And these chocolate-packed peppermint gems from our friends at Chew Nibble Nosh are one of our favs right now!


Molasses Cookies
Edible Door asks its advertisers to share some of the recipes that are featured on their menus, come from their markets or are the particular favorites of retailers. Thanks to the contributors and we...

Icebox Pinwheel Cookies

Icebox Pinwheel Holiday Cookies
Swirls of red, white, and green make these old-fashioned icebox cookies holiday favorites. If possible, use a digital kitchen scale to make sure the dough portions are of equal size. The amount...

Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

lemon ricotta cookies
Lemon Ricotta cookies with lemon glaze are an Italian classic when it comes to holiday cookies.

Holiday Cut-out Cookies

These cookies may look simple but trust us, they are delicious! Pure sweet, vanilla flavor - you’ll have a hard time saving any of these to decorate. Try to resist - your friends and family will...

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.

Red Velvet Crackle Cookies

Red Velvet Crackle Cookies
Here, I have taken traditional chocolate crackle cookies, which look like they are covered with snow, and given them a holiday accent by making them red velvet. Be sure to coat the cookie balls...

Jim's Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

These are these best peanut butter cookies ever. The use of cornstarch, which is gluten free, makes them crumbly and "short" by breaking up some of the gluten in the flour, hence making them a bit...


Makes one 9-inch cookie.   This recipe is a combination cake and giant cookie. Two types of chocolate chips provide various concentrations of chocolate. Use a coarse sea salt for the caramel...

Corn and Coconut Cookies

Corn and Coconut Cookies recipe
This cookie is inspired by my memory of the very first time I tasted corn in a dessert. It was in Singapore, in the basement of a shopping mall, on a hot, sticky afternoon. I picked out the...

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...

Persian Rose "Love Spell" Cookies

Nini Ordoubadi's Persian Rose "Love Spell" cookies are magical.
Looking for amour? Try Nini Ordoubadi's of Tay Tea recipe for for Persian Rose “Love Spell” Cookies. With every bite, you’ll fall head over heels again and again. ...

Chocolate Mocha Drop Cookies

Chocolate Mocha Drop Cookies
I should name these “make your eyes roll back in your head cookies” because everyone who eats them has that reaction. They’ve even won a ribbon for me at the Kentucky State Fair. If you don’t...

Fruit and Nut Oatmeal Cookies

These cakey cookies make a nice after-school treat or afternoon goody.


Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
This recipe that was shared with Leslie by a friend and co-worker, Kerry Neuville, has become a family favorite.

Maamoul Cookies

maamoul cookies
You don’t need tabbeh (a beautifully carved wooden mold for making maamoul at home) to make maamoul, but the molds are traditionally used to give the cookies their distinctive shapes and ornate...

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.
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