100 Amazing Holiday Cookie Recipes

Marla Meridith

December 16, 2012

100 Amazing Holiday Cookie Recipes // MarlaMeridith.com

100 Amazing Holiday Cookie Recipes // MarlaMeridith.com

I love to bake when I can find the time to do so. When the action starts in the kitchen, it’s fun to watch the flour fly and chocolate melt. I’ve been swooned by the the decadence I see online. Treats created by my pals around the web ~ some of these are healthy, others pure holiday fun. Take your pick!

Enjoy tempting holiday cookie recipes that you can bake at home ~ Get some practice in before Christmas.

For regular cookie updates follow my Cookies and Christmas Joy! Pinterest boards.


These twice baked dippers are great for breakfast with coffee and to pack in tins as gifts.


Everything tastes better with chocolate. Don’t you agree?

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic is always fabulous!

Decorated Cookies

Stunning creations that delight the eyes and tastebuds!

Gluten Free

Also take a look at the Vegan category for more great GF options.


These spiced cookies always delight!


Winter cookies are so fun with a cool, crisp minty chill!

Mix It Up

Cookie creations I cannot resist sharing…

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies are always a comfort food favorite. These have some extra charm.


Grain free cookies…

Sandwich Cookies

Cream & Crunch? Bring it. Also don’t forget to enter your chocolate sandwich cookie recipes into the Chocolate Adventure Contest.


These cinnamon spiced sugar cookies are always popular ~ especially this time of year!


It is always nice to have choices, even when it comes to Christmas cookies. Here are healthier vegan options.

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  • Lisa
    Posted at 08:42h, 16 December

    What an amazing round-up, Marla! So many ideas to choose from! Thanks so much for adding/linking up my drop cookies!

  • Rosa
    Posted at 08:44h, 16 December

    A wonderful roundup! What great recipes.

    Thanks for the link. 🙂


    Rosa xxx

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 08:54h, 16 December

    Marla this post is amazing – WOW! It’s pretty much every cookie I’ve seen, wanted to make, have on my radar screen, or didn’t even know existed but now I have to have it – all rolled into one! Thanks for including my Homemade Thin Mints and wow, just opened about 25 links! Thanks for taking the time to compile this!

  • Cookin' Canuck
    Posted at 09:03h, 16 December

    What an awesome line-up of cookies! There is something in here for everyone. Thanks so much for including one of my recipes, Marla.

  • Ricki
    Posted at 09:07h, 16 December

    Wow–what an incredible collection of cookies! And always so chuffed to see cookies that I can actually EAT! 😀 Thanks, Marla. Have a great holiday season!!

  • shelly (cookies and cups)
    Posted at 09:07h, 16 December

    Awesome list! You have something on here for everyone!!

  • Mary
    Posted at 09:17h, 16 December

    What a GREAT round up, Marla! They all sounds delicious.

  • Jeanette
    Posted at 09:27h, 16 December

    What at timely roundup Marla – just sitting down to figure out what cookies to make for our Holiday Open House. Would love to pick one from each category – there are so many to choose from! Thanks for including one of mine ;).

  • Jodi
    Posted at 09:28h, 16 December

    What a great list of holiday cookies! Thanks for putting this together and for including my little cookie recipe. Happy Holidays, Marla!

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance
    Posted at 09:31h, 16 December

    I don’t even know where to begin!! So many great ideas, so little time! 🙂

    Thanks for the round-up. This is a great resource to pin!

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
    Posted at 09:33h, 16 December

    Marla, this is such a great cookie round-up, and it’s so generous of you to include so many talented food bloggers out there… all well deserving of your mention! Looks like I’ve got some Sunday recipe reading to do… Happy holidays to you & your family!

  • Elizabeth @Food Ramblings
    Posted at 09:44h, 16 December

    great round-up…and the baking robot sent me those cookies- delish!!!

  • Kammie
    Posted at 10:08h, 16 December

    What a great round up! Thanks 🙂

  • Laura | My Little Gourmet
    Posted at 10:09h, 16 December

    What a great list of cookie ideas…thanks for compiling this and including my chocolate chip cookies. Now, what to bake first?… 🙂

  • Antonia @ Health Inspirations
    Posted at 10:14h, 16 December

    What an awesome recipe roundup and thank you for devoting so much time to pinning amazing recipes. I think I found about half of my pins through you 🙂

  • Alanna
    Posted at 10:47h, 16 December

    What a beautiful collection of cookie recipes! Can’t wait to try some of them out. Thanks for including me!

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 10:55h, 16 December

    I did a trial run of one of my planned Christmas cookies last night and it didn’t turn out as planned, imagine my delight when I got on Facebook today to see a post of 100 cookie recipes I could try to replace it in my plans, thanks!

  • The Healthy Apple
    Posted at 12:28h, 16 December

    Beautiful round-up Marla! Thank you so much for including my recipe in here! Happy Holidays. Miss you.xox

  • Elle Crafts
    Posted at 12:50h, 16 December

    Thank you for all those recipes 😉

  • Rachel Cooks
    Posted at 14:06h, 16 December

    What a fantastic list! Thanks for including my biscotti, Marla!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 14:09h, 16 December

    What a fab round-up!

  • Hani(haniela's)
    Posted at 14:45h, 16 December

    So many cookies to try, what an awesome assortment. thank for putting this together, I can’t wait to come back and pick few new ones to try. Thank you so much for including my linzer cookies. merry christmas, hani

  • Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories)
    Posted at 15:34h, 16 December

    Such a great list! I’m still looking for holiday treats to bake and already see a few on here that sound perfect. And thank you so much for featuring my Peppermint Biscotti!

  • Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Posted at 16:40h, 16 December

    Thanks Marla – that is an epic list! Love your categories, too. Merry Christmas!

  • Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com}
    Posted at 18:24h, 16 December

    fabulous round-up. I loooove holiday cookies and will be baking some tomorrow for my daughter’s school holiday sing. I’ll have to have a good look through this list!

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 19:41h, 16 December

    Wow, this is a wonderful list! Thanks for including me, what an honor! Happy Holidays 🙂

  • Amy
    Posted at 20:14h, 16 December

    Thanks so much for including my Snickerdoodles, Marla 😀 They are truly my absolute favorite cookie!

  • Rachel @ Following In My Shoes
    Posted at 21:07h, 16 December

    What a fabulous round-up, Marla! Thank you for including my recipe. 🙂

  • Emma Galloway
    Posted at 21:41h, 16 December

    Great list of cookies! Thanks so much for including my Spiced Orange Chocolate Chunk cookies 🙂 Merry Christmas xx

  • Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit
    Posted at 02:33h, 17 December

    Wow, this is a serious list! I have all of the gluten-free ones popped up in separate tabs ready to read through. Thanks a bunch, definitely takes the guesswork out of the Christmas baking I was going to begin today!

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles
    Posted at 08:22h, 17 December

    There can never be too many Christmas cookies. I love the smiles and joy they bring! Thank you so much for linking to my candied ginger shortbread. Have a very merry Christmas, Marla! xo

  • Erica Lea | Cooking for Seven
    Posted at 09:23h, 17 December

    Looks like a scrumptious list of cookies! Thank you for including my peanut butter carob chip cookies. 🙂

  • NIcole
    Posted at 18:33h, 17 December

    Thanks for including the link to my cookies in this yummy list!

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 05:55h, 18 December

    So fun Marla! Thank you for including me 🙂

  • Maria
    Posted at 07:29h, 18 December

    Yay for cookies! Fabulous round up! Thanks for including the peas:)

  • Heidi @foodiecrush
    Posted at 08:14h, 18 December

    Now THIS is a round-up! Santa’s going to need a buffet table rather than just a plate!

  • Deliciously Organic
    Posted at 08:19h, 18 December

    What a fabulous round-up! I appreciate the inclusion. 🙂

  • Katie
    Posted at 13:06h, 18 December

    Thanks so much for including my red velvet crinkles in the list! There are so many amazing recipes included…this really makes me want to get baking!!!!

  • Allison [@AllisonnTweets]
    Posted at 21:08h, 19 December

    Ekkkk! So many cookies, so little time!!!

    I am bookmarking my faves and baking all weekend long.

  • JulieD
    Posted at 10:18h, 20 December

    Love this round up, Marla!!


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