100 Amazing Holiday Cookie Recipes

by Marla on December 16, 2012 · 40 comments

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100 Amazing Holiday Cookie Recipes // FamilyFreshCooking.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.

{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa December 16, 2012 at 8:42 am

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


2 Rosa December 16, 2012 at 8:44 am

A wonderful roundup! What great recipes.

Thanks for the link. :-)


Rosa xxx


3 Averie @ Averie Cooks December 16, 2012 at 8:54 am

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!


4 Cookin' Canuck December 16, 2012 at 9:03 am

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


5 Ricki December 16, 2012 at 9:07 am

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!!


6 shelly (cookies and cups) December 16, 2012 at 9:07 am

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


7 Mary December 16, 2012 at 9:17 am

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


8 Jeanette December 16, 2012 at 9:27 am

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 ;).


9 Jodi December 16, 2012 at 9:28 am

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


10 Michelle @ Eat Move Balance December 16, 2012 at 9:31 am

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!


11 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking December 16, 2012 at 9:33 am

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!


12 Elizabeth @Food Ramblings December 16, 2012 at 9:44 am

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


13 Kammie December 16, 2012 at 10:08 am

What a great round up! Thanks :)


14 Laura | My Little Gourmet December 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

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


15 Antonia @ Health Inspirations December 16, 2012 at 10:14 am

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 :)


16 Alanna December 16, 2012 at 10:47 am

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


17 Jen S. December 16, 2012 at 10:55 am

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!


18 The Healthy Apple December 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm

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


19 Elle Crafts December 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Thank you for all those recipes 😉


20 Rachel Cooks December 16, 2012 at 2:06 pm

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


21 Laura (Tutti Dolci) December 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm

What a fab round-up!


22 Hani(haniela's) December 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm

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


23 Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) December 16, 2012 at 3:34 pm

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!


24 Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum December 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm

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


25 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} December 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm

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!


26 Stephanie December 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm

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


27 Amy December 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

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


28 Rachel @ Following In My Shoes December 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm

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


29 Emma Galloway December 16, 2012 at 9:41 pm

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


30 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit December 17, 2012 at 2:33 am

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!


31 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles December 17, 2012 at 8:22 am

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


32 Erica Lea | Cooking for Seven December 17, 2012 at 9:23 am

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


33 NIcole December 17, 2012 at 6:33 pm

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


34 HeatherChristo December 18, 2012 at 5:55 am

So fun Marla! Thank you for including me :)


35 Maria December 18, 2012 at 7:29 am

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


36 Heidi @foodiecrush December 18, 2012 at 8:14 am

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


37 Deliciously Organic December 18, 2012 at 8:19 am

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


38 Katie December 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm

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!!!!


39 Allison [@AllisonnTweets] December 19, 2012 at 9:08 pm

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

I am bookmarking my faves and baking all weekend long.


40 JulieD December 20, 2012 at 10:18 am

Love this round up, Marla!!


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