Flour scattered across the counter, sweet aromas filling the air, and cooling racks filled to the edges—few holiday traditions are sweeter than a day spent baking treats. Whether baked for a festive gathering, packaged for neighbors and friends, or placed out for Santa to enjoy, a plate of cookies is always a sure way to bring holiday cheer. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite recipes for the season. Happy baking!
Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Jam Filling
A buttery crowd-pleaser, these also make a great ready-to-bake gift. Just package up the dough along with your favorite kind of jam for a doorstep delight!
Christmas Monster Cookies
Made with oats, pretzel pieces, chocolate chunks, white chocolate, and holiday M&M’s, these call for just about everything but the kitchen sink.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Decadent and delicious, these chocolatey cookies rolled in powdered sugar are a tried-and-true favorite during the holidays.
With 5 ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time, this shortbread is just as simple to make as it is delicious.
Peanut Butter Blossoms
A trademark of any holiday cookie tray, these are delightfully simple to make and a fun recipe to get little ones involved in. (They love putting the kisses on top!)
Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting
A cookie as classic as Bing Crosby’s rendition of White Christmas, these call for two sticks of butter—a sure sign of their goodness.
Run, run, as fast as you can—these dark molasses, ginger-filled cookies make the very best gingerbread man!
Soft and chewy, these are rolled in cinnamon-sugar twice for just the right amount of sweetness.
Chocolate Sea Salt Rugelach
Molly Yeh’s twist on a classic Hanukkah cookie, this recipe features traditional crescent-wrapped dough around a filling of rich chocolate and sea salt.
Traditional Mexican Wedding Cookies
Snowballs, Russian tea cakes, pecan balls…these cookies go by all sorts of names. This recipe calls for candied pecans instead of regular, making them extra delicious.
P.S. If you’re baking with baby this season, wearing them in your Solly Wrap is the perfect way to keep them close with two hands free for mixing, measuring, and tasting as you go. Just remember to follow our kitchen safety tips.