Photo: Emily/The Kitchen Adventurer
Flurries are coming down, winter hats are everywhere, coffee is traded for hot chocolate, and cookies are in abundance. The holiday season is officially here and so are sweet, delicious, crunchy, chewy cookies! For the holidays this year, why not host a Christmas cookie swap? This is a great way to gather with friends to celebrate the holidays, enjoy each other’s company, and share in all the incredibly seasonal treats! Have each friend bring a different type of cookie and then package up some of each to enjoy a variety of delicious bites!
Almond Cookies with Brown Sugar Pear Frosting
Emily from The Kitchen Adventurer shares a sugar cookie recipe with a twist! Adding almond extract to the cookie dough and creating a pear infused frosting, these sweet treats are a perfect seasonal dessert. Get out your measuring bowls and get to baking!
Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies
It doesn’t feel like the holidays unless some gingerbread is around, right? Carla of Chocolate Moosey thinks so! Using ginger paste to give these chewy cookies and extra bite, Carla also adds chocolate chips for an additional layer of flavor. Bake these babies up!
Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
Have an overflow of chocolate kisses and not sure what to do with them? Then check out this great recipe from Diana of Hot Beauty Health. Using candy cane flavored kisses, she tops her sugar cookies flavored with peppermint extract to create a sweet and seasonal treat. These bake up beautifully!
Vegan Sugar Cookies
Having a vegan cookie option is always great to have for those with allergy or dietary restrictions. But don’t think vegan means not yummy! Danielle from Delightful Mom Food shares a great, easily, and delicious vegan recipe for her take on sugar cookies that are also grain free! These are the perfect allergy friendly treat- check out this creative recipe that veganized sugar cookies, since not all sugar is created equally vegan!
Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
Olivia from Liv for Cake also shares a great dessert recipe to use up those candy canes! Her recipe starts with a chocolate dough infused with peppermint extract. Once bakes, these are dipped in white chocolate and decorated with crushed candy candy for a festive and seasonal look!
Go above and beyond and make these adorable and festive cookies! Ellen and Aimee, the dynamic mother-daughter duo behind the blog Like Mother Like Daughter share their cute and easy recipe for reindeer shaped cookies. This simple recipe will bring a smile to anyone’s face!
For more cookie recipe ideas check out our cookie collection on Cookbook Create!