Bloggers’ 40+ Favorite Holiday Cookies

by Erin

Instead of being selfish and compiling a list of my favorite holiday cookies on my blog, I decided to ask some of my food bloggers friends, “What is your favorite holiday cookie recipe?”. The most common reaction: “How am I supposed to choose just one!?” Which means that the one that they selected is the best of the best and this list will not disappoint! While there were trends, I was still impressed by the variety. This list is like a digital cookie exchange which will now be a useful resource for your next holiday cookie exchange!

P.S. This list was compiled in the order that I received them. Mine is at the bottom because I had to make a last minute decision to narrow down my own favorite!

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1. The Cooking Actress – Flourless Dark Chocolate Cookies

2. Very Culinary – Peppermint Snowcap Meringues

3. Alida’s Kitchen – Peppermint Twist Kiss Cookies

4. My Gluten-Free Kitchen – Gluten-Free White Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

5. Sugar-Free Mom – Sugar Free Grain Free Soft Gingerbread Cookies

6. Sarcastic Cooking – Fresh Mint and Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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7. Chocolate Moosey – Peanut Butter Molasses Cookies

8. Julie’s Eats & Treats – Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies

9. Snack Girl – Almond Clouds

10. Bake or Break – Zimtsterne

11. The Yummy Life – Soft, Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

12. Foodie Crush – White Chocolate and Peppermint Christmas Wreath Cookies

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13. Two Healthy Kitchens – Healthier Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls (“Buckeyes”)

14. This Mama Cooks – The Best Oatmeal Cookies

15. Amy’s Healthy Baking – Eggnog Snickerdoodles

16. Dessert First – Speculoos S’mores

17. Cooking with Books – Dark Chocolate Dipped Spiced Spritz Cookies

18. All Day I Dream About Food – Chocolate Orange Spritz Cookies – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

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19. Through Her Looking Glass – Christmas Tree Cookies

20. Jelly Toast – Ginger Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

21. Pint Sized Baker – Simple Spritz Christmas Cookies

22. The Culinary Life – Gluten-Free Linzer Cookies

23. Keep It Sweet Desserts – Cookie Butter & Salted Caramel Cookie Sandwiches

24. Food Faith Fitness- Paleo Ginger Snaps

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25. Mandy’s Recipe Box – Cherry Almond Cookies

26. Snixy Kitchen – Frosted Spiced Persimmon Cookies with Cranberries and Walnuts {gluten-free}

27. Flavor Mosaic – Loaded Christmas Cowboy Cookies

28. The Food Charlatan – Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

29. The First Year – Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies

30. Family Food on the Table – Whole Grain and Naturally Sweetened Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

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31. Living the Sweet Life – Sweet Mint Popcorn Chocolate Cookies

32. A Clean Bake – Chocolate-Dipped Grain Free Shortbread (gluten free, paleo friendly, sugar free, and includes adaptation for dairy free)

33. Mommy Hates Cooking – Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies

34. It Bakes Me Happy – Gingerbread Cookies

35. Zag Left – Cuccidati – Sicilian Fig Cookies

36. Culinary Concoctions by Peabody – Peppermint Crunch-Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

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37. A Cedar Spoon – Soft, Chewy Snickerdoodles

38. Christina’s Cucina – Snow Cookies

39. Healthy Seasonal Recipes – Linzer Thumbprint Cookies

40. Baking a Moment – Coconut Straciatella Shortbread Cookies

41. Recipe Runner – Vanilla and Chocolate Pizzelles

42. Eating Bird Food – Flourless Vegan Peanut Butter Blossoms

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43. The Kitchen Paper – Fresh Cranberry Almond Soft Batch Cookies

44. Two Peas & Their Pod – Brown Butter Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles

45. Spend with Pennies – No Roll Sugar Cookies

46. My Kitchen Craze – Molasses Crinkle Cookies

47. The Spiffy Cookie – Chewy Molasses Cookies

One year ago: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Dip

Two years ago: My Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (Holy crap has is really already been 2 years since I graduated with my PhD!?)

Four years ago: Ron’s Chili

Five years ago: Oven-Fried Onion Rings



Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze December 17, 2015 - 11:28 pm

Love all of these cookies!! I wish I could have one of them all. :) Thanks for sharing and including my molasses cookies.

spiffycookie December 18, 2015 - 10:34 am

Thanks for being a part of it Cyndi!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) December 13, 2015 - 9:43 pm

YAYYYY! looove all these awesome cookies-thanks for including me hun!

spiffycookie December 14, 2015 - 8:06 am

No problem thanks for joining the party! If only it were a real party…

Christina @ Christina's Cucina December 13, 2015 - 1:52 pm

Well, I’m not surprised that you have such a great round up with so many great bloggers listed! I’m so grateful to have my snow cookies included! Thank you, Erin!

spiffycookie December 13, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Thanks you Christina for joining me, happy holidays!

Kathryn Doherty December 13, 2015 - 1:25 pm

What a delicious round-up! Let’s have a party and bring ALL the cookies!!! Thanks so much for including me – I’ll share it far and wide :) Happy holidays!

spiffycookie December 13, 2015 - 2:50 pm

That would be one amazing party! Thanks Kathryn!

Maria December 13, 2015 - 1:09 pm

They all look amazing! Thanks for including our cookies!

Amy @Very Culinary December 13, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Thank you so much for including me! I want all the cookies!


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