It’s officially cookie season and kitchens everywhere are filled with the smell of holiday cookies baking. Every year I like to try one or two new cookies to add to my cookie platter. I have compiled some of the best Christmas cookie recipes and treats right here in one post in the hopes you will be inspired to try something new this year too!
Raspberry Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies
A Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe made with a cream cheese cookie batter and delicious pecans. Reminds me of a raspberry cheesecake in cookie form. The jewelled centres are the perfect way to make any cookie tray look special for the holidays!
This recipe for Gingersnap Cookies has been in my family for 100 years and was passed down to me from my Grandmother Hughena McFeeters. It is soft, chewy and full of that ginger molasses flavour gingersnaps are famous for.
These brownies are made with chocolate chips not cocoa powder and then more chocolate chips melted together with peppermint extract and rippled throughout. Add some crushed candy canes for a crackly top and you have the best Peppermint Brownies ever!
These Christmas sugar cookies decorated like snowmen are delicious to bite into, with a sugary sweet buttercream topping and a soft-to-bite-into sugar cookie texture. They are the perfect cookie for a cookie swap or to leave out for Santa!
Date squares are like a big hug from Grandma. They are sweet, comfort food treats that bring back memories of childhood for me. Soft chewy dates macerated down with brown sugar and vanilla and then sandwiched between two buttery flaky layers of oatmeal crumble. Yum!
These Linzer cookies use a simple shortbread cookie recipe and are filled with delicious raspberry jam. They definitely make a statement with the peekaboo cutout, and they will be a hit when you serve them for dessert!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls make the perfect finishing touch to any holiday cookie platter. Rich peanut butter filling with a little crunch for texture rolled into two-bite size balls and then dipped in chocolate.
Vegan Kolaczki ~ These tasty little cookies are light and flaky and filled with an easy homemade almond apricot jam. They look fancy but are very easy to make! Perfect for dessert tables, gifting to family and friends, or nibbling while decorating and watching holiday movies.
Now that you have all the holiday cookies and treats you need to make the perfect Christmas cookie platter and then some. Check out these other holiday dinner and cocktail recipes to finish off the holiday festivities!