There are all kinds of delicious desserts you can make around the holidays and we’re always keeping our eyes peeled for scrumptious new ideas. We often find, however, that if we’re give a choice between making cookies and making something else… we nearly always pick the cookies! So do our families if we ask them what they’d rather have us make. Of course, we love making cookies all year round but we find the holidays are especially fun because there are so many different kinds of holiday cookies to make that just add to our festive feelings.
Just in case you love making delicious holiday cookies as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, flavours, and recipes that we’ve come across so far in this year’s search for new cookies!
1. Chocolate brownie Christmas cookies
Are you actually the kind of person who has trouble choosing between baked goods because you really love so many different kinds but you feel like you should only make one baked treat at a time? Well, why not pick a recipe that lets you combine the great taste of two things you like in one place? We adore the way Cooking LSL made these delicious chocolate brownie Christmas cookies that are also a little bit minty thanks to bits of crumbled candy cane!
2. Pistachio kiss pudding cookies
Maybe this is mostly a thing where we come from, but pistachios have always been a classic holiday flavour no matter what kind of baked treat you’re making! That and the inclusion of one of our favourite chocolates is what made us so excited to give these unique (and naturally Christmas colours) pistachio kiss pudding cookies from Yesterfood a try!
3. Cranberry bliss cookies
Like pistachio, cranberry flavours are another classic holiday element that we’ve always loved using to make the things we cook and bake around Christmas time taste a little extra great! These delicious cranberry bliss sugar cookies outlined step by step on Gimme Some Oven are the perfect example of what we mean. They have the texture of a soft sugar cookie but all the good taste of those tangy little berries you know and love.
4. Stained glass Christmas cookies
Have we really caught your attention at the mention of sugar cookies but you can’t help wishing you could make a version that’s a little more unique than some of the average recipes you see around this time of year? Maybe you’d rather try your hand at a slightly more unconventional cookie decor technique than just icing and sprinkling. We’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Cooking LSL made these “stained glass” effect cookie stars.