It’s the first Friday of December which means we are in the thick of holiday prep! No Famous Fridays today—thought I’d send you into the weekend with a little cookie roundup instead in case you want to get a jump on your holiday baking. Plus now that I’ve posted 90 (WHAT?!!) cookie recipes on the site, it’s easy for me to forget about some of my long time favorites, so this compilation is as much for me as it is for you.
The list below includes all different sorts of treats—some more traditionally holidayish than others and I tried to group them in terms of flavors but no matter which you make,, all would be perfect for cookie platters, giving as gifts or just having around for people to munch on because it’s that time of the year!!
So without further ado, let’s connect with our inner Cookie Monsters and break out those rimmed baking sheets and sprinkles, cause it’s time for the awesomeness of holiday cookies!!! YUM!!!
LemonDrops—so pretty with the powdered sugar, they melt in your mouth.
Lemon Cornmeal Cookies—quite possibly my favorite cookie of all time that is non-chocolate
Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread—for lemon lovers—tart and buttery with the added crunch of poppy seeds.
Jenny’s Lemon Cherry Biscotti—my sister’s specialty, perfect for dunking. Long lasting too!
Pecan Sandies—a classic that seem especially right for the holidays.
Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbread—these look ordinary but taste anything but!!
Peanut Butter & Blackberry Jam Shortbread—I forgot about these when I was looking through the archives—I am totally craving them now. Peanut butter lovers will bow at your feet for these!
Susie’s Maple Pecan Thins—my mom’s favorite, these are paper thin, crunchy and you get nuts in every bite.
Sugar Cookie Sparkles—kids love these, they are so pretty and festive.
Brown Sugar Cookies—simple, old-fashioned cookies with an almost butterscotchy taste.
Jammy Butterballs—one of my family’s all-time favorites, they are perfection!
Irresistible Chewy Sugar Cookies—the name says it all.
Oatmeal Lace Cookies—easy to make, crunchy and fun to decorate with kids.
Sables—the classic French cookie, melts in your mouth, slice and bake.
Snowballs—my husband loves these, I’ve been making them forever.
Linzer Hearts—I usually make these for Valentine’s Day but when I took a look at them, they seemed very right for now!
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies—these are my newest favorite cookie, I cannot be left alone with them!
Chocolate Espresso Rounds—forgot about these too and will have to give them another go—make for the coffee lover in your life.
Chocolate Shape Cookies—the alternative to vanilla
Caramel Treasures—these look fancy but are actually easy to make.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle—posted this not too long ago, super easy and great to package up for gifts.
Chocolate Swirled Meringues—gorgeous and airy.
World Peace Cookies—intensely chocolate and slice and bake
Raspberry Chocolate Rugelach—people have a thing for these Jewish pastries and that raspberry chocolate combo is a natural.
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies—a little riff on traditional chocolate chip versions.
Crunchy Jumbles—my mom’s specialty, easy and a real crowd pleaser. Easy to double.
The Melted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie—no cookie list would be complete without a traditional chocolate chip cookie—this one is my current fav.
I’d love to know what your favorite holiday cookies are. If you have a chance, let me know and send me a tin! Just kidding! (But not really!!) In any case, have a great weekend and I’ll be back next week with some actual food recipes and maybe another one or two (or three) cookie recipes too (I know, I just can’t seem to stop!) xoxo