Can we be honest about something? Holiday cookies are our favorite part of the holidays. Whether it’s in the form of a gift or a holiday cookie exchange, we’re all about it. Now don’t get us wrong, there’s a lot to be said about a classic Gingerbread cookie or even a red and green sugar sprinkled sugar cookie, but if you’re looking to bake something a little more unique, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a little list of our favorite holiday cookie recipes that are just a little more *chef’s kiss*.
Raspberry Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbprint cookies take that classic melt in your mouth shortbread cookie and just, turn up the volume with the raspberry jam, and just the right amount. These cookies are easy to make and look beautiful once they’re finished! And the red jam makes them all the more festive.
Snag the recipe here: Raspberry Pistachio Thumbprints
Christmas Cookie Dunkers
Who wants to use a spoon to stir their hot chocolate or coffee when they could be using an actual cookie? These cookie dunkers are a super fun spin on a traditional cookie, and you can be as over the top or as minimal with the decoration as you like!
Nab the recipe here: Christmas Cookie Dunkers
Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups
This single cookie encapsulates pretty much every delicious holiday flavor: sugar cookie, hot chocolate, peppermint, and joy. Okay, you can’t really taste the joy, but trust us, you’ll know it’s there. These take a little time to put together, but how adorable once they’re all done! And unless they somehow turn into a complete catastrophe, you’ll be sure to impress your friends, family, and/or co-workers!
Check out the recipe here: Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups
Snowy Mountain Cookies
We are so in love with these snowy mountain cookies. These chocolate chip shortbread cookies are a great option if you’re just so over all of the red and green. If you’re feeling extra creative, we’re convinced some ugly holiday sweaters would compliment these snowy mountains nicely!
Snag the recipe here: Snowy Mountain Cookies
Lemon Rosemary Trees
If you’re a lover of herbs, then you’ll appreciate this lemon rosemary shortbread recipe. If these aren’t really your preferred flavors, we highly recommend substituting the rosemary (or rosemary and lemon) for lavender, and you can thank us later. We love the simplicity of the sugar sprinkles and we have a sneaking suspicion that these cookies would pair perfectly with your favorite hot tea.
Get the recipe here: Lemon Rosemary Cutout Trees