The 10 Best Holiday Cookie Recipes

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, special time with the family and all the joy the season has to offer! And in our house that means… lots of baking! We love cookies so much around here that we even hosted a Milk and Cookies Party for the little ones!

I’ve rounded up my top 10 favorite holiday cookie recipes to keep you inspired all season long! Need a little baking supply refresh? This decorating set is the perfect starter kit for all your decorating needs! If you’re in a time crunch, the KitchenAid mixer is your best friend (and will become a kitchen staple)! And how cute is this sprinkles tackle box? Shop all my baking essentials at the end of this post, and happy baking!

Gingerbread Cookies

There’s nothing cuter than a classic Gingerbread Cookie! These make the perfect party activity for kids. Make the cookie base, and give them frosting and sprinkles to decorate their own and then eat them after!

Photo and Recipe via Delish

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet is a Southern staple and I love this fun take on it for the holidays. These Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies look gorgeous and are a cinch to make!

Photo and Recipe via NYT Cooking

Christmas Crack

While not a traditional holiday cookie, this Christmas Crack is addictive! Perfect to have out at a party for guests to munch on or to keep on hand for yourself whenever you need a sugar boost between present wrapping!

Photo and Recipe via Great Grub, Delicious Treats

Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

These bite sized beauties make the perfect party cookie! Not only do Raspberry Almond Thumbprints look gorgeous on display, but they’re absolutely delicious!

Photo and Recipe via All Recipes


This might be the easiest, no bake dessert on this list! Buckeyes are a midwest favorite made with chocolate and peanut butter – what could be better?

Photo and Recipe via Preppy Kitchen

Peppermint Meringues

How gorgeous are these?! Peppermint Meringues can be intimidating to make but they are absolutely worth the process! Plus, they’re a refreshing option for those who don’t like chocolate.

Photo and Recipe via Food Network

Christmas Cornflake Wreaths

Another fabulously festive no-bake recipe, these Cornflake Wreaths are as delicious as they are cute! And you can decorate your wreaths however you’d like!

Photo and Recipe via Tastes Better From Scratch

Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

This whimsical Christmas Pinwheel Cookie gives basic traditional sugar cookies a run for their money. Not only do they look impressive, they’re also a huge crowd pleaser!

Photo and Recipe via Delish

Snowball Cookies

If you’re looking for an evergreen winter recipe, these Snowball Cookies will keep you satisfied into the new year. Curl up with a cup of cocoa by the fire and a plate of these and thank me later!

Photo and Recipe via Spend with Pennies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

While Snickerdoodles are a year round favorite, there’s something about the delicious spices of the season enjoyed with a warm cup of tea – perfection!

Photo and Recipe via Modern Honey

Sending holiday love to you and yours! Don’t forget to shop all of the Lolli & Me approved baking essentials below. And share your baking adventures and favorite cookie recipes with us on social media @lolliandme!

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