The holiday season is officially underway and I can't
wait to bake my first batch of cookies this weekend! Home-baked cookies are a thoughtful gift for everyone — co-workers, family, friends and neighbors. I wanted to change things up a bit this year
and try some different recipes, so I've collected some of my newest favorites to
share with you here today. Grab a cup of
coffee (or a glass of milk) and dig in!
No holiday is complete without sugar cookies cut in your favorite shapes
like Christmas trees and candy canes. Learn what makes this recipe stand out from the others and get some helpful cutting tips, too.
In these classic spritz cookies
, the cream cheese makes them extra hard to resist, and the cookie press makes them extra cute and gift-worthy!
The sweet and spicy smell of gingerbread man cookies can't be beat. Plus they're so much fun to decorate — which is one of the things us crafters like about them. This special recipe
is a hybrid — be warned, it's extra spicy!
Nothing says the holidays like eggnog — and what better way to get your fix than in a batch of eggnog cookies
. The nog is baked right in and drizzled on top. These cookies come out super soft.... Talk about addictive!
Just saying the words "red velvet gooey butter cookies
" makes my mouth water. This recipe is a brilliant blend of a boxed cake mix with homemade vanilla extract ... and then there's all the butter and cream cheese. Crowd-pleaser!
These raspberry jam thumbprint cookies
are made with a traditional Scottish shortbread recipe — so they're pretty much guaranteed to melt in your mouth. They take a wee bit longer to make, but they're so, so worth it!
This hot cocoa cookie
has everything but the mug! Warm, melted, gooey chocolate surrounded by a chewy chocolate cookie topped with a yummy marshmallow. Simply divine.
Chocolate and peppermint go together like Christmas and presents. You can whip up this holiday cookie recipe
quickly in about an hour, too. That crunchy candy cane topping is calling me!