13+ Popular Holiday Cookies Recipes

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So enlist these 13+ popular holiday cookies recipes to make a family fun or to enjoy in your family get-to-gathers, or simply to full your holiday jars with these mini bites!!

13+ Popular Cookies Recipes

Love cookies?? Looking for some easy and quick cookie recipes to bake in holidays?? Ok stop.. Here I’m with 13+ quick, flawless and easy holiday cookies recipes. That are no doubt, popular among cookie lovers.

So be a part of this delicious journey with our easy-to-go cookie recipes, that are beginners friendly, and if you follow the recipe carefully, these will be one of your baking savior cookies ever.

If you don’t like molasses in cookies, then you must try my molasses free gingerbread cookies recipe, and great value chocolate chip cookies are best if you love the taste of Walmart chocolate chip cookies of great value.

13+ Popular Holiday Cookies Recipes

So I’ve enlisted my favorite holiday cookies, I love to bake oftenly. And the good thing is, you can bake these goodies not only in winter holidays, these delicious treats can fill your heart with joy whole of the year.

So gather the ingredients, and let’s bake some goodies in your kitchen with recipezenith!!

1. Gingerbread cookies recipe without molasses

Make these gingerbread cookies just in 30 minutes. This easy-to-follow recipe bakes the treat without molasses, having all the goodness of ginger and honey, these cookies will make your holidays more enjoyable.

With a perfect blend of sweet honey, caramelized sugar and spices, these cookies will give you the taste of traditional classic gingerbread cookies of your childhood.

2. Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

These cranberry orange shortbread cookies are filled with two flavors of winter. Making shortbread cookies were never ever easy before this easy to follow recipe of cranberry orange shortbread cookies.

This is a must try recipe, even if you don’t like shortbread cookies. This can be a best recipe for your busy days, when you make cookie dough ahead of time and can bake cookies when you’ve enough time to enjoy these goodies.

3. Sweetened Condensed Milk Snowballs

Make these easy and budget friendly snowballs with only five ingredients including butter, sweet condensed milk, all-purpose flour, baking powder and confectioner’s sugar.

You just don’t need to roll out the dough, just mix everything following the recipe, scoop out the cookie dough directly to the baking sheet and bake them directly. The cookies will hold their shape in oven and you’ll get light and airy cookies right before you in no time!

4. Super Soft Molasses Cookies

Indulge in the bold flavors of molasses with ginger and spices. Make these old fashioned ginger molasses cookies in these holidays and enjoy the in-depth flavors of molasses with a perfect combination of cinnamon.

These cookies are soft and chewy inside and crispy crackled outside, rolled in sugar, giving you a perfect sweet and spicy flavor of your holiday goodies!!

5. Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Enjoy the crispy chocolate cookies that are thick, chewy, soft and are centered with peanut butter. Enjoy these delicious cookies with glass of warm milk to double the treat.

You’ll definitely fall in love with these peanut butter filled chocolate cookies, that are easy-to-make and beginners friendly. Peanut butter in center stays soft gives a perfect combination with crispy chocolate chip cookies.

6. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

These soft and pillowy red velvet crinkle cookies can be the BEST holiday treat for you and your friends. With their red velvety taste and perfect crackles, these cookies are perfect for gifting or for a festive treat!!

7. Chocolate Hazelnut Gluten-free Slice & Bake Cookies

Fill your cookie jar with these gluten-free easy to slice and bake chocolate hazelnut cookies. These mouthwatering cookies are loaded with melted chocolate chunks, toasted hazelnuts and then topped with flaky salt.

These gluten free cookies are best for those who are looking for gluten-free holiday treats. Perfect for your busy days, when you can make the dough in advance and then bake the cookies when you’ll free!!

8. Traditional Greek Honey Cookies (Melomakarona)

Make these classic and traditional Greek cookies also called melomakarona soaked in syrup giving you amazingly soft and crumbly texture. Using a lot of olive oil, honey and fine semolina to make them soft, crumbly and everyone’s favorite.

To make it simple, these are just gingerbread cookies soaked in syrup, and then coated with chopped nuts and honey. Gingerbread cookies without ginger..

9. Great Value Chocolate Chip Cookies

Make these great value chocolate chip cookies that are soft and chewy inside and crispy outside, with the flavor of light brown and white sugar, a mix of all-purpose and bread flour, nutty flavor of brown butter ending with chocolate chunks.

Make and store these great value chocolate chip cookies ahead of time, and enjoy in winter nights with glass of warm milk, or with freshly brewed tea or coffee.

10. Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms

These classic peanut butter blossoms are perfect go-to cookies for your holiday season. Easy to make and incredibly delicious – these cookies are beginners friendly, and once you tried these will be your next fam favorite!!

These Classic peanut butter cookies are soft and chewy inside with a crackled, sugary top with a milk chocolate kiss!

11. Fruitcake Cookies

Its time to fill your holiday cookie jar with the colors of joy. Enjoy these easy-peasy festive cookies that are so colorful and tasty with full flavor of your holidays.

These are easy to drop cookies – no need to freeze the dough. These cookies are filled with red and green cherries, raisins and chopped brazil nuts to enhance the flavor of these cookies!!

12. Gingerbread Snowballs

Make a twist on your traditional gingerbread cookies with this easy gingerbread snowballs, making these cookies in bite-sized cookie balls. This is perfect, beginners friendly and super easy recipe to make cookies at home.

Whether you’re planning to bake some teacakes, butter balls or wedding cookies, the recipe of these ginger snowballs is as easy as of your favorite cookies, just adding the goodness of gingerbread spices, and you’ll get the full flavors of these easy-peasy cookies.

13. Salted Brownie Cookies

These delicious salted brownie cookies brings the goodness of two desserts into one delicious and mouthwatering chocolaty treat!

Topped with semi-sweetened chocolate chips, and sea salt flakes, these shiny crispy crackled cookies brings all the taste of chocolate chip cookies, with fudgy brownie texture inside!!

14. Thumbprint Cookies

Filled with raspberry and apricot jam, these delicious buttery shortbread cookies brings all the goodness of your life in one bite!

These thumbprint cookies are perfect for any occasion, using just 6 ingredients and following easy steps you’ll bake these delicious cookies in no time..

To Sum Up!

Finally! here are easy and quick 13+ popular holiday cookies recipes that are super easy to make and incredibly tasty. Its time to fill your cookie jar with all the flavors of joy with these delicious cookies.

Foodie Note: If you like cookies, or foodie like me, don’t forget to bake and share these goodies, also share your favorite recipe with your friends or those, who’re looking for something classic and traditional to bake.

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13+ Popular Holiday Cookies Recipes

Recipe by Zanib MughalCourse: Recipe Round-UpsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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These popular holiday cookies recipes are must try cookie recipes to fill with the joy of holidays, and the flavors of love!!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Take a large mixing bowl, and beat the softened butter and sugar until it becomes light and fluffy.
  • Now add vanilla extract and egg to butter and sugar mixture. Beat until everything mix well.
  • Take a separate bowl, and mix dry ingredients like flour, salt and baking powder. Sift the ingredients to mix everything well.
  • Gradually mix dry ingredients to the wet ingredient mixture. Mix everything well, until it forms a soft cookie dough. Now, if the dough becomes too sticky, you can add a little more flour to set everything back.
  • Time to roll and cut the sugar cookies on a flat floured surface. Roll the dough flat using a cookie roller to about 1/4th inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough.
  • Now take a parchment lined baking sheet and place the cut-out cookies on that lined sheet, leaving a little space between each cookie.
  • Place the parchment lined baking sheet in preheated oven for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until the edges turned light golden. But be careful not to overcook.
  • After baking, don’t remove the cookies from baking sheet instantly. let the sugar cookies cool on baking sheet for at least 3 to 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool them completely.
  • Once the cookies are completely cooled, you can decorate them with icing, sprinkles or any other decorations you like.
  • Enjoy your delicious homemade sugar cookies!

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