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5 Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

We all have those cookie recipes that we make again and again. How did we come to find those recipes? For me some of these recipes I have been making since I was a little kid, but others I have found through my love of cookbooks. Below you will find the five recipes that are a must-have for me in my kitchen. I hope these recipes inspire you to get your bake on this holiday season!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
1. Easy Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies

The first cookie I ever made as a kid was these Easy Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are a version of the Nestle Tollhouse cookie recipe with my Nana’s edits. In my opinion, these are some of the best chocolate chip cookies. Click here for the Easy Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

Picture of Green & Red Snickerdoodles
2. Christmas Snickerdoodles
I have been making these for almost as long as I have been making chocolate chip cookies. The original version of this recipe I have is one my Nana used to make. For these Christmas ones, I make a small edit to the recipe – add the cinnamon to the dough, and then roll the dough in colored sugar. It makes the cookies so festive. Click here for the Christmas Snickerdoodle recipe. 
Photo of Grinch Cookies on a White plate with a black and blue designed rim on dark granite countertop
3. Grinch Cookies
Found this recipe a years ago and these are really tasty. So easy to make with a cake mix. Plus, these are my most requested cookies from friends and family. I would guess that I make these at least a few times a year. Click here for the Grinch Cookies recipe.
Picture of cut out cookies from the Cookie Advent cookbook in shapes: mittens, wreath, christmas trees, ornaments, candy cane, stocking and gingerbread man. All decorated with red, white and green frosting on a white platter. Platter is on a christmas theme background
4. Cutout Butter Cookies
I just recently made this recipe for the first time. The cutout butter cookies are from the Cookie Advent Cookbook. These cookies are the most delicious cutout cookies I have ever made and they don’t spread. I’m a little embarrassed to say they were all eaten in a few days in my house. To learn more check out my full review of The Cookie Advent Cookbook here
Picture of Strawberry Macarons on a flowered plate
5. Strawberry Shells with Strawberry Buttercream
As a Francophile of course I had to include macarons in my list of favorite cookies. These strawberry shells with strawberry buttercream come from the French Macarons for Beginners cookbook. My first attempt at these was a success and they were so delicious. The strawberry shells with strawberry buttercream were a hit in my home. I plan to make these again over Christmas as they are my sister’s favorite. Click here to learn more about the French Macarons for Beginners cookbook. 

The cookie recipes above are for home chefs of any level. Even the macaron recipe can be tried by a novice home chef with the great directions in the cookbook. Don’t be afraid of trying new cookie recipes this holiday season, you never know what will become your new favorite cookie! 

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