Time to bust out the holiday aprons—Christmas cookie season is here! From updated twists on celebrated classics to easy-peasy no-bake treats, these are the Goodtaste-approved seasonal cookie recipes the whole family (and neighborhood, for that matter) will love.
Crinkle Cookies with Peppermint Cream
Remember those powdered sugar-speckled chocolate cookies Grandma used to make every Christmas? These Crinkle Cookies with Peppermint Cream from The Modern Proper are like that, but (dare we say) better thanks to a decadent peppermint-cream frosting used to sandwich two cookies into one.
Oreo Christmas Cookie Ornaments
A quick and easy four-ingredient holiday sweet? Sign us up. We love how simple—and festive—these icing-dipped and decorated Oreos from Sugar Hero are. Perfect for last-minute holiday get-togethers, cookie exchanges, and gifts.
Easy Reindeer Cookies
Um, how cute are these little Rudolphs?? Darling and delicious (we mean, who doesn’t love Nutter Butters and pretzels), these rosy-nosed reindeer cookies from Create Craft Love are perfect to whip together when you’re on dessert detail but the oven’s already occupied.
Ugly Sweater Cookies
The perfect accompaniment to an ugly sweater party? Some festive cookies to match! The molasses-sweetened refrigerator dough gives these cookies from Taste of Home a fun gingerbread-like twist, and the royal icing sweater designs on top are limited only to your imagination.
Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
The only way to improve upon the classic chocolate chip cookie snacker? Why, adding bacon and maple, of course! A recipe from our own Goodtaste test kitchen, these salty-sweet treats are also one of Santa’s favorites, so we’ve heard…