25 Holiday Cookie Favorites

If you’re looking for tried and true holiday cookie recipes that’ll be a hit with your family, friends, and cookie exchanges you’re a part of, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are 25 of my favorites!

25 Holiday Cookie Favorites - The tried-and-true favorites are all here! If you need a holiday cookie recipe, this collection has you covered!!

Chocolate Kiss Powder Puff Cookies – Easiest cookies ever with only 3 ingredients! The Kiss in the middle makes everyone smile! So fun!

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Chocolate Kiss Powder Puff Cookies - Easiest cookies ever with only 3 ingredients! The Kiss in the middle makes everyone smile!! So fun!!

The Best Snickerdoodles – Soft, pillowy puffs that are so irresistible! The closest recipe to Mrs. Fields snickerdoodles that you’ll find!

The Best Snickerdoodles - Soft, pillowy puffs that are so irresistible! The closest recipe to Mrs. Fields snickerdoodles that you'll find!

Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies –  Move over butter, cream cheese makes these cookies thick and super soft!

Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies - Move over butter, cream cheese makes these cookies thick and super soft!

Soft and Chewy Nutella White Chocolate Chip Cookies – Thick, rich, chocolaty cookies that are so soft you won’t be able to resist them!

Soft & Chewy Nutella White Chocolate Chip Cookies - Thick, rich, chocolaty cookies that are so soft you won't be able to resist them!

Soft and Chewy Molasses Gingerdoodles – 3 favorites combined! Soft molasses cookies, chewy gingerbread and crinkly snickerdoodles! So good!

Soft and Chewy Molasses Gingerdoodles - 3 favorites combined! Soft molasses cookies, chewy gingerbread and crinkly snickerdoodles! So good!!

Soft and Chewy White Chocolate Cream Cheese Cookies – Move over butter, cream cheese makes these cookies thick and super soft!

Soft and Chewy White Chocolate Cream Cheese Cookies - Move over butter, cream cheese makes these cookies thick and super soft!

Andes Mint Chip Soft Fudgy Chocolate Cookies – Big, thick, fudgy chocolate cookies with a hint of mint and loads of chocolate in every bite!

Andes Mint Chip Soft Fudgy Chocolate Cookies - Big, thick, fudgy chocolate cookies with a hint of mint and loads of chocolate in every bite!

The Best Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – My favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies! Just one bite and I think you’ll agree!

The Best Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies - My favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies! Just one bite and I think you'll agree!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Turtle Cookies – Soft and chewy cookies with a Turtle in the middle and drizzled with salted caramel! So.darn.good.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Turtle Cookies - Soft and chewy cookies with a Turtle in the middle and drizzled with salted caramel!! So.darn.good.

Soft and Chewy Sugar-Doodle Vanilla Cookies – Part soft sugar cookie, part chewy snickerdoodle, with tons of rich vanilla flavor!

Soft and Chewy Sugar-Doodle Vanilla Cookies - Part soft sugar cookie, part chewy snickerdoodle, with tons of rich vanilla flavor!

Quadruple Chocolate Soft Fudgy Pudding Cookies –  For true chocolate lovers, these super soft cookies are loaded with chocolate!

Quadruple Chocolate Soft Fudgy Pudding Cookies - For true chocolate lovers, these super soft cookies are loaded with chocolate!

Molasses Triple Chocolate Cookies – Soft, chewy molasses cookies get jazzed up with three kinds of chocolate! Molasses and chocolate is an amazing combo!

Chocolate Lava Nutella Cookies –  Triple chocolate cookies with flowing, melted dark chocolate in the middle! Out of this world good!

Chocolate Lava Nutella Cookies - Triple chocolate cookies with flowing, melted dark chocolate in the middle! Out of this world good!

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies – My favorite oatmeal cookie base loaded with sweet butterscotch chips! A classic cookie that you’ve just got to try!

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies averiecooks.com

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – The softest, moistest, gooiest cookies ever! They’re so buttery they just melt in your mouth!

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - The softest, moistest, gooiest cookies ever! They're so buttery they just melt in your mouth!

Cream Cheese Cookies – Big, soft, buttery cookies with sweet and tangy cream cheese in the middle!! Oh my….Best thumbprints ever!

Cream Cheese Cookies - Big, soft, buttery cookies with sweet and tangy cream cheese in the middle!! Oh my....Best thumbprints ever!!!

Reese’s Pieces Soft Peanut Butter Cookies –  Peanut butter lovers’ will go nuts for these super soft cookies loaded with Reese’s Pieces & chocolate!

Reese's Pieces Soft Peanut Butter Cookies - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Soft Molasses Coconut Oil Crinkle Cookies – No butter, no problem! Some of my favorite molasses cookies ever and you’ll never miss the butter!

Soft Molasses Coconut Oil Crinkle Cookies - No butter, no problem. My favorite molasses cookies ever. Easy recipe at averiecooks.com

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies (GF) – There’s NO Flour, NO Butter, and NO White sugar used! Soft, chewy and oozing with dark chocolate. Crazy good!

Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies – Tastes like a Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars in cookie form!

Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

Homemade Thin Mints – Only 3 ingredients in this spot-on copycat version of real Thin Mints! Ridiculously easy recipe!

Homemade Thin Mints (no-bake, vegan) - Only 3 ingredients in this spot on copycat version of real Thin Mints! Easy recipe at averiecooks.com

Soft and Chewy Seven Layer Magic Bar Cookies – All the ingredients in the classic bars, but baked in cookies! They’re loaded with graham crackers, coconut, butterscotch, and chocolate!

Soft and Chewy Seven Layer Magic Bar Cookies - Cookies Made Like the Classic Bars. Recipe at averiecooks.com

Vanilla Melting Moments Sandwich Cookies with Nutella-Cream Cheese Filling –  So soft that they literally melt in your mouth! And the filling is the kind you want to eat by the spoonful!

Vanilla Melting Moments Sandwich Cookies with Nutella-Cream Cheese Filling - So soft & they literally melt in your mouth. Easy recipe at averiecooks.com

Thick and Soft Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies – Richly and intensely chocolate-flavored cookies with NO Flour, NO Butter, and NO White sugar used. They’re thick, dense, soft, chewy and almost brownie-like!

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27 comments on “25 Holiday Cookie Favorites”

  1. SENSATIONAL cookie recipe roundup!

  2. Oh My! Averie, these all look amazing! Are you trying to make me fat? I can’t wait to try them all.

  3. This is one sweet round up–they all look amazing and beautiful! It would be fun to have a big cookie exchange with some of your other readers–we could all use your recipes and sample everything that way!

    • I am actually going to a craft fair with my daughter and am going to clean out my freezer stash of literally hundreds of dough balls and bake them off :) I love things like that to sample other people’s homemade stuff!

  4. These cookies look incredibly tempting! What a fabulous holiday baking lineup. Your Quadruple Chocolate Soft Fudgy Pudding Cookies look especially delicious.

  5. They all look amazing! So hard to pick just one so I’d like a sample of all. :)

    Enjoy your Friday, Averie!

  6. Amazing collection of holiday cookies! Going to be trying a few on this list!

  7. I love (and want) every single one!!

  8. Oh my goodness! So many amazing cookie recipes where do I begin!!! pinned :)

  9. Chocolate Lava Nutella Cookies! Averie, seriously, where have you been all my life?!? Amazing. I’m bookmarking your blog right.this.second.

  10. Ahh! All of these look so amazing! I will have to make some of these recipes.

  11. I’ll take 1 of everything. And eat them all in a single sitting. Then run 15 miles the next day. And repeat every day until Christmas. ;) Pinned!

  12. Averie, I am dying over those molasses cookies!!

  13. Can’t wait to start my holiday cookie baking!!!

  14. Averie,
    Love these cookies. So many delicious recipes, I can’t pick just one.
    Annamaria

  15. How do you even pick 25 out of all your recipes?

    I ilove that these are all “basic” recipes. Nothing crazy – no over the top, outrageous, loaded with everything, no weird ingredients – just COOKIES. GOOD cookies.

  16. Oh I love your cookies. I want one of each!

  17. Pinned it! They look so delicious, can’t choose wich one to bake :)

  18. Holy wow, what a great recipe roundup!! They all look and sound absolutely delicious. I’m celiac but still drooling over all of them! Keep up the great work!

  19. I seriously want one of each!! I love them all! ;) You cookie queen you ;) Pinned!

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