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!

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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31 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!

  20. Hi Averie! I just wanted to say thank you for your recipes. They are well-written, easy to follow, and delicious. I also appreciate the storage and freezing tips that you give. Truly complete recipes. Thank you for your time and for sharing the results.

  21. These look amazing! Do they freeze well? I assume you make cookie balls and stick them in the freezer then defrost for 15 minutes or so and bake? My 4 year old said we have to make them all today 😜 I’ll try to oblige 😁😉

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