Three Sweet Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

These cookie recipes from Whole Foods Market are perfect for holiday entertaining and gift-giving

These sweet treats are flavored with warm, fragrant holiday spices.

There are few things as amazing as a fresh, homemade cookie — especially one that’s warm from the oven (it’s no wonder that’s the treat we leave for Santa on Christmas Eve!). If you’re still looking for a few good recipes to make this holiday season, we’ve got three ideas for you; these cookies are easy to make and full of fragrant holiday spices.

Molasses Gingerbread Cookies

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No holiday cookie plate is complete without gingerbread. This version, spiced with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, and grated orange zest, makes chewy cookies that are perfect for dunking in a mug of hot cocoa.
Click here for the recipe.

Spiced Peanut Butter Cookies

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We love this creative spin on peanut butter cookies; the warm, wintery spices turn a classic cookie into a holiday treat.
Click here for the recipe.

Ginger Spice Sugar Cookies

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These spicy little sugar cookies are as pretty as they are tasty. If you don’t want to decorate the cookies with icing, sprinkle them with coarse sanding sugar before you bake them; they’ll be sparkly and delicious.
Click here for the recipe.

Looking for more cookies? Click here for more of our best cookie recipes.


Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.