Fun Holiday Cookie Recipes

6 festive cookie recipes to get you in the holiday spirit

Orange Saffron Cookies

In today's fast-paced world, it seems to be the norm to start thinking about Christmas and the holidays literally right after the turkey leaves the table. That is, after all, the idea behind Black Friday and Cyber Monday, retail blitzes for the brick-and-mortar and virtual worlds, respectively. But no matter how you do your holiday shopping, reality begins to set in when relatives start arriving (... again — weren't they just here over Thanksgiving?), lights start going up, and, depending on where you live (sorry, Australia) snow starts falling.

Time for a breather. It becomes all too easy to forget what the holiday spirit is about — sharing, caring, love, and of course, cookies! So pause for a moment, have some fun, and make some cookies. Get the kids in on it, too (just maybe not the amaretto cookies — you'll probably want to save those for yourself, post-shopping). And if you leave these by the tree with a glass of milk, maybe you'll get more presents than you expected. Perhaps from Santa, but more likely, just some friends or family who are hoping you'll make more cookies.

(Special thanks to Oneida for providing these wonderful cookie recipes.)


Pineapple Cherry Cookies

With just the right amount of sweetness and a touch of fruit, these festive cookies are sure to keep the laughter and good company going well into the night...




Christmas Cutout Cookies

Get in the holiday spirit with a batch of these kid-friendly Christmas cookies...




Holiday Mint Squares

It’s no wonder these treats will be hard for anyone to resist — mint and chocolate chips have always been the perfect match...




Nutella Amaretto Icebox Cookies with Almonds

Two delicious cookie doughs combine to create striped and swirly patterns in this easy recipe...




Half-Moon Christmas Cookies

These easy-to-make Christmas cookies are a must for any holiday get-together...




Orange Ricotta Cookies


Try these delectable ricotta cookies topped with orange glaze...