Traditional Christmas Cookie Recipes Perfect for the Holiday Season
Classic cookie recipes like these will instantly evoke warm Christmas memories. Make a batch of gingerbread, spritz cookies, thumbprints, shortbread, or biscotti to celebrate the most festive time of the year.
Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
A homemade chocolate chip cookie just hits the spot. It's a comforting treat that combines nostalgia and deliciousness, especially when it's as good as this, our very best soft chocolate chipe cookie. We use plenty of unsalted butter and a combination of brown sugar with some granulated sugar to create the chewy and soft texture you love. Use good quality chocolate chips and don't overmix the cookie dough, you want the cookies to be tender whether you pair them with a glass of milk or a frothy coffee.
Basic Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies are a buttery classic that make a delicious anytime treat. Enjoy your sugar cookies plain, or decorate them with icing to make them festive. This recipe is a favorite of Martha's, who likes to add one tablespoon cognac alongside the egg and vanilla, after creaming together the butter and sugar.
Chocolate Crackle Cookies
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
These light, flourless cookies, from TV chef Nikki Elkins, are made with everyday ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
Elephant Ear Cookies
Making elephant ear cookies is easier than their coiled design might suggest. Spread the pecan-cinnamon mixture on store-bought puff pastry, and then roll, slice, flatten, and coat with sugar. They emerge from the oven crisp and caramelized.