On the first day of Christmas, our true love gave to us: all of the icing, all of the sugar, and all of the best cookie recipes. Make your holiday countdown the sweetest one yet by trying one (or all) of these easy and delicious cookie ideas, ranging from 30-minute classics to elaborate cookie swap showstoppers.
The recipe for an easy Christmas treat: Three ingredients, five minutes, and zero frustration.
All the coziness of apple pie snuggled up into one perfect cookie. Heaven.
What's small and white and filled with rum? These boozy pumpkin spice balls, that's what. Did we mention they're no bake?
One recipe, 12 different ways to enjoy it. You're welcome.
Customize these chewy gluten-free cookies with your choice of chips, such as milk, dark, white, butterscotch, you name it.
Skip the bag of pistachios this year — try these nutty, chocolate cookies instead.
Reinvent the "dunking" process so you can have your cookies and your milk too.
It's not a cookie swap without a classic peanut butter cookie.
These sweet-and-salty cookies are seriously naughty — in a good way.
The combination of white chocolate and dried cranberries is perfect for the holidays, and this recipe goes from mi bowl to oven in just eight minutes.
No holiday party is complete without sugar cookies topped with frosting and sprinkles.
A lot easier than making donuts, but just as delicious.
Everyone loves a good ole snickerdoodle, especially when it's flavored to taste like eggnog. Can you spike a cookie too? Asking for a friend.
Thick, chewy, and perfectly spiced — that's how we like our ginger cookies.
We finally found some allergen-friendly Christmas cookies that taste as amazing as they look.
May all your holiday cookies get a healthy dollop of cream cheese icing in the center.
Let's not forget about Hanukkah cookies either.
You might need some fancy icing skills for these babies, but the stunning result is worth it.
If you don't hear a peep from us this Christmas, it's because our mouths are full of gooey goodness from these cookies.
Oreos, Nutella, and chocolate. That's all folks. Oh, and sprinkles if you're fancy.
Don't forget to serve these cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom-spiced cookies with a piping hot cup of tea.
This chocolate and fruit combination is a match made in Christmas heaven.
You knew you bought that thyme plant for a reason ... cookies!
Sure, you might be the only one in the family that loves Grandma's fruitcake (besides Grandma, of course) but these cookies will win everyone over. Trust.
Dunk these cookies into a peppermint mocha for a fully caffeinated treat.
These festive M&M bars are the most popular Christmas cookie on Pinterest this year. That says something.
These cookies look like snow-covered crescent moons. How dreamy!
Our honey-kissed thumbprints are a delicious update to the classic Swedish cookie. Pick your favorite jam for the filling or better yet, Nutella.
How are we updating the classic cutout cookie? With subtle almond and vanilla flavors (or pumpkin spice!) and a crazy simple decorative glaze.