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2021 Holiday Cookie Roundup

12 Sweet Recipes to Get You into the Holiday Spirit!

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Holiday Cookie Roundup

A curated collection of cookie recipes
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Celebrate everyone’s favorite season: Cookie Season! Here, you’ll find a collection of cookie recipes suitable for all experience levels and accommodating most dietary restrictions that might be thrown your way. Whether you’re ready to pull out all the stops with a sophisticated macaron Christmas tree stack or need something simple and speedy like a salty-sweet no-bake treat, with this list you’ll be sure to have all your bases covered when it comes time to stir, sprinkle, and swap!

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For the Beginner Baker

These gluten-free chocolate cookies use a tried and true technique of rolling dough in confectioners’ sugar before baking to provide their signature crinkle for a decorative effect with minimal effort.

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Chocolate Covered Peppermint Cookies by @Sugaredandstirred

Inspired by a certain minty chocolate cookie, I am certain these gluten-free, vegan peppermint cookies will light up your next cookie swap. Scout’s honor!

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These delicately floral Italian wedding cookies get an extra dose of flavor from an ingenious strawberry sugar made with freeze-dried strawberries that gives the cookies a subtle shade of pink.

 

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Salted Almond Butter Cookies by @Breakfastnbowls

If you’re looking to make a delicious treat but want to go the no-bake route, these are for you. This cookie dough comes together in a food processor with wholesome oats, dates, and salty almond butter. And feel free to stir your favorite chocolate chips into the dough or drizzle melted chocolate on top.

 

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This sweet and salty homemade “candy” comes together with just a few ingredients before a quick trip in the oven to thicken up a homemade dairy-free toffee. Use your favorite dark chocolate and top with toasty walnuts or festive sprinkles and break into pieces to stash in your holiday treat boxes. Just don’t forget to send one my way!

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For Intermediate Bakers

Pistachio-Cardamom Sugar Cookies by @Lisathompson

This delightful green-tinged sugar cookie recipe is so forgiving you can choose to cut and bake the dough two ways, depending on your commitment level. Plus, the fragrant Cardamom Sugar can serve as an edible gift any foodie friend would be ecstatic to have under their tree.

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Caramel Gingerbread Cookies by @Nm_meiyee
These spiced vegan gingerbread cut-outs are perfect for when you’re itching to break out your holiday cookie cutters and piping tips for that aquafaba royal icing. Plus, there is a decadent store-bought coconut caramel sauce swirled into the dough. Mind. Blown.

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Vegan Blood Orange Cookies by @Bethbierema

Call on Mother Nature to provide a gorgeous hue and citrusy flavor for a batch of these blood orange cookies. And they come together with just six ingredients to tip the work-to-wow scale in your favor.

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Holiday Pinwheel Cookies by @Butterlovescompany

These swirly, twirly pinwheel cookies are a treat for the eyes and the stomach. Layer two sheets of rolled-out dough (feel free to get creative with the color!), then roll, sugar, slice, and bake!

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For Experienced Bakers

Gluten-free Speculoos Cookies by @Delight.Fuel

Use a hearty blend of gluten-free flours to whip up a batch of these speculoos spiced cookies sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup. Roll dough with an elaborately embossed rolling pin or stamp with a patterned cookie press for the only acceptable form of holiday drama.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Linzer Cookies by @Mollyjean4

Your inner child will shriek with joy when they realize these beautiful sandwich cookies taste just like PB&J. Feel free to bend the rules and use your favorite jelly or jam flavor here.

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Vanilla Macaron Christmas Tree by @Projectveganbaking

Grab your kitchen scale and get stacking with these elegant Christmas Tree macarons that are the go-to cookie when you’re looking to make a splash on your holiday dessert table. They also happen to be gluten-free AND vegan, to boot.

 

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