It’s the season for baking cookies, and to help you out with your holiday baking, we’ve compiled list of 15 cookie recipes that taste like Christmas! With flavors like gingerbread, peppermint, and hazelnut, you’ll be in cookie heaven!
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1. Sweet Potato Christmas Cookies
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When you change a recipe to make it healthier, there are little tricks we can do. In this case, instead of using baked potatoes, these sweet potatoes are roasted in the oven. In this way your natural sweet is more concentrated, not needing to add as many sweeteners. The almond flour leaves them with an even richer flavor and the rice flour helps activate the flavors. These Sweet Potato Christmas Cookies by Sara Oliveira will be your new favorite!
2. Greek Christmas Cookies (Melomakarona)
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These Greek Christmas Cookies (Melomakarona) by Lenia & Dimitra aren’t like any cookies. They are dipped in syrup and sprinkled with walnuts before enjoying them!
3. Soft, Chewy Gingerbread Cookies
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These Soft, Chewy Gingerbread Cookies taste what Christmas should taste like, and Wendy Irene is certain you’ll enjoy these with your loved ones.
4. The Best Soft Gingerbread Cookies
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These The Best Soft Gingerbread Cookies by Nele Liivlaid make your house smell like the holiday. It’s a quick and easy recipe requiring 8 ingredients and 45 minutes to make. The batter stays soft after baking because it has very little grain-based flour in it – most of the mass is chickpeas, tahini and nut flour that do not absorb much liquid. These soft gingerbread cookies are so chewy and festive––perfect for any holiday party.
5. Double Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
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These Double Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies by Danielle Dewar are the holiday cookies you’ve been looking for. They’re allergy-friendly and super flavorful! Chocolate and ginger are a match made in heaven. This cookie is proof. Make them for your holiday party to impress all of your guests. Make sure to make an extra batch to store just for yourself (you won’t want to share!) These chocolate gingerbread cookies are fantastic!
6. Spiced Sugar Cookies With Maple Icing
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Sugar cookies are a classic dessert, but here, these Spiced Sugar Cookies With Maple Icing by Casey Muir Taylor get a seasonal twist with warm autumn spices and a decadent maple icing.
7. Gingerbread Christmas Cookies
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These traditional Gingerbread Christmas Cookies by Gemma Gonzalez are thin, crispy, and spicy! Have fun and get creative with cutting them into whatever shape is your heart’s desire and decorating them with icing!
8. Easy Melted Snowman Cookies
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These Vegan Easy Melted Snowman Cookies by Loubna, are adorable, delicious, and easy to make. You can impress your friends and family this holiday season with these cute AND delicious cookies!
9. Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Gingersnaps
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Is the prevalence of pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice lattes getting you down? Try these dark chocolate pumpkin gingersnaps by Abby Thompson instead! They’re studded with dark chocolate chunks and bold, warm autumn spices. This is one heck of a cookie!
10. Chocolate Cookies with Oats and Hazelnut
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These vegan Chocolate Cookies with Oats and Hazelnut by Lenia & Dimitra are simply delicious!
11. Peppermint Mocha Cookies
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Love peppermint? Love mocha? Try these Peppermint Mocha Cookies by Ashley Flitter that blends these two flavors into one delicious, irresistible bite-size snack and dessert.
12. Cinnamon Stars
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These festive and aromatic Cinnamon Stars by Melanie Kröpfl are the perfect thing to make when the weather gets chilly. Comforting and delicious – what could be better?
13. Apple Cider Cookies
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These Chewy Apple Cider Cookies by Michele Elizabeth are the best fall cookies ever! They are chewy in the middle and have crisp edges, they are vegan and absolutely delicious!
14. Cocoa Cookies
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Have you ever thought of using chickpea flour in cookies? This Cocoa Cookies by Sara Oliveira recipe uses just that!
15. Ginger Cookies
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These Ginger Cookies by Clara MacLeod are chewy and spicy, and go along perfectly with your favorite hot drink!
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