Planning on hosting a cookie exchange this season? You’ll need the right recipes to impress even the pickiest of guests. Might we suggest a few gingerbread recipes or even some with cranberry-chocolate delights? The holidays are the perfect time to dabble with all kinds of festive ingredients. We personally love tropical fruits in holiday cookies, or even classic chocolate flavours. So dust off those aprons and get baking, your perfect holiday cookie awaits.
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Ginger Molasses Cookies
Get cozy with these deliciously warm ginger molasses cookies. These are perfect for the friend who prefers spice in their holiday treats.
Vegan Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Nothing says the holidays like sweet cranberries mixed with chocolate. This delicious pairing will surely impress, with the added benefit of being completely vegan!
Gingerbread Spiced Shortbread Cookies
If you plan on going the extra mile with your holiday baking, these wreath cookies are the ideal choice. Delectably adorable, the rich spices with buttery goodness from the shortbread will keep you coming back for more.
Passionfruit and Coconut Linzer Cookies
Bring the tropics home for the holidays with these delightfully bright cookies. These are the perfect option for those snowbirds itching to spend the holidays on the sunny shores of the Caribbean.
Stained Glass Cookies
For the artsy person in your life, try baking these glamourous stained glass cookies. With a touch of coloured sprinkles, these cookies will shine just as bright as any star on your Christmas tree.
Christmas Cookie Trees
Faster and tastier than making a gingerbread house, these Christmas tree cookies will make you a holiday hero. Packed with lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, we’re sure Santa will be pleased.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Who doesn’t love a classic? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: That reigns true here with Anna Olson’s classically traditional chocolate chip cookies. Now, who wants a bite?
Fun, festive and full of bite! This holiday cookie is a German classic with a unique texture. It’s sure to impress the travelling foodie of your friend group.
Pie Thumbprint Cookies
We love a thumbprint cookie! They’re incredibly versatile and fun to look at. You could add anything from lemon curd to buttered pecans, the options truly are limitless.
Cranberry Pistachio Cookies
Are pistachios a quintessential holiday snack? They are now! Try these crunchy and sweet cranberry pistachio cookies packed with a ton of flavour.
Chocolate Vanilla Sandwich Cookies
Sandwich cookies in winter? Sign us up! Why buy your sandwich cookie from the supermarket when you can make it easily at home? This tasty dessert is also the perfect snack on the go.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie
Time to switch things up with this deliciously warm skillet cookie. Serve it in slices for a cookie tin-friendly treat.
Rye Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
An elegant twist on an old classic, this rendition on the traditional oatmeal cookie is hearty, sweet and slightly savoury. If you’re worried about the sweet-averse friend in your life, this should appease their tastebuds quite nicely.
Rose and Walnut Cookies
Roses are red, violets are blue. This delectable cookie was meant for you! Oozing with sweet chocolate, plus the floral essence of dried rose petals, these cookies will be a fan favourite long after the holiday season is over.
Apple Oatmeal Cookies
For the health nut in your life, try these sweet and delicious apple and oatmeal breakfast cookies. Apples are always readily available in Canada, so why not take advantage of it and enjoy something other than chocolate this holiday?