From classic chocolate chip and yummy sugar cookies to ginger, traditional spritzgebäck and shortbread, our most popular cookie recipes ever are here to satisfy your inner cookie monster. So go ahead and whip up a batch (or three or four!) and store the extras in your freezer. Because some days, there’s nothing better than having a cookie stash on standby.
Chocolate Chip Cookies a la Anna Olson
Tried, tested and true: Anna Olson is known for her chocolate chip cookies. Her secret ingredient to this classic? Cornstarch to make chewy-centred cookies! See why this recipe is a fan favourite, time after time. If you like these classic chocolate chip cookies, try Anna’s Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.
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Anna Olson’s Decorated Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
These cookies (also from Anna Olson) are an excellent choice for decorated cookies. The sugar cookie dough is easy to roll and holds its shape once cut and baked, and the royal icing handles whether piping or flooding and sets firmly. Perfect as a holiday gift or snack.
This is a delicious tender drop shortbread cookie recipe, setting it apart from typical firm styles. This soft pillowy texture also makes it ideal for pressing in a piece of chocolate or treat.
Grandma’s Passover Meringues
These airy, fluffy, cloud-like cookies are popular for the holidays, not only because they look so appealing, but also because they have a light, marshmallow-y texture and the swirled tops add just a kiss of chocolate.
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Gingerbread Spiced Shortbread Wreath Cookies
Featuring hints of gingerbread spice mix, these complex, buttery shortbread cookies are decorated with a vanilla bean glaze, then topped with edible flowers, candies, and herbs for a low-effort cookie that looks anything but. They’re easy to make, gorgeous and delicious!
Vegan Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
These vegan dark chocolate cranberry cookies offer the perfect balance of crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, and are sure to become your new favourite holiday treat. The tangy and sweet dried cranberries complement the dark chocolate, making for a perfect one-two munch.
Classic Cranberry Almond Biscotti
The classic Italian treat is filled with cranberries and almonds, packing them full of flavour and crunch and making them a great pairing to any coffee or tea.
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Icebox Jam Cookies
These delicious jam cookies all came from one basic cookie dough recipe, making them both simple to prep while adding fun variety to any tray, tin, or gift.
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Ginger Molasses Cookies
What smells and tastes more like the holidays than warming spices like ginger, cinnamon and cloves? Cookies that combine these warming spices! This recipe also includes the unexpected addition of spicy candied ginger, all rolled in raw sugar for a bit of crunch. Simply put, this is your peak holiday cookie. And the secret to that rich golden colour? Click on the recipe to find out.
Cake Cookie Sticks
Ever wondered what makes that funfetting birthday cake flavour taste like birthday? We have the answer with this recipe! The delicate combination of ingredients gives these sweet cookie sticks the delicious birthday cake flavour, makes it a festive addition to any holiday tray.
Traditional Spritzgebäck (Spritz Cookies)
Lightly flavoured with lemon, vanilla and almond, these tender spritz cookies are a German Christmas classic and for good reason! They are buttery, soft, and make the perfect addition to any gift or holiday cookie tin.
Confetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Squares
These creamy Confetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Squares not only look delicious, but taste it too! Plus they offer some welcome variety to the classic chocolate chip cookies.
Stained Glass Cookies
These stained glass sugar cookies will literally sparkle and shine at your holiday cookie exchange. Made with a fan-favourite sugar cookie dough and a handful of hard candies, these festive treats look just like stained glass!
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Petits-Beurre (French Butter Cookies)
If you’ve ever travelled to France, you might be familiar with the ubiquitous Petit-Beurre cookie. It has been around since 1886 and with reason. This recipe is the closest you’ll get to the store-bought favourites.
Warm Caramel-Centred Lava Cookies
Homemade caramel candy nestled inside a cinnamon cookie that melts when baked. Need we say more?
These Cranberry Pistachio Cookies Will Be a Family Favourite
What sets this scrumptious take on the traditional cookie apart? The cranberries lend these cookies a burst of fresh sweetness while the pistachios provide a nutty base. You’ll be glad you tried them.
Dunkable Funfetti Cookies with Cream Cheese Dip
Bring some nostalgia to your holiday table with these dunkable funfetti cookies. Make them into your desired shapes to suit the holidays, and you’ll be a hit! Even better? The cookies come together in less than 30 minutes with pantry staples, making them super accessible and easy to bake, yet impressive.
Ina Garten’s Shortbread Cookies
See why this classic buttery shortbread cookie recipe by Ina Garten is a holiday favourite year after year.
Matcha Crinkle Cookies
These matcha crinkle cookies are perfect: crackly around the edges, soft and chewy on the inside with just the right amount of bittersweet flavour. A perfect addition to add variety to any holiday spread.
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Pecan White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies
These cookies are crisp on the outside, but yield to a chewy soft centre. The pecans and white chocolate perfectly balance out the tanginess of cranberries.
Rye Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookie lovers, say hello to your new favourite: the subtle additions of rye flour and oatmeal lend the classic cookie a nutty, earthy flavour that’s perfect for pairing with your morning coffee or a late-night glass of milk.
Chocolate Snowflake Cookies
These beautiful cookies are a perfect addition to any holiday cookie tin, gift basket or exchange. They look great, but taste even better.
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Classic Icebox Cookies
Used in conjunction with the tender tart dough recipe, the base icebox cookie recipe makes three delicious variations to fill your holiday baking tins: Lemon Icebox Rounds, Earl Grey Icebox Squares and Chocolate Icebox Pinwheels.
No-Bake Chocolate Pretzel Salami
These easy no-bake cookies are a fun little treat. And when sliced, they even look like a dessert version of Genoa salami.
Chewy Gingerbread Eggnog Sandwich Cookies
What’s more Christmas than gingerbread cookies? How about these Chewy Gingerbread Eggnog Sandwich Cookies. You will love the complimenting combo of spicy ginger crunch and creamy eggnog. Bring it as a hostess gift, or bake it for your cookie exchange. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.