A pretty box filled with holiday cookies is what I want for Christmas this year!
There is nothing better than receiving a homemade and edible gift for the holidays.
For a pretty looking cookie box, make a variety of cookies and fill the gaps with chocolate or nuts.
No store-bought cookie will ever compare to a homemade version.
I am sure all of my food blogger friends would agree!
Here is a quick recipe roundup for all of my favorite holiday cookie recipes.
You will find all kinds of cookies, from the classic snicker doodle, to a vegan ginger molasses, a gluten free ginger bread and the festive chocolate peppermint cookie!
Since an in-person cookie exchange is sadly not possible, I am sharing my friend’s recipes here instead!
Some are gluten-free, refined-sugar free, egg and dairy free but always packed with flavor and holiday cheer!
Growing up, my mom, sister and I loved making cookies during the holidays. It got messy but was always so much fun!
Sugar cookies, shortbread and jam filled cookies were my favorite.
Cookies are always so nostalgic and carry on traditions.
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Bodhi Day or simply holiday cheer, baking and eating cookies will get you into the mood!
Comment below and let us know which recipe or recipes you are making.
If you make any of these Christmas holiday cookies, please share your photo with us on social media.
Almond and Jam Thumbprint Cookies from foodyjonister
The perfect one-bite almond and oat flour cookies with jam!
This 8-ingredient and 1 bowl recipe is egg and dairy free.
Get the recipe here: smallfarmbiglife.com/gluten-free-snowball-cookies/
Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from Kitchen Treaty
Fudgy, sweet, and gorgeously crinkled just like their non-vegan twins, these chocolate cookies are perfect for Christmas cookie platters - or hoard them all for yourself.
These cookies are vegan and made with a flaxseed egg!
Get the recipe here: kitchentreaty.com/vegan-chocolate-crinkle-cookies/
Gingerbread Cutout Cookies from Feasting On Fruit
Soft and tender, crispy edges, warm spices, just sweet enough – these Gingerbread Cutout Cookies are everything a FAVORITE Christmas cookie should be!
These cookies are vegan and gluten free!
Get the recipe here: feastingonfruit.com/gingerbread-cutout-cookies/
Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookies from Okonomi Kitchen
These vegan ginger molasses cookies are soft and chewy in the center and crispy around the edges.
The ideal holiday cookie thats perfectly spiced with subtle molasses flavour!
This recipe is also healthy, flourless, gluten free, oil free, nut free and refined sugar free!
Get the recipe here: okonomikitchen.com/vegan-ginger-molasses-cookies/
Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting from Pass Me Some Tasty
A soft and perfectly spiced gluten-free gingerbread cookie topped with a dreamy cream cheese frosting.
This is the gluten-free holiday cookie you’ve been waiting for!
Get the recipe here: passmesometasty.com/gluten-free-gingerbread-cookies-cream-cheese-frosting/
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Crumb Top Baking
Double chocolate peppermint cookies are soft and chewy with cocoa, dark chocolate, peppermint and crushed candy canes.
They’re also grain-free and dairy-free and the perfect Christmas cookie for the holiday season!
Get the recipe here: crumbtopbaking.com/chocolate-peppermint-cookies/
Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies from foodbyjonister
Buttery, sweet, lemon and lime zest and poppy seed shortbread cookies!
This cookie recipe only has 7 ingredients, is egg free and dairy free. Make it your own by adding any citrus zest you like!
Get the recipe here: foodbyjonister.com/recipe/lemon-poppy-seed-shortbread-cookies/
Peanut Butter Chocolate Star Cookies from Fork in the Kitchen
Peanut butter and chocolate is always a good idea and these in form of a cookie, woah!! These cookies are cute, sweet, and melt in your mouth soft.
Just 9 ingredients and so easy to make!
Get the recipe here: forkinthekitchen.com/peanut-butter-chocolate-star-cookies/
Healthy Snicker Doodle Cookies from Prickly Fresh
Snickerdoodle cookies are such an easy holiday cookie and usually surrounded with fond memories. This healthy snickerdoodle cookie recipe is sure to please your belly and your family and friends!
Basically a snickerdoodle is just a dressed up sugar cookie. You roll the dough in cinnamon sugar so the outsides are crispy and sweet.
This recipe uses coconut sugar for a healthier and refined sugar free twist.
Get the recipe here: pricklyfresh.com/healthy-snickerdoodle-cookie-recipe/
Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk Cookies from foodbyjonister
Pumpkin spice and everything nice with chocolate in a cookie!
Who knew there was another way to level up a classic chocolate chunk cookie?
These pumpkin spice chocolate chunk cookies not only taste like the fall and holiday season but are also so easy to make!
Get the recipe here: foodbyjonister.com/recipe/pumpkin-spice-chocolate-chunk-cookies/