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Follow Your Gut: Christmas Cookie Roundup

Although the culinary column this past year has seen many of my well-loved cooking recipes, baking has always been my favorite activity in the kitchen, especially when cookies are involved.  Consequently, to help clay’s readers partake in the holiday spirit, I thought I would share some recipes for charming Christmas cookies!

Best Sugar Cookies

Source: In Katrina’s Kitchen,

This recipe is quite possibly the best sugar cookie recipe out there. It’s a perfect base for making gorgeous Christmas cookies, with the impeccable classic sugar cookie flavor.


Source: Sally’s Baking Addiction,

This recipe is truly winter in a bite for me. Soft and cinnamon-y, it’s perfection. Here’s a baker’s tip–to keep snickerdoodles fresh for longer than a day, place a piece of sliced bread in the container your store the cookies in. Just change the bread once it gets stale, and your cookies will stay soft for weeks!

S’mores Cookies

Source: Pip and Debby,

Ahh, these cookies are to die for. The warm cookie mixed with the gooey chocolate and marshmallow is just the thing to curl up with next to your Christmas tree.

Eggnog Cookies

Source: I Heart Nap Time,

Eggnog is by far my favorite holiday drink, so these cookies are the absolute best for the upcoming holiday season!

A Christmas Story Inspired Leg Cookies

Source: Delish,

The classic holiday film A Christmas Story is, without a doubt, my favorite movie. The humor never seems to get old. My family and I watch it every year on Christmas Eve, so when I saw this recipe, I couldn’t help but add it to this roundup.

Christmas Tree Cookies

Source: Delish,

These cookies are more likely to impress with their looks than their flavor, but aren’t they so cute!

Crème Brûlée Sugar Cookies

Source: Delish,

These cookies are definitely for the more experienced baker, but the result is worth the labor!

Raspberry Poinsettia Cookies

Source: Betty Crocker,

Although raspberries aren’t necessarily symbols of Christmas, poinsettias are. These cookies combine the amazing taste of raspberries and the beauty of the unmistakeable holiday flower!

Lime and Coconut Snowballs

Source: Two Peas and Their Pod,

Snowballs are the perfect way to evoke the winter spirit, and the coconutlime combination is just amazing!

Candy Cane and Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Source: The Food Network,

No roundup of holiday cookies would be complete without some sort of mint cookie! Colorful and tasty, these cookies are a must-bake.

Cookie Cutter Fudge

Source: Betty Crocker,

Although fudge doesn’t perhaps qualify as a cookie, for many it’s a favorite treat for the holidays. The cookie cutters mold the fudge into the cutest of shapes, and the fudge itself is delicious.

Andes Chocolate Cookies

Source: Tablespoon,

Andes mints combined with the chocolate of this cookie makes for one incredible recipe!  

I hope you enjoy celebrating Christmas with these fun and festive recipes!


  1. I’m drooling just looking over these. Can’t wait to stuff those hot chocolate cookies into my family’s faces! I mean, erm…

  2. Mouth watering…
    Stomach growling…