Our Favorite 35+ Holiday Cookie Recipes

Here are some of our TipsFromTown staff’s favorite Holiday Treats.
Happy Baking and Happy Holidays from our 
TipsFromTown Family!

1. Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies 500 9568

2. Emily’s Luscious Lemon Squares

lemon bars

3. Stained Glass Cut-Out Cookies


4. GLUTEN-FREE Peanut Butter Kisses

5. Candy Canes & White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

6. Pinwheel Cookies

7. Olive Oil Sugar Cookies with Pistachio Glaze

8. Magic Layer Bars

9. A (Skinny) Magic Layer Bar

Amy’s Healthy Baking

10. Holiday Cookie Bars.

cookie bar

11. Chocolate Covered Buckeyes.

christmas cookies chocolate buckeyes

12. Tammy’s Creamy, Crunchy Nanaimo Bars


13. Gingerbread Cookies

14. Beth’s Easy Reindeer Cupcakes for the Last-Minute Mom.

Reindeer Cupcake

15. Santa’s Trash Cookies

16. Reindeer Poop

chocolate balls

17. Mini Cheesecake Pretzel Bites with Sprinkles.

PB Cheesecake Pretzel Bites

18. We can’t wait to try making Leg Lamp Cookies!

19. Black-Bottomed Coconut Bars–With a GLUTEN FREE Version.

black bottom coconut bars

20. Chocolate Pixies

21. Rich Chocolatey-Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

22. Classic Sugar Cookies

23. Milk & Cookie Shots

24. Melted Snowman Cookies

25. Iced Lemon Cookies.

prepared by and photo by Emily Doscher

26. Mini-Chocolate Truffle Cakes

prepared by and photo by Emily Doscher


30. Orange Poppyseed Bundt Cake.

orange poppy-seed bundt cake

31. Amy’s Buttery Shortbread


32. Carrot Cake Cookies

33. Oatmeal Chocolate Flax Seed Bars with Sea Salt

34. Iced Oatmeal Cookies

35. Salted Toffee Matza

36. 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Brownies


37. Maple Cut-Out Cookies

Maple Cut-Out Cookies

38. Sparkly Iced Lemon Cookies

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."