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23 Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes

Here are 23 reader favorite cookie recipes that would make the perfect gift to bake for friends or coworkers. Or they’re also terrific for not sharing and eating all by yourself. Just saying…

chocolate pixie cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


Snowball cookies that literally MELT in your mouth.

Snowball Cookies – 60 calories each


The Best Easy Keto Chocolate Cookies

Keto Chocolate Cookies


Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Chocolate No Bake Cookies


Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies


vegan peanut butter cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies


Vegan Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Brownie Cookies


6 Ingredient Lemon Snowball Cookies

Lemon Meltaway Cookies


Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip

Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip


Cinnamon Sugar Pillow Cookies

Cinnamon Sugar Pillow Cookies


Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Keto Cookies


Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Snickerdoodle Vegan Cookie Recipe

.Vegan Snickerdoodles

Vegan Chocolate Macaroons Recipe

Mocha Macaroons


smores cookie

Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies


Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons


healthy chocolate cookies

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies


healthy tagalongs vegan

Healthy Girl Scout Cookies


healthy sugar cookies

Healthy Sugar Cookies


chocolate chip breakfast cookie

Breakfast Cookies


healthy oreos recipe

Healthy Oreos


emoji cookies

Healthy Cookies Recipes

(50 healthy recipes, including Emoji Sugar Cookies)


Chocolate Chip Makeout Pie

Deep Dish Cookie Pie

The most popular cookie recipe on my blog is technically not even a cookie recipe at all. But it’s so good that you might want to just skip the cookie tray altogether and make one of these cookie pies instead.

Just a thought 😉

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Published on December 19, 2019

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  1. MC says

    We just made the Peanut Butter Gingerbread cookies last Friday (doubled the recipe) for Sinterklaas (the Dutch Santa that comes the night of December 5th). They turned out great! We loved them! Bonus – watching an 18 month old eat these soft yummy cookies – every crumb went into her mouth:>

  2. Carolina says

    Gluten free (preferably grain-free) gingerbread men!! And/or GF gingersnaps!
    GF peanut butter blossoms and GF biscotti would also be great!

    Do you think you could do a gluten-free Christmas recipe roundup?

    Thanks for all the great recipes you’ve provided us with already!!

    • EVA says

      Actually, ALL of her recipes can be made with GF flour. She always has an option, and I’ve personally made 80% of her recipes (I’m GF too) with Bob’s All Purpose, and each one turns out awesome.

      But a GF biscotti sounds like a good idea! I’ve never had a biscotti before, so I’d love to try it out!

      • D says

        Something with oat flour, please. I love all your recipes but would love to know how to use oat flour in more of the cookies or baked goods because it is my favorite flour to use. Love your blog!

    • Chocolate Covered Katie says

      There’s a soft gingerbread cookie in the cookbook. I’m unfortunately not allowed to post it on the blog. But I can definitely experiment with gingerbread men! If I don’t get one up this year, then hopefully by next year for sure! Love the idea!

      • Whit Meier says

        Oh my gosh I am even more excited for your book then! (I didn’t think it was even possible to be more excited 😛 ). I preordered your book as soon as it was available and I can’t wait to see the gingerbread men at some point!! Thank you so much for taking the idea into account!!!

        Ps. Are you going to be doing any book signing with your release?!

  3. Ivy says

    A traditional Jewish macaroon is made with eggs. If you could come up with an *easy* egg-free version, I’d be so happy. Also, I don’t know if this is even possible to veganize, but those Italian rainbow cookies? They’re actually more like little cakes, with red yellow and green layers of cake surrounded by chocolate.

  4. Birdie says

    I was turned on to your blog and my introduction was to the cake-in-a-mug creation. It is so easy to whip up for celebrations and everyone mixes in their own mug. Ever since, I look for what’s happening’ with attention to no bake or micocookin’. I dig your blog and your personality really shines through to your readers. Shine on, chick! Hint: coconut flour is jive flour, but coconut flakes with another tablespoon of milk is groovy.

  5. Hannah says

    Wow, I must get baking! So many awesome choices!
    I’d love to see a gingerbread, or shortbread cookies!
    Thanks Katie 🙂

  6. Sharon says

    Hi Katie, I am a recently diagnosed diabetic and am so grateful and happy to have found your blog. As a former dessert fanatic I am so relieved to know there’s still hope to enjoy yummy treats without jeopardizing my health.

    I am not sure these are too unhealthy to start with, but how about a healthy twist on a kolacky?

  7. Alexandra says

    oh my. All of those recipes! I don’t know what I want to make first! for recipe suggestions what about a holiday flavored chia pudding recipe? or those holiday candy cane/peppermint cookies, tiramisu, eggnog cookies, strawberry shortcake. my favorite childhood recipe that I used to make all the time were cream puffs. I first was introduced when I visited a bakery called Bearded Papas on the upper west of Manhattan. Loaded with butter, white flour, and sugar though!!! I would LOVE to find a healthier version 😀

  8. Anna says

    I would love to see some healthier ginger snap cookies. 🙂 and I’m so excited to see the chocolate crinkle cookies in the cookbook. and i’m definitely on the mint chocolate cookie vote too. oh or salted caramel cookies. maybe with dates.

  9. sheri says

    Hello Katie
    This is my first time to request a makeover recipe for my grandmother’s crunchy cookies that go well with coffee, and are super tiny. She called them Danish Hermit Cookies. Her ingredients were: 1 1/2 C. Sugar, 2 eggs, 2/3 C. Butter, 2 T. water, 1 t. baking soda, 3 C. of flour (or more), 1/2 t. nutmeg, 1 C. chopped raisins, 1 C. chopped walnuts, 1 t. salt, 1 t. cloves, and 1 t. cinnamon. Mix all, roll into long thin strips, cut into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces, then flatten pieces to bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees on lightly greased cookie sheets. I have no idea what the nutritional info would be. Probably not terribly healthy, but I am hoping you can make it happen . I’ve asked my husband for your cookbook for Christmas. Thanks for all your great ideas!

  10. Danie says

    Katie do you ever make cocktails? I’ve been trying to find a vegan recipe for Hot Buttered Rum that doesn’t use margarine or “vegan butter”? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

  11. Devon says

    These look delicious!! I cannot wait to try making the pumpkin pie stuffed cookies. I’m curious if you’ve heard of the Perfect Bake from Brookstone? I just ordered it because is perfect for making small batches of desserts, great for baking with my children and something they can use as well. You can choose from hundreds of recipes in the free app, or upload your own custom recipe and then it shows you exactly how much to pour depending on serving size. If anyone else is interested in ordering it it’s currently on sale and you can even get discounts on your order if you visit the Brookstone coupon page ( and use one of the current coupon codes! Thanks again for sharing your recipes!

  12. Beverly says

    I love your site, Katie. I hope you can answer a question for me. Although I don’t switch ingredients, and my oven is the correct temperature, my cakes and quiches fall once out of the oven. I also have tried opening the oven door once baked and leaving the item in the oven with the door open for a few minutes before removing it – doesn’t work. Nothing works. Oh and my baking powder is totally fresh.
    Any ideas, suggestions, fixes?
    Thank you very much, Beverly

  13. Terezie says

    I am so happy I found this post as I am definitely a cookie monster and eat farrr to many. I love the Healthy Sugar Cookies recipe idea. I am going to try baking this with the kids this weekend.

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