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7 Cookie Recipes Worth Making and Taking


December has arrived, and I haven’t started baking in earnest yet.  However I am okay with that.  Usually I can be found baking all through the twelve days of Christmas.  Our family runs on an academic calendar, so that’s often the time that works best.  The pace of life slows.  My kids are out of school and eager to help make and scarf down what we create together.

If you think you’ve finished your holiday baking, you might want to reconsider and add one or two more of these treats to your stash.  Or keep these on file in case you need to replenish something.

As for me, I would rather bake than shop all day.  And cookies are probably my favorite treat to make.  My cookie board on Pinterest offers further proof and inspiration.   Enjoying these seven homemade cookie recipes again with family, neighbors, and friends is something I am really looking forward to in this Christmas season.

Do you have a special cookie recipe that you like to make each year?

Almond Supreme Cookies | Swirls and Spice

1. Almond Supreme Cookies (gluten free)

Almond-kissed butter pecan cookies

2.  Almond-Kissed Butter Pecan Cookies (super easy!)

Hot Chocolate Cookie Brittle

3.  Hot Chocolate Cookie Brittle (gluten free option)

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4. Five Spice Peppernuts (jar-gift and party friendly!)

Healthier Samoa Coconut Cookies

5. Healthier Samoa Coconut Cookies (gluten free)

Folded Pinwheel Cookies on a Plate

6. Pinwheel Spice Cookies with Jam Filling (pretty on a plate!)

Pistachio Almond Cookie Brittle {Gluten Free} | Swirls and Spice

7. Pistachio Almond Blondie Brittle (sweet and crispy!)



8 thoughts on “7 Cookie Recipes Worth Making and Taking

  1. These all look so lovely. I mix it up during the holidays but this year I hope to make macaroons, chocolate crinkles, sour cream sugar cut out cookies and holiday spice. Oh, and biscochitos for the blog which I have never tried to make before. – Kat

  2. Great List I likin that Hot Chocolate Cookie Brittle! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on MM Pinterest Board! Have a great week!

  3. I can’t believe how quickly December is going. I am all about the baking these days too: ) These cookies all look amazing! Perfect for the holiday cookie tray!

    1. Yes, it’s as if the fast forward button has been hit this month! What I would like to do and what I can do realistically will have to be reconciled. And I have children old enough to employ in baking too. So there will be cookies made, sooner or later! 🙂

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