Mmm…cookies. It’s not Christmas without cookies, right? Whether you make them for your next holiday party or put them in tins to give out to neighbors, teachers, family, and friends, cookies are a big part of the holiday season. Here are eight of our favorite sweet and quick holiday cookie recipes—including some no-bake and gluten-free options!

If you’ve waited until the last minute to bring something to your next holiday party, whip up a batch of one of these delicious (and Santa Claus-approved!) cookie recipes today.

Semi-homemade cookies

Semi-Homemade Holiday Cookies

Need festive treats fast? These holiday cookies can be made in under an hour and create a fun activity for the whole family as you prepare your home for the Holidays.

Spicy Chocolate cookies

Spicy Chocolate Cookies

If you’re looking for a dessert that will spice things up, these simple, sweet and spicy cookies strike the perfect balance for your tastebuds.

Oatmeal Craisin cookies

Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

These soft oatmeal cookies are perfect for winter! Tangy dried cranberries, sweet white chocolate chips and chewy oatmeal come together for a cookie so good, you’ll never believe it’s gluten-free! It might just be the perfect cookie!

Chocolate mint cookies- 3 ingredients

Simple Chocolate Mint Cookies

These Simple Chocolate Mint Cookies are a dead ringer for your favorite Girl Scout cookies. Better yet, with just 3 simple ingredients, they literally come together in less than 5 minutes! These make a great holiday treat as well as a tasty homemade gift!

Chocolate Insanity cookies

Chocolate Insanity Cookies

What’s better than a dense, rich, chewy chocolate cookie? A dense, rich, chewy chocolate cookie that is gluten-free, low in calories, easy-to-make, and uses just 6 ingredients! Yep, these Starbucks copycat Flourless Chocolate Cookies are pretty much perfection on a plate and the perfect addition to your next holiday gathering!

Best Ever Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies

Best Ever Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

There’s a reason this recipe has been shared over 100K times on Pinterest! These oh-so-yummy oatmeal butterscotch cookies freeze beautifully and taste just as good straight out of the freezer as straight out of the oven. Make them ahead for your next holiday party!

Cranberry Bliss Bars

Cranberry Bliss Bars

These copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars are bursting with flavor! While they’re not technically a cookie, they are so easy to make and are too delicious not to include!

5 Ingredient Mint Brownie cookies

5 Ingredient Mint Brownie Cookies

These quick mint brownie cookies are the perfect chocolatey complement to any holiday cookie tray or as a homemade gift for your neighbor. (They are also excellent just to stand and eat over the kitchen sink after the kids go to bed!)

Do you have a favorite Holiday Cookie Recipe? Share it with us in the comments!

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Whether you make them for your next holiday party or as gifts, cookies are a big part of the holiday season. Here are seven of our favorite sweet and quick holiday cookie recipes! #recipes #cookierecipes #holidayrecipes #dessertrecipes #easyrecipes #christmasrecipes #thanksgivingrecipes


Jessica Bowman
Jessica Bowman is the editor-in-chief of Elite Blog Academy, as well as a content contributor for Living Well Spending Less and Growth Manager for Ruth Soukup Omnimedia. Jessica and her husband are foster parents who live in Georgia with their kids and fur babies. When she is not at work, you can probably find her singing karaoke or playing Pokemon Go!
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