There are so many reasons to love the holiday season: the lights, the snow, the Nativity, family, friends, music! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. I have to admit though- my favorite part (aside from the celebration of Jesus Christ) is definitely the treats. I like to call Christmas season, “Let-out Season,” because in a couple weeks, I’m going to have to let out my jeans. Mercifully, New Year’s will come and January will be spent working off all those pounds as part of my resolution. If you’re anything like me and live for holiday baking, then you’ll love our list of 101 cookies to bake this Christmas!
Take out the hand rolling and make cookies into easy to cut bars.
4. Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting– Forget gingerbread houses! Try Lauren’s Latest‘s gingerbread bars instead!
If I lived in a house made of gingerbread, I would definitely not be interested in eating children. I mean, c’mon. It’s a house made of gingerbread!
I love sugar cookies any time of the year, but for some reason, they just seem to especially fit for Christmas. They’re cheery and colorful, just like the Christmas season.
29. Eggnog Amish Sugar Cookies– I’m sure I’m not the only one who has tried to think of as many ways as possible to get more eggnog into my diet. Thankfully, I found The Gold Lining Girl‘s recipe. For the rest of you eggnog lovers- you’re welcome.
31. Chocolate Swig Sugar Cookies– If you have not had the pleasure, nay, the blessing of trying a Swig sugar cookie, I beg you to go bake this recipe from Bake. Eat. Repeat. right now. I mean it. Get up. Go to the kitchen. Start baking. You will not regret it.
Sometimes, our ovens are already overflowing with food. That’s where these little no-bake wonders come in!
39. No Bake Samoa Cookies– I know everyone has their own opinions on this, but I firmly believe that Samoa cookies are the superior cookie out of the Girl Scout cookie line. I can’t wait to try The Domestic Rebel‘s recipe.
Is short bread bread? Or is it cookie?
So many ways to make these treats! Really, I could’ve just kept adding them to this list, but decided I had to give the other cookies a chance.
53. Peanut Butter Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies– Here is just one more way from Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch to enjoy peanut butter and chocolate together. I mean really, can there ever be too many ways to eat them?
They’re called snowballs. It’s like they were made specifically for this time of year. You can’t eat snowballs in the middle of July! That’s when you switch to calling them Mexican wedding cookies.
69. Grinch Snowball Cookies– I think if the Grinch had his own good little batch of snowball cookies to begin with, he probably never would have tried to steal Christmas. Of course, then we wouldn’t have a story… Find this fun recipe that could have saved Christmas at The Soccer Mom.
These tasty cookies are so special, they are in a category all their own.
You can never go wrong with chocolate. Never. It’s a rule. If you make chocolate cookies, they will be loved. No matter what.