Tis the season! A list of 20 must-have holiday cookies to help you celebrate the holidays to their fullest.
20 must-have holiday cookies


For cookies. For gifting. For love. For sugar.

I like to combine all of the above by giving homemade baked good gifts every year. I mean, what says I love you more than a dozen cookies perfectly picked out for your favorite person(s). Sure, diamonds, okay, but cookies are a close second.

Here’s a list of my 20 most favorite cookie recipes from the past 5 (almost 6!) years of Eats Well With Others history! And make sure you scroll down to the bottom to see how you can enter to win a KITCHENAID STAND MIXER. Because, yes, I love you that much (and more).

cornflake chocolate chip peppermint cookies

Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Peppermint Cookies

italian rainbow cookies

Italian Rainbow Cookies

chocolate-glazed almond horns

Chocolate-Glazed Almond Horns

chewy cinnamon white chocolate chip coconut cookies

Chewy Cinnamon White Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

brown butter basil shortbread from Eats Well With Others

Brown Butter Basil Shortbread

linzer cookies

Linzer Cookies

white chocolate buttered popcorn cookies

White Chocolate Buttered Popcorn Cookies

speculoos cookies

Speculoos Cookies

blue bottle double chocolate cookies

Blue Bottle Double Chocolate Cookies

peanut butter sandwich cookies

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

peppermint crinkle cookies

Peppermint Crinkles

salt-n-pepper cookies from Eats Well With Others

Salt-n-Pepper Sandwich Cookies

soft and chewy snickerdoodle sprinkle cookies

Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Sprinkle Cookies

brown sugar cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies

peppermint macarons

Peppermint Macarons

roasted almond, chocolate chip, cacao nib cookies with smoked sea salt

Roasted Almond, Chocolate Chip, Cacao Nib Cookies with Smoked Sea Salt

snickerdoodle macarons

Snickerdoodle Macarons

sprinkle cookies from Eats Well With Others

Sprinkle Cookies

chocolate brownie cookies with white chocolate and roasted macadamia nuts

Chocolate Brownie Cookies with White Chocolate and Macadamia Nuts

ginger macarons with pumpkin bourbon buttercream

Ginger Macarons with Pumpkin Bourbon Buttercream

Happy cookie-ing! See below for giveaway details!!

kitchenaid giveaway

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23 Responses to 20 Must-Have Holiday Cookies! (and a KitchenAid Giveaway!)

  1. Monica says:

    I love this cookie post, Joanne! Everything looks so delicious – loving that cornflake cookie; it sounds insane! And I love me some rainbow cookies…making my batch soon!

  2. Lookie here!! SO many awesome cookies friend…dying…I need them all.

  3. How can one choose? I love all the browned butter ones of course but your festive macarons and sprinkled cookies are to die for too!!

  4. I can’t choose just one! They’re all so cute!!

  5. cheri says:

    Love your cookie line-up Joanne. Great give-away too!

  6. What a lineup, Joanne! My husband still talks about those Salt-N-Pepper sandwich cookies that we were lucky enough to get to try…so. amazing.

  7. Beth says:

    Must try those peppermint crinkles!

  8. I am so hungry for cookies right now!

  9. Love the cookie season! Must bake some more soon.

  10. Oh, I do love the look of those Italian Rainbow Cookies!

  11. Hotly Spiced says:

    What a great giveaway. You’d be horrified to hear that in Oz we have to pay around $800 for a Kitchen Aid. I don’t know why we get so ripped-off. I agree that handmade gifts make the best gifts – but only if you’re not in a position to be giving diamonds xx

  12. Wish I could enter this giveaway, especially as Charlie said, it is so expensive here! Love the multitude of cookies, where to start? 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  13. debbie says:

    Thanks for posting all these cookies. Need to figure out which cookies to make for the holidays. Of course my number one cookie is the Italian Rainbow Cookie. I may make the rainbow cake instead!

  14. Johanna GGG says:

    thank you for the virtual feast – I really wanted a taste of each but I particularly was excited by the ones with white choc chips – I have been wondering what to do with some leftovers and now I have a tyranny of choice

  15. I made peanut butter cookies yesterday and thought of you 🙂

  16. Kelly says:

    These all look delicious! I am in full holiday baking mode so I always need ideas on what cookie to make next! Love the rainbow cookies!

  17. Oh, man. I want ALL of the cookies in mah belly. Seriously drool-worthy line-up, Joanne!

  18. Sarah says:

    Yum! The snickerdoodle cookes and snickerdoodle macarons are my favorite!

  19. So many great recipes, but those brown sugar cookies still rock my world!

  20. Kate says:

    Love that my favorite Passover cookies are also Christmas cookies!

  21. Reeni says:

    I need some almond horns asap! They rock.

  22. Acck, cookies! Now I want to try one of each. Especially the Roasted Almond, Chocolate Chip, Cacao Nib Cookies with Smoked Sea Salt — just whaaaat. And SHINY, a KitchenAid mixer! I kind of love finding new Pinterest accounts by talented people like you guys. So that was kind of a win for me — even if I don’t win anything. Ha.

  23. hi, what an awesome giveaway, & thanks for all the great recipes this year

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