Holiday Cookie Recipes for the Family
Cookie Making Fun For Everyone
Cookie baking and decorating is an essential ingredient for holiday fun. In many households baking seasonal sweets is a tradition that family members of all ages look forward to. From combining the ingredients, to stealing bites of the cookie dough, to decorating with frosting and candy sprinkles —there’s plenty of fun to be had. But with limited time and an endless number of cookie recipes, how do you choose which kind of cookies to make?
Whether you are planning a holiday cookie making party, a cozy afternoon of baking with the family, or just want to give little hands a fun, edible art project —we’ve got the perfect holiday cookie recipe for you! We’ve scoured the Internet to find the best, family friendly seasonal cookie recipes available. We’ve gathered recipes for holiday classics like gingerbread, sugar, and candy cane butter cookies. And we’ve dug up versions of favorites like the beloved peanut butter thumbprint. We’ve even thrown in a yummy gluten-free goody so no one misses out.
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Everyone loves sugar cookies. They are easy to make and fun to decorate. Get out your most festive cookie cutter shapes, and colorful icing and let the kids spend the afternoon making and decorating these delicious sweets.
3-in-1 Sugar Cookies
This recipe has directions for rolled, sliced and cut out sugar cookies. It even comes with a tasty icing recipe.
Options are always good! Full 3-in-1 Sugar Cookie Recipe.
The holiday’s just wouldn’t be the holidays without gingerbread cookies. This recipes has a twist. Instead of using molasses, it calls for butterscotch pudding mix. Make and decorate!
Classic Gingerbread Man Cookies
Who knows cookies better than Betty Crocker? This recipe calls for Betty Crocker cookie mix. It’s great for some quick cookie making fun that gets your kids right to their favorite part: decorating!
Candy Cane Cookies
A childhood favorite, this classic recipe is both delicious and fun! Your kids will enjoy mixing and twisting the dough into all sorts of holiday-themed shapes:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
What could be more addictive than the peanut butter thumbprint cookie? This is a classic that never gets old. You better double or triple your batch if you want them to last.
If you like Peanut Butter Thumbprint cookies, you will fall in love with Sunny’s Holiday PB&J Thumbprints (Food Network)
This fun spin on the peanut butter thumbprint cookie is as good as PB&J sandwich, but twice a sweet.
Gluten-Free Ultimate Cut Out Cookie
A special diet shouldn’t put a damper on holiday cookie fun. Here is a recipe for some yummy cut out cookies that are perfect for decorating and celebrating.