Winter months are spent making sure we have enough firewood or food to keep warm and cozy until spring rolls around. Months spent full of holiday hustling and bustling. But for some, this time of year is spent at home making memories over baking goodies. Grownups and children together can enjoy the flavors of winter with these delectable treats. Take a peek at the 10 Most Delicious Holiday Cookies of the year!

10 – Traditional Sugar Cookies

Traditional Sugar Cookies

Traditional Sugar Cookies

Traditional favorites seem to always make the top lists! Mix together:

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
    Blend the ingredients until the dough forms a large ball. Then, flatten the mixture on a well-floured surface before cutting the cookies into desired shapes. Once the cookies have cooled, decorate them with your favorite icing and candies for baking fun!

09 – Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

If you are not into the gingerbread house making classic, enjoy these bite size ginger treats! Combine the following ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 3 tbsp of molasses
  • 1egg
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • 3 1/4cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of baking soda
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp of ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cloves

The dough will be thick but it can be rolled out and the cookies can either be cut into shapes or left as circles. Roll in extra sugar for a sweeter treat!

08 – Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

Chocolate Espresso Snowcaps

Chocolate Espresso Snowcaps

These chewy mocha cookies bring out the holiday feelings with their snow-covered mountain look. Mix the following together in a bowl:

  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tsp of instant espresso
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp of salt
  • 4 tbsp of butter
  • 2/3 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz of bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 tbsp of milk

Once baking is complete add powdered sugar for the coating to give that extra delicious taste!

07 – Snowballs

Snowballs

Snowballs

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A round cookie with a snowy sugar topping will melt in your mouth! Create this holiday cookie by mixing:

  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of finely chopped nuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Powdered sugar can be used during rolling for an enhanced look and flavor. Serve these snowballs with a mug of cocoa for the finishing touch!

06 – Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Are you unable to decide between chocolate or gingerbread cookies? Why not have both in one bite? Combine the following ingredients for this creation:

  • 1 tbsp of freshly grated ginger
  • 1 ¼ tsp of ground ginger
  • 1 ½ cups of molasses
  • 7 oz chunks of semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter
  • ½ cup of dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp of cloves
  • ¼ tsp of nutmeg
  • ¼ cup of sugar

When the cookies have finished baking, add more sugar to hit your sweet tooth!

05 – Peppermint Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies

These cookies will remind you why winter is the most wonderful time of the year! Mix up a batch of these cookies with the following ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 2 sticks of room temperature, unsalted butter
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • ¼ tsp of peppermint extract
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 3-5 tbsp of heavy cream
  • 12 crushed, round peppermint candies

Enjoy your holiday fix!

04 – Christmas Peanut Butter Blossoms

Christmas Peanut Butter Blossoms

Christmas Peanut Butter Blossoms

This tasty treat is perfect for peanut butter lovers and is easy to make! Combine the following:

  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg

After the cookies are made, press a kiss in the middle to make a peanut butter blossom or let them cool as a lone peanut butter cookie. Both are tasty either way!

03 – No-Bake Christmas Wreaths

No Bake Christmas Wreaths

No Bake Christmas Wreaths

Whip up a batch of edible green treats to celebrate the holiday festivities. Mix together:

  • ½ cup of butter
  • 1 package of mini marshmallows
  • 20 drops of green food coloring
  • ¾ cup of vanilla baking chips
  • 5 cups of total cereal
  • 60 red cinnamon candies

The final baking result will leave your mouth watering!

02 – Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

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Are you in the mood for a little snickering in your life? Mix up a batch of these delicious cookies by combing:

  • 1 ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of softened butter
  • ½ cup of shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¾ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon

Baking this holiday treat can become a family tradition favorite!

01 – Peppermint Candy Cookies

Peppermint Candy Cookies

Peppermint Candy Cookies

How could you not enjoy a delectable cookie that tastes like candy? Mix together:

  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 2/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp baking of powder
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • ½ tsp of peppermint extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup of red colored sugar
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar

Build fun-filled memories by baking delicious holiday cookies in the kitchen with the family!