Dotted Rule

The Best Holiday Cookies!

Dotted Rule

All the best cookie recipes in one convenient location! This tried-and-true list of family favorites covers all the bases for the most irresistible dessert platters, cookie swaps, bake sales, and holiday gift giving

 

As I was rifling through my recipe box several months ago, it occurred to me that there were many smudged and splattered index cards—time-honored recipes that had not yet made their way to the pages of the Fountain Avenue Kitchen.

A particular shortcoming was in the cookie department. I counted well over a dozen tried-and-true recipes, and it seemed only appropriate that I share those which had endured generations (along with a few newer additions) with my loyal readers.

Suffice it to say, I have baked dozens of batches of cookies over the last few months. I actually called in reinforcements (thanks Mom and Aunt Peggy!) to get the baking done for one particularly ambitious photo shoot.

As the scheduled day neared, it occurred to me that the notion of photographing 10 different cookies in one day may have been an overstep on my part. But we did it! Clearly, we take our holiday baking—and that of our readers—very seriously!

So along with my holiday elves, I am delighted to present all the best cookie recipes in one convenient location. This tried-and-true collection of family favorites covers all the bases for the most irresistible dessert platters, cookie swaps, bake sales, and holiday gift giving.

If you have a favorite cookie recipe that you think should be on this list, by all means share it. I plan on adding to this collection over time and would be delighted to try the cookie recipes that have stood the test of time in your family!

All the best cookie recipes in one convenient location! This tried-and-true list of family favorites covers all the bases for the most irresistible dessert platters, cookie swaps, bake sales, and holiday gift giving. 

The recipes ⬇⬇

    Snowballs

    The cookie itself is lightly sweet and similar to a pecan sandie. A dusting of confectioner’s sugar provides the finishing touch of flavor and looks so pretty, too. (And for […]

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    Magic Six Layer Bars (only 6 ingredients!)

    This crowd-pleaser comes together in a snap and is perfect for parties, potlucks, bake sales, and holiday cookie platters. Six simple ingredients never tasted so good. See recipe notes for […]

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    Classic Gingerbread Cookies

    The only gingerbread recipe you will ever need, these perfectly-spiced cookies have stood the test of time and are as fun to make as they are to eat!   As […]

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    Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

    A popular hostess and holiday gift and a great project for kids to make for friends, Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar are fun to bake, give, and eat. Printable […]

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    Italian Ricotta Cookies

    These tender, cake-like cookies are topped with an irresistible glaze and look beautiful on a cookie platter. Perfect for special occasions from Christmas and Easter to baby showers. Simply change the […]

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    Cracker Toffee

    Easy to make and quick to disappear, this family-favorite treat is salty, sweet, crispy, buttery, and chocolatey. A variety of optional toppings ramp up the flavor and seasonal appeal!   Old […]

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    Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    Tender, chewy, and perfectly spiced, these easy-to-make cookies are just like the ones Grandma used to make and the aroma while baking is heavenly. A delicious way to get your […]

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    Cut Out Sugar Cookies

    A holiday staple, these tried-and-true sugar cookies are soft, a little chewy, and hold their shape beautifully. Use your favorite cookie cutters and have fun decorating!    As a child, there […]

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    Grandma’s Rugelach

    This two-bite cookie is hearty, subtly sweet, and can be filled with a variety of jam, chocolate, and/or nut fillings. It’s easy to make and perfect to bring to a […]

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    Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

    Three basic ingredients come together with ease in this flourless, dairy-free cookie that is sure to become a favorite!    This recipe originally came from my friend Abby, who has a […]

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    No Bake Butterscotch Haystacks

    Three ingredients are all you need for this salty-sweet, crunchy treat that takes mere minutes to make. No baking required!   Butterscotch Haystacks are, without a doubt, my younger son’s […]

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    Snickerdoodle Biscotti

    Classic, twice-baked biscotti goes Snickerdoodle-style thanks to an easy cinnamon sugar topping. Low in fat and high in flavor, this crisp Italian cookie is perfect for dipping in coffee, tea, […]

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    Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

    Sweet, crisp, and light as a cloud, these classic meringue cookies are easy to make and look beautiful on a holiday cookie platter.   In its simplest form, a meringue […]

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    Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

      The time-honored pairing of peanut butter and chocolate is elevated with more peanut butter and a dusting of sea salt in this super simple, salty-sweet recipe that will delight any […]

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