Oh sweet December! Literally! One of the best things about the holiday season is that it officially harkens the start of the baking season, including the cookie baking season. Homemade holiday cookies are the perfect sweet tooth addition to any Christmas apartment party or ugly sweater shindig. They also make for one the easiest, quickest, and tastiest gifts you can offer to roommates, friends, teachers, family, and the other people on your list.
Not certain you have the baking chops to craft a dozen or more cookies? Just check out these fun and easy cookie recipes perfect for holiday giving:
The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes for Giving Your Friends, Roommates, Family, & More
- Holiday Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Do you have people on your list who are *trying* to stay healthy? This special holiday twist on the oatmeal classic might be just the ticket. Plus, it’s mostly made out of everyday items you’re likely to have already in your pantry. Or if you’re looking for a cookie that’s a bit extra, consider this Bon Appetit official version.
- Erin McKenna’s Thin Mint Cookies. Do you have people on your list that shun milk and dairy or ones that are gluten-free? This incredible take on the Girl Scout classic is vegan and oh so delicious. We’re sure you can’t eat just one.
- Chocolate Brownie Cookies. Did someone say chocolate? Invite your chocolate-loving friends and family members to indulge themselves this holiday season with these decadent cookies-slash-brownies. This is a particularly great recipe as you can do it all in one bowl with no special baking equipment necessary.
- Chocolaty Melting Snowman Cookies. These chocolate and marshmallow cookies are a great choice for something like a cookie swap where you want your baked treats to make a sure impression.
- Classic Sugar Cookies. Finally, there is always room for a sugar cookie. Sugar cookies are easy to make and with the right cookie cutter, you can shape it any way you like. Check out this rendition for a dessert sure to please!
Bonus Treat for the Pups on Your List!
- PB & Ginger Snaps. This delicious recipe doubles as Christmass cookie and holiday doggo treat, making it perfect for the four-legged names on your list. Yep, members of both species are sure to appreciate this sweet concoction.
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