Delicious holiday cookie recipes to make now

These vibrant cranberry cookies will add a pop of color to your Christmas cookie platter! Made with fresh cranberries and enhanced with a hint of vanilla, they are crispy, golden brown and buttery — then topped with a coating of smooth chocolate and crunchy pecans.

In our kitchen, it’s just not Christmas without snowball cookies. Though variations abound, these chocolate-covered snowball peppermint cookies, inspired by All She Cooks, are one of our favorite Christmas snowball cookie recipes.

Need a new Christmas cookie recipe to spread the holiday cheer? Our recipe for chocolate-drizzled Christmas cookies with holiday sprinkles, inspired by Casa Veneracion, is guaranteed to please.

Hush, hush, a Christmas mouse has turned into a scrumptious cookie right inside your house! Our Christmas mouse cookie recipe, inspired by Apron Strings, will be the most welcome mice you ever bring to your family’s holiday dessert table.

Looking for a stunning Christmas cookie recipe for the holiday cookie swap? Bake these holiday pinwheel cookies, inspired by That Skinny Chick Can Bake, and your friends will be begging you to be their holiday baker.

If your vegan and gluten-free lifestyle has kept you from sinking your teeth into a delightful iced holiday cookie, stop what you’re doing right now and make our vegan, gluten-free iced holiday shortbread cookies — adapted from Blissful Basil.

Love candy canes, but want to dazzle holiday dessert lovers with a really impressive Christmas cookie that looks and tastes even better than a candy cane? These classic candy cane cookies are for you!

You can’t have a holiday dessert table without offerings of irresistible cookies … and these definitely qualify as irresistible. Putting a chocolate Kiss on top of something already so delicious rockets this caramel-peanut butter cookie to the sweet stratosphere.

Looking for a gingerbread cookie that screams Christmas without being a flat, crispy gingerbread man? These white chocolate dipped gingerbread cookies, inspired by Your Cup of Cake, are for you! You may never pull out your Christmas-themed cookie cutters again.

Classic cutout sugar cookies are the perfect base for lots of creative, fun holiday decorating. Use cookie cutters to make them into festive shapes, or simply cut them out with the top edge of a glass to make the versatile circle shapes. Add a little glossy royal icing on top, and you’ll have some beautiful Christmas cookies to eat, to swap, or to share!

These chai-spiced snowball cookies, inspired by Cafe Johnsonia, are deliciously vegan-friendly and surprisingly gluten-free. Rejoice! This is the year you can nibble away.

Do you love the classic cinnamony Snickerdoodles, but yearn for an update that makes this holiday cookie even more delicious? If so, we have a holiday recipe for some amazing “doodle” cookies you will love!

Crescent moon cookies are a Christmas classic beloved by many generations. They look deliciously pretty on your cookie platter. Their light, delicate texture, and sweet, buttery flavor make them a delight to eat!

Kahlua snowball cookies are a cookie connoisseur’s delight. From the powdered-sugar exterior to the surprise of the flavorful interior, biting into any variety of a no-bake snowball cookie is pure pleasure.

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