Holiday Cookie Recipes

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What are the secrets to creating the best holiday cookies? The first step is real butter! Learn how to upgrade your cookie game this holiday season.

How To Make The Best Holiday Cookies

What are the secrets to creating the best holiday cookies? The first step is real butter! Learn how to upgrade your cookie game this holiday season.

Prepare for an extra festive Christmas with this buttery design by SweetAmbs!
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Cozy Christmas Scene Cookie

Prepare for an extra festive Christmas with this buttery design by SweetAmbs!

Also called Half-Moons, these rich, buttery cookies have a cake-like texture and colorful frosting. The classic black and white version is glazed with vanilla and chocolate frosting, but this version is dressed for the holidays in red and green!

Festive Black and White Cookies

Also called Half-Moons, these rich, buttery cookies have a cake-like texture and colorful frosting. The classic black and white version is glazed with vanilla and chocolate frosting, but this version is dressed for the holidays in red and green!

When making cookies, it’s important to cream the butter and sugar thoroughly so that the sugar dissolves into the butter and incorporates evenly.

Black Forest Thumbprint Cookies

When making cookies, it’s important to cream the butter and sugar thoroughly so that the sugar dissolves into the butter and incorporates evenly.

Our Undeniably Dairy judge’s choice prize in the 2020 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest goes to this tiramisu-inspired cookie by RaChelle H. This recipe creatively includes melted ice cream, heavy cream, mascarpone cheese and real butter to take the ultimate dairy-filled prize.

Melted Ice Cream Tiramisu Cookies

Our Undeniably Dairy judge’s choice prize in the 2020 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest goes to this tiramisu-inspired cookie by RaChelle H. This recipe creatively includes melted ice cream, heavy cream, mascarpone cheese and real butter to take the ultimate dairy-filled prize.

Our 3rd Place winner in the 2020 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest is a fun and festive layered cookie by Michaelann G. This recipe is a family original, created by Michaelann's grandmother, Maria. The recipe uses over three sticks of butter baked into three cookie layers sandwiched together with fig jam and topped in rich chocolate.
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Christmas Rainbow Cookies

Our 3rd Place winner in the 2020 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest is a fun and festive layered cookie by Michaelann G. This recipe is a family original, created by Michaelann's grandmother, Maria. The recipe uses over three sticks of butter baked into three cookie layers sandwiched together with fig jam and topped in rich chocolate.

Earning 2nd Place in our 2020 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest is this winter-inspired hot cocoa cookie with marshmallow buttercream. The winner, Erin C., made these cookies for her son, and what started as a family favorite soon became our runner-up!

Hot Cocoa Cookies with Marshmallow Buttercream

Earning 2nd Place in our 2020 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest is this winter-inspired hot cocoa cookie with marshmallow buttercream. The winner, Erin C., made these cookies for her son, and what started as a family favorite soon became our runner-up!

The Grand Prize winner in this year’s Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest goes to this soft and chewy rye gingerbread sandwich cookie with a citrus buttercream filling by Merry G. The combination of festive flavors and use of multiple dairy products gave this cookie the winning edge!

Rye Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

The Grand Prize winner in this year’s Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest goes to this soft and chewy rye gingerbread sandwich cookie with a citrus buttercream filling by Merry G. The combination of festive flavors and use of multiple dairy products gave this cookie the winning edge!

Thanksgiving isn't complete without a dessert table! SweetAmbs shows us how to make a cute cookie using real butter.
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Thanksgiving Dessert Table Cookie

Thanksgiving isn't complete without a dessert table! SweetAmbs shows us how to make a cute cookie using real butter.

Thanksgiving isn't complete without a dessert table! SweetAmbs shows us how to make a cute cookie using real butter.
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Thanksgiving Table Dessert Cookie

Thanksgiving isn't complete without a dessert table! SweetAmbs shows us how to make a cute cookie using real butter.

Whether you’re a royal icing rookie or a buttercream veteran, decorated cookies can be easy once you break them down into a few simple steps, and our holiday cookie decorating tutorials will show you how.

Decorated Holiday Cookies Collection

Whether you’re a royal icing rookie or a buttercream veteran, decorated cookies can be easy once you break them down into a few simple steps, and our holiday cookie decorating tutorials will show you how.

These rich and fudgy chocolate crinkle cookies have lots of butter, and a hint of coffee and cinnamon that makes them intensely chocolaty and completely irresistible!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These rich and fudgy chocolate crinkle cookies have lots of butter, and a hint of coffee and cinnamon that makes them intensely chocolaty and completely irresistible!

Our annual holiday cookie contest brings us some of the best recipes we’ve ever tasted. We’ve had some delicious winners from the last four years. Try one of these prize-winning recipes and you’ll see what we mean!

Award-Winning Holiday Cookies

Our annual holiday cookie contest brings us some of the best recipes we’ve ever tasted. We’ve had some delicious winners from the last four years. Try one of these prize-winning recipes and you’ll see what we mean!

Peppermint Snowballs are deliciously easy drop cookies that you mix, scoop and bake. Be sure to stock up on butter, because an entire pound is creamed into the dough. The result is a tender, flavorful holiday cookie that is buttery beyond words!

Peppermint Snowball Cookies

Peppermint Snowballs are deliciously easy drop cookies that you mix, scoop and bake. Be sure to stock up on butter, because an entire pound is creamed into the dough. The result is a tender, flavorful holiday cookie that is buttery beyond words!

Warm holiday flavors like molasses, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg are combined with nutty browned butter in both the cookie and frosting. This delicious cookie recipe took the Grand Prize in our 2019 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest!

Molasses Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

Warm holiday flavors like molasses, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg are combined with nutty browned butter in both the cookie and frosting. This delicious cookie recipe took the Grand Prize in our 2019 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest!

These bite-sized treats include two sticks of butter and TONS of candy bar flavor. They include gooey caramel, peanut butter, and rich chocolate on top of a buttery graham cracker base. This recipe took 2nd place in the 2019 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest!
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Candy Bar Cuties

These bite-sized treats include two sticks of butter and TONS of candy bar flavor. They include gooey caramel, peanut butter, and rich chocolate on top of a buttery graham cracker base. This recipe took 2nd place in the 2019 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest!