2019 Holiday Cookie Roundup

1. We are recapping 2019’s merriest Holiday Cookies with these 12 gorgeous recipes! 

Studded with candied fruit and spiked with rum, these tender cookies are the from-scratch version of Brian’s grandfather’s cookies. We finished them off with a Rum Drizzle to make them extra merry. From our family to yours, these cakey cookies are sure to become a part of your own holiday traditions.

Is it really the holidays if you don’t have festive sugar cookies? These classic cookies are topped with an elegant Royal Icing wreath that’s easier to create than you might think. Follow our step-by-step decorating guide on page 20 and you’ll be decking the halls with these jolly cookies in no time.


Walking the fine line between a cookie and a tart, the joulutorttu is a favorite holiday treat found in bakeries and homes across Finland. The traditional recipe calls for a prune preserve filling, but I opted for a bright, boozy cranberry and ruby port reduction.

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With milk chocolate and drinking chocolate in the batter and a luscious White Chocolate Ganache center, these tender cookies Offer all the comfort and coziness of a cup of hot cocoa. A blend of cocoa and ground red pepper sprinkled on top adds warmth and subtle spice to each bite.


This cheesy, herbaceous take on classic shortbread will be the MVP of your next charcuterie board. Asiago cheese imparts a salty zing that’s elevated by the pine-like notes of sage, resulting in a savory coin reminiscent of the flavors of Provence. Pair with a dry white or robust red wine and a few slices of prosciutto, and you’re in business.

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Inspired by the centuries-old lebkuchen recipe of Nuremberg, Germany, these large, cakey cookies are packed with a blend of warm spices and spiked with rum.


Photography and Recipe Development by Rebecca Firth

The chocolate flavor in these Red Velvet Sammies is really amped up in these Red Velvet Peppermint Sammies thanks to semisweet chocolate and Dutch process cocoa powder.


Photography, Recipe Development, and Food Styling by Becky Sue Wilberding

Inspired by a frothy glass of eggnog, these simple cookie bars are warmly spiced with cardamom and slathered in a rich Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting. Garnishing with freshly grated nutmeg makes them look and taste just like eggnog.

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Photography and Recipe Development by Sarah Kieffer

This holiday version of Sarah’s viral pan-banging cookie is spiked with espresso and molasses and packs a bigger punch than the normal chocolate chip version.


Don’t be a square this holiday season. We spruced up the traditional blondie formula with some spices, white chocolate, and cranberries. Topped with a velvety White Chocolate Frosting, these bars will be on your to-bake list all year long.


These addictive cookies get a creamy boost from milk chocolate chips and a hint of crisp mint from peppermint extract. Crushed candy canes speckle the top for a traditional wintry finish.

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Featuring decadent Tillamook Ice Cream and warm seasonings, these special cookies are the perfect holiday juxtaposition. 

Also check out our 2020 12 Days of Holiday Cookies and Giveaways!

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