Preheat those ovens, prep the ingredients, and get ready because the holiday baking season is here. Making the same favorites each year is something to look forward to. There are so many new and unique holiday cookie recipes that can add a level of excitement and anticipation to the season without outshining the family favorites. Especially when it comes to cookie platters, the more variety the better the final product will look. Share some holiday baking love with these festive cookie recipes.


Eggnog Cookies– The signature drink of Christmas has been made even tastier in cookie form. The frosting drizzle and cookies both contain real eggnog while holiday sprinkles finish the look.


Cranberry-White Chocolate Chip Cookies– The sharp tang of cranberries perfectly contrasts the rich, creamy white chocolate chips. The combined flavors mesh seamlessly with a buttery cookie base.


Grinch Sugar Cookies– A modern twist on the most classic Christmas cookie, this version has red and green swirled together. The sides are rolled in holiday sprinkles making it a sure-fire hit with both children and adults. Watching The Grinch while eating these cookies is optional but encouraged.


Red Cinnamon Belgian Waffle Cookies– No-bake cookies are the best! This version uses a waffle maker to make adorable red snowflake cookies that only require a sprinkling of powdered sugar as decoration.


Hot Chocolate Cookies– Cold nights, frost, and snow are made better with a cozy warm mug of cocoa. Take the essence of this comforting drink and turn it into a delectable cookie. Mini marshmallows, cocoa mix, and chocolate chunks are the ultimate combination and delicious addition to any cookie platter.


Favorite Christmas beverages like eggnog and hot cocoa are made even more delicious as cookies. A colorful version of the original sugar cookie brings the classic holiday cartoon The Grinch to life. If you aren’t in the mood to turn on the oven, then opt for the waffle maker to create unique cinnamon Belgium waffle cookies. Cranberry white chocolate chip cookies are a more mature offering that sneaks in a small amount of something healthy. Try a new recipe this Christmas season to spice things up!