Christmas,  Favorite Things,  Food

My Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

I love cookies any time of year but during the holidays is when it is most acceptable to eat cookies on a regular basis.

Cookies for breakfast? IF I HAVE TO!

Cookies for dinner? Jesus would want it that way!

Cookies at midnight? If it’s good enough for Santa, it’s good enough for me!

Listen, January is just around the corner.

We can eat carrots and low fat ranch dip then.

But for now, let’s eat cookies morning noon and night.

Are you out of cookie inspiration? I am here to help!

1- Rolo Cookies


I have written about my beloved Rolo Cookies for years because they are my happy place in cookie form. I have even started making these in the “offseason” because they make a really bad day much better. I hope they become your happy place cookie as well.

Head here for the full recipe. 

2- Snickerdoodle Cookies 

These award-winning cookies earned me a ribbon at the county fair when I was a tween. It’s a really good story, so you need to read the post if only for that. But make the cookies because they are amazing.

Head here for the full recipe. 

3- Meringue Cookies 

Literally three ingredients. If you thought you could never bake good cookies because you don’t know how to cook, start with this one. The only caveat is that you have to bake it for three hours. Use that time to wrap presents. Or get drunk on eggnog.

Head here for the full recipe. 

Homemade Meringue Cookies


4- Potato Chip and Pretzel Fudge

Oh sure this isn’t really a cookie but it’s good, crunchy, sweet AND salty. All ingredients for a perfect recipe.

Head here for the full recipe. 


This last one isn’t my recipe but rather an old post about making cookies with Ella, and how it could be therapeutic for both her and me.

Little hands helping in the kitchen is one of my favorite things

The funny thing is, I remember this day vividly. Ella stayed home from school because she was struggling (yet again) with well, school. Occasionally I would keep her home for a day for some mental preservation and this was one of those days. Now that she is homeschooled, every day is a mental preservation day for her, and that my friends, makes my heart sing.

Read here about our gingerbread cookie mental health day and for our favorite recipe as well.

What is your favorite holiday cookie? Share them with everyone in the comments!




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