Cookies are a welcomed treat any time of the year, but around the holidays, delicious varieties of confections seem to pop up all over the place. From cookie swaps to cocktail hours to the office break room, cookies make their way into your life for a festive month of sweet snacking. Whether you are a classic cookie traditionalist or willing to try the newest in cookie flavor combinations, there is bound to be a mouthwatering holiday cookie recipes that will make you beg for a dozen to call your own.
If you are a cookie enthusiast like me, you may find it hard to walk down the aisles of Trader Joe's, since they are lined with yummy holiday cookie creations that come only once a year. It just doesn't seem fair — I don't have the time to try them all, although I can't say I haven't made an effort. But the only thing better than loading my cart with all the treats Joe can make, is putting on some holiday tunes, pouring a festive cocktail, and spending an afternoon baking cookies in my kitchen. I love to share my cookie creations just as much as I love to savor them with my morning lattes. And there are plenty of delicious options for big batches of cookies that still feel special and homemade.
This year, try adding a new addition to your cookie favorites by exploring this list of 17 mouthwatering holiday cookie recipes.