It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for making holiday cookies! Everyone loves the taste of a freshly baked cookie, especially one with a little holiday fun. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite recipes for holiday cookies from talented bakers to share with you today.
Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies
An oldie but goodie, these pumpkin butterscotch cookies from Joy the Baker taste familiar, yet new. Your taste buds will be warmly greeted by the fall flavor of pumpkin, spiced up with cinnamon. When you encounter the butterscotch chips, you’ll be delightfully surprised by the distinct taste and texture they add to this treat. These moist and chewy pumpkin cookies are enhanced by the brown sugar goodness of butterscotch. You’ll be left wondering why these two charming flavors don’t encounter one another more often in dessert recipes.
Chocolate Candy Cookies
Angie’s website Bakerella is the place to explore all things sweet – and her recipe for chocolate candy cookies lets you do just that. These melt-in-your-mouth cookies start with a peanut butter cookie dough base. After the cookies are baked to soft and chewy perfection, she presses a chocolate surprise into each one using classic Hershey’s kisses and Reese’s mini peanut butter cups. The comforting peanut butter aroma combined with the heavenly decadence of chocolate adds up to a sweet sensation. Beware – the photos alone are enough to make you swoon over these treats!
Santa’s XXL Chocolate Chip Cookie
Santa will be mighty hungry when he comes delivering gifts, and Jenny from Picky Palate has the perfect treat to fill him up! Her XXL chocolate chip cookie recipe is rightfully named so, and turns out just the way any cookie should – crispy at the edges and chewy in the middle. Just like classic chocolate chip cookies, this recipe incorporates ingredients like light brown sugar and regular-sized chocolate chips. The enormous part happens when you scoop all the dough to the center of your baking sheet. Once it’s done in the oven, Jenny recommends serving this oversized treat with a big glass of milk!
Bit O’Honey Bars
Developed by Heather of Sprinkle Bakes, these scrumptious Bit O’Honey Bars were inspired by the taste of (you guessed it!) the old-time Bit-O-Honey candy. Heather’s holiday treat is easy-to-make and you can mix all the ingredients together using just one saucepan. The recipe includes chopped blanched almonds for a nutty crunch, and of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of honey. As a fringe benefit, this toothsome treat is easier on your teeth than the sticky taffy candy it was named after.
It’s the time of year for snuggling up with a mug of hot cocoa, and perhaps, mini hot cocoa cookies. This feel-good holiday cookie recipe was created by Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod. Her recipe uses real hot cocoa mix and semisweet chocolate chips to make any chocolate lover’s tastebuds dance with delight. Maria tops these mini treats with mini marshmallows and mallow bits, just like the ones you would add to your hot cocoa drink. What a perfect winter treat!
What are your favorite kind of holiday cookies?