Your Best Cookies: Holiday Cookies from Our Community
Our community recipes are full of user-submitted holiday treats. Try a few of our favorites submitted by people just like you.
December 19, 2011
1 of 14ballhpa
Holiday Peanut Butter Blossoms
User ballhpa dressed up peanut butter cookies by adding candies to the batter, then decorating the candies to look like Christmas trees or other season-inspired decor. Using decorators gel makes the decorating a quick and easy activity for families.
If you like a little spice with your chocolate, then you'll love this lightly spiced cookies. Their perfect bite-sized portion makes them ideal for holiday dessert buffets or food gifts for friends and neighbors.
User maglover12 writes, "Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and nothing is more seasonally appropriate than pumpkin! With spicy notes, a cake-like texture, and a vanilla-spiked glaze, these cookies evoke thoughts of autumn."
Peanut Butter Brickle Cookies with Chocolate Glaze
User SheriCastle writes, "These cookies are extremely simple. They require no mixer, no rolling, and no cutting—just right for little helping hands. Made from pantry staples, a batch of these cookies comes together in a jiffy when the family needs a quick sweet treat or no-mess baking project. As a bonus, these cookies are gluten-free. Little ones might prefer their cookies plain, but grown-ups will appreciate the bittersweet chocolate glaze that lends a sophisticated edge to a simple cookie."
This bite-sized cookie, submittes by caseymypup, uses lemon extract to add bold flavor to traditional cookie ingredients. The simple icing recipe included on the recipe page also uses lemon extract, giving the cookie a double-dose of citrus flavor.
User bakerhi writes, "I made these up based off of the standard nestle chocolate chip cookie recipe, but added an earthy twist to them to eat during the big bad Hurricane Irene. Marshmallows for clouds, oats, chips and chocolate for debris, and nutella for some stormy color."
"As a registered dietitian, I have decided there's no reason to make apologies for my sweet tooth. If I know how to do one thing well, it's balance my need and hunger for healthy, whole foods with those dishes that are meant as a special, calorie-filled indulgence. These thin, crispy cookies are the perfect choice," writes cookie contributor and community member reganmiller.
Homecookhealthy submitted this ooey-gooey recipe writing, "Chocolate Brownies – the staple for every cookout, picnic and family get-together. These always leave my family asking for more and I don’t mind seconds with all the good for you ingredients. Who knew healthy could taste so good." Look for xylitol in health food stores or specialty grocery stores.
User Sage123 writes, "It's Christmas time and our family enjoys a great cookie. The only thing is we only eat healthy gluten free and sugar free products. This cookie idea came to mind thinking back over my childhood. My mother loved to make Christmas cookies and the thumbprint cookie was one of my favorites. Now I can share this super healthy version that tastes even better than the original - I promise."