The holidays are here, and it’s time to get out your apron and rolling pin. That’s why we’ve gathered our favorite Christmas cookie recipes for get-togethers and cookie exchanges. Whether you like chewy, crispy, chocolate or cinnamon, we’ve got you covered this cookie season!
Baking holiday cookies is an annual tradition at your house. It gets everyone together in the kitchen, exchanging tips and stories, and the laughter continues as you enjoy the first bites. But you don’t have to feel limited to making the same cut-out cookies every year. Because if you made it for Christmas — it’s a Christmas cookie!
We’ve gathered our top 10 Christmas cookie recipes to make you the star of every holiday party:
There’s nothing quite like a fudgy cookie to remind you about the best parts of the holiday (along with good cheer and gifts, of course!). File this one under “It only looks complicated.”Get the Recipe
Let everyone else debate the merits of chocolate chip cookies versus oatmeal cookies. We’ve already selected a winner. The recipe for these Chewy Brownie Cookies calls for 2 cups of HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. Then it ups the chocolate goodness with 1/3 cup of cocoa. Sure, it’s rich and decadent, but isn’t that what the holidays are all about?Get the Recipe
What’s black and white and yum all over? Cookie Trios, of course! While they might look complicated, it’s actually really easy to create these treats. Simply divide the dough mixture in half to form two separate flavors and then top with a HERSHEY’S HUGS Candy for an elegant two-tone centerpiece.Get the Recipe
Here’s a treat for the peppermint lover in your life. These white creme-covered pretzels are easy to make and easy to package. Their refreshing mint flavor is a nice break from richer desserts, too. Package some up in clear cellophane bags and ribbon for an easy holiday gift or classroom party favor.Full Recipe
Sometimes you want to bake a cookie that enhances but doesn’t overpower your morning coffee or afternoon tea break. HEATH BITS O’BRICKLE Toffee Bits and a hint of ground cinnamon add just the right level of “Hmm. These are the most delicious cookies I’ve ever tasted, but I can’t quite identify the taste, so I should eat another one for research purposes.”Get the Recipe
Your kids will love making the best mini-muffins they’ve ever had. Muffins infused with peanut butter are a treat; when you add unwrapped REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures on top, they’re unbeatable. It’s a fun and easy dessert to make together.Full Recipe
Check one more thing off your holiday to-do list with these easy Hershey Christmas recipes. They come together quickly — and will disappear even faster. Cookies are perfect for putting in holiday care packages or making a gift basket for a neighbor. They also make a great low-maintenance dessert for serving at your holiday party. Just don’t forget the glass of milk for Santa!
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