There’s definitely a time and place to be healthy-ish, but around here the holidays are meant for indulging! Which is why we are ditching the healthy and leaning into the ish with incredible list of our favorite holiday cookies!

Our list of Christmas cookies includes classics like our Chewy Gingerbread Cookies and Hermit Cookies along with new takes on old favorites like our Chocolate Snickerdoodles and Chewy Cardamom Cookies.

gingerbread cookie cut outs on a platter, decorated with icing, sprinkles and red hot candies


Soft Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
Our favorite gingerbread cookie recipe for the holidays! Loaded with spice and perfectly chewy, we can't get enough of these!
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The Best Chewy Hermit Cookies
Chewy, spicy, and bold in flavor, these old-fashioned cookies are a more unique version of chewy molasses cookies. 
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Cardamom Cookies Recipe
The ultimate chewy, spice cookie featuring a crunchy sugary coating.
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yellow-hued snickerdoodle cookies with glaze set on a wire rack


Eggnog Cookies
Eggnog meets Snickerdoodle in these eggnog cookies with crisp exteriors and chewy interiors.
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Christmas Biscotti
Taking inspiration from the classic German holiday bread, Stollen, this delicious Christmas biscotti recipe is studded with dried fruits, nuts, spices and of course, a log of marzipan or almond paste. Easy to make and incredibly festive, this healthyish biscotti is partially sweetened with honey and also offers whole grains.
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chocolate cookies topped with white chocolate drizzle and crushed peppermint candies set on a parchment-lined plate


Peppermint Cookies Recipe
These Crisp Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are baked to crisp perfection, drizzled with silky white chocolate, and studded with crushed candy canes. They’re the epitome of festive holiday treats with absolutely none of the fuss.
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Chewy Chocolate Snickerdoodles
Chewy chocolate snickerdoodle cookies! The ultimate upgrade from the classic treat. Rolled in a spiced (and spicy) sugar mixture, these cookies are anything BUT boring!
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Pumpkin Spice Cookies
These Pumpkin-Pecan Cookies are tender, and lightly sweetened with a wonderfully nutty note. Made with a pumpkin paste and seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, these pumpkin cookies are the perfect fall treat.
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Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie Recipe
The perfect chocolate chip cookie, complete with crisp buttery edges, an uber-chewy interior and brown butter infused with the flavor of toasted walnuts.
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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Recipe
These pumpkin whoopie pies are soft and fluffy and packed with flavor from warm spices. They then get filled with a dreamy bourbon cream cheese filling, making these a true fall treat.
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Mexican Chocolate Cookies with Raspberries
These chocolate-chocolate cookies are funfetti done naturally. Made with delectable Mexican chocolate for deep flavor, freeze dried raspberries for color and a sweet-tart addition, and millet for crunch and a nod to sprinkles; you’re going to love these
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Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine,,, and more.

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