Here some of my favorite cookie recipes for the holidays, including a variety of delicious butter cookies, sugar cookies, the ever-popular Southern Bourbon balls, shortbread, spice cookies, filled thumbprints, and more.
These cookies are easy to prepare, and they're egg-free. Drizzle melted chocolate over these shortbread cookies for the holidays. Use a food processor or electric chopper to chop the peanuts for this recipe.
These chocolate Christmas cookies are easy to make and shape into little butterballs. Roll these little Christmas cookies in confectioners' sugar after they cool, or roll in granulated sugar or decorative sugar before baking.
These little cookies are packed with chopped pecans. Yummy buttery pecan cookies, made so simply with butter, brown sugar, and pecans, along with flour and vanilla.
These thumbprint cookies are easy to make and are a real treat to eat. Fill these cookies with your favorite jam or preserves.
These festive and delicious drop cookies are flavored with orange juice concentrate and filled with plump dried cranberries.
Larger grained decorator's sugar makes these cookies even prettier, but regular granulated sugar works as well. These are great cookies to bake for the holidays, or make them for a lunchbox treat.
These delightful cookies are made with a cream cheese cookie dough rolled in coarsely ground almonds, and they're filled with a dab of seedless raspberry jam. Feel free to substitute candied cherry halves for the filling in these cookies.
These are great little chocolate cookies with a crackled look, and they're always a favorite.
A delicious date filling in these tasty cookies. Instead of margarine, I used half shortening and half butter in this recipe (4 tablespoons of each).
Decorate these sour cream cut-out cookies with icing, colored sugar, or ground spices.