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The holidays are heavenly for those born with a sweet tooth, and Santa’s been capitalizing on Christmas cookie season for decades.
According to the History Channel, Americans adopted the cookies-and-milk Christmas tradition in the midst of the Great Depression in the 1930s. Parents thought this practice would teach children how to be thankful and truly appreciate their gifts, but these days kids and adults alike use the tradition as an excuse to host cookie exchanges and rev up our sweets intake.
Whether you’re expressing gratitude or simply enjoying the fun of holiday baking, here are 11 of the best holiday cookie recipes from renowned baking bloggers.
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If you’re sensitive to dairy, you don’t necessarily have to forgo the fromage for fear of digestive troubles later. Here, the best low-lactose cheeses to try.Want some fresh-grated Parm on that pasta? Most hard, aged cheeses are a good bet, because the majority of the lactose gets drained off with the whey, and even more gets broken down by enzymes during the aging process. Crumbly, grateable cheeses like Parm, grana padano and pecorino are aged for upwards of a year—which means by the time you eat them, pretty much all the lactose is long gone.
Sally McKenney of the blog Sally’s Baking Addiction says these peppermint mocha cookies are her absolute favorite. The soft-baked cookies taste like brownies, and are perfectly topped off with white chocolate and a candy-cane-crunch dusting.
Get the Peppermint Mocha Cookies recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
The food blog Jo Cooks offers a simple, three-ingredient recipe for irresistible shortbread cookies. With just butter, icing sugar and flour, this recipe will lead to a “mouthwatering, buttery, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious” cookie that leaves your house smelling incredible, too.
Get the Classic Shortbread Cookies recipe from Jo Cooks.
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Blogger and cookbook author Averie Sunshine of Averie Cooks has perfected her chocolate peanut butter stacks recipe. This quick, no-bake dessert is salty and sweet, with a crunch from the tasty Ritz crackers.
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Joy Food Sunshine’s chocolate chip cookies are simple, straightforward, ultra-doughy and crispy in all the right places. The blog’s founder, Laura, recommends adding red and green sprinkles or M&Ms to jazz these cookies up for the holidays.
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These cookies from Samantha Merritt of Sugar Spun Run are not the worst due to taste. In fact, the addition of maple syrup makes these cookies utterly irresistible -- to the point they’ll “consume your life, shrink your jeans and steal your boyfriend,” Merritt says. If you’re willing to risk this addictive treat, Merritt promises the flavor is “to die for.”
Get the Worst Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from Sugar Spun Run.
What better way to woo Santa than a plate of cookies named after the Mrs.? This festive holiday recipe from blogger Melissa Stadler of Modern Honey combines a rich chocolate cookie with chocolate peppermint bark, topped with sweet and crunchy candy canes.
Get the Mrs. Claus Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe from Modern Honey.
Megan Patterson, founder of Blog Appetit, told HuffPost this is “not your average flavorless sugar cookie.” She’s dedicated years of trial and error to perfecting this sugar cookie recipe, promising it’s the only one you’ll ever need. Decorate them using your favorite shapes of holiday cookie cutters and icing.
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For quick, easy and scrumptious sugar cookies, try this recipe that food blogger Robyn Stone of Add a Pinch swears by. These cookies are “pillowy soft and chewy with a touch of crunch from the sugar coating exterior,” Stone told HuffPost. Even better? There’s no chilling required.
Get the Best Chewy Sugar Cookies recipe from Add a Pinch.
Sommer Collier of A Spicy Perspective promises her chocolate sugar cookies come with “an unbelievably airy texture and buttery vanilla flavor.” Even better? The cocoa powder mixed with butter and vanilla extract result in a nostalgic Cocoa Puff-like flavor that’ll take you straight back to childhood.
Get the Best Chocolate Sugar Cookies recipe from A Spicy Perspective.
Amy Nash of House of Nash Eats promises HuffPost these cookies are “most definitely the world’s best.” The recipe pairs caramelized toffee bits and milk chocolate for a soft, chewy inside with a touch of crispiness on the outside.
Get the Toffee Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from House of Nash Eats.
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