We’re counting down to Christmas with 12 delightfully festive holiday cookies. Perfect for sharing at cookie swaps and enjoying with family, there’s something delicious for everyone. From peppermint kiss to hot cocoa to gingerbread cutouts, you’ll find both classic and unique cookie recipes in our holiday roundup. 

Bake like a pro with the GoodCook line of bakeware. For cookies, our favorite sheet pan is the Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick 18×13” Half-Sheet Cake Pan. It features a channeled surface for airflow and even baking, an easy-to-clean nonstick surface, warp-free heavy-gauge steel, and a lifetime satisfaction guarantee. Roll cookies out with a GoodCook Wooden Rolling Pin or scoop out perfect portions of dough with a GoodCook Cookie Scoop.

Grab the sprinkles and let’s get baking!  

1. Perfect No Puff Sugar Cookies

No Puff Sugar Cookies - Our best recipe ever, and one of our most popular holiday cookie recipes, too!

Leave these Perfect No Puff Sugar Cookies out for Santa. With just 5 simple ingredients, the dough bakes up into soft, buttery cookies without losing shape. We love that there’s no chilling involved. Simply mix, roll and cut into shapes with the Sweet Creations Plastic Holiday Cutters 12-Pack. Bake them up on a GoodCook AirPerfect Nonstick Half-Sheet Cake Pan and let the kids decorate! GET THE RECIPE

 

2. Peppermint Kiss Crinkle Cookies

Grab a Devils Food Cake Mix and bake up a batch of these easy holiday cookies. Perfect for Christmas Cookie Exchanges, they're so easy, kids can even help in the kitchen!

These quick and easy Peppermint Kiss Crinkle Cookies add a festive touch to your holiday table. With cake mix as the base, you’ll have soft, fluffy chocolate cookies in no time. Use a GoodCook Cookie Scoop to portion out the perfect amount of dough, roll in powdered sugar and bake on a GoodCook AirPerfect Nonstick Half-Sheet Cake Pan. Top with peppermint candies straight from the oven for a festive treat. GET THE RECIPE

 

3. Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Crackly, crunchy and chewy, Ginger Crinkle Cookies are loaded with sticky sweet molasses and aromatic spices. Perfect for a holiday party or after-dinner treat. Bake up these irresistible cookies on a GoodCook AirPerfect Nonstick Half-Sheet Cake Pan. GET THE RECIPE

 

4. Hot Cocoa Cookies

Enjoy all the flavor of your favorite winter drink baked into a warm Hot Cocoa Cookie. Made with hot chocolate mix and topped with marshmallows, these cookies are destined to become a seasonal favorite. Line a GoodCook Cookie Sheet with Sweet Creations Parchment Paper for easy clean-up! GET THE RECIPE

 

5. 3-Ingredient Gingerbread

Who doesn’t love a good ugly sweater party? Use this flavorful 3-ingredient gingerbread recipe for cut-outs that hold their shape. The dough comes together in minutes, and all you need is a GoodCook Wooden Rolling Pin, pair of Sweet Creations Holiday Ugly Sweater Cookie Cutters and a GoodCook AirPerfect Nonstick Half-Sheet Cake Pan to get started. Gather your friends for a fun and festive night! GET THE RECIPE

 

6. Chocolate Chunk Marshmallow Filled Cookies

Make new holiday traditions with a batch of marshmallow-stuffed cookies. These ooey, gooey Chocolate Chunk Marshmallow-Filled Cookies are perfect with a glass of milk. Santa would agree. Save time and line a GoodCook AirPerfect Nonstick Half-Sheet Cake Pan with Sweet Creations Parchment Paper for easy clean-up. GET THE RECIPE

 

7. White Chocolate, Cranberry, and Macadamia Cookies 

Bake a batch of White Chocolate, Cranberry, and Macadamia Cookies for a tangy and sweet treat. These cookies have a sweet and salty combo of white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts, and cranberries with a decadent, buttery, and nutty base. We use a GoodCook AirPerfect Nonstick Half-Sheet Cake Pan lined with Sweet Creations Parchment Paper for easy clean-up. GET THE RECIPE

 

8. Candy Cane Swirl Shortbread Cookies

These simple Candy Cane Swirl Shortbread Cookies bake up quickly and call for just five basic ingredients. With an easy-to-make shortbread dough, this recipe is perfect for holiday bakers of all skill levels. Top them with a peppermint buttercream and a clever peppermint swirl candy topper and you’ll be the belle of this year’s Christmas Cookie ball! You’ll need a sharp GoodCook Touch Santoku Knife to cut the baked peppermint into triangles. GET THE RECIPE

 

9. Meringue Kiss Cookies

Make homemade meringue and sandwich them together with a smidge of chocolate. This simple recipe takes all of the classic flavors of Christmas and shares them with a pretty, modern twist.

Perfect for the holidays, these melt-in-your-mouth Meringue Kiss Cookies are a sweet and festive treat. Our foolproof recipe makes baking a cinch. You won’t need any fancy piping tips for this recipe – simply snip off the end of the Oodle Tips icing bag and you’re ready to pipe! GET THE RECIPE

 

10. Holiday Thumbprint Cookies

Make room on the cookie platter for these colorful Holiday Thumbprint Cookies. This easy idea turns store-bought sugar cookie dough into irresistibly delicious thumbprint cookies. With just 4 simple ingredients, you’re on your way to a delicious, festive treat in no time. Use a GoodCook Cookie Scoop to portion out the perfect amount of dough and bake on a Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick Half-Sheet Cake Pan. GET THE RECIPE

11. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are the perfect finishing touch to your holiday celebration. Loaded with cocoa powder, this is the cookie that chocolate lovers will reach for. Save time and line a GoodCook AirPerfect Nonstick Half-Sheet Cake Pan with Sweet Creations Parchment Paper for easy clean-up. GET THE RECIPE

12. Grinch Cookies

Get in the holiday spirit with a tray of peppermint Grinch Cookies. These colorful cookies start with a basic sugar cookie dough with added peppermint extract and green and yellow food coloring to achieve the perfect “Grinch” hue. Top with red heat quins for an irresistibly festive treat. Use a GoodCook Cookie Scoop to portion out the perfect amount of dough and bake on a Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick Half-Sheet Cake Pan lined with Sweet Creations Parchment Paper. GET THE RECIPE

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