A holiday celebration is incomplete without some delicious seasonal cookies. These recipes (many from our own editors and staff) are big on the wow factor but deceptively simple to make. Click through the gallery to take a look at our favorite holiday cookie recipes.

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

We guarantee that the little ones will love helping you decorate these adorable cookies from Bakergirl. Plus, you can swap out the peanut butter cookie for your favorite sugar cookie or gingerbread recipe if that’s more your speed.

  • Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies
  • Nutella-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Snowball Cookies
  • Soft Ginger Cookies
  • Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
  • No-Bake Beauties
  • Homemade Thin Mints
  • Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Starry-Eyed Christmas Cookies
  • Sugar-Free Chunky Monkey Cookies
  • Chocolate-Dipped Pineapple Macaroons
  • Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie
  • Sicilian Fig Cookies (Cuccidati)
  • Raspberry Ribbon Cookies
  • Snickerdoodles
  • Four-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Cookies
  • Basic Sugar Cookies
  • Magical Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
  • Cream Cheese Christmas Tree Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies
  • Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Lemon Cookies
  • Peppermint Brownies
  • Hello Dolly Bars
  • Kitchen Sink Cookies

We all have them — those cookies we bake every holiday season. Tell us below about your go-to holiday cookie recipe and share the cookie love. 

—Susie Foresman