It’s the most wonderful time of the year—cookie time! We’ve gathered up our ultimate list of the best (and easiest) holiday cookie recipes, many of which are tried-and-true favorites from our own editors and staff. Click through the slideshow below to get in on the sweet stuff.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie

Ayren, Red Tricycle’s D.C. Editor, has a son who is allergic to peanuts, so she adapted this no-bake chocolate cookie recipe by swapping in almond butter or sunflower butter for the peanut butter. She tells us that the cookies are “chewy, chocolate-y, NO BAKE, and easy to make (i.e. kids can help). I forgot that I had to make cookies for my kid’s holiday party, so I tried these and, no lie, it took less than 15 minutes to make them.” Get the recipe by clicking here.

photo: cuttingboard via flickr


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

—Susie Foresman


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