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.


You can’t go wrong with classic snickerdoodles, and this recipe from No. 2 Pencil puts a modern twist on the old favorite with the addition of nutty brown butter. What results is a thick and chewy cookie that the whole family will adore. Click here to get the recipe.

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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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