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.

Hello Dolly Bars

Shelley, Red Tricycle's Atlanta Editor, tells us, "My mom made Hello Dolly bars every Christmas, and I made myself sick on them every Christmas. They still are my favorite cookies in the world, made even better because I thought their names were in honor of D. Parton herself for the first 20 or so years of my life. And I'm a fan. Of Dolly the person and the cookie." To get the delicious recipe, click here.

photo: Alana G Kelly 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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