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.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

We love cookies we can customize, which is why we love Kitchen Sink Cookies from Amber, Red Tricycle's Managing Editor. She writes, "Years ago another mom passed this idea on to me and I make them every year. She called them Kitchen Sink cookies. Just take a basic oatmeal raisin cookie recipe and amp it up by adding craisins, coconut, nuts and chocolate chips. You usually have to increase the liquid by a few tablespoons, especially if you use shredded coconut, but they are pretty hard to get wrong and really easy to make with kids. Omit the nuts or add chopped dried apricots to change it up." Click here to grab the recipe.

photo: phoebelimcl 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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