20 Adorable Holiday Cookie Ideas From Instagram
Discover sweet inspiration to help you nail this year's cookie swap.
IMHO, one of the best parts of the holiday season is the abundance of sweets and the many, many reasons to gobble them up without an ounce of guilt. My favorite variety is definitely the holiday cookie. It’s super versatile; it's ultra-tasty; and it has parties solely dedicated to its awesomeness. Your office’s Christmas cookie swap? An ode to the cookie’s sheer greatness. Your friend's cookie-decorating party? Proof of the cookie’s celebrity status.
Holiday cookies come in countless different flavors, and they can be as intricately detailed or as totally basic as you’d like. There are recipes for baking superstars and recipes for baking beginners. Regardless of which camp you belong to, don’t attend your cookie swap or holiday party empty-handed this year, and don’t shy away from hosting a cookie-decorating party with your pals. All you need is a little cookie inspiration and some time in the kitchen. I’ve got you covered on the inspiration. Have a look, get some ideas and head to the kitchen!
Chocolate + Vanilla Swirl
Outerwear + A Cup of Joe
Jam-Full of Love
String Your Sweets
Peanut Butter Pals
Red Velvet Snowflakes
Kiss Me Cookies
Stack Your Stars
Holiday Movie Inspiration
Sweets That Shine
White Chocolate + Cherry
Chocolate-Vanilla Striped Cookies
These bakery-worthy cookies are simple to make. To get the striped effect, stack layers of vanilla and chocolate dough before cutting and baking each slice. Get the recipe.
Chocolate, coffee and almonds mix together to make these sweet and crunchy Italian treats. Serve them with hot cocoa or cappuccinos for a truly seasonal accompaniment. Get the recipe.
Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Part cookie, party brownie, this soft chocolate cookies are as simple as it gets. Since there's no creaming or rolling involved in this recipe, you can make them even if you're without a rolling pin or a mixer. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies
These two-layer cookies have a brownie base with a swirled cheesecake topper. Finished with a layer of chocolate chips, these super-rich bars will floor your chocolate-loving friends and family. Get the recipe.
Champagne and Coconut Chocolate Truffles
This easy dessert is a great addition to a cookie plate. Mixing in Champagne and cognac before rolling in coconut makes these worthy of a gourmet chocolate shop. Get the recipe.
Mincemeat Thumbprint Cookies
Revive Grandma's holiday traditions with these mincemeat-filled thumbprint cookies. Despite the name, the filling is a mixture of fruit, nuts and spices — no meat here! Get the recipe.