Pinterest’s Most Popular Holiday Cookie Recipes Will Get You in the Spirit of the Season
We don't know about you but we live for holiday cookie decorating. There, we said it. Bring on the cookie swaps. Pull out the cookie cutters and metallic tins. Cue Mariah Carey. Our oven is preheated, and we are ready to holiday party. If you aren't quite in the spirit yet or just need a bit of inspiration, we've wrangled 10 of the most popular Pinterest holiday cookies to get you in the mood.
M&M’s Christmas Cookie Bars: These cookie bars crackle with the candy coating of Christmas colored M&M’s and are a bit like blondies meet chocolate chip cookies in bar form. This recipe has been pinned 365K times! (via Number 2 Pencil)
M&M’s Christmas Cookie Bars: Though this isn't quite the exact buttery jam thumbprint cookie that's been saved 311K times, it's honestly the next best thing. The almond dough, raspberry jam, and almond glaze will send guests flocking to the plate. (via Cooking Classy)
Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies: Peppermint Hershey's Kisses and chocolate cookies are obviously a hit pair; the recipe has been pinned 121K times. (via Small Town Woman)
Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies: Crushed candy canes add sparkle to chocolate cookies dipped in white chocolate. 121K Pinners are all about this combo. (via Liv for Cake)
Reindeer Cookies: You can turn round sugar cookies into reindeer with black gel icing and a red M&M nose to mimic the pin that 88K people have saved, or step it up a notch and try our version with a melted Jolly Rancher nose. (via Brit + Co)
Sour Cream Cookies: Lofthouse-style cookies taste like cake — they even have a swirl of buttercream frosting on top. Use this recipe as inspiration for the pin that attracted 85K people, and decorate the cookies like Christmas lights with white frosting, squiggly black frosting, and mini M&M "bulbs." (via Simply Recipes)
Peppermint Oreo Penguins: Peppermint patties aren't quite a cookie, so even though the chocolate-covered mint creme candies have been saved 77K times, we think you should sandwich the cream in between these cheery and cheeky chocolate sandwich cookies for a festive, homemade take on Oreos. (via Brit + Co)
Buckeye Peanut Butter Balls: Who doesn’t love peanut butter balls dunked into chocolate? We’re especially sweet on decorating them in Christmas appropriate jimmy sprinkles. The no-bake cookie has 67K fans behind it, so better start melting that chocolate. (via Dinner at the Zoo)
Eggnog Cookies: 65K Pinners have deemed eggnog cookies a good idea, therefore shouldn't we give them a try? (via Julie Blanner)
Funfetti Shortbread Bites: Once you pop these funfetti shortbread bites into your mouth, you can’t stop. These tiny bites, pinned by 45K people, will liven up your holiday dessert table. (via Cooking Classy)
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Annelies Zijderveld is the author of Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea. Her food writing and photos have been featured in Paste Magazine, The Kitchn, TODAY, Darling Magazine, AllRecipes, and other publications, She whisks together food and poetry on her blog, The Food Poet, and on Instagram at @anneliesz.