You know we love curating menu plans each and every week, but with the holidays in full swing, we’re shaking things up in the best way possible. We’re scraping the usual plan for a “menu” featuring our favorite holiday recipes for every type of cookie lover. From long standing classics, like gingerbread and crinkle cookies to new reinventions, like dulce de leche and vegan sugar cookies, our baking lineup is filled to the brim with treats to indulge any sweet tooth. And just in case you’re feeling crafty, we’ve included a DIY Cookie Wreath to surprise your favorite people.
What’s better than a chewy gooey gingerbread cookie? One with browned butter cream cheese frosting — that’s what. These cookies are the ultimate Christmastime indulgence, but we can assure you they’re also worth every calorie.
If you’re looking for a holiday cookie with a more “refined” flair, biscotti is the answer. This one in particular features dried cranberries, white chocolate, and a hint of lemon zest for an unexpected zest. Bake these ahead of time to dip into your coffee, and you’ve got the perfect Christmas morning treat.
These buttery creations are a cookie tray classic, and not without good reason. They’ve got the perfect flavor combo of chocolate and vanilla, and their checkerboard look is visually stunning to the max.
While these cookies might look intimidating to the amateur baker, we promise they’re surprisingly easy to pull off. You’ll start with a buttery dough that’s been chilled and rolled, and whip up your dulce de leche sauce while they’re baking in the oven. The final result is a treat that tastes every bit as good as it looks.
Who among us doesn’t love a Pepperidge Farm Milano cookie, especially as Christmastime? But here’s the thing — the homemade version is EVEN better. Desire walks us through how to make them, and bonus! These cookies are also perfect for freezing.
Just because you’re eating vegan doesn’t mean you should miss out on the holiday cookie fun. This sugar cookie recipe checks all the top allergen boxes (GF, nut-free, dairy-free), but it also happens to taste entirely delicious.
It’s not the holidays without indulging in peppermint EVERYTHING, but these double chocolate peppermint cookies? They take things to the next level. You’ll use chocolate chips, cocoa powder, espresso powder, plus three types of peppermint, and no surprise, they’re a total fan favorite.
Move over, chocolate crinkles because this red velvet variation has just come to town. It’s a fun twist on an old classic, but with the same brownie-like texture you know and love.
If there was ever a year to spread extra cheer to your neighbors, friends and family, this year is it. Luckily, we’ve got this super fun DIY that involves minimal effort with maximum payoff. Just follow Desire’s step-by-step, and you’ll have the perfect gift to drop at friends’ doorsteps.
This might be a cookie roundup, but we couldn’t resist including this incredible holiday-themed cake from our resident IDCO baker, Brenna. She shared this gorgeous brown butter naked cake over on her blog, and we’ve got plans to make this beauty on Christmas Eve ourselves.
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