Top 10 Holiday Cookie Recipes

This holiday season, in addition to our regular Julep contributors, we’re also sharing stories from our Minted artists and designers about how they celebrate this most wonderful time of the year.

This is the time of year to break out the cookie cutters and load up on sprinkles, and I wanted to share my favorite holiday-cookie recipes with my friends and readers. For me, the best thing about baking holiday cookies is getting to spend time in the kitchen with my two daughters, who are one and three years old. My oldest daughter, especially, loves using the cookie cutters and is very meticulous with her sprinkles! And my youngest enjoys the dance parties we have in our kitchen while the cookies are baking in the oven. Its a win-win for everyone in my house. I hope you enjoy the cookie recipes!  —Kimberly

Click through for Kimberly’s 10 favorite holiday cookie recipes

1. Thumbprint Cookies
Made with preserves and an icing drizzle

2. Spritz Cookies
Pressed cookies with Christmas sprinkles

3. Snickerdoodles
The cinnamon-sugar coating is scrumptious!

4. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Stuffed with mini Reese’s peanut-butter cups

5. Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing
Perfect for decorating with the kids

6. Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Easy to make and stuffed with chewy cranberries

7. Peanut Butter Crisscross Cookies
A delicious take on the classic cookie

8. Coconut Macaroons
The perfect sweet treat if you’re a coconut lover, like me!

9. M&M Cookies
Pretty much universally adored in my household 

10. Snowball Cookies
Rolled and covered in powdered sugar

You can find more of Kimberly on her  blog.

More Holiday Ideas:
• Holiday Cookie Recipe: Kris Crinkles
• 10 Holiday Gift-Wrapping Essentials
• DIY: Modern Paper-Tree Garland


  1. love this kimberly!

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  3. Kim Dietrich Elam

    Yummy list, Kimberly!