From everyday cookies to holiday cookies, I have a variety of tasty cookie recipes that can be made anytime of the year!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
There is nothing more comforting than a homemade Oatmeal cookie. These cookies are made with steel-cut oats which makes them dense, chewy and very filling. I also add a dash of cayenne pepper as my secret ingredient (for an underlying kick) and as many chocolate chips as possible. There are no raisins to be found here- and that’s the way it should be!
Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Waking up to cinnamon rolls in the morning is the start of a perfect day. But having little bite sized Cinnamon Roll Cookies will make your entire day and night even more perfect!
Classic Gingerbread Cookies
If there is one cookie that symbolizes the holiday season, it has to be Gingerbread. These cookies get their sweet and spicy flavour from ground cinnamon and ginger. Eat these cookies plain or decorate them with icing– either way, they will taste delicious!
Ginger Molasses Cookies
Ginger Molasses cookies are the perfect cookie for the fall and winter months. They’re soft, chewy, spicy and sweet and go great with a cup of milk or tea.
Chocolate Rudolph Cookies
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without these Chocolate Rudolph Cookies. My mom got this recipe out of an old Christmas Cookie magazine in the 90’s and she has been making them for my sister and I ever since. These cookies have a chewy, brownie-like base and are adorned with bright and glossy Maraschino cherries (looks a lot like Rudolph’s nose, don’t you think?). Make these just once and they will become a holiday tradition in your household too.
My great-grandma’s shortbread cookie recipe has worked it’s way out of our family cookbook and has made it onto the internet! These shortbread cookies use LOTS of butter and just three other everyday ingredients that you likely have in your pantry. Try these shortbread cookies this holiday season– my great-grandma will be happy you made her recipe!
Savoury Rosemary Parmesan Shortbread
Who says that all Christmas cookies have to be sweet? These savoury Rosemary and Parmesan Shortbread Cookies will not only make an interesting addition to your cookie box this year, but will also go really well with a cheese platter.
Maple Bacon Shortbread Cookies
This cookie may seem outrageous, but that’s what makes it so good! I use my favourite local bacon from Red Barn Markets in this recipe along with a locally made handcrafted sea salt from SaltWest to really put these cookies over the edge. Try out this crazy concoction for the holiday season and surprise all your friends and family with how delicious (and Canadian!) these cookies are!
Earl Grey Shortbread
These Earl Grey Shortbread cookies are a fancy take on the traditional shortbread cookie. I amp up my great-grandma’s recipe by adding in a tablespoon some of my favourite earl grey tea. A little tea goes a long way in this recipe!
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
If there is something better than plain old chocolate, it’s having two kinds come together in a cookie recipe. This recipe for Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are perfect to make for young kids and adults alike, because let’s face it, who doesn’t love chocolate and peppermint around the holidays?
Orange & Almond Biscotti
A traditional Italian cookie gets a seasonal twist this holiday with fresh orange zest and juice. A splash of my favourite orange liqueur, Grand Marnier, also adds to the orangy flavour that perfectly compliments the almonds!
Coconut Macaroon Christmas Trees
If you are looking for an easy, gluten-free cookie recipe this holiday season, look no further than this recipe for Coconut Macaroons. These Coconut Macaroons get a festive update as they are shaped like little Christmas trees. With a light dusting of icing sugar, these beautiful cookies make a gorgeous and edible winter arrangement!
Gluten-Free Almond Thumbprint Cookies
These almond cookies are the perfect little snack with a cup of tea or coffee. Even though these are gluten-free, they can be enjoyed by anyone during the holiday season!
Gluten-Free Jam Thumbprint Cookies
A classic Jam Thumbprint cookie gets a gluten-free update with the use of almond flour which gives these cookies a nutty flavour. With the addition of raspberry and apricot jam, these cookies are the perfect nutty and sweet combination and look great for the holiday season!
Gluten-Free Chocolate-Peppermint Crinkle Cookies
These Chocolate-Peppermint Crinkle Cookies are the perfect cookie to leave out for Santa this Christmas. These highly addictive cookies get their festive crinkle from balsamic vinegar… and are even gluten free!