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Our 10 Most Popular Holiday Cookies, Ever

Holiday baking is upon us—what cookies are going to top your list this year?

The cookies you can’t get enough of right now range from cool new duos (the hot chocolate linzer cookies are a must-try), to old standbys like our ultimate shortbread and make-ahead icebox cookies.

While we believe all of our cookies are worth baking, 200-plus batches (click here to get all our holiday cookie recipes) is probably a bit much. So here are 10 of our all-time most popular recipes to help you narrow down your options.

whipped shortbread

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

One of our most popular cookie recipes ever! Each bite of these delicate, buttery cookies melts in your mouth. Get this whipped shortbread cookie recipe.

ginger crackle cookies

Ginger Crackle Cookies

A chewy, crisp take on a coffee-shop favourite, and easy to bake in batches. Get this ginger cookie recipe.

Double-chocolate brownie cookie

Double Chocolate Brownie Cookie

This ultra-chocolatey cookie strikes the perfect balance between fudgy chew inside, and crisp crackle outside. Get this brownie cookie recipe.

Christmas candy recipes: Chocolate peanut butter balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

These bite-sized peanut butter balls are perfect for New Year’s entertaining or a post-holiday tea break. Get this peanut butter ball recipe.

Classic Nanaimo bars on wooden cutting board

Classic Nanaimo Bars

Faster than anything requiring a pastry crust, this recipe for Nanaimo bars is truly bar none. Get this Nanaimo bar recipe.

classic shortbread christmas cookies

Classic Shortbread Cookies

We have the perfect Christmas cookie recipe for this simple holiday pleasure: classic shortbread cookies that are sure to please, whether iced artistically or left plain. Get this shortbread cookie recipe.


a series of brownie cookies dipped in chocolate and sugar

Holiday Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Fudgy on the inside, crisp on the outside, and dipped into (yes more) chocolate, these cookies are holiday perfection. Get this brownie cookie recipe.


Ultimate shortbreads

Chocolate, Lemon, and Skor Shortbread Cookies

These shortbreads are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Between our chocolate, lemon, and Skor bar variations, that festive cookie tin you keep stocked for drop-by guests won’t stay full for long. Get this ultimate shortbread cookie recipe.


Flourless chocolate snow mountain cookies

Flourless Chocolate Snow Mountains

Stacked up in a fabric or cellophane bag, these crisp, chewy, and powdery sweet biscuits are the perfect home-baked gift. Get this flourless chocolate cookie recipe.


No-Roll Sugar Cookies With Royal Icing

No more cookie cutters, finicky doughs or long chill times: These sugar cookies require hardly any effort, but you wouldn’t know by looking at them! Get this no-roll sugar cookie recipe.

How to make double chocolate sablé cookies

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