Apartment Living

Holiday Cookie Recipes

rebecca - Thursday, December 14, 2017


With the sudden temperature drop, the idea of staying warm and cozy inside seems more and more appealing.  With the weekend approaching, and the weather not getting any warmer, it is the perfect time to fill your kitchen, (and your stomach!), with the aroma of freshly baked cookies.


Although many people have tried and true cookies recipes, it can be fun to branch out and try something new.  There is a whole host of different types of cookies, recipes, and variations on recipes that are just waiting to be tried.


Sugar cookies are the classic holiday cookie.  They are easy to make, fun to decorate, and of course taste delicious.  With this recipe, you can make enough to share with the entire family.  This is a great cookie to make if you are bringing cookies to a holiday party because they are universally enjoyed.  For a recipe, visit: http://www.inkatrinaskitchen.com/best-sugar-cookie-recipe-ever/


You cannot go wrong with a chocolate chip cookie.  These thick, gooey ones are guaranteed to be irresistible.  The recipe provided by the link is one of the best because the author gives tips and tricks throughout to help you make the best cookies possible.  There is also a video in case any instructions are unclear.  To check out the recipe, visit:



Peanut Butter Blossoms are the perfect cookies to make for a cookie exchange since they are small in size, simple to make, and a deeply loved treat.  This recipe from Betty Crocker provides the measurements for a yield of 84 – be warned! Get it here:



Snickerdoodles provide the perfect blend of sweet and cinnamon to get you in the holiday spirit.  The recipe below, from the Lil Luna blog, is one of my all-time favorites.  It produces 3-4 dozen soft, perfect cookies that will only help to increase your popularity among friends.  Check out the recipe here: https://lilluna.com/recipe-tip-of-the-week-food-tutorial-snickerdoodles/


Naturally, it isn’t the holidays if you don’t make at least one batch of gingerbread cookies to decorate and enjoy.  These cookies usually take a little bit longer to make at an estimated 2 hours and 23 minutes by the recipe provided below.  Despite the slight time commitment, it is absolutely worth it.  Check out the recipe at http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/the-most-wonderful-gingerbread-cookies-80156 and, if you are looking for decorating ideas, be sure to visit www.pinterest.com for ample inspiration.


Whether you’re baking in mass for a holiday party or whether these cookies are strictly for you, (no judgement here,) try one of these fabulous recipes.  When you do, be sure to post a picture of your creations and let us know how they turned out.