5 Delicious Holiday Cookie Recipes 

October 28, 2021

Halloween is just around the corner and after that we are in full swing with holiday baking! (Unless you’ve already started like we have at my house.) Cake obviously means a lot to me, but cookies are pretty high up on my sweet treat list too. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites in this post! Here are 5 delicious holiday cookie recipes. 

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Baking cookies has become one of my favorite things to do with my kids. We love experimenting with different flavors together and of course eating them together. I hope they never grow out of this tradition with me! 

Sometimes I love a cookie recipe so much, I turn it into a cake. So, keep reading to see some delicious cookie cake recipes too that I’m sure you will love! 

5 Delicious Holiday Cookie Recipes

Holiday Cookie Recipe #1: Classic Sugar Cookie & Vanilla Buttercream

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My classic sugar cookie recipe is so soft and tender! It’s perfect for a kid-friendly activity for any holiday. (I’m showing Halloween cookies, but you can easily turn this into any holiday theme with different cookie cutters!) Plus, this vanilla buttercream pairs so well with it. Or, you could also try this buttercream recipe that is perfect for frosting cookies. I hope you and your kiddos have some fun with this recipe with cookie cutters and decorating! 

Holiday Cookie Recipe #2: Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Glaze

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This pumpkin cookie with maple glaze recipe is a family fall staple at my house. It has been in my family for years, so of course I had to include it in this cookie recipe post! The maple glaze paired with the pumpkin cookie is such a game changer! Just be sure to spread the glaze on the cookie immediately after its made to help it spread easily.

Holiday Cookie Recipe #3: Butter Pecan Caramel Cookies

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These butter pecan caramel cookies are one of my new recipes! The flavor combination is sooo incredible! The pecan butter mixed with the caramel makes the perfect balance of sweet and salty. This recipe could easily become one of your favorite fall cookies.

Holiday Cookie Recipe #4: Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate chip cookies are always in season, right? It’s such a classic cookie, and it never gets old. It’s a national favorite and my chocolate chip cookies could become your new go-to recipe! I did tons of taste-testing different chocolate chip cookies, so believe me when I say I perfected the chocolate chip cookie!

I love this cookie recipe so much that I transformed it into my Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, and it’s a fan favorite so far! 

Holiday Cookie Recipe #5: Snickers Cookies

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I thought my snickers cookies would be a fun cookie recipe to add to the list because it has Snickers inside as the secret ingredient! OK, it’s not really a secret, but it is what makes this cookie so delicious! If Snickers is your favorite candy, especially to snack on during the holidays, this recipe will easily become your favorite. 

As promised, here are a few of my favorite Cookie Cake recipes! I love Cookie Cakes for several reasons. They are full of texture and flavors that you can only get in a cookie, but it’s in a cake! It’s the best of both worlds. The secret is to have cookie layers throughout the cake paired with a delicious frosting to compliment it. Enjoy!

I’m excited for you to try my 5 delicious cookie recipes! Let me know which one is your favorite over on Instagram @cakebycourtney. I hope you make the best memories heading into the holidays. Happy baking! 

P.S. If you’re looking for some baking equipment to make your life easier, here are some of my favorites!


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