My Favourite Holiday Cookie Recipes (Blogmas Day Nine)

I wasn’t sure if I was going to do Christmas baking this year, but I decided to simply cut back and just make a few of my favourites. Baking always gets me in the holiday spirit! I thought it would be fun to share the recipes I used this year. I talked about my favourite Christmas ornaments in yesterday’s post.

Pecan Pie Cookies

My photo

My brother and his girlfriend live in Toronto, so I will not be spending Christmas with them this year. My brother always appreciates my Christmas baking, so I wanted to send him a few of his favourites. This is my first time making these cookies, but he loves pecan pie so I wanted to try them. They turned out so well and I will definitely be making them again. A lot easier than I expected as well! The recipe I used was from Crazy for Crust.


Inside Texture of Snickerdoodles Image
Photo from The Kitchen is My Playground

Snickerdoodles are a classic and I make them every year. I have tried quite a few recipes, but the one from The Kitchen is my Playground is my go-to. I sent a tin full of these to my brother because they are his favourites!

Chocolate Crinkles

overhead view on pile of chocolate crinkle cookies
Photo from Savory Nothings

This recipe is a new one for me, and I love the way that they look. I find my baking can look very beige, so these are a nice way to add colour. They are also delicious and perfectly chocolaty. The recipe I used was from Savory Nothings.

Italian Ricotta Cookies

Iced and sprinkled Italian ricotta cookies on a wire rack
Photo from My Sequined Life

These Italian Ricotta cookies are my dad’s favourites, so I have to make them every single year. He goes through them so quickly that I often have to make three or four batches! They are so fluffy with a great almond flavour. My Sequined Life has an amazing recipe.


Almond Biscotti
Photo from The Anthony Kitchen

My Nonna used to make the most amazing biscotti, and I decided it was about time that I tried to make them myself. This recipe from The Anthony Kitchen tastes exactly like the biscotti that my Nonna used to make. They brought me so much nostalgia!

Do you have a go-to cookie recipe? I am always looking for new ones!

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29 thoughts on “My Favourite Holiday Cookie Recipes (Blogmas Day Nine)

  1. Omg this post has made me SO hungry! I do love a crinkle cookie but then I end up eating them all myself coz they’re not popular at home πŸ₯² Might give the snickerdoodle and pecan pie cookies a try though! Happy baking 😍

  2. I made chocolate rum crinkle cookies last week after getting a new recipe book from my mother-in-law, and they were amazing. My first time making them, and I’m going to be making them much more often.

  3. Thanks for sharing these! Over the pandemic I’ve been trying my hand at baking more, but I’ve mostly stuck with chocolate chip and s’mores cookies, but I’ve wanted to try Snickerdoodles so I’m bookmarking that recipe you shared, thanks!! – this was the S’mores Cookies recipe I used and they turned out FANTASTIC! I made half and froze the rest of the dough and I think the frozen 2nd batch actually came out better LOL

  4. Your pecan cookies look a lot like these hazelnut cookies I made last year with Nutella in the middle; they were so good! πŸ˜‹ I don’t know if I’ll be doing any baking- I’m so not in the mood, but maybe I’ll try. My baking right now has consisted of putting the new PC Decadent Cookie Pie in the oven πŸ˜‚ Happy baking!

  5. I go hardcore when it comes to holiday cookie baking, so I love seeing what you’re making this year! Those pecan pie cookies look so, so yummy; I don’t bake with nuts often so those would be an extra special treat!! Those biscotti sound amazing too, and I’m so glad they bring you such happy memories! ❀

    My favorite holiday cookie is molasses triple chocolate chip! I usually end up eating a LOT of the dough, hehe πŸ˜€

  6. Snickerdoodles are SO good!! I’m not sure I’ve had the others though…except for the chocolate ones…I love chocolate but the chocolate crinkles I’ve had in the past were NOT good!!!!! Delicious post, Kristin! πŸ˜‰

  7. Cookies! This is the best time of the year for them haha. I love making snickerdoodles and sugar cookies. Simple but always delicious. I’d love to try those chocolate crinkle cookies. They look gorgeous. Biscotti are an amazing treat with coffee. I always buy them and have never tried to make them myself. Never occurred to me LOL. Will definitely have to give it a go someday. It’s awesome that you’ve made all these!!

  8. The cookies look delicious! I love making cookies for Christmas. It sets the mood for the rest of the year.

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