Discover delicious cookie recipes to fill your gift bags and cookie jars.

Marmalade Sandwich Cookies
Thomas J. Story

How do you like your cookies? Yeah? We’ve got that.

However you or your holiday giftees prefer their baked goods—chocolaty, lemony, soft, crunchy, spicy, fruity, jammy, powdery, buttery, round, square, or something in between, chances are we’ve got a recipe below that will work for you. 

A lot of these cookies have year-round staying power, and some tend only to get broken out around Christmas, but all would be a welcome sight any day in a festive bag or basket, with no special occasion needed.

Some of these recipes look elaborate but really aren’t. Some do take some time, although it’s usually chilling and freezing time where you don’t even have to be in the kitchen. Some, though, make large numbers of easily prepared cookies, making them your friend at the holidays. Need a last minute gift? Dozens of these cookies can be whipped up and packed in present form with not much more than an hour’s notice so you’ll never have to show up to a holiday party empty-handed.

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