The Ultimate Holiday Cookie Round Up


I know I don’t usually post on Saturdays, but today calls for a special post because IT’S MY FIRST DAY OF WINTER BREAK!!!!! I’m not excited or anything 😉

We school teachers lucked out with an epic 2-week winter break this year so I’m getting ready for 14 days of relaxation, rejuvenation, delicious food, and a trip to Orlando with my family (and my family-to-be— aka my fiancé’s family) for Christmas!!! Yes, we are going to Disney. And Harry Potter World. Ohhmyyygeeee so excited!! Time to really feel like a kid at Christmas!!

I apologize for the excessive use of exclamation points. They were entirely necessary.

Anyways, what better way to celebrate this first day of winter break than with a round up of my favorite holiday cookies from the blogosphere?!? I’ve included some classic recipes, lightened up versions, vegan options, and gluten free goodies to please any kind of eater you’ll be baking for this year. So heat up those ovens, break out that mixer, and dive into this ultimate Christmas cookie list. I don’t even know where to begin!

Have the most wonderful weekend everyone!


Trashed Up Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter


…the good stuff…

Brown Butter Shortbread Cookies with White Chocolate & Pistachios // the foodwright

Pretzel Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Bark // how sweet it is

Peanut Butter & Cardamon Dark Chocolate Truffles // the scratch artist

Reindeer Cookies // chocolate & carrots

White Chocolate Dipped Snickerdoodles // two peas and their pod

Mint Chocolate Swirl Bark // love and olive oil

Trashed Up Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter

Homemade Turtles // averie cooks

Thin and Chewy Spiced Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter Icing // how sweet it is

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies // two peas and their pod


Soft Coconut Oil Molasses Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter


…lightened up classics…

Soft Coconut Oil Molasses Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter

Healthier Gingerbread Cookies // cookie and kate

Lightened Up Magical Cookie Bars // oh she glows

Whole Grain Peanut Butter Fingers // pumpkin & peanut butter

Healthier Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies // the picky palate

Oatmeal Scotchies // pumpkin & peanut butter

Toasted Quinoa Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles // ambitious kitchen

Coconut Oil Cut Out Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter


Dark Chocolate Chai Truffles // pumpkin & peanut butter



Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter

Gingersnap Buttercream Cookie Sandwiches // fettle vegan

One Bowl Vegan Sugar Cookies // minimalist baker

Pie Crust Cookies with Bourbon Apple Butter // morsels & moonshine

Dark Chocolate Chai Truffles // pumpkin & peanut butter

Vegan Snowball Cookies // the pretty bee

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls // loving it vegan

No Bake Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Thumbprints // be whole be you

Pumpkin Ginger Molasses Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter

Peppermint Schnapps Biscotti with Chocolate Drizzle // morsels & moonshine


Peanut Butter Coconut Macaroons {gluten free} // Vegan Peanut Butter Desserts


…gluten free…

Peanut Butter Coconut Macaroons // the lazy vegan baker

Fudge Dipped Almond Cookies // fooduzzi

Vegan Gluten Free No Butter Sugar Cookies // the vegan 8

Gluten Free Coconut Almond M&M Cookies // veggie and the beast

Oozy-Gooey Dark Chocolate Espresso Date Oat Bars // ambitious kitchen

Frosted Molasses Cookies // the pretty bee

Chocolate Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies // ceara’s kitchen

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Molasses Cookies // veggie and the beast

Healthy Gluten Free Vegan Snickerdoodles // fooduzzi

Triple Layer Coconut Pecan Fudge Brownies // eat healthy eat happy



Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!


  1. CONGRATS to you being on Christmas break! And there are SO many fantastic recipes linked up here – thank you for sharing my Fudge-Dipped Almond Cookies and my Healthy Snickerdoodles!! <3

    • Thanks Alexa! I don’t even know what to do with myself now that I have 2 weeks of free time!! Can’t wait for my almond flour to come in the mail so I can try those cookies ASAP!

    • Thanks Maria!! I absolutely LOVE your snickerdoodle recipe 🙂

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