Now that Thanksgiving is over, the only thing on my mind is the holiday season.

Specifically, holiday cookie season!

Christmas cookies are a classic tradition in my family and in so many others. So today, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite cookie recipes here on My Baking Bliss that are not only perfect for the holidays but are unique enough to stand out on any cookie table or at any cookie exchange this season!


Cake Batter Snowball Cookies

These melt in your mouth snowball cookies are festive by name and are packed with yummy cake batter flavor. All you need is some Christmas or Hannukah colored sprinkles and these cookies are ready for the holidays!

Chai Sugar Cookies

The warm and comforting spices of chai tea just scream wintertime. These cookies get their chai flavor from spices both in the dough and rolled with sugar on the outside. They are so easy to make and perfect for any cookie exchange or holiday dessert table.

Rocky Road Cookies

Because chocolate always deserves a seat at the cookie table! These decadent chocolate cookies and thick and chewy and taste just like their ice cream counterpart. Lots of chocolate chips, marshmallow fluff, and almonds. There’s even marshmallow fluff hidden inside of the cookies!

Maple Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Buttery, maple, nutty deliciousness. That’s these cookies. This shortbread is easy to make and chock full of yummy pecans and maple flavor. Dip half of each cookie in a maple glaze and you’ve got the perfect holiday cookie.

Cookie Butter Snickerdoodles

Who needs regular old snickerdoodles when you can have cookie butter snickerdoodles?! A classic cookie gets a unique twist with delicious cookie butter. With it’s sweet, gingerbread like flavor, it’s the perfect addition to a classic holiday cookie!

Red Velvet Snowball Cookies

Another fun take on snowball cookies, these red velvet snowball cookies are ultra festive with their bright red color. With the delicious flavor of red velvet cake, these melt in your mouth cookies are a unique cookie that you’re sure to love!

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

For a fun take on a classic chocolate chip cookie, these bars are perfect. Brown butter takes the flavor to a whole new level and with some fun holiday chocolate chips or Christmas colored M&M’s, they’re so easy to turn into a festive treat!


If you’re looking to add a new cookie recipe to your holiday arsenal or want to make something a little different than a standard gingerbread or sugar cookie, then these unique holiday cookie recipes are just what you need to bake up this holiday season. Impress everyone at your next holiday gathering with the fun and exciting flavors in these recipes.


What’s your favorite recipe from this holiday cookie roundup? Let me know in a comment down below!

Looking for more cookie recipes? Browse all my cookie recipes here.


Blissful Baking!