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13 Holiday Cookie Recipes to Make Now

Create the perfect cookie plate

Everyone loves holiday cookies, and these recipes have a little something for everyone. Whether you're a chocolate lover, a vegan, or someone who simply adores the classics, there's a recipe for you.

And don't forget to leave a special plate of homemade cookies and milk out for Santa on Christmas Eve. You wouldn't want him to get famished on his long journey 'round the world!

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13 Holiday Cookie Recipes to Make Now

Fruitcake Shortbread

Use any combination of your favorite dried fruits, from figs, pineapple, strawberries or apricots, to create a visually-enticing treat.

13 Holiday Cookie Recipes to Make Now

Vegan Almond Sables

These delicious and tender holiday cookies combine coconut oil, almond meal, sugar, flour and cacao nibs. You might never guess these cookies are dairy-free and vegan, and perfect for everyone.

13 Holiday Cookie Recipes to Make Now

Sugared Wreath Cookies

It wouldn't be Christmas without cut-out cookies, and these are made with vanilla-scented dough to create a particularly delicious and beautiful cookie.

13 Holiday Cookie Recipes to Make Now

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Coconut Macaroons

These cookies are a twist on a classic family favorite, bursting with fresh raspberries and dipped in melted chocolate. Try dark chocolate for an extra oomph.

13 Holiday Cookie Recipes to Make Now

Chewy Lemon Snowdrop Cookies

You'll love the bright, sweet lemon flavor of these festive cookies. The dusting of powdered sugar is festive and pretty.

13 Holiday Cookie Recipes to Make Now

Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies are similar to childhood favorites and will bring back happy memories. These are perfect cookies to make with the kiddos.

13 Holiday Cookie Recipes to Make Now

Eggnog Cookies

These melt-in-your-mouth eggnog cookies are soft and delectable. The swirls of eggnog frosting are sprinkled with freshly grated nutmeg atop a soft cookie base.

13 Holiday Cookie Recipes to Make Now

Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Try this triple-C threat: Salted caramel, chocolate and cookies. The caramel surprise inside gives them an extra wow factor.

13 Holiday Cookie Recipes to Make Now

Rum Balls

These bite-sized treats are rich with dark rum and sparkling sugar. Serve with plenty of dark roast coffee or espresso.

13 Holiday Cookie Recipes to Make Now

White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies

Soft and chewy on the inside, with slightly crisp edges, and a dip of white chocolate. These are the ideal cookie for the season.

13 Holiday Cookie Recipes to Make Now

Peppermint Bark Cups

Soft, minty dark chocolate ganach topped with white chocolate and crunchy candy bits make these cookies a standout.

13 Holiday Cookie Recipes to Make Now

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Cute, crunchy, fun and festive. That's why we love these meringue tree cookies.

Peanut Butter Cut-Outs

Try a peanut butter twist on traditional cookie cut-outs. The vanilla royal icing makes these easy to decorate.

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