5 Easy Cookie Recipes for Last Minute Holiday Baking

Every good celebration needs a few cookies. This is especially true around the holidays. The perfect holiday cookie plate should have a balance of flavors. If you have something chocolatey, something spicy, and something traditional, then you’re guaranteed to please everyone’s sweet tooth. Mix and match these easy recipes below to create your ideal combination.

5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Simple 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

It doesn’t get much easier than these 5-ingredient peanut butter cookies. This recipe bakes up into thick, chewy cookies filled with melty chocolate chips. 

ginger spice cookie recipe

These spicy ginger cookies won our 2020 Holiday bakeoff for a good reason. The crunchy sugar exterior paired with the soft and chewy interior creates a delightful textural contrast. The addition of crystalized ginger makes these a memorable addition to any cookie plate.

Black & White Cookies with Lemon Zest

Black & White Cookies with Lemon Zest

Our take on the classic black and white cookie features sour cream and fresh lemon zest mixed into the dough, which boasts the same light, bright flavors and cake-like texture, with the signature 50/50 frosting on top (we like to think both sides are equally delicious!)

Chocolate Orange Crinkle Cookies with Walnuts

Chocolate Orange Crinkle Cookies on plate

To give these delicious cookies their distinct crinkled appearance, you’ll roll the dough (made with chocolate chips, orange zest, and crunchy walnuts) into balls, then coat them in powdered sugar before baking, allowing cracks to form as they spread out and rise in the oven.

Snickerdoodle Cookies with Cardamom & Ginger

Snickerdoodle Cookies on blue plate

Here, a classic (and favorite) cookie gets a slight twist from our warming spice blend, which features, cardamom, allspice, ginger, and more.