The countdown is on, my friends! Have you put your tree up? Finished your Christmas shopping? Have you even started it? Are you in the midst of cookie baking madness? Please tell me I’m not the only one covered in flour and running solely on cookies for the entire month! It’s the season for baking and sharing, and the sprinkles are flying! I wanted to share my top cookie recipes with so you have them all in one place, and you can get a cookie game plan together! These are the cookies I make over and over again, and more importantly, the ones you love the most!
From homemade milanos and upgraded crinkles, to funfetti shortbread (hello, sprinkles!) there’s something for everyone on your list!
1. Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies – These pretty thumbprint cookies are on repeat right now and I think they kind of sparkle! And that amaretto glaze is the icing on the cake!
2. Continuing along with another favorite, Holiday Funfetti Shortbread is right up there! I’ve got this thing with Christmas trees and if you’ve ever wondered how many sprinkles you can pack into one batch of cookies, the answer is around 3,456,799! Just a rough estimate! There’s also a slice and bake option for these, which is so much less time consuming and I usually wind up cranking about about 5 batches this time of year so make sure to follow along on Instagram for all the sprinkle madness!
3. It’s not the holidays until someone breaks out the nog! I have to confess that prior to making these Eggnog Cookies, I did not like eggnog. I know, what is that about? How have I lived this long? I was seriously missing out! These gems changes everything, and I think it might have something to do with that blanket of boozy vanilla bean eggnog glaze! Um, can I get a blanket of eggnog glaze over here?
4. Once I discovered my love for the nog, there was no stopping me! I love sandwich cookies, especially when they’re sandwiched with buttercream – boozy buttercream to be exact! These sweet and sassy gingersnap cream sandwiches are one of those that everyone always flips over. In case there’s any doubt, when I made these for a holiday cookie class, they were eating the buttercream from the piping bag! Enough said!
Tip: make sure to under bake the cookies so they stay soft and chewy in the middle!
5. Speaking of sandwich cookies that speak to my heart, have you tried Homemade Spiked Mint Milanos yet? I told ya I have this thing with Christmas trees! And sprinkles. And boozy deserts…
P.S. There’s a how-to video so we can bake together!
6. How about a little chocolate action? Classic turtles get a major upgrade with Turtle Thumbprint Cookies! A light cocoa cookie coated in crunchy pecans and filled with homemade caramel – does it get any better? When you add some flaked sea salt it does! I’m so grateful you guys are loving these as much as we do! Thank you for all your positive feedback!
7. Speaking of upgrades, let’s talk about these Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies! I don’t know why it took me so long to make this union happen because they’re everything! Crackly, chewy and so festive!
8. Frosted Sugar Cookies – Can you handle a few more sprinkles? I thought so! In case you missed the email the other day, these frosted sugar cookies have holiday written all over them! With 2 kinds of buttercreams, candy canes and ALL the sprinkles I could get my hands on, these are a must bake!
9. One cookie dough, 4 different cookies – we’re about to slay that cookie swap! We are all incredibly busy during the holidays, and baking 4 different cookies from one cookie dough is like my very own Christmas miracle! They’re all pretty delectable, but I definitely have a sweet spot for those fancy pants cappucino star cookies!
10. And last, but certainly not least, Walnut Kiss Cookies. These little cookies are still the most popular Christmas cookie to date on Buttercream Blondie and that’s all thanks to you! They’re my favorite too and they make great presents!
Thanks so much to all of you who have already baked and shared these cookies recipes. Thank you for your messages and comments, and make sure to tag me in your bakes over on Instagram so I can share them! I love seeing what you guys make!
I have a new cookie recipe coming your way this week that I’m super excited about, and all I can tell you is there might bourbon involved! Oh, the suspense! 😉
Happy baking! xo