Holiday Cookie Recipes
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Festive Black and White Cookies
Also called Half-Moons, these rich, buttery cookies have a cake-like texture and colorful frosting. The classic black and white version is glazed with vanilla and chocolate frosting, but this version is dressed for the holidays in red and green!
Melted Ice Cream Tiramisu Cookies
Our Undeniably Dairy judge’s choice prize in the 2020 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest goes to this tiramisu-inspired cookie by RaChelle H. This recipe creatively includes melted ice cream, heavy cream, mascarpone cheese and real butter to take the ultimate dairy-filled prize.
Christmas Rainbow Cookies
Our 3rd Place winner in the 2020 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest is a fun and festive layered cookie by Michaelann G. This recipe is a family original, created by Michaelann's grandmother, Maria. The recipe uses over three sticks of butter baked into three cookie layers sandwiched together with fig jam and topped in rich chocolate.
Hot Cocoa Cookies with Marshmallow Buttercream
Earning 2nd Place in our 2020 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest is this winter-inspired hot cocoa cookie with marshmallow buttercream. The winner, Erin C., made these cookies for her son, and what started as a family favorite soon became our runner-up!
Rye Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies
The Grand Prize winner in this year’s Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest goes to this soft and chewy rye gingerbread sandwich cookie with a citrus buttercream filling by Merry G. The combination of festive flavors and use of multiple dairy products gave this cookie the winning edge!
Peppermint Snowball Cookies
Peppermint Snowballs are deliciously easy drop cookies that you mix, scoop and bake. Be sure to stock up on butter, because an entire pound is creamed into the dough. The result is a tender, flavorful holiday cookie that is buttery beyond words!
Molasses Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting
Warm holiday flavors like molasses, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg are combined with nutty browned butter in both the cookie and frosting. This delicious cookie recipe took the Grand Prize in our 2019 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest!
Candy Bar Cuties
These bite-sized treats include two sticks of butter and TONS of candy bar flavor. They include gooey caramel, peanut butter, and rich chocolate on top of a buttery graham cracker base. This recipe took 2nd place in the 2019 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest!
Mocha Cinnamon Turtle Cookies
These nutty espresso-themed slice and bake cookies are made with nearly two cups of real butter! It doesn't get better than a chocolatey, cinnamon coffee cookie with a rich caramel and chocolate drizzle. These cute cookies took the 3rd place prize in the 2019 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest!
Cranberry Shortbread Pie Cookies
These cranberry shortbread cookies are as cute as pie! The cookie is made with 1 1/2 cups of butter with an additional 8 ounces of cream cheese. It's use of multiple dairy products earned it's place as the Undeniably Dairy winner in our 2019 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest.
Candy Cane White Chocolate Bars
Peppermint is the star of the show in these Candy Cane White Chocolate Bars. A dense cookie bar base is topped with a creamy white chocolate frosting. Adding crushed candy cane and a drizzle of dark chocolate completes this dairy-filled dessert. These festive bars took home the Undeniably Dairy prize in our 2018 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest.
Cream Cheese Streusel Thumbkins
These Cream Cheese Streusel Thumbkins include all the flavors of the season. A soft, pumpkin spice drop cookie is coated in a nutty pecan streusel and filled with a buttery cream cheese filling. A dash of cinnamon sprinkled on top adds the perfect amount of spice to this 3rd place pick in our 2018 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest.
Cranberry-Orange Spice Cookies
Tart cranberry and zesty orange perfectly complement this soft spice cookie. Toasted brown butter and combination of warm spices like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and cloves will make this recipe a family favorite. This recipe came in 2nd place in our 2018 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest.
Maple Brown Butter Waffle Cookies
Comforting flavors and a cute design give these breakfast-inspired cookies the winning edge. The combination of nutty brown butter, sweet cinnamon and maple syrup are a nod to a classic holiday morning. A drizzle of coffee-infused maple icing completes this year’s grand prize winner of our Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest.