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A plate with Christmas tree sugar cookies, frosted snowman cookies, thumbprint cookies, and gingerbread men.



If you’re baking up a batch of cookies to share with friends at this year’s holiday party, make sure you don’t end up with a dud. Here is the definitive list of the very best recipes.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut butter cookies offer the perfect blend of sweet and salty, creating a tried-and-true baked good that’s beloved year-round. With the addition of an ooey gooey Hershey’s Kiss on top, this peanut butter blossom recipe will make your cookies the star of any holiday party.

Sugar Cookie

Holiday sugar cookies are sure to be present everywhere this year. But you can beat out the competition with a superior recipe. Play with fun shapes and cute icing designs to make an epic plate of cookies. If you’re not an icing artist, just keep it simple and kill them with sweetness.

Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread can be temperamental, which is why a good recipe and paying attention during the baking process are paramount. It’s your time to shine with this fan favorite recipe, featuring sweet, buttery, crumbly cookies dipped in chocolate. Just try not to eat them all before the party.

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread cookies are another favorite, but can be hard to do correctly. Either they’re overbaked, the limbs are falling off, or the taste isn’t quite right. Use this recipe to get your cookie game on-point this year. Don’t forget to make a few gingerbread women!

Not seeing your favorites? Use this handy chart from Instagram that ranks holiday favorite cookies by state to ensure you appease your party guests. For more festive fun read on at the Wimberly at Deerwood blog.