Five Holiday Cookie Recipes to Treat Your Friends

Five Holiday Cookie Recipes to Treat Your Friends - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Candy Cane Blossoms Courtesy of Baked Perfection

It’s the holiday season and along with snow, reindeers and twinkle lights comes the holiday cookie swaps and parties. As much as you love bringing home dozens of cookies from work gift exchanges and holiday parties, there’s also a bit of pressure. You don’t want to bring the same type of cookies as everyone else; you want to stand out. But nothing too crazy – you want people to like them, after all.

So what’s a baker to do? You could scour the internet for hours on end to find the perfect recipes, or you could use the Zing Blog as a one stop shop for holiday cookies. From the classics to the trendy, we have all the recipes you need for your holiday baking extravaganza!

Looking for a festive cookie to give to friends or decorate a table for your holiday party? Try out these candy cane blossoms. They’re cute and festive, and who doesn’t love blossom cookies? It’s candy and a cookie in one!

Combine chocolate and white chocolate, and add cranberries. Yep, these double chocolate cranberry cookies sound like a winner to me. Plus, they’re easy to make but look really pretty; great to give as a gift.

Five Holiday Cookie Recipes to Treat Your Friends - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Brownie Sandwich Cookies with Salted Creme Filling Courtesy of Bakers Royale

Everyone likes a great chocolate chip cookie, and because of that, everyone will be making them. So try it with a little twist: sea salt chocolate chip cookies. Salt on your chocolate chip cookies may sound odd, but they’re amazing. That little mix of sweet and salty is a hit!

Have foodie friends? Need a trendy cookie to wow their taste buds? These salted caramel brownie sandwich cookies are rich, decadent and altogether awesome!  I’m drooling just thinking about them.

Nothing screams holidays like decorating sugar cookies!  Get the kids involved and make a day of it! Or bake a few batches and have some friends over for a cookie decorating party. Everyone can decorate their own cookies!

They all sound great, don’t they? Do you have a staple cookie recipe for the holidays? Any go-tos? Let us know in the comments below.

But wait! Don’t start baking just yet. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just in it for the holidays, it’s always good to review the basics. Check out our tips for making holiday cookies and then get to work!



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