Holiday Cookie Recipes
Our Best Butter Cookie Recipes
Tender butter cookies are a special treat for any occasion. Shake up your baking game with our best recipes.
You’ll be out of the kitchen quick when you bake these cookies. The would be great to take to a holiday party.—Tammy Mackie, Seward, Nebraska
These tender cutout cookies have a slight lemon flavor that makes them stand out from the rest. They’re very easy to roll out compared to other sugar cookies I’ve worked with. I know you’ll enjoy them as much as we do. —Judy McCreight, Springfield, Illinois
During the hectic holiday season, you’ll appreciate the ease of these irresistible butter cookies from Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas. It’s wonderful to pull the two-tone dough from the freezer and bake a festive batch in no time.
As a native of St. Louis, I wanted to make a cookie version of the famous gooey butter cake. And although many gooey butter cake recipes use a cake mix, my cookies are made from scratch.—Julia Nouss, Richmond, Virginia
Beech Grove, Indiana field editor Sue Call suggests, “Add variety to this recipe by substituting lemon flavoring for the vanilla plus a teaspoon of lemon peel.”
These buttery little rounds add beautiful color to a platter of treats. Fill the thumbprint in the center with any fruit preserves you like. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Cooling lemon and aromatic rosemary make these butter cookies stand out at the holidays. I use them to punch up the cookie trays for potlucks or as gifts.—Elizabeth Hokanson, Arborg, Manitoba
Tangy boysenberry is an unusual for a cookie, but it goes well with chocolate. I change the sprinkles and even the type of chocolate to suit the season.—Amy Sauerwalt, Columbia, Maryland
This butter cookie recipe is a favorite of my nephews, who love the creamy frosting. —Ruth Griggs, South Hill, Virginia