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22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Holiday cookies for Santa

Baking & Desserts

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Pull out all the stops for Santa this year, starting with a batch of cookies that are ALMOST too good to share.

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22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Marzipan Star Cookies

For a shift from standard royal icing, we've topped these sugar cookies with marzipan, a mixture of sugar and almond paste, which is easy to roll out and adds rich flavour.

Get the recipe: Marzipan Star Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jodi Pudge

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Minty Swirl Sandwich Cookies

Drop cookies make a fuss-free base for these delightful sandwiches, as there's no rolling out or cutting required. 

Get the recipe: Minty Swirl Sandwich Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: James Tse

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Crunch Cookies

A crunchy chocolate topping adds a whole new level of deliciousness to the winning combo of chocolate and peanut butter.

Get the recipe: Peanut Butter and Chocolate Crunch Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

German Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

A creamy, sweet and nutty filling takes these cakey chocolate cookies to a whole new level.

Get the recipe: German Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Chocolate Almond-Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Slice-and-bake cookies are great for time-pressed cooks because there's no rolling or cutting out shapes—simply form the dough into a log, chill and slice.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Almond-Slice-and-Bake Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Two-Tone Gingerbread and Shortbread Cookies

Buttery shortbread gets a warm hug from spiced gingerbread dough in this mash-up of two favourite holiday cookies.

Get the recipe: Two-Tone Gingerbread and Shortbread Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Oatmeal Raisin Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Store a log of this oatmeal raisin dough in your freezer so you can enjoy freshly baked cookies at a moment's notice.

Get the recipe: Oatmeal Raisin Slice-and-Bake Cookies


 

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

S'mores Thumbprints

Gooey marshmallows and melted dark chocolate give these soft thumbprint cookies the irresistible flavour of the classic campfire treat.

Get the recipe: S'mores Thumbprints

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Apricot Sesame Thumbprints

Sesame seeds add the perfect amount of savouriness to these otherwise sweet cookies.

Get the recipe: Apricot Sesame Thumbprints

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Chocolate Almond Coconut Thumbprints

A buttery coconut filling takes these chocolate cookies into extraordinary territory.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Almond Coconut Thumbprints

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Cookies and Cream Sandwich Cookies

Stuffed with a creamy cookie-crumb filling, these soft chocolate cookies are a cocoa lover's dream.

Get the recipe: Cookies and Cream Sandwich Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Painted Tree Cookies

Get creative when painting the glaze onto the trees. Windswept cedars, bending pines and evergreen boughs dotted with tiny bobbles look wintry and festive.

Get the recipe: Painted Tree Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Ugly Sweater Cookies

No ugly sweater party is complete without these themed cookies! 

Get the recipe: Ugly Sweater Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Festive Wreath Cookies

These colourful wreaths may look intricate, but all you need is a piping bag with a small star tip to give them their realistic look. 

Get the recipe: Festive Wreath Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Stocking Cookies

White sprinkles give these stockings a fluffy-trim effect.

Get the recipe: Stocking Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Classic Whipped Shortbread

Every bite of these easy-to-make cookies will melt in your mouth. 

Get the recipe: Classic Whipped Shortbread

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Two-Tone Chocolate Chip Cookies

Two buttery chocolate chip cookie doughs—one with an extra hit of chocolate—are baked together to make these scrumptious cookies.

Get the recipe: Two-Tone Chocolate Chip Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Big Fat Molasses Cookies

These soft and cakey molasses cookies are rolled in coarse turbinado sugar for a pleasant crunch and an extra hit of sweetness.

Get the recipe: Big Fat Molasses Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

White Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies

These festive drop cookies are both chewy and crisp.

Get the recipe: White Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Festive Canvas Cookies

Christmas colours add holiday flair to these giant cookies.

Get the recipe: Festive Canvas Cookies

 

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Spiced Ombre Snowflake Cookies

We've added a subtle blend of spices to basic shortbread for extra festive flavour.

Get the recipe: Spiced Ombre Snowflake Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

22 cookie recipes that will score you a spot on Santa’s nice list

Chewy Spiced Double-Chocolate Cookies

These chewy, mildly spiced cookies are covered in a pretty crunchy coating. They may appear soft when they come out of the oven, but they will firm up as they cool.

Get the recipe: Chewy Spiced Double-Chocolate Cookies

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

 

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