Christmas in July: The Giant List of Cookie Recipes

My mother (Sharon) is known for her Christmas cookie platters. If you’re lucky enough to get one of these puppies for the holidays, you have days of scrumptious treats to look forward to. She starts baking weeks before Christmas to prepare, often baking all day to fill the freezer with cookies for Christmas. Here are the results from one such baking marathon day:

Christmas Cookie Marathon

That’s my Grandma, who was helper for the day (she’s a wiz in the kitchen as well), and my Pappy, who was the official taste-tester for the day.  Your eyes do not deceive you: there are at least TEN different kinds of cookies pictured in this photograph!!! I’m trying to follow in my mother’s footsteps, and my cookie party last December was a hit, but there can be only one Christmas Cookie Queen: and that title definitely goes to my mom!

Of course, we have some tried-and-true cookie recipes that make an appearance every year. Tomorrow, we’re going to share a chocolate chip cookie recipe that is to die for and will be part of the cookie roster for sure come December. So you definitely want to stay tuned for that one! And don’t worry – the infamous Nasty Jello Cookies will not be part of the cookie platters this year – or any year.

We have a ton of cookies on our list to test, though. Pinterest is definitely a blessing for finding options. I wanted to bring Pinterest to you today, right here on our blog. It’s Christmas in July! Here’s my giant list of cookies I want to test out for this holiday season:

Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies

Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Dark Chocolate Merlot Cookies

Knock You Naked Cookie Bars

Chocolate Rolo Cookies

Cake Mix and Cool Whip Cookies

Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies

Three-Ingredient Nutella Cookies

     Fluffernutter        Cookies

Cherry-Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Melted Hot Cocoa Cookies

Quick Mix Chocolate Cookies

Gluten-Free Tiramisu Cookies

Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Icing

Dulche de Leche Sandwich Cookies

Gooey Fudgy Brownie Cookies

Butterfinger Chunk Cookies

Sweet Pecan Pie Cookies

Apple Cider Caramel Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

Award-Winning Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

Vermont Maple Meringues

Dipped Hazelnut Shortbread

Homemade Milano Cookies

Christmas “Crack” Toffee

Skinny Honey Lemon Bars

Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Cookies

Two-Ingredient Chocolate PB Cookies

Double Chocolate M&M Cookies

Key Lime Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Butterscotch Cashew Bars

Chocolate Chip Cloud Cookies

Rootbeer Cookies with Rootbeer Frosting

Chewy Butterscotch Cookies

Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Bars

Copycat Tagalong Cookies

Chewy Molasses Sandwich Cookies

White Chocolate Filled Snickerdoodles

And I found these all on Pinterest! So, a hearty THANK YOU to the people who pinned them, making them show up in my stream: Susan Leahy, Marie Danielle, Jill Stafford, Amanda Reese, Chré Parnell, Amy Brewer Roe, Terri Smith, Ann Ford, Maureen Rust, Farah Mahmood Al Zobaidi, Wendy Ouellette, Lauren Saliceti, MaryBeth Latham, Katharine Orlando, Larry-julie Welch, Sharon Fulton, Kati Heileson, Melanie Moore, Chels Rief, Anna Fusaro Cusumano, Beverly Mauws-Olson, Sharon Jason-Tyler, Amanda Scott, Meredith Lefforge, Dilly Ward, Silver Starz, and James H. Carter II. I know it’s a long list, but these guys and gals all have awesome boards on Pinterest, so definitely check them out if you’re looking for new people to follow.

So there you have it – my list of Christmas cookie recipes to test between now and December! Looks like a pretty tasty Christmas in July to me.

What cookie recipes are missing from my list above? Leave a comment with your favorite Christmas cookie recipe (or a link to the recipe on your blog if you have one)!

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