The Best Cookie Recipes To Swap, Bake, Mail, and Eat This Holiday Season

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Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Hazelnut-Chocolate Linzer Cookies Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Vanilla Bean Peppermint Meringue Kisses Recipe (Gluten Free)  | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Gingerbread Snowflakes Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Cookies Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind |  Iced Oatmeal Lace Cookie Recipe  | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Cacao Nib and Walnut Cocoa Rochers Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind |  Embossed Cookies Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Marcela Valladolid's Polvorones Cookie Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Hola Jalapeno's Polvorones Cookie Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind |  Chocolate Cornflake Clusters Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookie Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind |  Coconut Honey Lace Cookie Recipes | https://saltandwind.com
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Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Sugar & Charm's Classic Christmas Cookies Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Baking The Good's Cardamom Coconut Cookie Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Toasted Coconut Orange Icebox Cookie Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookie Reicpe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Displaced Housewife's Chewy Chocolate Cookies With Peppermint Buttercream Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Bojon Gourmet Uber Chocolate Cookie Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind |  Noni's Italian Walnut Shortbread Cookie Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Chocolate Biscotti Italian Holiday Cookie Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Zaleti Cornmeal Currant Italian Holiday Cookie Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | {Torta Sbrisolona} Italian Almond Cornmeal Cookie Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Classic Madeleine Cookie Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
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20 Perfect Holiday Cookies | saltandwind.com @saltandwind | Classic Madeleine Cookie Reicpe | https://saltandwind.com

No need to check this list twice: we've rounded up a batch of cookies that absolutely must make an appearance on your holiday table (and will definitely end up on your Instagram).

This selection of recipes hit all the requisite holiday cookie flavors -- molasses, ginger, sugar, spice. And also we made sure they're doable for anything from a cookie swap to a mega baking session. In other words, all the doughs can be made in advance, all can be frozen (except the meringues), and all are easy to gift.

In fact, they're all able to hold up in the mail -- we recommend wrapping them in paper in a cookie box and then placing the cookie box in a shipping container -- with the exception of the lace cooke and the meringues, which are best within a few days of being baked.

From tried-and-true crowd pleasers to creative twists, gluten free and vegan to classics remade, here are more than twenty cookies that are so worth the effort!


Photo by Pavel Gramatikov

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