When the weather gets a chill and family comes to visit, we like to fire up our oven and make all sorts of yummy treats for one another. Today I’m sharing my top 14 cookies to make before the end of 2019 (if possible!). Many of these are family favorites and some recipes are ones we’ve been making since before I was born. All of them are dearly loved. I hope you find a few you’d like to try and I pray that you create special memories with the ones you love in the process.
We’ve been making these since I was just a little girl. These days we use lots of fun shapes and blue and white icing with an array of sprinkles.
Need to make a big batch of cookies with as little fuss as possible? This Cake Mix cookie recipe offers endless quick and easy options!
3 Ingredient Oreo Cookie Balls
Three ingredient Oreo Balls are always a top recipe on Pinterest each year!
Mama’s Pecan Thumbprint Cookies
Mama’s Pecan Thumbprint Cookies are and old fashioned favorite.
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are what I go to whenever I am bringing cookies to a party or event. People are always surprised to see our beloved cake in cookie form!
These Snowball Pecan Nougat cookies are sold in stores this time of year, but once you try homemade you’ll be spoiled!
World’s Best Chewy Sugar Cookies
If you love the chewy sugar cookie from those cookie stores, you’ll love these!
Iced Oatmeal cookies will thrill the traditionalist on your list! (like me)
Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies
Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies are my husband’s favorite.
Tender M & M Oatmeal Cookie Bars
I love a good bar cookie and this simple recipe is my favorite! It begins with baking mix (such as Bisquick) and tastes of butter and brown sugar!
Butter Pecan Shortbread Chippers
Shortbread lovers will flip over Butter Pecan Chocolate Chippers!
These classic spritz cookies are surprisingly simple to make!
These soft ginger cookies are my daughter’s favorite!
Chocolate Chip Cloud Cookies begin with eggs and sugar – simple ingredients create a magical cookie light as clouds!
Amid the hustle and bustle this time of year, may we keep our focus on our blessings of faith, family and friends and give the gift of time to each whenever possible.
Do you think these would work with M&M Minis or even regular M&Ms (Christmas colors!)?
I am the misplaced Southerner from AL no more so than during this time of year. I have always been the baker in my family and as we get older our family get smaller. I loved southern Christmas’s I made homemade cookies, candy, pies, cakes and cheese balls or logs as gifts. People here in Colorado do not do this as much as we did in the south. Miss the traditions we grew up with as well as my friends from Alabama.
Sorry, was just emailing to tell you I have made the Spritz, I am a shortbread freak. I now have all the folks in my family loving them also. My son-in-law in NE loves them when I put strawberry jelly or jam in the center, use a baby spoon to make a little depressed area in the center. I make red and green for Christmas, in the fall I use colored icing for orange, burnt red, and light chocolate to make the brown ones. Never thought to use sprinkles how do you get them to stick, I tried to add red and green for Christmas color sugar it just fell off. I iced a few with green and used red hots for the berries, my daughter did white ribbons. She is more talented than I am. Trying another batch or two tomorrow just hope I have all ingredients.
I really enjoy all the insight you put into your messages. Thank you for those and all your wonderful recipes. God Bless You and Yours, Landra Merry Christmas from Colorado!!
Yummy! I was looking for some new cookie recipes! Thanks!
I hope you find some new favorites Peggy!!
I used special k instead of the cornflakes to make the peanut butter cookies. Worked great.
I have added so many of these recipes to my baking this year. I send two trays
every year with my son to work. They absolutely love them. Merry Christmas
to you and your family.
How wonderful!!! Thank you so much for giving some of my recipes a try and including them in all of your holiday celebrations!!!
Have a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year
Wishing the same to you and yours Barbara!!!
I guess I have missed something along the line –why is Southern plate now Christy’s recipes?
It’s not, I just change the name on my emails whenever the mood hits 😉 Look up at the logo on top of the page, facebook, all my social media, this web address, Southern Plate is still Southern Plate :). I actually own that trademark, too. In the past, I’ve sent my emails from Christy Jordan, Christy, and SouthernPlate. I was feeling silly a week or so ago and sent it from Christy’s Recipes and my open rate shot way up, lol. I also send emails for my Bible study so I’m sending two emails each day, some are Bible emails and some are my recipe emails 🙂
I made the soft ginger cookies yesterday. Wow! This will be a keeper. My Aunt Cill also makes the red velvet cookies alot because they are her grandchildren favorite.
I am so glad you liked them Shannon!!!
I used special k instead of the cornflakes to make the peanut butter cookies. Worked hteat