Tis the season for sweets and cookies galore so it’s a good thing today is Bake Cookies Day!
One of my favorite memories growing up was when my mom, sister and I would go over to my grandma’s house and all bake cookies. My great aunt was usually there as well and we would spend the entire day baking cookies for every Christmas celebration that year.
We would make Peanut Butter Blossoms, M&M cookies, spritz cookies, and more!
My sister and I would have to make sure that we each got to put the same number of Hershey’s kisses in the peanut blossoms and we’d sneak as many extra kisses and M&Ms as we could. It was one of my favorite traditions growing up.
I don’t get this same big baking day anymore but I usually try to make a batch or two of a cookie that I can eat and enjoy during the holidays, while there are often other treats that don’t fit within my dietary restrictions. With that said, I did a little scoping around Pinterest and these are my top contenders…
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What are your favorite cookies to bake this time of year?
Do you have a cookie baking day?
I appreciate the gluten-free/dairy-free cookie ideas! These aren’t easy to come by.
Agreed! I can’t eat either, so they’re a must for me! 🙂
I’ve been wanting to bake some cookies but have simply been procrastinating. You’ve inspired me.
I love that you found healthier recipes for cookies! They all look delicious.
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Yum! I agree–its hard for me to find yummy cookies to bake that are dairy free and gluten free (and egg free if my niece is having some) but these look like some great options!
Every year, my sisters, my niece, my aunt, and my mom get together shortly after Thanksgiving and bake Christmas cookies as a kick off to the Christmas season! We used to do it with my grandmother so we continued the tradition!
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Those all look so yummy!! I miss making cookies with my mom now that I live several states away. Merry Christmas!
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Oh my goodness, these all look amazing! I’m going to have to pin and try them myself 😀
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Aww, this is such a sweet story! My grandmother passed down a Santa Claus cookie recipe and memories of eating them every year at her house are some of my favorites from childhood!
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Im actually making cookies for our neighbors today! I found super cute holiday cookie cutters at hobby lobby!
My mom is not a fan of baking cookies (unneeded sugar) but that was mainly due to how many we would receive from others! My favorite are the ritz crackers that are made into peanut butter sandwiches and then dipped in chocolate. A little sweet, a little salty, and absolutely perfect.
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Those look fantastic!!! Merry Christmas & Hapoy New Year to you. XO
The first picture makes me want to go in the kitchen and bake some cookies for me and my BF. I should learn how to bake more often but the several times, I have tried, I ended up eating everything when it was still warm. Should give it a try now that I have more time on my hands this holiday.