The holidays are a great time for cookies! They make for the perfect party theme, treat at home, and even great neighbor gifts. I made it my mission to find the perfect sugar cookie recipe that would be perfect for variations. After a few rounds of testing, I nailed it down and came up with 4 super tasty variations on the beloved classic sugar cookie. For my basic Holiday Sugar Cookie recipe, click here.
The first variation is a Peppermint Twist Candy Cookie. It’s amazing how far a little peppermint extract goes. I love it in this variation – it’s just enough, but not too much. Get the recipe here.
The next variation is my Snowflake Snickerdoodle. Who can resist cinnamon and sugar during the holidays? Especially when it comes to baking. I really love these as snowflakes as well. A little royal icing detail really makes them pop. Get the recipe here.
Next up is the Maple Pecan Present Cookie with Penuche Icing. This might just be my favorite. Maple and pecan go together like butter and toast. The Icing is also a favorite. I use it all throughout the holiday season and it was especially good on these cookies. Get the recipe here.
Finally, we have the Salted Caramel Chocolate Stockings. Salted caramel on a chocolate cookie?! Sold!!! This recipe is a perfect example of how switching up just a few different ingredients can completely transform a recipe while keeping the method nearly identical. I had a lot of fun with this one. Get the recipe here.
Now if those recipes don’t inspire you to get baking, then I don’t know what will! Happy December!