The Best Brand-New Holiday Cookies to Make With Us This Year

2020 has been the year of baking — that's for sure. But the best baking season is now upon us, and we're so excited it's time for 12 Days of Cookies again.

December 01, 2020
Citrus Crinkle Cut Cookies

Citrus Crinkle Cut Cookies

We've baked a lot this year. Maybe you made sourdough bread in March. Or a garden focaccia in the spring. And we bet you found something to bake with the many apples you picked this fall. But now the coziest, most festive baking season is here — and we could not be more excited to get back into our aprons.

Each year, we bring you 13 brand-new cookie recipes for our annual 12 Days of Cookies package (day 13 is a bonus cookie!). And this year we're spreading the cookie joy even more, with live classes highlighting the recipes on the Food Network Kitchen app. Here are five cookies in this year's batch that you can make, share or even ship this month — and bake with us LIVE! Tap "remind me" in the app so you don't miss a class. And get the rest of the recipes in our 12 Days of Cookies line-up here.

Food Network Kitchen's Citrus Crinkle Cookies (above)

Choose your own adventure with this classic cookie technique — you can flavor these lemon, lime or orange and color them to match.

Make these cookies with Nikki Scott live on the app.

Food Network Kitchen’s Double-Stuffed Gingerbread Cookies, as seen on Food Network.


Food Network Kitchen’s Double-Stuffed Gingerbread Cookies, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Renee Comet

Renee Comet

There is nothing better than chewy cookies filled with a delicious frosting. Eddie's takes warming gingerbread and adds a cookie butter spread for a dessert that is both nostalgic and over-the-top.

Make these cookies with Eddie live on the app.

Erin McDowell's Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Erin McDowell's Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

Erin Jeanne McDowell's Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Mimicking everyone's favorite indulgent breakfast treat, these adorable cookies are rolled tightly and then covered with as much as icing as you like (and we like a lot!).

Make these cookies with Erin live on the app.

Vallery Lomas Butterscotch Blondies

Vallery Lomas Butterscotch Blondies

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

Vallery Lomas's Butterscotch Blondies

Salty-sweet baked goods always have people coming back for more, and this bar cookie just might be the pinnacle of this flavor combo. Browned butter, white chocolate chips, pecans, dried cranberries and a butterscotch drizzle pack a ton of flavor and texture into each bite.

Make these cookies with Vallery live on the app.

Food Network Kitchen’s Slice-and-Bake Italian Rainbow Cookies.

Food Network Kitchen’s Slice-and-Bake Italian Rainbow Cookies.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

If you crave the almond and jammy flavors of these traditionally cakey, layered cookies, but would love to simplify the process, this is the cookie for you. It reimagines the Italian-American delight as a slice-and-bake sugar cookie that gets a quick dip in chocolate spiked with raspberry extract.

Make these cookies with Ali Clarke live on the app.

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