26 Holiday Cookies for Chocolate Lovers

Whether you’re a fan of milk or dark chocolate, these treats deserve a spot on your holiday cookie plate!

November 09, 2021

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Triple Chocolate Cookies

Bobby's intense cookies are a chocolate lover's dream. They feature bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, semisweet chocolate and even white chocolate.

Get the Recipe: Triple Chocolate Cookies

Brownie Cookies

If you always call dibs on the crusty corner pieces of the brownie pan, these rich cookies are for you. Tender on the inside, they're crunchy and chewy on the outside. In fact, you might never bake regular brownies again.

Get the Recipe: Brownie Cookies

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

Inspired by the elegant, glossy candies of the same name, these cookies deserve a place on your buffet — on a pedestal. Treat your guests (and yourself) to high-quality cherries like Luxardo or Amarenda for the best, deepest flavor.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

Chocolate Coconut Balls

Alton asks, "Can a mere five ingredients truly deliver holiday bliss? Answer: If the ingredients are chocolate, coconut, macadamia nuts, condensed milk and almond extract...yes! Park a tin or two of these jewels under the tree and make someone's year."

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Coconut Balls

Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars

This cream-cheese-and-chocolate-layered cookie is a winner. Add it to your holiday spread for a treat that everyone will enjoy.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars

Garam Masala-Chocolate Gingerbread

Aarti adds subtle spice to ginger cookies with a touch of garam masala.

Get the Recipe: Garam Masala-Chocolate Gingerbread

No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies

Katie Lee's addictive cookies (inspired by her great-aunt's favorite holiday treat for guests) require just four ingredients — which you likely already have in your pantry. And because you don't need the oven to make them, you can whip these nostalgic bites up while a different batch of cookies is baking.

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate-Cherry Drop Cookies

The best way to satisfy your sweet tooth? Add dried cherries and chocolate chunks to your cookies!

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Cherry Drop Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Katie Lee's pillowy, creamy cookie sandwiches prove that chocolate and mint were made for each other. Roll the edges in crushed candy canes to make these extra festive for the holidays.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Crispy Chocolate-Mint Cookies

Not a fan of chewy, gooey chocolate chip cookies? Valerie’s recipe calls for perfectly thin and crispy — with a hint of peppermint for the holidays.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Chocolate-Mint Cookies

Super Yummy Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Anne is a dark-chocolate fan so she chops it up with walnuts to make these oatmeal cookies nice and chunky. Top them with a sprinkle of sea salt to give them a little something special.

Get the Recipe: Super Yummy Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

French Double Chocolate Sable Cookies

Sable means "sandy" in French, and our classic French Double Chocolate Sable Cookies are a crumbly chocolate shortbread. To keep them nice and sandy, be careful not to overmix the dough.

Get the Recipe: Double Chocolate Sable Cookies (France)

Mint Chocolate Truffles

Ree's chocolate truffle mixture is so scrumptious you might be tempted to eat it with a spoon. A melted milk chocolate coating gives them a smooth finish, and a sprinkling of coarse sugar will add crunch to every chocolate-filled bite.

Get the Recipe: Mint Chocolate Truffles

Dark Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Toasted Almond Cream

This soft sandwich cookie brings Alex back to her childhood: "We didn't have much chocolate over the holidays, so I always find a recipe like this refreshing during my holiday season. The little touches — the lemon zest and cinnamon — are holiday flavors to me," she says.

Get the Recipe: Dark Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Toasted Almond Cream

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies with Currants

Stir chewy currants and bittersweet chocolate chips into a chocolate cookie dough for a truly great dessert.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies with Currants

Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

Alton rolls two doughs together, chocolate and peppermint, to make a festive slice-and-bake cookie.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

Throwdown Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bobby's ideal chocolate chip cookie is crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside — and appropriate any time of the year, especially on a holiday cookie platter. These fit the bill perfectly.

Get the Recipe: Throwdown Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Ree’s candy coated chocolate cookie is perfectly dunkable in milk or hot cocoa!

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Cocoa Thumbprints

Make a chocolate thumbprint cookie then fill the middle as you wish with colorful holiday decorations like mini marshmallows, sprinkles and candy.

Get the Recipe: Cocoa Thumbprints

German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Sunny starts with a basic cookie recipe and then adds in cocoa powder, chocolate chips, coconut and pecans to give it the German chocolate cake twist. It's a simple treat that's ready in just 30 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Dark Chocolate Truffles

Tyler knows a perfect chocolate truffle can turn a holiday dessert into something much more special. "It’s that little bite of chocolate where you can truly appreciate the mouth-feel and flavors that make truffles a unique and special holiday treat."

Get the Recipe: Dark Chocolate Truffles

Dark Chocolate Chai Cookies

Indulge your love of chai with these scrumptious cookies. A tea syrup gives them all the flavor you're craving.

Get the Recipe: Dark Chocolate Chai Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Ron's chewy chocolate cookies are completely flour-free. Folding chocolate into a meringue base means your freshly baked cookies will have a shiny crust but will still be gooey inside.

Get the Recipe: Ron's Gluten-Free Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Shortbread with White Chocolate Sauce

Alex Guarnaschelli's simple, chocolate-y shortbread cookies are perfect for gift giving or for entertaining.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Shortbread with White Chocolate Sauce

Cinnamon-Spiced Hot Chocolate Cookies

A hit of cayenne perks up these Mexican-inspired cookies from Aaron Sanchez. Crushed almonds and a drizzle of dulce de leche are decadent additions.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon-Spiced Hot Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies

When you need an intense chocolate experience in cookie form, this is the recipe for you.

Get the Recipe: Super Gooey Chocolate Drops

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