The Pioneer Woman's Best Cookie Recipes for Holiday Baking Season

Celebrate the most-merry time of year with Ree Drummond's collection of cookies, ideal for family baking marathons and impressive edible gifts.

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Mint Brownie Bites

As refreshing as they are decadent, these minty treats are a cinch to prepare and make a perfect holiday gift.

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Christmas Cake Cookies

After the dough rests for a few hours in the fridge, these cookies bake up light, soft and puffy, not at all crispy.

Get the Recipe: Christmas Cake Cookies

Shortcut Peppermint Bark

Hidden inside the white chocolate robe is a mint-flavored chocolate sandwich cookie you know and love.

Get the Recipe: Shortcut Peppermint Bark

Christmas Cherries

Colorful candied cherries add a seasonal touch to these buttery thumbprints.

Get the Recipe: Christmas Cherries

Chocolate Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate lovers, this one is for you. To a rich cocoa base, Ree adds two kinds of chips — semisweet and white chocolate — which together promise a hefty bite of decadence.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Blanket the cookie dough balls in a mound of powdered sugar to achieve a gorgeous snowy effect. The crinkling happens as the cookies bake and expand.

Get the Recipe: Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

If you think you don't have time to make Christmas cookies this year, make these cookies. They're made with just two (store-bought) ingredients and ready to eat in 25 minutes flat.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Coconut Lime Butter Cookies

With both lemon and lime juice and zest in the cookie dough and icing, there's no shortage of bright citrus flavor in these sweet, moist bites.

Get the Recipe: Coconut Lime Butter Cookies

Cornflake Wreaths

Similar to crispy rice treats, these colorful beauties are made with crunchy cornflakes and gooey marshmallows.

Get the Recipe: Cornflake Wreaths

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Breakfast for dessert or dessert for breakfast? You decide when it comes to these simply iced cookies.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Holiday Haystacks

It takes only a handful of ingredients to make these crunchy-sweet treats. The best part, though, is that there's no rules when it comes to forming the haystacks; no matter how they're dropped onto the baking sheets, they'll turn out looking perfect.

Get the Recipe: Holiday Haystacks

Brownie Cookies

Why have one dessert when you can have two, right? This brownie-cookie hybrid brings the fudgy chocolate interior of a brownie to a two-bite cookie.

Get the Recipe: Brownie Cookies

Crazy Cookies

Peanut butter, coffee, chocolate candies, rice cereal and nuts — they're all packed inside these buttery, easy-to-make cookies.

Get the Recipe: Crazy Cookies

Angel Sugar Cookies

There's just a splash of vanilla extract in these fan-favorite cookies; they are filled with the rich, craveable flavors of butter and sugar. When it comes to baking them, Ree urges you, "Don't overbrown!" Follow her lead and aim for just nine to 11 minutes in the oven.

Get the Recipe: Angel Sugar Cookies

White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

It takes just six everyday ingredients to bake and decorate these too-cute cookies, each slathered with silky melted white chocolate.

Get the Recipe: White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

It's up to you to either stick with Ree's classic batter or dress it up for added taste and texture, as she explains, "Add 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts to the flour mixture if you'd like a nutty flavor and crunch."

Get the Recipe: Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

Yummy Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Thanks to Ree's candy-dotted cookie dough — laced with both chocolate-hazelnut spread and peanut butter — you can have warm cookies on demand, anytime. From the chilled log, just slice off as many as you need and bake them for a few minutes.

Get the Recipe: Yummy Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Everything Cookies

Three kinds of chewy dried fruit and crunchy pecans add welcome texture to Ree's 5-star treats.

Get the Recipe: Everything Cookies

Hand Cookies

Ree's daughter and her friends let the shape of their hands dictate the shape of these orange-laced cookies. Afterward, they decorated them with colorful glazes and edible decorations.

Get the Recipe: Hand Cookies

Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Transform classic chocolate chippers with one important ingredient: malted milk powder. It delivers a warm, slightly nutty flavor that pairs well with the chocolate chips in each cookie.

Get the Recipe: Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Dough, 2 Cookies

Chocolate lovers? Fruit fanatics? Ree's recipe will please both palates. Her secret is a versatile base dough, which she halves. She adds chocolate and pecans to one half and dried cherries and lime zest to the other to create a duo of cookie varieties.

Get the Recipe: One Dough, Two Cookies

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