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50 Holiday Cookie Recipes: From Easy To Difficult

A lot of my readers email me looking for hard cookie recipes. Isn’t that interesting? I never thought that someone would want to seek out a difficult cookie recipe, but yet… here we are!! I can’t tell you how many recipe requests I get like this and so I wanted to put together a dessert roundup to help those women in need of this type of treat. Personally, a hard cookie recipe is not my cup of tea… err.. flour. But to each his own!  I’ve added a ton of options for you to check out – all filled with different flavor profiles. Hopefully, you will find this roundup right up your alley. 

50 Holiday Cookie Recipes: From Easy To Difficult50 Holiday Cookie Recipes: From Easy To Difficult

Truth be told, this holiday cookie recipe roundup took much longer than I thought. 2 hours later and I’m starving!! Now, I have to find someone to make me one of these hard cookie recipe treats. Bueler? Bueler? LOL  Be sure to click on each link description to find the full recipe instructions. 

Difficult Cookie Recipes
50 Holiday Cookie Recipes: From Easy To Difficult

1. Chocolate-Raspberry Rugelach // 2. Stollen Inspired Spiral Cookies // 3. Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies // 4. Homemade Jingles Cookies // 5. Peppermint Patty Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. // 6. Jolly Santa Cookies

50 Holiday Cookie Recipes: From Easy To Difficult

7. Chocolate Pecan Caramel Cluster Cookies // 8. Chocolate Mint Pudding Cookies // 9. Snowball Cookies // 10. Molasses Spice Cookies // 11. Chocolate Drizzled Cranberry Pistachio Cookies // 12. Cocoa Rouge Meringue Cookies // 13. Ginger Cream Christmas Cookies

50 Holiday Cookie Recipes: From Easy To Difficult

14. Almond Sugar Cookies // 15. Cranberry Orange Cookies // 16. Easy Oreo Truffles // 17. Strawberry Filled Lemon Sandwich Cookies // 18. Eggnog Cookies // 19. Ginger Cookies // 20. Cranberry Noels

50 Holiday Cookie Recipes: From Easy To Difficult

21. Lemon Ricotta Cookies // 22.  Whoopie Pie Recipe // 23. Italian Sugar Cookies // 24. Peanut Butter Cookie Cups // 25. Sugar Cookie and Royal Icing Cookies // 26. Chocolate Chip Snowballs // 27. Christmas Meringue Cookies // 28. Chewy Ginger and Molasses Chocolate Cookies // 29. Christmas Tree Meringues // 30. Red Hot Cookies

50 Holiday Cookie Recipes: From Easy To Difficult

31. Cool Mint OREO Cookie Balls // 32. Chocolate Coated Peppermint Cookies // 33. Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies // 34. Christmas Treats: Cocoa Krispies Reindeer // 35. Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies // 36. Peppermint Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies // 37. Thumbprint Cookies // 38. Peppermint Twist Kiss Cookies

39. Hot Cocoa Cookies // 40. Walnut Chocolate Drop Cookies // 41. Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies – Low Carb and Gluten-Free // 42. Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies // 43. chocolate-peppermint cookies // 44. Oh Christmas Tree // 45. Cream Cheese Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Pillow Cookies // 46. Cookies and Cream Cookies // 47. Double Dark Candy Cane Crunch Cookies // 48. Bite-Sized Chocolate Brownie Cookies with Candy Cane Topping // 49. Cherry Chocolate Blossoms // 50. Lemon Nutmeg Cookies & Sweet Greetings


Which difficult cookie recipe did you like best? Any of these too hard to make? Would love to hear! If you want to check out all of my cookie recipes, be sure to click here

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.