For most of us, one of the best parts of the holiday season is all the yummy food. From Thanksgiving dinner to all the holiday sweets and treats on offer in the month following, it’s the tastiest time of year. But nothing conjures up warm holiday memories for me so much as making a few batches of cookies to share with my family and friends.
My mom didn’t love baking, but every year she still dutifully made trays of gingerbread people with my sister and me to deliver to the neighbors. These days, whether I’m rolling out cookie dough to cut into festive shapes or dropping spoonfuls of soft, chocolate-filled dough on a sheet pan, nothing makes me feel warmer inside.
This year, I looked to Pinterest to find the most popular cookie recipes out there. And from new, unique treats like cheesecake-filled cookie cups to old classics like snowball cookies, these sweets totally deliver on flavor and holiday flair.