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I have selected a few unique holiday cookie recipes to share with you this season. These are easy alternatives to traditional cookie recipes and offer something for everyone… they would be perfect for holiday gifting too! 


Festive Gingerbread Wands

This recipe is a more crispy and sophisticated take on gingerbread. The rolled-out dough is cut with a pizza wheel and then covered with festive sprinkles. Place in a tall drink glass for an attractive (and edible) addition to your holiday table.

Flavorful Walnut Crescent Cookies

These snow-covered crescent moon cookies are dreamy. The spicy and nutty flavor of this recipe is a delightful holiday treat. 

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegans do not have to miss out on the fun of holiday cookies with this recipe 100% free of animal products. If you are a pro at veganism, or just dabbling in a plant-based lifestyle, these decadent cookies pair perfectly with a cold glass of almond or oat milk. The recipe is based on ingredients that you probably have in your pantry. 

A Simple Kwanzaa Cookie

This recipe makes a delicious and guilt-free cookie for your family tradition. It is super simple with only five main ingredients, and is healthy too! The ingredients are all-natural, and higher in fiber and protein. The cookies are also gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and lower-glycemic. Plus, you have the option to use flours made from alternatives to white flour, like rice, beans, nuts, or tubers (cassava, manioc, tapioca, yucca). African superfood grains can be used, such as millet, sorghum, or fonio. 

Easy Hanukkah Rugelach

This recipe for flaky, filled rugelach cookies is perfect for Hanukkah. Once you have made your dough, you can use anything you like for filling — jam, nuts, nutella. And, here is a shortcut version to use if you are short on time. 

Perfect Eggnog Snickerdoodles

This recipe is for the classic favorite snickerdoodle cookie, with a perfect holiday twist — eggnog! The cookies have a hint of nutmeg and a wonderful eggnog flavor perfect for the holiday season.

As you prepare for this holiday season, I hope you get the opportunity to try one of these recipes. Let me know what you think. And, as always, if you have any questions regarding real estate, I am here to help.

Happy December.