Who doesn’t love cookies? I know I do. That’s why I’m sharing not one, but five of my favorite recipes for baking cookies in honor of #NationalCookieDay. I love making cookies during the holiday season, and what better day to do so? 

White Chocolate, Cranberry, and Macadamia Nut Cookies

These cookies are delicious and festive. The first time I made the white chocolate, cranberry, and macadamia nut cookies, I was editing the newsletter for Chico Natural Foods. The cookies had won their holiday cookie competition – and with very good reason. They are sweet without being too sweet. Make lots of them, because they wind up being gobbled up quickly.

Flourless Chocolate Cookies

I made these a few years back, and at my New Years Eve party, my friend’s daughter could not get enough of these. In addition to having no flour, these cookies also have no butter and no oil. These flourless chocolate cookies do have a lot of sugar in them so I save them as very special treats – like the holidays.

“Good Luck” Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Maybe it’s superstition, maybe it really is “magic,” but every time I’ve made these cookies, something wonderful has happened. I just thought about it, and it’s been a little while since I’ve made them, so I think I’m definitely due. Good luck isn’t the only reason to make these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, though. They are delicious, addictive, and fun to make – with or without following the ritual directions.

The Perfect Sugar Cookie Recipe

What’s Christmas time without sugar cookies cut and decorated with frosting and sprinkles? If you know me at all, then you know I get keyed up very easily when things don’t go my way in the kitchen. I’ve tried some sugar cookie recipes where the cookies burn easily or where they’re very difficult to transfer from the counter to the pan without tearing them. This sugar cookie recipe avoids both of these problems, making it perfect for using when children are involved in the creative cookie-making process.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip

Finally, these would go great with an older port you have sitting around if you want a supremely decadent dessert. You don’t have to have any wine, though, to enjoy these fantastic cookies – and these are my all time favorite. Believe me, you’re going to love the flavors of these chocolate peanut butter chip cookies

Please! Share your favorite cookie recipes in the comments. I need ideas for fun cookies to make with my kiddos for us to give as gifts to neighbors and friends!