With the holiday season comes lots and lots of holiday baking. These ten holiday cookie recipes below are a great place to start. Perfect for bringing to gatherings, gifting to neighbors, or simply enjoying yourself, a warm batch of freshly baked cookies is hard to beat. Follow the recipes below to make your own — we already know that your friends and family will be thanking you! From traditional to not-so-traditional, try your hand (baking mitt?) at them all.
Giant Soft Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting
Forget the store-bought sugar cookies this year and make your own super soft batch at home.
Find the recipe at Heather Homemade.
Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Nutella Cookies
These delicious cookies have a little bit of everything in them, including Nutella!
Find the recipe at Diethood.
Cherry Pecan Cookies
Topped with a chewy cherry and crunchy pecans, you can't go wrong with this recipe.
Find the recipe at American Heritage Cooking.
Red Velvet Peppermint Crinkle Cookies
Everybody loves red velvet — so when you combine it with crushed candy canes, you know it will be a hit.
Find the recipe at Cookin' Cowgirl.
Lime-Glazed Shortbread Cookies
A little lime zest can go a long (and delicious) way!
Find the recipe at Shape.
Hot Cocoa Cookie
Literally oozing with chocolate, these yummy cookies are nearly impossible to stop eating once you start.
Find the recipe at Pip and Ebby.
Caramel Russian Tea Cakes
Up the ante this year with your Russian tea cakes by making using this caramel infused recipe.
Find the recipe at My Kitchen Craze.
Gingersnap Crinkle Cookies
It's not officially the holidays without some gingersnap cookies in the house.
Find the recipe at Baked by Rachel.
Peppermint Shortbread Cookies
These mint cookies have an awesome crunch to them.
Find the recipe at Mom On Timeout.
Sunny's Holiday PB and J Thumbprints
These cookies taste like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and they look impressive too!
Find the recipe at Food Network.This post was originally published on My Cupcake Addiction - Elise Strachan