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Cookie Roundup: The 7 Best Cookie Recipes

Cookie Roundup: The 7 Best Cookie Recipes

The holiday season means an entire month dedicated to festive cheer and a kitchen oven on a rotation of turkey, green bean casserole, and baked goods. From cookie bake-offs to holiday parties and cookie swaps, we put together the perfect cookie list for the season.

Instant Holiday Cookie Favorites

Let’s dig into some recipes that will light up the room. We hand-picked these cookie recipes for our cookie roundup because they bring their own flavor and excitement that everyone will love.

Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate cookies are always a crowd favorite, but with this delicious alternative, you can add a yummy, minty twist that everyone will go crazy for. Perfectly blended with our Chocolate Mint Perfect Bar, holiday goers get 14 grams of protein in every bite.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Perfect Bar Cookies

The sweet, familiar smell of peanut butter in the morning has a nutritious kick that will knock everyone’s stockings off! Sprinkled with our Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Perfect Bar, your guests get a delicious blend of 20+ superfoods, unlike any other cookie they’ve tried before.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Paprika Snickerdoodle

No need to guess about your almond and brown rice flour for the perfect gluten-free recipe for this one — we’ve got you covered! Your gluten-free friends will love the snickerdoodle cookie that tasted delicious and is still packed with delicious Peanut Butter Perfect Bar flavor.

Peanut Butter Perfect Bar Cookies

Wanna keep your recipes simple this year? Let this recipe guide your taste buds on a tasty, peanut-buttery cloud with our Peanut Butter Perfect Bar mixed in both the cookie and the sweet glaze drizzled on top.

peanut butter cookies on rack

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Your guests won’t believe you when you say these cookies are both nutritious and give them the superfoods their bodies crave. Each cookie has a  Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cup set to perfection atop each yummy creation.

A tray of peanut butter cup cookies surrounded by Perfect Bar Refrigerated Peanut Butter Cup packs.

Almond Butter Stuffed Mocha Cookies

Did we mention drizzle? This mocha cookie recipe is sure to wake up your taste buds with a chocolate chip drizzle that sends this cookie through the roof. The chocolate cookie dough wraps around the Dark Chocolate Almond Perfect Bar to create a comfort cookie you can’t get enough of.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Sea Salt

Turn your next oatmeal cookie up a notch with Dark Chocolate Almond Perfect Bar topped with sea salt. To all the oatmeal cookie haters out there, prepare to change your tune with this stellar recipe.

With these recipes in your back pocket, and the tricks to making your next cookie recipe vegan- or gluten-free-friendly, there’s no stopping your cookies from being the talk of the town.

Everyone Gather ‘Round the Cookie Table

Do you have a favorite cookie in mind, but you just recently became vegan or realized you’re gluten-free? No one should have to sacrifice their sweet tooth for their dietary restrictions.

Making a Recipe Vegan

When it comes to transforming a traditional holiday cookie into vegan-friendly, you’ll likely only be looking for alternatives to the butter and eggs in the recipe. The butter acts as a helpful fat that keeps the cookie thick and causes the cookie to rise while the eggs hold everything together and create that familiar chewiness we love.

Every recipe will call for different types of fats, so finding the right alternative will sometimes involve a bit of trial and error.

Here are a few ways to vegan-ize your cookie recipe:

  • Utilize Crisco instead of butter when possible.
  • Mixing a tablespoon of flaxseed oil with three tablespoons of water and letting it sit can replace eggs.
  • Use less oil in place of butter because of its water content.
  • Blending around 33% coconut oil with about 67% canola oil could give you the right fatty ratio.
  • Make your batter thicker by using less water if you’re taking out eggs.

Taking Care of That Gluten

Beyond Celiac found that around 1% of the world has been diagnosed with celiac disease, and this number could be higher in the U.S. As you approach the holiday season with the best cookies this town has ever seen, you could also bake for a friend and family member whose body reacts adversely to the gluten protein.

To help the gluten-free person in your life in making their world a little more sweet, the best way to replace all-purpose flour in your cookies is to add an extra egg or egg yolk to the mixture. In addition to brown rice flour or almond flour, an extra egg or yolk can add the leavening you need.

If you’ve had a gluten-free cookie in the past and all that comes to your mind now is a chalky texture, try letting your batter sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. This can help the liquids soak in so when you bite down, you still get to enjoy that moist, creamy finish.

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