Holiday cookies frosted in white with red and green sugar and sprinkles

Baking cookies with family and friends in a warm, cozy kitchen is the holiday season highlight for which there is no substitute. From classic gingerbread and chocolate chip to snickerdoodles and snowballs, here are the top Swans Down family favorites that can be baked easily from scratch to enjoy fresh from the oven or to box up and give as gifts – and preferably both!

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies Made With Cake Flour

Made-from-scratch gingerbread cookies will fill your house with the spicy aromas of the holiday season. Frost them with funny faces and clothing to make the kids laugh!

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Stack Of Nutella Stuffed Cookies Made With Cake Flour

Chewy and chocolatey, these look fancy, but they’re easy. Rolling cookie dough in confectioner’s sugar pulls moisture from the cookie’s surface, resulting in the delightful cracked and “crinkly” look.

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Holiday Sugar Cookies

The tradition we keep coming back to every year, these simple, classic sugar cookies are a hallmark of the holidays. Get out the cookie cutters and make your favorite shapes.

Chocolate-Drizzled Coffee Shortbread

Chocolate-Drizzled Shortbread Cookies Made With Cake Flour

Flavored with coffee and topped with melted chocolate, these gorgeous shortbread cookies pack nicely in a box or tin to give as gifts.

Snickerdoodle Cookies

snickerdoodle cookies

An American cookie tradition at its best! These vanilla cookies are rolled in cinnamon sugar and full of holiday season flavor loved by kids of all ages.

Chai-Stuffed Vanilla Crinkle Cookies

Chai Stuffed Vanilla Cookies Made With Cake Flour

So pretty! These classic homemade vanilla sugar cookies are dusted with sugar and deliver a delicious burst of chai spice in the center.

Mexican Sprinkle Cookies

Stack Of Mexican Sprinkle Cookies Made With Cake Flour

These festive, easy-to-make sugar cookies are a mainstay in pastry shops in Mexico and beyond. They’re soft and buttery on the inside and covered in crunchy, colorful sprinkles on the outside.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies Made With Cake Flour

There’s truly nothing like a hot, freshly baked, gooey chocolate chip cookie made with Swans Down® Cake Flour. Add walnuts, pecans or peanuts for a nutty version of this beloved comfort cookie.

Icebox Cookies

Sugar Icebox Cookies Made With Cake Flour

Simple and delicious, these holiday cookie classics can be baked from scratch easily and quickly with just a few ingredients.

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies

These delicious bites covered in confectioners’ sugar remind us of snowy winter landscapes no matter what the weather’s like – and they make a beautiful display on a party table. Customize them with your favorite nuts and extract flavorings.