27 Coastal Holiday Cookies
From snowballs to gingerbread mermaids, we've got every recipe you'll need for a sweet and memorable holiday baking season.
This simple dough is perfect for baking unique cutouts for any occasion. We used palm trees and sea life, but cut them into any shape you like.
- Recipe: Coastal Cutout Cookies
Perhaps the most decadent and delicious biscotti you'll ever taste, one dozen of these make an amazing gift ... if you can stand to part with them.
This dough requires refrigeration, so plan accordingly. To prevent the "flat bottom" look of slice-and-bake cookies, rotate dough occasionally while chilling. When cutting, rotate log a quarter turn after each slice.
- Recipe: Sugar Sand Cookies
Easy-bake cookies that blend flavors of oranges and cranberries with white chocolate? Simply sublime.
Finely chopped crystallized candied ginger and a sprinkling of sugar give a basic sugar cookie something extra. Slivered almonds mimic the look of sand dollars.
- Recipe: Ginger Sand Dollar Cookies
An indulgent treat for any chocolate lover, these feature a chocolate dough, chocolate morsels, and a chocolate drizzle.
- Recipe: Oregon Chocolate-Cherry Cookies
Preparing these simple, tasty treats is a fun activity for the kids.
Serve these bite-sized treats in festive mini cupcake liners.
- Recipe: Coconut Snowballs
Garnish with toasted coconut so your guests won't be in for a surprise when they bite into these gooey, tropical-inspired bars.
- Recipe: Coconut-Pineapple Bars
These fudgy treats—which you can make ahead and freeze in an airtight container, unsliced, for up to three weeks—are an ideal addition to a cocktail party menu.
Instant expresso powder, chocolate morsels, and chopped hazelnuts make these the ideal treat for the coffee lover. Go ahead, have one for breakfast. We won't tell!
- Recipe: Caribbean Coffee Cookies
This grown-up version of a Twix bar features decadent chocolate ganache topped with flaky sea salt.
With hints of vanilla and pecan, all rolled in powdered sugar, these bite-sized delights are just right for a cocktail party. Prepare them a few days in advance so that the bold bourbon flavor has time to mellow.
- Recipe: Bourbon Balls
Bring a taste of the islands to your holiday gathering. Don't skip the fresh lime juice, it makes all the difference in flavoring.
- Recipe: Key Lime Bars
Use a small scoop for drop cookies, so that they will all be the same size and bake evenly. A 1½-inch-diameter scoop is ideal.
- Recipe: Spice Island Drop Cookies
Dip this sweet and spicy biscotti into your morning coffee for a flavorful, festive cup of joe.
- Recipe: Gingerbread Biscotti
With only five ingredients, these cookies are straightforward and make a delectable afternoon (or anytime!) snack.
- Recipe: Almond-Lime Zesties
For a classic cookie that can't be beat (and that's ready in 30 minutes!), this recipe is tops.