32 Coastal Holiday Cookies
Coastal Cutout Cookies
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
Gingerbread Sailors and Mermaids
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.
Cut-Out Butter Cookies
Sugar Sand Cookies
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
Oatmeal Cookies with Orange-Soaked Cranberries
Easy-bake cookies that blend flavors of oranges and cranberries with white chocolate? Simply sublime.
Ginger Sand Dollar Cookies
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
Oregon Chocolate-Cherry Cookies
An indulgent treat for any chocolate lover, these feature a chocolate dough, chocolate morsels, and a chocolate drizzle.
- Recipe: Oregon Chocolate-Cherry Cookies
Graham Cracker Shortbread S’mores
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
Sea Star Butter Cookies
Cranberry and Pistachio Brownie Bites
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.
Nantucket Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies
Caribbean Coffee Cookies
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
Chocolate-Caramel Shortbread Bars
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
Key Lime Bars
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
Spice Island Drop Cookies
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
Eggnog-Scented Springerle Cookies
With only five ingredients, these cookies are straightforward and make a delectable afternoon (or anytime!) snack.
- Recipe: Almond-Lime Zesties
Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Monster Cookies
For a classic cookie that can't be beat (and that's ready in 30 minutes!), this recipe is tops.
Prepared dulce de leche is spooned between these traditional Latin American cornstarch cookies.
- Recipe: Spiced Alfajores
Enjoy delicious Coconut-Almond Biscotti with your favorite Cup of Joe, and you're practically sitting in a quaint Italian café.
- Recipe: Coconut-Almond Biscotti
Hazelnut, Rosemary, and Plum Liner Cookies
This perfect tea-time cookies boats big flavor thanks to hazelnut meal, fresh rosemary, and plum preserves.
Browned Butter & Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Flake Salt
Not your everday chocolate chip cookie. This recipes adds brown sugar and coffee granules to the batter, mixes in rich chunks of semisweet chocolate, and finishes with a light dusting of flake salt. Are you drooling yet?
Salted Macadamia-White Chocolate Bars
If you like macadamia nut cookies, you'll love these white chocolate-macadamia bars.