6 award-winning holiday cookie recipes

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  • December 5, 2017

The results are in! After combing through 1,000 entries, the Go Bold with Butter team has crowned this year’s holiday cookie recipe winners.

From gingerbread to chocolate to mulled cider, each festive cookie features a delicious new take on classic flavors and shapes. These butter-rich treats all taste great with a tall glass of cold milk.


Sugar cookies with frosting in stocking shapes

First Prize Winner: Mulled Cider & Oatmeal Cut-Outs

These utterly delectable treats are full of holiday spice and everything nice. So break out every shape of cookie cutter you’ve got!


Round peanut butter cookies with frosting and chopped nuts on top

Second Prize Winner: Sweet Spot Peanut Butter Cookies

These buttery, caramel-filled peanut butter cookies stand apart with their pretty white chocolate and peanut garnish.


Red and green frosted cookies in cube shapes

Third Prize Winner: Festive Shortbread Bon Bons

Want to present bite-sized gifts of rich shortbread? These are covered in smooth frosting for a candy-like appearance.


Sandwich cookies with cream filling

Undeniably Dairy Prize Winner: Chocolate Gingerdoodle Sandwich Cookies

This rich, decadent cookie contains everyone’s favorite holiday spices, which must be why it tastes so good!


Chocolate sandwich cookies with white cream in the middle

Undeniably Dairy Honorable Mention: Chocolate Tiramisu Cream Sandwich Cookies

It’s the classic dessert combo of chocolate, coffee and cream, and it’s a crowd-pleaser.


Chocolate covered cookies with cherries in the middle

Honorable Mention: Chocolate 'N Almond Buried Cherry Cookies

The classic cherries-and-almonds combo are elevated with a luscious coat of chocolate.