These ten favorite holiday cookie recipes are a hit in my family and has been for years. They all make great holiday gifts too. Just click the name of the cookie to go to the recipe. Enjoy!

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Molasses Cookies. These cookies will make your house smell wonderful while in the oven and they make a great gift.


Sugar Cookies. Children love to help decorate these cookies. They will be a favorite for years to come.


Southern Sour Cream Pecan Cookies. A Southern treat your friends will love.

Gingersnap Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies.  Made with spices and molasses. Wonderful with coffee.


Shortbread Cookies or Tea Cakes. These cookies will just melt in your mouth.

Perfect Snickerdoodles (3)

Perfect Snickerdoodles. Sugar and cinnamon make these cookies delicious.


Mexican Wedding Cookies. These cookies are always a favorite at Christmas.

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Gingerbread Man Cookies. Every child will love these cookies and love to help decorate them.


Oatmeal Treats. One of the best oatmeal cookies you will ever eat!


Holiday Pfeffernusse Cookies. A spicy German recipe made with black pepper and rolled in powdered sugar.

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  1. Mildred Trafford says:

    Are all these cookie recipes in your latest cookbook which by the way I want to order after Christmas since I know there won’t be one under my tree !!!!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      They are in the first one, Mildred. The Sweet Things Cookbook. The latest one is Down Home Dishes and it is casseroles, skillet meals, crockpot, etc.

  2. Eulah Southard says:

    I would like a recipe for a really good rum cake.Thanks

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      There is a recipe for Butterscotch Rum Cake posted under cakes on this site Eulah. You can use the search box or look on the right hand side of any page and click on the red box that says cakes. They are all posted there.

  3. Sallie Robinson says:

    Thanks dear these are just in time (Y)

  4. Rose Clark says:

    Love your website and delicious recipes. Do you happen to have a brownie recipe, called “Triple Chocolate Brownie”? It contained few ingredients, was very fast to make and delicious. They were kind of a “wet brownie”. The chocolate was chips, cocoa, and chocolate frosting. I gave the recipe out (long time ago), never got it back, and had no written it down. I’ll be so grateful if you have such a recipe. THANK YOU, and Merry Christmas.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      There are some brownie recipes on the site but not that one Rose.

  5. Oh, and the tine that the Pfeffernusse cookies are stored in? I have the same tin. Got it in the late 80’s with cookies at a grocery store…now it stores zippers in my sewing room 🙂

  6. Can’t wait to try these. especially gingersnaps, molasses, snickerdoodles, Mexican wedding cookies….my mouth is watering just thinking of all this goodness! I am going to be busy 🙂

  7. Anna Bennett says:

    That all look so awesome. I have to share them with all of my Family & Friends. There are some that have Facebook & some that don’t. Thank you for sharing your Recipes with us.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Merry Christmas and thank you Anna for sharing. I hope you have a great holiday and enjoy the cookies.

  8. I will share this on my Timeline. All the cookies look so good. Thank you for posting them.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you Pat!

  9. mary hamilton says:

    thank you for those great recipes on your blog.i plan on making some for Christmas .I want to try your seven layer cookies mary