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A baker's dozen: Holiday cookie recipes

13 Recipes
A baker’s dozen: Holiday cookie recipes
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

The ultimate wedding cookie

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 5 dozen cookies

Banbury tarts

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Makes about 5 dozen cookies

Butter cookies

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Makes about 6 dozen (3- to 4-inch) cookies

Coffee-walnut cookies

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 5 1/2 dozen cookies

Czechoslovakian nut bars

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Makes 30 bars

Brown butter pecan shortbread

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 24 cookies

Gingerbread people

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Makes 3 1/2 dozen

Maple pecan pie bars

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Makes 2 to 3 dozen bars, depending on size

Sugar and spice cookie

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies

Holiday kids cookies

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes about 2 ½ dozen (4-inch) cookies

Vegan Linzer cookies

Time 1 hour
Yields This makes about 1½ dozen (2½ inch) cookies

Almond biscotti

Time 3 hours
Yields Makes 16 large biscotti

Hazelnut chocolate orange biscotti

Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Yields Makes 16 biscotti


Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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