A Baker’s Dozen Recipes for New Year’s Eve Cookies

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December 31 is a date synonymous with social gatherings, fireworks, champagne and a variety of other fun traditions. If you’re hosting a party this year—or if you simply feel like indulging your sweet tooth during 2023’s home stretch—baking up some New Year’s Eve cookies is a great way to turn the page on the calendar!

We’ve rounded up a baker’s dozen worth of recipes for New Year’s Eve cookies to try out as you ring in 2024:

Big & Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies

An ambitious take on an all-time classic, this recipe provides chewy and delicious cookies jam-packed with crunchy walnuts and semisweet chips.

Neapolitan Checkerboard Cookies

These colorful cookies offer a vanilla-strawberry-chocolate triple whammy designed to knock your tastebuds out.

Earl Grey Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate-Orange Filling

The winner of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s 21st Annual Holiday Cookie Contest, these tea-riffic treats can be made with gluten-free flour.

Champagne Star Cookies

When you’re waiting for the clock to strike midnight, these celebratory pastries pair perfectly with your glass of bubbly!

Peanut Butter Monster Cookies

Easy to make and always a hit, these monsters are anything but scary! This recipe offers an optional coconut flavor boost to add an extra layer of deliciousness.

Funfetti Cookies

With “fun” right there in the name, you know these colorful, sprinkle-infused cookies are going to be enjoyable!

Italian Sugar Cookies

Relatively simple and quick to make, these tiny delicacies can have additional flavors and colored icings added to them to augment their flavor and festiveness.

Chocolate Peppermint Snaps

Offering a delicious blend of two great flavors, these minty treats can be made in under 30 minutes which makes them yummy and convenient!

Trail Mix Cookies

Crammed with toasted nuts, dried fruit, hearty oats and chocolate, these dynamic delicacies have a lot to offer in the taste and nutrient departments.

No-Bake Almond Butter Bars

While your oven is working on something else, you can create these no-bake treats that include honey, vanilla and crunchy graham cracker crumbs.

Bourbon-Caramel Cookies

Offering a hint of nutmeg in addition to brown sugar, flakey sea salt and creamy caramel goodness, these cookies are a great way to wrap up the holiday season.

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

Featuring caramel, pecans, chocolate and cookie dough, these treats have plenty to offer cookie connoisseurs of all levels.

Vanilla Meringue Cookies

At under 30 calories apiece, these light treats are a guilt-free way to celebrate the end of the year and get a head start on any fitness resolutions you have for the new one!

We hope these recipes for New Year’s Eve cookies help you enjoy your celebration and welcome 2024 with a full belly! Happy New Year!

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