Honestly, we’d eat cookies any time of year—but there’s something special about the month of December. With all of the cookie swaps, holiday parties, and Santa bribing, it seems like our ovens and sheet pans are in nonstop operation.
To celebrate the season’s darling, I've combed through Food52's near-decade-old recipe box for the most baked, most favorited holiday cookies ever. All 10 of these sweeties have hundreds of fans and thousands of likes. They’re the ones we turn to year after year, the best of the best. So, without further ado, here are our top ten: