1 Batter, 4 Holiday Cookie Recipes December 2, 2020

by Amanda Li Eat

No need to dig for all your holiday cookie recipes. Cut down on your holiday hustle-bustle with one (and only one) go-to cookie batter that can be personalized to your sweet tooth’s content. We’ve got 4 of our favourite versions for you below.  

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One cookie batter fits all here. Think of this recipe as a blank slate for all your holiday cookie cravings. Add whatever toppings or flavours suits your taste, all you need is the base.

Cookie Dough Base

Yields 12 Cookies


  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter, cubed
  • 3/4 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • Pinch Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Combine dry ingredients (flour, cornstarch, sugar, and salt).
  3. Add butter and mix until well combined.
  4. Add vanilla and egg. Mix well.
  5. Slowly add milk, mixing until dough is smooth and sticky.
  6. Separate dough into 4 bowls.
  7. Add custom flavors to each bowl (see below).
  8. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes, then let cool.

1. White Chocolate, Pistachio, and Cranberries

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Top cookie rounds with white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and crushed pistachios before baking.

2. Honey Butterscotch Pecan

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Add 1 tablespoon molasses to the dough, then top cookie rounds with pecans before baking. Once baked, drizzle caramel syrup on top.

3. Gingerbread and Spice

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Add 1 tablespoon ground ginger, 3 teaspoons cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon all spice to dough. Once baked, decorate with a drizzle of white icing and red and green sugar sprinkles.

4. Chocolate Peppermint

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Add 2 tablespoons powdered cacao to the dough. Before baking, top cookie rounds with dark chocolate chips and bits of a crushed peppermint stick.

And if you need more holiday cookie recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth, check out these Sugar and Spice cookies we whipped up specially for #FreshFam this holiday season.

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1 comment

Amanda says:

This total recipe makes 12 cookies but once it is quartered, each flavour would have 3 cookies. Are the measurements for the flavour how much to be added to the quartered dough or to the total dough ball?

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