It's undeniable that one of the best parts of the Christmas season is getting to bake (and eat) a plethora of delicious holiday-themed cookies and sweets. I don't think I'm alone in saying that I wish I could eat them more times of the year than just December. Here are some not-too-holiday-ish cookies so you can start getting in the holly jolly mood.
Gingerbread is spicy and the obvious replacement for pumpkin.
There's never a bad time to eat peppermint.
The perfect grandma cookie.
Maple just screams November, don't you think?
Bonus: These are also vegan and paleo.
These are a classic that I can't just not include.
Snickerdoodles are a must all year round, honestly.
It's November, but it's already started snowing in Illinois so snowballs aren't really all that Christmasy.
A Nutella-take on the grandmother-like jam thumbprints.
If you are into that chunky cookie kind of thing...
Yes, I included another snickerdoodle. But these seriously look good.
These look like a mix between peanut butter blossoms, shortbread and snowballs. It's a yes from me.