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6 Unique Cookie Recipes to "Win" Your Cookie Exchange

Golden Brown Madeline cookies drizzled with pink glaze displayed on white playe with rose petals displayed around it.

The holidays are here, and that includes the beloved National Cookie Day (December 4th, for future reference)! Over this past year we have published many-a-cookie recipe on our blog and we wanted to share them all in one place for your perusing pleasure. Enjoy these sweet treats in celebration of this special day!


These vanilla glazed shortbread cookies are delicious! They are the perfect balance of sweet and savory, and the vanilla glaze adds a wonderful richness without being heavy. Not to mention the added stimulating kick of using our organic powdered matcha!

2. German Spice Cookies

Also known as Pfeffernusse or peppernut cookies, this warming treat is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Popular spices for these cookies include black pepper, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. The combination of these spices with the flavor of dark molasses makes for a classic, wintery treat!

Three hands reaching for a holiday decorated cookie.

3. Orange Rose Shortbread Madeleines

Few things pair as well with a nice cup of Earl Grey tea than shortbread cookies. And the combination of orange and rose in these shortbread madeleines is just divine. The icing is really what takes this recipe to the next level.

4. Vegan Coconut Macaroons

Enjoy this vegan macaroon recipe on its own, rolled in chocolate, or along with other vegan bites like these salted chocolate cookies. It pairs well with our organic mango Ceylon tea! The fruity flavor of the tea complements these nutty delights in the most satisfying way.

Hands scooping coconut macaroon mixture with other ingredients in background.

5. Gluten-Free Vegan Cardamom Sugar Cookies

These spicy sugar cookies are so delicious, you’d hardly guess they were gluten-free! For a nice sweet ‘n salty crunch, try adding some granulated sugar and a few sprinkles of Kiawe smoked sea salt.

6. Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Salted Chocolate Cookies

Another gluten-free option for cookies! This one is rich, fudgy, and delectable. We like to use a dark chocolate bar from our friends at Theo Chocolate which adds a nice hint of sweetness.

Chocolate cookies on a wooden paddle board sprinkled with flake salt.


Looking for other treats to share and enjoy?

Try These Sweet & Savory Homemade Energy Bars!


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Topics: Culinary, Recipes


Written by Mason on November 20, 2018

Mason Hutchison is the founder of HerbRally, a podcast and website that promotes herbalism education and events. He has completed herbalism apprenticeships at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies and the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies. Mason is the Events & Outreach Strategist for Mountain Rose Herbs. His day-to-day work involves organizing community events such as the Free Herbalism Project, as well as attending herbal conferences throughout the country. He is the co-organizer of one of the longest running herbal events in the US, the Breitenbush Herbal Conference. He is also on the board of directors for the Eugene Tea Festival. He has previously volunteered for the Occupy Medical herb team and the Native Plant Society of Oregon – Emerald Chapter. Mason is a proud father, avid basketball and ping pong player, spring water gatherer, and an enthusiast in the art of frugal nutrition.

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