10 Make Ahead Cookie Recipes

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Make ahead cookie recipes are perfect for the holidays! These make ahead cookies are freezer friendly, so you can bake up holiday cookies long before the holiday rush. Perfect for cookie exchanges, holiday food gifts, hostess gifts, or holiday desserts.

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Hi there! It’s Maryanne from The Little Epicurean. Cookie season is upon us. It’s time to get that butter to room temperature, separate those eggs, and stock up on chocolate chips! Today we’re sharing 10 delicious make ahead cookie recipes to make sure you’re always cookie ready for any parties, gatherings, or last minute gift exchanges.

Make Ahead Cookie Recipes

Halfway to Heaven Bars | The Cookie Rookie These “Halfway to Heaven Bars” are meringue topped chocolate chip cookie bars. They’re easy to make and will keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Halfway to Heaven Bars - holiday cookies

Raspberry Rugelach | The Little Epicurean These dainty bite sized raspberry rugelach are the perfect little treats. You make them up to two months in advanced and keep them stocked away in the freezer until party time!

Raspberry Rugelach on a round glass platter

Maple Hazelnut Cookies | Plated Cravings These cookies are flavored with ground hazelnuts and maple syrup. They’re dipped in chocolate and topped with sprinkles for a festive touch!

Maple Hazelnut Cookies dipped into chocolate and garnished with colored sprinkles

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark | The Cookie Rookie There are only four ingredients that stand between you and this delicious party dessert! Make it ahead of time and keep them stored in the fridge until you’re ready.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark on white parchment paper

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies | The Little Epicurean These aren’t your ordinary chocolate chip cookies. These brown butter chocolate chunk cookies are mixed with ground hazelnuts and topped with Maldon sea salt flakes.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti | Peas and Crayons These biscotti last for up to one month in an airtight container at room temperature. Spend a weekend making a ton of these and you’ll be set all cookie season long!

White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars | Dessert For Two It’s a homemade version of your favorite candy bars! Call them Twix bars, millionaire shortbread bars, or chocolate caramel cookie bars. Whatever you call them, they’re delicious!

white plate of Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

Butter Cookies with Hazelnuts | Happy Foods Tube These slice-and-bake cookies only require a handful of ingredients. They’re rich, buttery, and great to give away as gifts!

stack of butter Cookies with Hazelnuts

Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies | Swanky Recipes These gingerbread thumbprint cookies have a spiced white chocolate filling center. They’re made with a sugar-stevia sweetener blend so those that are trying to cut back on sugar can also enjoy some sweet treats!

Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

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