The key to a great holiday cookie plate? Well, lots and lots of cookies, sure €” but a variety of squares and cookies, soft and crispy, chocolate and fruity is what you’re going for. We want it all, and we want it now!

Here are a handful of our favourite recipes that we reach for time and again each holiday season.

1. Grand Marnier Graham Crackers Recipe

Make your own crackers, courtesy of 2019 Foodie of the Year Rochel Zottenberg, and build your own s’mores at home. 

Credit: Dani Wright

2. Coconut Lemon Amaretti Recipe

These classic Italian amaretti are naturally gluten-free, and 100 percent delicious. Perfect for the holiday cookie plate.

Credit: Julie Van Rosendaal

3. Trashy Cookie Recipe

Cookbook author Julie Van Rosendaal loves a cookie crammed with plenty of stuff€”salty, sweet, chewy, crunchy, melty.

Credit: Cody Briggs

4. Spiced Blueberry Linzer Cookie Recipe

Dig those blueberries out of the freezer, it’s time to jam. This recipe from Adi Kesselman, pastry chef at Kafka's Coffee, is the perfect winter bite. 

Credit: Dani Wright

5. Dark Chocolate Marzipan Cookie Recipe

Your days are bound to be merry and bright with this festive take on the classic chocolate chip cookie.

Credit: Dani Wright

6. Brown Butter Gingerbread Blondies Recipe

€™Tis the season for nostalgic baking, and these spicy, chewy blondies are the perfect comfort square.

Credit: Darren Hull

7. Almond Shortbread with Sweet Pea and Mint Icing Recipe

Veggies for dessert, courtesy of Brian and Christina Skinner at Kelowna’s Frankie We Salute You!

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