Best New Year’s Eve Cookies for a Sweet Start

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One of the best traditions to come out of the holiday season is the flurry of cookie parties and exchanges. As we bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a scrumptious selection of freshly-baked cookies.

If you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve bash, you need to have a wide variety of cookies on-hand. They’re the perfect ending to your dinner – light, easy-to-grab, and won’t weigh you down.  These morsels will keep your guests fueled while they stay up dancing and partying well into the night as they eagerly await the stroke of midnight. Most of all, these New Year’s Eve cookies will help the body absorb all the celebratory bubbles that your partygoers might enjoy throughout the evening.

Here are some of the best New Year cookies to serve to your guests for your end-the-year bash!

Funfetti cookies

Sugar cookies are very easy to make, but they can be a bit bland and boring on their own. Top them off with colorful sprinkles and you’ll instantly have a party cookie that will fit in with the festive vibes of your New Year celebrations. With their crackled edges and soft, chewy centers, Funfetti cookies aren’t just for kids’ birthday celebrations – they’re also great for kids at heart, too!

Gingerbread cookies

Nothing says the holidays more than gingerbread cookies. These treats come with an earthy-sweet flavor from the dark molasses, intertwined with the warm spices of cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. When baking these cookies, try rolling out the dough thicker than usual to make them chewier, then use a cookie cutter to create holiday-themed shapes. For a more festive look, get creative by decorating them with royal icing or cookie glaze on top. Gingerbread cookies have a tender texture, so if you want a crunchier cookie with the same taste profile, bake ginger snaps instead. If you don’t have the time to bake, you can also order online and conveniently have Gingerbread Friends Cookies delivered from Los Angeles’ famous bakery Sweet E’s Bake Shop. The blend of spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, and molasses from these cookies make for a cozy treat.

Fruitcake cookies

These cookies have lightly browned edges and fluffy interiors, and are bursting with fruits and nuts, perfect for those with adventurous tastes. To capture the essence of the holidays, you can fill them with maraschino red cherries and candied green cherries to mirror the festive colors of the season.

Black and white cookies

Black and white cookies are reminiscent of a basic vanilla cake, topped with thick vanilla and chocolate icings. These treats allow you to have the best of both worlds, and taste something in between a cake and a cookie. The icing is made with half-chocolate and half-vanilla. They are very easy to make, as long as you let the icing set so that the two glazes don’t run together.

Stuffed chocolate chip cookies

Don’t want to spend the last day of the year in front of a hot oven? Let the new year be a time of relaxation, instead of another baking marathon. After all, you deserve all the break in the world after all the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving and Christmas preparations.

Sweet E’s Bake Shop offers a modern twist on chocolate chip cookies with their Happy New Year Stuffed Cookies. These melt-in-your-mouth treats are stuffed with all your favorite candy bars like Twix, Oreo, and Reese’s. Warm them up for a few seconds before serving to make them extra-gooey.

Happy New Year cookies

These sensational Happy New Year cookies from the same bakery are destined to be another sure-fire crowd-pleaser on your dessert table.  These shortbread cookies are dusted with gold glitter to reflect the joyous and celebratory spirit of the occasion. These treats promise not only deliciousness, but also add a touch of sparkle to your New Year festivities.

Ring in the New Year with a dose of sweetness! Make sure to whip up a huge batch in your kitchen, or better yet, order several batches of New Year’s cookies online and have them delivered right to your doorstep to save you time and effort.

These treats are not only perfect for celebrating the New Year, but they also make excellent belated holiday gifts for neighbors and friends. Don’t forget to save a stash for yourself, as they’re sure to come in handy the next time your cookie craving hits.