4 Clever No-Bake Holiday Cookie Ideas

The holidays are upon us, but you’re so busy crafting homemade gifts and installing DIY kitchen cabinets that there’s no time left for baking! With just a week or two left before the big day, what ever will you do for dessert? Never fear! We’ve searched high and low for clever, quick and easy no-bake cookie ideas to satisfy your holiday sweet tooth and get the cookie swap party started!

Chocolate-Cherry Dips

This smart, semi-homemade cookie idea comes from Better Homes and Gardens, and starts with store-bought vanilla wafers. Simply sandwich a marvelous mixture of cream cheese, powdered sugar, almond extract, and finely chopped maraschino cherries between two vanilla wafers, and dip in a chocolaty coating. Topped with festive sprinkles, these no-bake sweets are almost too pretty to eat! We said almost. Click here for the recipe from Better Homes and Gardens.

Fudgy Pecan Bourbon Balls


Sweet tasty hot coockies

Like a classic bourbon ball but better, this decadent delight from Southern Living is decked out with dark chocolate and chopped pecans. Just grab your best bourbon from your bar cabinets, and follow this simple recipe from Southern Living. Best of all, they freeze well and can be stored in the refrigerator until your New Year’s Eve bash — if you can resist the temptation last that long!

Peanut Butter Chocolate no-Bake Cookies

Chocolate truffles rolled in coconut flakes

Peanut butter and chocolate is the ultimate pairing of salty and sweet. This easy recipe from Food Network features both, plus a few more basic ingredients found in your DIY kitchen cabinets, like rolled oats and a touch of vanilla extract. Melt-in-your mouth deliciousness — no oven required. Click here for the recipe from Food Network, plus a how-to video.

Cookie Truffles

There are lots of no-bake Cookie Truffle recipes out there, but this clever idea from Hershey’s Kitchen simplifies things by offering up three variations in the same recipe: Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter, or Sugar Cookie! Mix things up even more with assorted toppings, like cookie crumbs, coconut, and Hershey’s mini chocolate or peanut butter chips. With so much variety, you are sure to impress your holiday guests! Click here for instructions.

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