close online banking
Online Banking Sign-In

Holiday Cookie Ideas

Back to Blog Main
Ameris Bank

The holiday season is a wonderful time to get creative and share treats with family and friends. Did you know that December 4 is National Cookie Day? Here are a few ideas on how you can use your creativity in the kitchen:


Need an idea to keep your kids busy? Have a cookie decorating party with them! Roll out the dough and let them use your holiday cookie cutters to pick their shapes. After you bake the cookies, let the kids decorate them with different icing colors and sprinkles.


A fun and colorful cookie, Christmas monster cookies are sure to be a hit with everyone. Below are the necessary ingredients. For the full recipe, visit the Food Network.

2 cups all-purpose flour (see cook's note)

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 large eggs plus 2 egg yolks

2 cups mixed red and green candy-coated chocolates, such as M and M's

2 cups rolled oats

2 cups roughly chopped pretzel rods

1 1/3 cups chopped peppermint puffs

1 1/3 cups white chocolate chips


Put a twist on Secret Santa by planning a cookie exchange with your friends. First, all who are participating need to draw a name. Then, bake cookies for the person whose name you drew and secretly drop them off!


There’s something about homemade cookies that will warm anyone’s heart. In today’s environment, everyone could use a gesture of appreciation. Bake homemade cookies and drop them off at your local hospital, police or fire station or small businesses to show you care about them.

The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.


Ameris Bank does not endorse nor is affiliated with the companies listed in this article.