It is the holiday season and that means baking.  So on this day, I bring you a Friday Five – Cookie addition to help you prepare for your kids, a party or a gift.  So I do not confuse you, I consider bars cookies.  I think, actually I know, I like bars even more than cookies.  I love the layers and they are also so chewy.  My favorite part of eating a cookie.  Well that is not my only favorite thing I like about my cookies.  I love my cookies in the freezer.  I like my cookies really crunchy.  Bottom line is I like cookies and bars.

Our first recipe for this Friday Five – Cookie addition has that holiday feeling.  This is a Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookie from Two Peas and a Pod.


Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies

If you are looking to create a totally seasonal cookie, you will want to try this Snowflake Sugar Cookie from Cake and Allie.

Snowflake Sugar Cookie

Snowflake Sugar Cookie

As mentioned above I love bars.  This next idea I created – a Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bar.  You will love the way the cookie dough melts into the cheesecake.

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Bringing you another bar, this beautiful cookie bar is a Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookie Bars created by Zoom Yummy.


Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Keeping the bar theme going, I think you will like this spin on the cookout classic.  These are S’mores Bar Cookies developed by Teacher By Day, Chef By Night.


S’mores Bar Cookies

Giving you a very seasonal idea, check out these Gingerbread People Cookies from Glorious Treats.


Gingerbread People Cookies

Our final idea is a perfect Christmas Cookie.  It is Christmas Sugar Cookies from Sweet Peas Kitchen.

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies