Cookie Recipes for all of your Holiday Party Needs

The holiday season is no stranger to plenty of sweet treats and desserts ranging from pies, cakes, pastries, and more. Whether you’re looking for a new treat to bring over to your next holiday party or are hosting a cookie decorating celebration, here are some festive cookie recipes that are sure to please a crowd. The best part is, all of these cookie recipes have a delicious Etta+Billie scented goodie to accompany them!

Chai Spice

The warming and invigorating spices of chai are flavored so well in this vanilla chai spice shortbread. Pair these with your favorite take on the classic chai tea drink on a cool winter’s day. If you’re looking to take your chai love to the next level, try any one of E+B’s chai goodies. They will not disappoint. 

An Edible Mosaic's Chai Shortbread Cookies
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Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice 

Pumpkin season is not over yet! Make these scrumptious and fluffy soft pumpkin cookies with brown butter glaze for your next holiday party. E+B’s spin on the classic pumpkin spice is found in the Pumpkin Porter soap bar. Trust us, it’s anything but basic. 

The Food Charlatan's Soft Pumpkin Cookies
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Coffee Galore

For those coffee lovers that just can’t seem to get enough. This coffee thumbprint cookie recipe is so simple and is an excuse to get your daily-intake of caffeine in a fun and unique way. Looking for more ways to enjoy some coffee? Our Coffee Cardamom soap & Cold Brew Mint scented line are just for you. 

Marsha's Baking Addiction Coffee Thumbprint Cookies
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Lavender & Earl Grey

Another shortbread recipe that pairs so well with its inspired-drink! Lavender Earl Grey Shortbread cookies embody just the right amount of floral and the light, cool flavor of earl grey. This combo will never go out of style, which is why we carry plenty of Lavender goodies and our favorite Earl Grey bar soap

Let's Eat Cake's Lavender Earl Grey Cookie
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Go-To Tips: Surviving the Holidays

The winter holidays are a fun and festive time of the year, but they can come with their fair share of stress and headaches too. Instead of letting yourself get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, these tips can help you relax, be present, and enjoy the time with friends and family.

holiday self care with tea

Tips to Help You Stay Merry and Bright

  1. You may have plenty on your to-do list this holiday season, but you better make sleep a priority too! Without adequate sleep, your stress levels are likely to go up and you may wind up not getting to fully enjoy the holidays. Sleep deprivation can cause or contribute to fatigue, overeating, forgetfulness, and other ailments you probably don’t want coming with you to your holiday party.
  2. If the idea of being around certain coworkers at your office holiday party makes you want to tear your hair out, or you’d rather be alone than be around a certain few family members, gently remind yourself that it’s only for a short amount of time if these get togethers are unavoidable. It’s not ideal to spend your free time during the holidays around people who cause you stress, but you are in control of how you react to the situations around you. Take a deep breath, enjoy the parts of the festivities that you can, and remind yourself that it’s just one time a year.
  3. If you’re dreading going to a holiday function alone, bring a friend or significant other! Having company that you can turn to for stress relief, comic relief, or just to roll your eyes at when your uncle says that dumb joke for the 30th time can mean the difference between getting to relax and staying wound up all throughout dinner. If you can’t bring anyone, bring some entertainment (a book, for instance) so you can enjoy some quiet solo time.
  4. Don’t forget to make time for self care! While the holidays are a time to think of others and spend time with them, it’s important to remember to consider your own needs as well. Even if that means taking a break from holiday shopping to enjoy a hot cup of tea in a relaxing bath, watching an episode of your favorite TV show in your softest and fuzziest slippers, or making a batch of decadent cookies just for you; make time for yourself this season so you can be your best self when it comes time to celebrate with other