Costco's 44-Count Cookie Box Is Back For The Holidays

With Thanksgiving out of the way for another year, it's about that time to finally make the full shift into winter holiday mode. Depending on where you live, there might already be snow on the ground to help get you in the festive mood. However, if you dwell in, say, the Southeastern part of America, where Farmer's Almanac says the best chance for wintery precipitation won't be until 2023, you may have to look elsewhere to find some Christmas spirit — perhaps in a plate of yummy holiday cookies?

According to, the practice of baking holiday cookies dates as far back as 1796. Considering that a 2015 survey found that 93% of Americans bake at least one batch of cookies during the holiday season, we think it's safe to say the tradition is holding strong.

The survey also found that 73% of Americans feel an extra level of excitement to bake during the holiday season. But with the price of key ingredients like sugar on the rise – and the simple fact that baking can be a seriously time-consuming activity — we can't blame anybody who chooses to simply go the store-bought route this year. And if you're in need of a bit more than a baker's dozen, Costco might have just the thing for you. Spotted recently on Instagram, the big-box retailer is once again selling its massive 44-count boxes of holiday cookies that may be perfect for all of your holiday party and hot chocolate-dunking needs.

Costco's massive cookie packs are great for sharing

With so much going on between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, dedicating a day to baking may be the last thing anybody wants to do, which may explain why Instagram account Costco Hot Finds was excited to see that Costco's massive holiday cookie packs have made their seasonal return. As seen in a post shared on Instagram yesterday, each box runs for $13.99 and comes with five different types of cookies that combine for a total of 44 treats — which, by the way, is two more than last year's packs (via SheKnows). "They really are delicious and so easy to grab and bring to a friend's house," the caption reads.

Several Costco fanatics seem to agree — though it seems not everybody is willing to share with friends. "Those 44 cookies would be inside my stomach in a day," one person commented. "Picked some up this morning and we have already ate half of them. So good!" admitted another.

Unfortunately, some shoppers have taken issue with the cookies in Costco's holiday packs. "Those are not tasty," one person wrote, while another called them out for being dry and hard. Luckily, Whisked DC says hard cookies can be salvaged by placing them in an air-tight container with a slice of bread, so there's a possibility Costco's can be saved.