Whether you are doing a cookie exchange, creating a cookie platter or simply baking cookies for Santa. Here is a collection of the best Christmas cookie recipes. We all love a good classic Christmas cookie to munch on around the Christmas tree. So turn on some Kenny G and lets get baking!
My favourite Christmas cookie recipes are too many to list. But I did try for the sake of this blog. This time of year I have the itch to get in my kitchen. Something about Christmas music, a house that smells like melted dark chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla and baked goods adds a layer of bliss to my life. One of my favorite ways to serve my family and others this time of year is through baking. Making that perfect cookie to go with a hot cup of tea and giving it to my husband, neighbour or children is a simple act of service. The best part is I get a few myself.
Best Christmas Cookie Recipes
As the holiday season gears up, homemakers everywhere pull out their festive aprons and bake cookies. Making literally dozens and dozens of cookies has begin a tradition in our house. I love making boxes for neighbors, family and friends who could use some holiday cheer. It has become a service project for our children to help Momma bake cookies, make home made Christmas cards and personally deliver them to as many people as possible.
Everything from snowball cookies to peanut butter blossoms, to spritz cookies I think we have baked it all. The best Christmas cookies are always homemade. from crushing up candy canes to sneaking a bite of cookie dough; baking the perfect holiday cookie it about making memories with those you love.
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When I gear up for my holiday baking season I always stock up on trays, tins and boxes before I start. There is nothing worse then trying to figure out what to deliver 10 dozen cookies in when they are scattered on baking sheets in your kitchen. I also fill my cart with Christmas stickers, markers, and more for my kids to make homemade cards. I usually print off dozens of “greetings” to put in each card. Usually a Merry Christmas and a Luke 2 scripture from out family. This way the kids can just glue it on the inside of their cards if they cannot write yet.
I love Easy Recipes
When it comes to festive cookies I lean towards traditional recipes. Some of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes are a simple sugar cookie, short bread, red velvet cookies and classic gingerbread cookies. My kids love anything that uses cookie cutters and royal icing. I also thing rolling out dough is on their list of favorite things.
I like easy Christmas cookies that don’t need hard to find ingredients. If I want to make gingerbread men, I do not need to run to four different stores to make them. When buying my supplies for a Christmas cookie tray I want to make two stops: the grocery store for baking ingredients and the dollar store for trays, boxes and cookie tins.
Best Holiday Cookies
Some call them Peanut Butter Hershey Kissed Cookies but we call them Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies. Call them what you like, they are a perfect year-round or make them for a tasty traditional Christmas cookie. The dough requires no chilling so, they can be made quickly!
These whipped shortbread cookies are rich and buttery and melt in your mouth with every bite. Just 3 ingredients and 15 minutes are all it takes to make these light and tender cookies that everyone will remember you for.
These chocolate crinkle cookies are rich and fudgy, like a brownie bite rolled in powdered sugar. The batter is so easy to whip up and it’s great for little helping hands to participate in the fun of baking
Christmas Cake Mix Cookies are a simple way to whip up some tasty and fluffy cookies. These delicious holiday treats are so easy to make!
These wonderful cookies are full of molasses flavor, superbly soft and chewy, and have a delightful little crunch on the outside. They are spiced with warm notes of ginger and cinnamon, and go perfectly with a tall glass of milk.
Perfect for Cookie Swaps
These peppermint candy cane cookies are light, buttery, and full of peppermint flavor. The twisted candy cane cookies look so fun for Christmas parties and for cookie exchange trays to share with family and friends!
These hot chocolate peppermint thumbprint cookies are super chocolately and such a delicious holiday treat! These are a soft chocolate cookie filled with a gooey chocolate ganache and topped with bits of peppermint crushed candy cane.
Santa’s favorite cookies are packed with white chocolate chunks, festive M&M’s, pretzels, chocolate chips, and sprinkles to make a perfect stocking stuffer for your friends and for Santa this holiday season.
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This gingersnap recipe makes the perfect Christmas cookies. Not only are they full of spicy ginger flavor and warm spices, but they’ve also got plenty of that classic, old fashioned ginger snap cookies exterior with a chewy middle. They go great with an ice-cold glass of milk, a mug of hot chocolate, or hot cup of coffee or tea.
These holiday sables are a riff of the French classic cookie, with a rich orange-scented cocoa base, bits of hazelnut, and a drizzle of white chocolate.
Find out how to make these delicious and festive Rudolph chocolate sugar cookies this Christmas with this easy sugar cookie recipe.
My copycat recipe for the famous Lofthouse frosted sugar cookies. These soft and cakey cookies are a must have around Christmas time!
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These adorable snowman snowflake cookies are perfect for the holidays! They are a festive addition for your Christmas cookie platter.
You will love this easy 6-ingredient recipe for Christmas snowball cookies with M&Ms.
Snuggle up on the couch with your favorite version of The Grinch on your TV and get some of these cookies fresh out of the oven. Don’t forget the sweet crunch of the Grinch’s heart!
Grandma’s Shortbread recipe has only four simple ingredients and your favorite sprinkles on top. You can also roll out the dough and cut into shapes. These easy no-chill cookies are a family favorite.
Butter Pecan Meltaway cookies are easy to make and perfect for gift-giving. Filled with finely chopped pecans, these buttery cookies are dusted lightly with powdered sugar and look pretty on a holiday baking tray.
Easy Drop Sugar Cookies are the answer to a quick treat, especially during the holidays!
These truly are the BEST Peanut Butter Cookies you will ever make! So soft, chewy and thick they are a cross between a peanut butter cookie and a sugar cookie!
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These Soft & Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with semi-sweet chocolate chips and cocoa powder and are absolutely AMAZING!
Light, crispy and subtly sweet, these Scandinavian rosette cookies are the perfect holiday treat.
Cute little melted snowman cookies are a fun way to bring some cheer to your Christmas cookie platter.
These no bake cookies are made with a chocolate and peanut butter combo and have the most amazing chewy and fudgy texture.
Snickerdoodle cookies are dressed up for the holidays in red, green, and gold sprinkles. Christmas snickerdoodles are soft and chewy, with a subtle tangy flavor and cinnamon sugar crust.
Hints of chocolate and hazelnut will fill your home while you bake these this holiday season. This simple Nutella Cookie recipe is definitely a cookie to add to your Christmas cookie baking list because your friends and family will absolutely love them.
These adorable Gingerbread Tree Cookies are super easy to make, kid-friendly and fun to bake! Perfect for Christmas and Santa.
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These Hershey kiss cookies are too cute! They feature a soft baked chocolate cookie rolled in sugar. Then, a Hershey kiss is pressed into the middle. The end result is a chocolaty, rich and delicious cookie!
These chocolate peppermint kiss thumbprint cookies are the perfect combination of soft chocolate goodness with a burst of Hersey’s peppermint kiss in the middle.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic book and movie, a must-see every Christmas season. Thus, Grinch sugar cookies are a fun treat to accompany the show.
These Orange Shortbread Cookies with Cranberry Glaze are the most flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread you’ve ever tasted! So flavorful, and with a beautiful glaze, you’ll want make these beauties for the holidays and all winter long!
Frosted chocolate peppermint cookies are chocolate peppermint cookies topped with chocolate frosting and crushed peppermint candy. The cookies are soft and cake-like, and the frosting is rich and creamy.
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These Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cookies have a mild sugar cookie base that pairs perfectly with the cream cheese frosting. Each cookie is the perfect blend of sweetness and a slight tang from the frosting.
These fun Christmas cookies are definitely going to be Santa’s favorite cookies! They are soft, and chewy, and full of holiday colored m&ms and festive sprinkles for the perfect holiday cookies.
Cherry Christmas Cookies are a living celebration of the love and memories that the holiday season brings.
This Iced Christmas Oreo Cookie Recipe is the the perfect addition to your holiday baking! They’re loaded with white chocolate chips and crushed Oreos, then topped with festive sprinkles. This cookie recipe is sure to be a hit with your friends and family!