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50 Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes Santa (and your family) will Go Crazy Over!

Published Categorised as Celebrate, Easy Dessert Ideas
Best Christmas Cookie Recipes
We’ve rounded up the best Christmas cookie recipes for your holiday baking day this year. Delicious to eat and thoughtful to give. Pictures included.

Deliciously Sweet Treats – The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Wahhooo! It’s cookie season! It’s time to put on your festive aprons and start baking up a storm in the kitchen! Whether you’re looking for Christmas cookie recipes for your cookie exchange party, to give as edible gifts to your neighbors or simply to enjoy eating together as a family, you are sure to find a recipe (or three) in our collection that you’ll want to bake this year!
Loving all of these yummy Christmas cookie recipes! They're perfect for a cookie exchange and festive gifts too!

Cranberry Cookies Recipe

Cranberry Cookies RecipeThese cranberry cookies are the perfect cookie recipe for Christmas this year! They’re moist, delicious, and full of that perfect holiday flavor.Cranberry Cookies Recipe by Crayons and Cravings

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Chocolate Chip Biscotti These Chocolate Chip Biscotti are a delicious cookie that is sure to become a favorite to bake and share for Christmas. They are sturdy enough for shipping to friends and relatives!Chocolate Chip Biscotti by Miss in the Kitchen

Low Carb Keto Gingerbread Cookies

Low Carb Keto Gingerbread CookiesDon’t let keto fool you – these keto gingerbread cookies will be loved by all. A super yummy gingerbread cookie perfect for the holidays.Low Carb Keto Gingerbread Cookies by Kimspired DIY

Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies Recipe

Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies Recipe
Molasses cookies have been a holiday staple for generations. Make this easy old-fashioned Christmas cookie for your loved ones this year.Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies Recipe by Mom Foodie

The Only Gingerbread House Cookies Recipe You Need

The Only Gingerbread House Cookies Recipe You Need
These gingerbread house cookies are a fun and tasty twist on traditional gingerbread houses.The Only Gingerbread House Cookies Recipe You Need by Saving Dollars and Sense

Peppermint Snickerdoodles

Peppermint Snickerdoodles
This recipe for Homemade Peppermint Snickerdoodles is very simple and easy! They are delicious and adorable, the BEST Christmas Cookie for Holiday Dinners or Cookie Swaps.Peppermint Snickerdoodles by When is Dinner?

Double Caramel Stuffed White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Caramel Stuffed White Chocolate Chip Cookies
These ooey-gooey double caramel stuffed white chocolate chip cookies taste as good as they sound! If you want, you can make the cookie batter ahead and freeze. Then bake them fresh for the holidays.Double Caramel Stuffed White Chocolate Chip Cookies by Less Time Cooking More Time Living

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies with Pretzels

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies with PretzelsLooking for the perfect salty and sweet combo for your Christmas Cookie Recipes this year?! Check out these Peanut Butter Cup Cookies loaded with mini peanut butter cups and pretzels for a delicious flavor combination.Peanut Butter Cup Cookies with Pretzels by Edhardts Eat

Stacked Christmas Tree Cookies – Holiday Trees with Frosting and Star!

Stacked Christmas Tree Cookies – Holiday Trees with Frosting and Star!Three layers of cookies are stacked with layers of delicious frosting between them to make these fabulous Christmas tree-shaped cookies!Stacked Christmas Tree Cookies – Holiday Trees with Frosting and Star! by Srappy Geek

Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog CookiesIt’s not truly the holiday season until you’ve whipped up a batch of these delicious Eggnog Cookies! With a soft cake-y texture and rich eggnog and spice frosting, you’ll find yourself handing out the recipe time and time again!Eggnog Cookies by Shaken Together Life

Peppermint Brownie Cookies

Peppermint Brownie CookiesPeppermint Brownie Cookies. Simple and delicious cookies for your holiday parties!Peppermint Brownie Cookies by Scrappy Geek

Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms

Chocolate Peppermint BlossomsA unique taste on a holiday classic, these chocolate peppermint blossoms may look like peanut butter blossoms but with a chocolate cookie and candy cane mint Hershey’s kiss, which makes them the perfect Christmas cookie recipe!Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms by Chisel and Fork

Christmas Cookie Sticks Recipe

Christmas Cookie Sticks RecipeIf you’re looking for a Christmas cookie recipe that’s as fun as it is versatile, these Christmas Cookie Sticks might be just what you’re looking for! When you think about it, the decorating possibilities are almost endless.Christmas Cookie Sticks Recipe by Ottawa Mommy Club

Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies

Christmas Gooey Butter CookiesSave time by using a cake mix to create these easy, festive, and delicious Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies. They are sure to become a new holiday favorite!Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies by Dear Crissy

Peppermint Meringues- Vegan Aqufaba Recipe

Peppermint Meringues- Vegan Aqufaba RecipeThese vegan peppermint meringues are light and sweet with just the right amount of sharp, peppermint flavor. A treat for the holidays!Peppermint Meringues- Vegan Aqufaba Recipe by Vintage Kitty

Heavenly Hot Cocoa Cookies

Heavenly Hot Cocoa CookiesThese delicious chewy chocolate cookies have a melted marshmallow center and chocolate drizzle and taste better than hot cocoa!Heavenly Hot Cocoa Cookies by The Soccer Mom Blog

Coca-Cola® Cake Mix Cookies

Coca-Cola® Cake Mix CookiesThese easy cake mix cookies turn out perfect every time and are only a couple of ingredients. They are a hit with everyone from Santa to Grandpa!Coca-Cola® Cake Mix Cookies by Two Kids and a Coupon

Sweet Candy Cane Cookies

Sweet Candy Cane CookiesThese candy cane cookies give a good twist (no pun intended!) on the traditional sugar cookie. They’re just perfect for the holidays making them one of the best Christmas cookie recipes!Sweet Candy Cane Cookies by Fabulous Habits

Serinakaker Norwegian Butter Cookies

Serinakaker Norwegian Butter CookiesNorwegian butter cookies are a simple Christmas cookie recipe with a rich tradition. Made in Norway for hundreds of years, these butter cookies bring back memories for Scandinavian families. Serinakaker Norwegian Butter Cookies by Adamant Kitchen

Fresh Cranberry Shortbread Cookie Recipe For The Holidays

Fresh Cranberry Shortbread Cookie Recipe For The HolidaysThis festive fresh cranberry shortbread cookie recipe uses fresh cranberries instead of dried ones. I promise you won’t miss the extra sugar.Fresh Cranberry Shortbread Cookie Recipe For The Holidays by Heath and Vine

Honey Gingerbread Cookies

Honey Gingerbread CookiesChocolate-dipped Honey Gingerbread Cookies are chewy cookies with lots of honey flavor warmed with cinnamon and ginger. These cookies are made with an easy-to-work-with dough that makes using a cookie stamp or mold a breeze!Honey Gingerbread Cookies by The Monday Box

3D Hidden Surprise Ornament Cookies

3D Hidden Surprise Ornament CookiesTake cookie making to the next level with these 3D Hidden Surprise Ornament Cookies!3D Hidden Surprise Ornament Cookies by Jamonkey

Gingerbread Holly Cookies

Gingerbread Holly CookiesThese Gingerbread Holly Cookies are so easy to make and are loaded with tasty ginger.Gingerbread Holly Cookies by The Flying Couponer

Oil-Free Vegan Sugar Cookies

 Oil-Free Vegan Sugar CookiesCookies with no butter or oil? Oh yes! These scrumptious Oil-Free Vegan Sugar Cookies are perfect to cut and bake for your holiday treats! Oil-Free Vegan Sugar Cookies by A Plantiful Path

Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies‘Tis the season for peppermint everything. With the holidays on the horizon, these Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies are a perfect addition to your Christmas baking.Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies by Just Bake the Cookies

Christmas Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

Christmas Candy Cane Cookies RecipeThis festive Christmas Candy Cane Cookies recipe will become a family-favorite cookie that creates sweet holiday memories.Christmas Candy Cane Cookies Recipe by Home Cooking Memories

Peppermint Biscotti Recipe

Peppermint Biscotti RecipeThis Peppermint Biscotti Recipe with White Chocolate Drizzle is a delicious holiday twist on traditional biscotti, a classic Italian cookie that is twice-baked.Peppermint Biscotti Recipe by Home Cooking Memories

Delicious Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies

Delicious Peanut Butter Christmas CookiesThese delicious peanut butter Christmas cookies are a peanut butter lover’s favorite cookie and perfect for cookie exchanges. Decorate with chocolate, sprinkles, peanut butter cups, and more!Delicious Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies by Kindly Unspoken

Best Soft Sour Cream Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

Best Soft Sour Cream Cookies with Buttercream FrostingThese are seriously the best kind of cookies for the holidays! So pillowy soft, and lightly sweetened, these bakery-style Best Soft Sour Cream Cookies iced with tantalizing Buttercream Frosting make these the best sugar cookies in the land!Best Soft Sour Cream Cookies with Buttercream Frosting by The Baking Chocolatesss

Chocolate Fudge Cookies with White Chocolate

Chocolate Fudge Cookies with White ChocolateYou really cannot go wrong with these chocolate fudge cookies drizzled with white chocolate. Not only are they festive, but they’re also sophisticated. But, really, they’re just delicious and a no-fail recipe!Chocolate Fudge Cookies with White Chocolate by Whispered Inspirations

Christmas Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Found at: Saving Talents These delicious but easy Christmas sour cream sugar cookies with a cream cheese frosting are the perfect Christmas sugar cookie recipe! They are perfect for cutting into festive shapes with cookie cutters, and the frosting is easily dyed red and green.

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men Cookies

Found at: Gluten-Free Tranquility If you need an easy step-by-step gluten-free gingerbread man recipe then look no further. This gluten-free gingerbread cookie recipe is super easy to make and perfect for baking with the kids It makes delicious soft gingerbread cookies, which is just the way we like them in our family!

How to Make Soft Gingerbread Cookies Without Molasses

Found at: Trendgredient If you love the warmth of a gingerbread cookie but are not so keen on the bitter edge of molasses be sure to check out this molasses-free recipe! They’re soft and chewy and they pack a real flavor punch, especially if you make them with orange-scented icing!

Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)

Found at: Strength and Sunshine These white chocolate peppermint cookies are so sweet and minty fresh, that they taste just like Christmas! They’re vegan-friendly, gluten-free, allergy-free, and dairy-free too because they’re filled with allergy-friendly white chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candies! They’re easy to make and delicious to eat so bake up a batch for your seasonal cookie swap and dessert platters!

Christmas Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookie Bars

We love cookie bars in our family, there’s just something about biting into a big chunky bar of cookie-deliciousness on a cold winter’s day! These chocolate chip cookies are made with M&Ms so you’ll want to stock up on the festive colors!

Gluten Free Spritz Cookies

Found at: Fearless Dining Spritz cookies are very popular in Germany, and pressed cookies are perfect for the Holidays. You need a few simple ingredients and a cookie press to make these delicious cookies.

Holiday Raspberry-Filled Christmas Tree Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Found at: Honey and Lime These Christmas tree-shaped thumbprint cookies are filled with homemade Raspberry filling, they’re easy to make and taste delicious!

Crushed Candy Cane Cookies

Found at: Crave the Good We’re always looking for new ways to use up those leftover candy canes so we’re excited to add this crushed candy cane cookie recipe to our Christmas recipe book this year!

Christmas Chocolate Sugar Cookies and Buttercream Dip

Found at: XOXO Bella Oh my goodness, just when you think it can’t get better than cocoa powder sugar cookies for their amazing chocolatey taste, you throw in a cookie dip for a dunkaroo cookie fest that will have the neighbors lining up at your door!

Melting Snowman Cookies

Found at: Fun Cookie Recipes The kids love to make these melting snowman cookies at Christmas. They’re just so fun to look at and even more delicious to eat with the combination of sugar cookie, marshmallows and chocolate M&Ms!

Box Mix Brownie Reindeer Cookies

Found at: Sugar and Soul Speaking of adorable Christmas cookie recipes check out these Rudolph brownie sandwich cookies… and the best part is, if you’re in a hurry and need a Christmas treat you can make them from a box mix!

Candy Cane Kiss Christmas Cookies

Found at: Boston Girl Bakes These Christmas cookies are super easy to make. They’re soft sugar cookies covered with Christmas sprinkles with a minty candy cane kiss right in the middle!

Christmas Peppermint Chocolate Macarons

Found at: Little Sunny Kitchen Oh. My. Goodness. How AMAZING do these classic French macarons look! They’re so red and Christmassy looking with that peppermint crunch filling! Follow the step-by-step tutorial to get perfect peppermint chocolate macarons with full shells, smooth tops, and perfect feet!

Gingersnap Cookie Recipe

Found at: Easy Budget Recipes Gingersnap cookies are my absolute favorite cookie, and not just for Christmas either, I love eating these delicious warm cookies any day of the year!

Festive Chocolate Covered Oreo Christmas Cookies

Found at: XOXO Bella Yum. These chocolate-dipped OREO cookies sure do look festive and delicious! Technically Oreos are vegan so you can make vegan Christmas cookies as long as the other ingredients are vegan too. You can experiment with different flavors and colors as well as designs!

Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

Found at: Swirls of Flavor This easy-to-make homemade cookie dough is tinted with festive colors and then rolled, sliced and baked to make fabulously colorful pinwheels!

Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Found at: Fun Cook Recipes This is a holiday spin on blossom cookies that is super simple to bake and totally delicious to eat!

Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Found at Swirls of Flavor These Peppermint Chocolate Cookies have a blend of deep chocolate and peppermint flavors in every single bite. They’re dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes so they look super pretty and will be the star of your dessert table.

Christmas Eggnog Cookies

Found at: Fun Cookie Recipes These festive Eggnog Cookies pack all of the warm, sweet, and spicy flavors of classic holiday eggnog into a delicious frosted cookie treat. Everyone is sure to love this unique and tasty Christmas cookie recipe.

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Found at: Boston Girl Bakes I’ve shared a lot of delicious Christmas cookie recipes in this collection so far, but you can’t have Christmas without a traditional cut-out sugar cookie, right? So grab your cookie cutters and whip up a batch of these beauties, complete with royal icing to help your cookies stand out from the crowd!