Tis the season to indulge in the magic of the holidays, and what better way to spread cheer than with the aroma of freshly baked Christmas cookies wafting through the air? As winter blankets the world in a glistening white, our hearts warm up to the festive spirit, and nothing captures the essence of this joyous season quite like the art of cookie baking.
So, gather ’round the kitchen, preheat your ovens, and let the scent of cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla transport you to a world of sugary delights. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the art of confectionery, our guide promises to deliver a festive array of Christmas cookies that will delight family, friends, and Santa himself.
The Best Christmas Cookies
Melsted Snowman Cookies from A Country Girl’s Life
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Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies from Cup of Flour
What’s more festive than chocolate peppermint kiss cookies at Christmas? These peppermint mocha cookies are full of that classic peppermint mocha flavor everyone loves having during the holidays.
Macaroon Kisses from The Cookin Chicks
Treat the coconut lovers in your life to a dessert just for them. Macaroon Kiss Cookies combine flaky sweetened coconut flakes and cream cheese for a chewy cookie everyone will enjoy!
Fudgy Hot Chocolate Cookies from Sugar and Soul
Hot Chocolate Cookies are easy-to-make brownie mix cookies that are topped with a gooey marshmallow and 4-ingredient hot chocolate icing! The perfect snow day snack or holiday party dessert!
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No Chill Sugar Cookies from I Heart Eating
No-chill sugar cookies are the easiest sugar cookies to make! This quick, one-bowl sugar cookie recipe can be made from scratch in just 20 minutes.
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Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies from Modern Honey
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Peppermint Frosted Chocolate Cookies from Modern Honey
Christmas Monster Cookies from Two Pink Peonies
These Christmas Monster Cookies are loaded with tons of yummy oats, peanut butter, M&Ms and more! They are the perfect Christmas treat to make this holiday season.
Christmas Tree Meringues from A Country Girl’s Life
Raspberry Linzer Cookies from Vintage Kitchen Notes
These are almond shortbread cookies with a raspberry jam center. They’re sweet, crunchy, and absolutely delicious! They can be made in advance and assembled when ready to serve.
Easy Turtle Cookies from Rich and Delish
These turtle cookies are made with a chocolate cookie that is filled with chopped pecans, stuffed with caramel, and topped with chocolate drizzle.
3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Blossoms from Savor the Spoonful
These soft and flavorful peanut butter blossoms are so quick to make with only 3 ingredients. They are rolled in sugar for a beautiful finish!
Peppermint Chocolate Cookies from Vintage Kitchen Notes
Soft, fudgy, and very easy to make, these cookies have the right balance of chocolate with crushed peppermint and are perfect for the holidays.
Pecan Pie Cookies from Garlic and Zest
Vegan Pignoli Cookies with Rosemary from Karlie Cooks Plants
These pine nut cookies are buttery, nutty, and herbaceous thanks to the addition of fresh rosemary.
Fudgy Browny Crinkle Cookies from Ugly Duckling Bakery
Fudgy Brownie Crinkle Cookies will remind you of your favorite fudgy brownie. Made with chocolate chips and a powdered sugar coating and you get that gorgeous crinkly crackle.
Christmas Cookies with Icing from Clan Kitchen
Get ready for some holiday magic with these easy Christmas cookies! With just a handful of ingredients, this recipe is a breeze, and it’s a blast for the whole family. Let the kids join in on the fun of shaping and decorating these festive treats – perfect for sharing or savoring during the most wonderful time of the year!
Pepperkaker (Norwegian Gingerbread Cookies) from The Simple Sweet Life
Christmas Cookie Cheesecake Bars from Semi-Homemade Kitchen
Indulge in the holiday spirit with our Christmas Cookies Cheesecake Bars. This delightful treat features layers of chewy chocolate chip cookie dough and a creamy cheesecake filling, topped with colorful M&Ms.
Oreos Covered in Chocolate from Cooking Gorgeous
Cake Mix Christmas Cookies from Semi-Homemade Kitchen
Festive and irresistible Christmas Cake Mix Cookies with vanilla cake mix, chocolate chips, M&Ms, marshmallows, pretzels, and sprinkles. Easy, flavorful, and perfect for holiday celebrations!
Hershey Kiss Chocolate Blossom Christmas Cookes from West Coast Kitchen
Chocolate Gingerbread Cut Out Cookies from Quiet Baking Day
Coconut Macaroons from All Nutritious
Chewy Gingersnap Cookies from Rich and Delish
Orange Cookies from Waiting for Blanc Mancmange
Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Meringues from The Mindful Meringue
Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from Muy Bueno Blog
German Christmas Cookies: Lebkuchen from Happy Kitchen
Black Forest Cookie from Celebration Generation
This Chewy Black Forest Cookies recipe is a perennial favorite. These chocolate cherry cookies are pretty, tasty, easy to make, and great for holiday entertaining & gifting!
Italian Butter Cookies from Little Sunny Kitchen
Stained Glass Cookies from Dinner at the Zoo
These stained glass cookies are a fun and beautiful treat that are so easy to make!
Amish Christmas Cookies from Two Pink Peonies
These Amish Christmas Cookies are an easy way to get in the Christmas spirit. This old-fashioned Amish recipe is delicious and uses just a few ingredients!
Christmas Pinwheel Cookies from The Slow-Roasted Italian
These delightful Christmas Pinwheel Cookies are a festive explosion of colors. Each bite offers a perfect balance of sweet and buttery goodness, making them an irresistible holiday treat that will leave you craving for more.
Snowflake Gingerbread Cookies from Pastry Wishes
These gorgeous snowflake gingerbread cookies are soft, chewy and perfectly spiced! They’re definitely the most quintessential Christmas treat!
Chewy Amaretti Cookies from It’s Not Complicated Recipes
These Chewy Amaretti Cookies are one of the easiest recipes you will make. Containing just five ingredients, these delicious, simple cookies will be a welcome addition to your baking repertoire. They have a slightly crispy exterior with a chewy center. They are naturally gluten and dairy-free.
Soft Christmas Sprinkle Sugar Cookies from Savor the Spoonful
These fluffy Christmas sugar cookies with sprinkles are the best holiday dessert to share! They are easy to make with no chill needed.
Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodles from Grain-Free Table
Thumbprint Cookies with Icing from Savor the Spoonful
These buttery soft thumbprint cookies have icing centers perfect for the holiday season. They aren’t too sweet and look beautiful at any Christmas party.
2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies from Savor the Spoonful
These quick and easy peanut butter cookies are only 2 ingredients and come together in minutes. A classic holiday dessert!
Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies from Kelly Neil
These easy brown sugar shortbread cookies are buttery and crisp with a crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth texture. Using a cookie stamp of your choice, they make for a delicious and beautiful Christmas cookie!
Soft Cream Cheese Frosted Gingerbread Cookies from Cup of Flour
These easy and soft cream cheese frosted gingerbread cookies are like biting into a cloud, and they’re fluffy and soft with the perfect ginger spice to get you excited for the Holidays. We are here to make your Christmas gatherings special, and these cookies will put a smile on all your family’s faces!
Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies from Plant-Based on a Budget
Thumbprint Cookies with Icing and Nuts/Sprinkles from Chenée Today
Whipped Shortbread Cookies from Simply Stacie
Christmas isn’t complete without the aroma of freshly baked cookies filling the air.
Dive into the spirit of the season with the best Christmas cookies, from timeless gingerbread to irresistible peppermint delights.
Let these treats be the sweet exclamation point to your festive celebrations. Wishing you a sweet and memorable holiday season filled with delectable delight