Chocolate Christmas Cookies

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Cookies are a must during the Holidays. Fresh, warm, and filled with all types of flavor. And, we all love and new recipes to share with friends and family. This Chocolate Christmas Cookies Recipe is so delicious and perfect for any occasion.

Christmas Chocolate Cookie on a serving plate.

Chocolate Christmas Cookies

This Chocolate Cookie recipe is so good! It is simple and easy to make. This cookie recipe only takes 10 minutes to prep and 10 to bake. A simple and quick recipe that may become a new favorite with your loved ones. Be sure to save this recipe.

I think one of the best parts about baking during the holidays is the memories that we create when baking together as a family. Baking with your kids is such a great way to not only bond but to teach them about math and science.  If you are looking for other yummy kid-friendly cookie recipes, I have a few you might enjoy! Like my Soft Christmas Sprinkle Cookies or these adorable Reindeer Corn Christmas Butter Cookies. Of course, no Christmas is complete without Chocolate Chip Cookies!


  • Butter- Use unsalted butter to control the amount of salt.
  • Sugar- Every great dessert has sugar in the recipe.
  • Egg- Be sure to use eggs at room temperature.
  • Vanilla bean paste or extract– Be sure to use Pure for the best flavoring.
  • Flour- Use all-purpose for the best results.
  • Cocoa powder– This will give the cookies the chocolate flavor.
  • Baking powder– This will allow the ingredients to rise in the oven.
  • Salt– This will bring out the flavor in the recipe.
  • Christmas sprinkles– These will be added on top if desired.
  • Powdered sugar– This sugar is perfect for the homemade glaze.
  • Milk- You can use whole or 2% milk.

How to Make Christmas Chocolate Cookies

Set the oven to 350 degrees and use parchment paper to line a cookie sheet and place it aside.

Add the sugar and butter into an electric mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Do this for about 2-3 minutes and then put in the egg and vanilla and beat once again.

Adding the vanilla and egg into the batter.

Add in the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder into another bowl.

Combining all of the dry ingredients.

Slowly add in the butter mixture in three sections and stir between each addition.

Mixing the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

Use plastic wrap to tightly wrap the dough and form into a circle to roll easier. Place in the fridge for an hour or the freezer for 15 minutes.

Dust the countertop with cocoa powder and flour. The cocoa adds flavor. Roll the dough into about 1/2 inch thick.

Rolling the dough in cocoa powder and flour.

Cut out shapes or use any desired cookie cutter and place them onto the prepared sheet.

Using cookie cutters to cut out shapes in the dough.

Place into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. Take out then place on a cooling rack until they are no longer warm.

Christmas Chocolate Cookie ready to bake in the oven.


Combine all the glaze ingredients and mix into a thick glaze. Evenly spread onto the cookies.

Adding the glaze onto the cookies.

Add sprinkles on top if desired!

Adding the sprinkles on top of the glaze.

Place on a serving plate or with a buffet of desserts and enjoy!

Christmas Chocolate Cookie stacked on top of each other.

Can I Freeze This Cookie Dough?

You can indeed freeze this cookie dough. But, it is always better to make everything fresh. If you choose to freeze before baking, you can flatten it into a disk or log and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap.

Can These Be Made for Other Holidays?

You can absolutely make this cookie recipe when you want. This recipe is simply considered perfect for Christmas because of the flavor and sprinkles. But, this recipe can be made to enjoy whenever.

Christmas Chocolate Cookie with a bite taken out of it.



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Chocolate Christmas Cookie

Cookies are a must during the Holidays. Fresh, warm, and filled with all types of flavor. And, we all love and new recipes to share with friends and family. This Chocolate Christmas Cookies Recipe is so delicious and perfect for any occasion.
Servings: 24
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer beat softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. About 2-3 minutes. Add in your egg and vanilla, beat again.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Gradually add this mixture to the butter mixture in three sections, mixing after each one.  Do this until a dough forms.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, forming a circle to make it easier to roll out. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour or in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • When ready to roll out dust your countertop with cocoa powder. You can use flour as well, but cocoa powder adds flavor! Roll out the dough about ½ inch thick. Cut out desired shapes and place them on the cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes to better firm up the dough before baking.
  • Bake for 8- 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the cooling rack until no longer warm.
  • For the glaze: Mix together all three glaze ingredients. This is a thicker glaze. Frost cookies and sprinkle Christmas/ desired sprinkles!

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NOTE: For the glaze if you prefer a thinner glaze just add more milk.


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