60+ of the Best Christmas Cookie Recipes
60 of the BEST Christmas Cookie Recipes – we spent hours finding the highest rated Christmas Cookies so you will easily have all of them in one place! These are all so festive and delicious. You will hands down have the best cookie tray if you make a hand full of these ideas!
Best Christmas Cookie Recipes
This list has everything!
- Classic Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
- Thumbprint Cookies
- Christmas Cookie Bar Recipes
- Sugar Cookies
- Snowball Cookies
and so much more!
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are one of my all time favorite Christmas cookies to make. They are soft, chewy, festive and of course, delicious.
We made these adorable Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Cookie Cups the other day for my sons 6th grade class. The kids just loved these fun Christmas Treats and they are so easy to make!
This is by far the BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe that we have ever made and trust me, we have made a ton! We have tested a ton of sugar cookie recipes throughout the years and this is by far the best. It holds its shape very well, they are so soft, and have amazing flavor. Perfect for any Holiday! We have been searching for what is the best sugar cookie recipe for years and now we have found it. This is definitely a keeper!
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies with fresh cranberries, oats, white chocolate chips and pecans. A delicious and simple holiday cookie recipe to add to your baking list that everyone will absolutely Love!
These Jam Thumbprint Cookies are the BEST! A delicious sugar cookie dough filled with your favorite jam, and then dusted with powdered sugar. These have become our all-time favorite cookie recipe for the Holidays!
Mickey and Minnie Oreo Christmas Cookies from Living Locurto…
These Hot Cocoa Cookies will be your new favorite holiday cookie! Everyone loves hot cocoa and when you make them into a delicious dessert, people love it! The gooey marshmallow top is so yummy and the sprinkles make it festive.
Snowball Cookies are my absolute favorite Christmas cookies! These buttery shortbread cookies will melt-in-your-mouth and always a favorite with everyone.
Soft Batch Chocolate Fudge M&M Cookies from Baked By Nature…
These Soft Batch Chocolate M&M Cookies are super fudgy and so decadent! Loaded with M&M candies, these chocolate cookies are kid friendly, but also loved by adults. Use seasonal M&M candies to make them festive for any season!
Gingerbread Man Cookies are a classic holiday treat. This recipe doesn’t require chilling like most do, and is loaded with classic ginger flavor you want. A perfect addition to your holiday treat list, these gingerbread cookies will soon be a family-favorite recipe.
The Eggnog Cookies are the absolute best recipe. They’re soft, chewy and full of cinnamon flavor. Better yet, they’re simple to make. This eggnog cookie recipe will be a huge hit at your holiday parties or cookie exchanges!
Peppermint Kiss Cookies are not only the most festive treat for the Christmas, but also taste fantastic! These thumbprint cookies are so soft and chewy with delicious white chocolate and peppermint – always such a hit!
Peanut Butter Blossoms are my all time favorite cookie recipe for the Holidays and this recipe is the BEST! These peanut butter blossom cookies are so easy to make and turn out perfect every single time.
Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies are packed full of bright, holiday sprinkles. This transforms your ordinary cookie recipe into a festive Christmas dessert.
Linzer Cookies are an iconic cookie exchange recipe everyone loves. Loaded with classic shortbread flavor and the tartness of raspberry jam, these look difficult but truly are easy to make. Fill your cookie platters with light delicate cookies that are perfect for sharing.
Gingerbread Men Cookie Sticks from Munchkin Munchies…
Soft Sugar Cookies from Julies Eats and Treats…
Chewy, soft sugar cookies are the perfect treat for any occasion. This no-chill dough recipe is super easy and results in the perfect drop sugar cookie.
We needed to create some easy ideas to include with our Christmas trays this year for the kids & came up with The Grinch Easy Christmas Cookies!
Peppermint Bark Brownie Cookies from Chelsea’s Messy Apron…
Easy to make brownie cookies with chunks of peppermint bark and an optional sprinkle of crushed peppermint. These cookies are ultra fudgy AND easy to make!
Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks from Delish…
Ask yourself, would you rather decorate a real tree, or a sugar cookie Christmas tree?
These Melted Snowman Cookies are such a cute idea for Christmas and so EASY to make! A fun addition to your Christmas cookie tray and the kids can even decorate these all by themselves!
Soft Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are easy to make and always a hit with the kids for the Holidays. Loaded with delicious sugar cookie goodness, kids love the added sprinkles, and you’ll love the bright colors on your cookie platter.
Triple Chocolate Turtle Cookies from Carlsbad Cravings…
his Turtle Cookies Recipe looks super impressive but is actually super easy to make! They are mega soft, decadently chocolaty and about to become your new favorite cookie!
3 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies from Yummiest Food…
Christmas Shortbread Cookies – adorable, delicious, tasty and with only 4 ingredients! You need to add this lovely Christmas Shortbread Cookies to your Christmas!
Christmas Crack Recipe is the easiest and most festive Christmas recipe that everyone loves. It’s buttery sweet toffee like texture with the burst of chocolate, and then the M&M’s with the crunchy candy coating just make this impossible to put down.
Hershey’s Secret Kiss Cookies combine a wonderful cookie dough, with a little chocolate surprise in the center, that just melts in your mouth.
Texas Sheet Cake Cookies from Practically Homemade…
Snowman Cookies from Taste of Home…
Wrap these chocolate-topped snowmen in colored tissue and place them inside holiday containers. Like real snowmen, they disappear fast!
Gingerbread Kiss Cookies combine your favorite chewy cookies with striped chocolate kisses for a fun twist on a classic. Make these delicious cookies and add to your holiday cookie exchange this year.
Baileys Fudge Mint Cookies are so delicious. The flavor of Baileys is perfect in this cookie. The smooth richness of the Irish whiskey paired with the sweetness of the cocoa and sugar cane and the velvety taste of the Irish cream make it a mouthwatering companion to the Andes mint.
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls recipe is my favorite candy for the Holidays and so incredibly Easy to make! These are like little Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, but in ball form.
Italian Lemon Drop Cookies from Cakes Cottage…
Lemon drop cookies, iced Italian cookies or anginetti, whatever your family calls them you’ll be sure to find these traditional Italian cookies at many special occasions and holiday cookie trays.
Chocolate Gingerbread Men Cookies from Evermine Occasions…
These chocolate gingerbread men with candy canes fare adorable. They’re also delicious.
Christmas Light Cookies from Dessert for Two…
Christmas Lights Cookies with a small batch of royal icing and mini M&Ms as Christmas Lights.
Raspberry Bow Tie Cookies from Beyond the Chicken Coop…
Raspberry Bow Tie Cookies are a festive cookie to add to your holiday cookie tray.
The Grinch Cookies from In Katrina’s Kitchen…
These Cake Mix Grinch Cookies are so easy and festive they will be sure to put you in the holiday mood.
German Chocolate Cookies from Dash of Sanity….
German Chocolate Cake Cookies – Soft, chewy chocolate cookies with a rich caramel, coconut, pecan frosting – these won’t last long on the cookie plate.
Thumbprint Snowman Cookies from In Katrina’s Kitchen…
Double Thumbprint Snowman Cookies- because 2 cookies are always better than one.
Funfetti Shortbread Bites are the perfect holiday treat! Just five ingredients, delicious and totally festive.
Hot Cocoa Cookie Cups from The Gunny Sack…
These Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups made with sugar cookie dough are filled with hot chocolate ganache, have a pretzel handle and mini marshmallows on top!
These Cranberry Sandwich Cookies with their tangy cranberry butter filling will take your cookie making game to a whole new level.
Reindeer Gingerbread Cookies…
White Chocolate Strawberry Shortbread Cookies from OMG Chocolate Desserts….
If you are searching for the best Christmas cookie recipe, look no further than White Chocolate Strawberry Shortbread Cookies! Traditional buttery shortbread cookies are amazing on their own, but now they get a holiday makeover with delicious mix-ins: dried strawberries and white chocolate!
Candy Cane Cookies from Self Proclaimed Foodie...
Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies taste like peppermint candy but are simply candy cane flavored and shaped sugar cookies. They the best Christmas cookies!
Grasshopper Cookies from Your Cup of Cake….
Ultimate Grasshopper Cookies topped with chocolate ganache, minty frosting and Andes Mint pieces! Perfect for Christmas or all year long!
Chocolate Croissant Cookies from Spicy Southern Kitchen…
These Chocolate Croissant Cookies with a buttery croissant-style dough wrapped around a piece of Hershey’s chocolate and drizzled with more chocolate were the winner of this years Cook’s Country Christmas Cooking Contest.
Santa’s Peanut Butter M&M Cookies from Baked By Nature…
Santa’s Favorite Peanut Butter M&M Cookies are thick, soft, and chewy! These GIANT bakery-style holiday cookies are loaded with peanut butter, M&Ms, and gooey milk chocolate chips! A crowd-pleasing cookie recipe that’s loved equally by kiddos and adults!
Candy Cane Kiss Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction…
Festive sugar cookies and chocolate cookies stuffed with a Candy Cane Hershey Kiss. Soft, chewy, and easy to make!
No-Bake Boozy Bailey’s BonBons from Brit + Co….
Presenting no-bake Baileys Bonbons. Not only are these morsels delicious, but also they require a mere four ingredients (plus sprinkles).
Oreo Reindeer Cookies from Party Pinching…
White chocolate dipped Oreos decorated with pretzels, M&M’s and sprinkles!
Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies from Mom on Timeout…
Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies combine two of my favorite holiday flavors in one easy to make cookie that will wow friends and family this year! A delightfully easy cookie recipe that yields sensational results! I’m sharing three secrets to the perfect shortbread cookies that no one can resist!
Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies from Baked By Nature…
Love Baileys Irish Cream? Love Chocolate Chip Cookies?! These Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies are for you! They bake up thick, chewy, and super flavorful!
Gingerbread Marshmallow Snowman Cookies from Borrow My Eyes…
Fluffy marshmallows sandwiched in between gingerbread cookies.
German Chocolate Macaroons from Chef in Training…
Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies combine two of my favorite holiday flavors in one easy to make cookie that will wow friends and family this year! A delightfully easy cookie recipe that yields sensational results!
These red velvet cookies are the perfect holiday cookie! If you’re a red velvet fan, you’re going to love these yummy cookies topped with a peppermint Hershey kiss.
I am loving this new take on a holiday classic. These Mickey Mouse gingerbread cookies are fun to make with the kids this Christmas. Super easy to make and your little Disney fans will love them!
These red velvet frosted cookies are so good. The homemade cream cheese frosting on top is perfection. Make these for your next party or a fun weekend day of baking!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cups from Bakerella...
S’mores Stuffed Cookies from Cookie Named Desire…
S’mores cookies are a delicious twist on your favorite campfire treat! These cookies are soft and chewy, filled with graham crackers and chocolate, then stuffed with gooey marshmallows for the ultimate s’mores dessert. Trust me, everyone will fall in love with these s’mores stuffed cookies!
German Chocolate Brownie Cookies from OMG Chocolate Desserts…
These German Chocolate Brownie Cookies are delicious, soft and chewy. Topped with gooey coconut pecan caramel frosting and drizzled with chocolate! YUM.
Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies from Inside Brucrew Life...
These easy Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies are loaded with cookies chunks and peppermint chips, and they taste amazing. Make a batch and watch them disappear off your tray of holiday cookies faster than you can blink.
Butter Pecan Cookies from Baked By Nature…
Thick, chewy, and insanely delicious Butter Pecan Cookies! Made with brown butter, brown sugar, and plenty of toasted butter pecans, these cookies are so flavorful. A must bake cookie recipe for the holiday season!
Sour Cream Sugar Cookies from 12 Tomatoes….
These cookies are soft and nearly cake-like and they’re just the kind of dependable sugar cookie you want to have in your back pocket.
Boozy Christmas Chocolate Truffles are quick, easy, and so good that you’ll be proud to take them to any Christmas party.
These No-Bake Krispie Reese’s Cookies are the BOMB! Everyone will rave about these and they are SO easy to make!
Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a great dessert to make for Valentine’s Day. These cookies are moist and chewy just like a good cookie should be!
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of my favorite cookie recipes of all time and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. These are super moist and chewy because of one very special secret ingredient.
Mickey & Minnie Mouse Christmas Swirl Cookies from Disney Family…
How many times can you say, “Have a merry, minty, Mickey-and-Minnie Christmas!”? By the dozen. With this festive cookie recipe, your family can serve up sweet holiday greetings in true Magic Kingdom style.
Cream Cheese Strawberry Cookies from OMG Chocolate Desserts…
Cream Cheese Strawberry Cookies are delicious, soft and chewy cream cheese cookies with fresh strawberries and white chocolate chunks. A sweet strawberry cookie recipe is just what you need for the summer ahead!
My Turtle Cookies recipe is going to become a new favorite. Loaded with nuts, ginger spice, chocolate, and caramel swirls, these cookies are a family favorite that wows everyone!
The best Ginger Snap Cookies are from this simple soft cookie recipe. The perfect combination of ginger and spices makes the flavor pop, but the soft texture is what makes you go back for more. Add this cookie recipe to your holiday cookie swap this year.
Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies from Saving Dessert….
Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies are made with a buttery, crisp shortbread base topped with sweet raspberry jam and a simple almond flavored drizzle. These cookies have great texture, an outstanding flavor combination, they’re super cute and melt-in-your mouth delicious!
These Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies are not just beautiful but absolutely delicious! A great addition to your holiday cookie platter, these are worth every minute working to bake and decorate them.
Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies from Butter with a Side of Bread…
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies made with pudding mix, mint extract & chocolate chips. Lovely mint cookie recipe perfect for those who love mint chip ice cream!
Peanut Butter Lava Cookies from Oh Bite It…
These Peanut Butter Lava Cookies are buttery, flaky, sugary little gems that will totally explode upon lip-impact!
We hope you enjoyed these Delicious and Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes!