Whether you want to stick with the classics or get creative and try something new, you’ll find what you’re looking for in these 60+ Best Christmas Cookie Recipes! From classics like chocolate chip cookies and gingerbread men to snowballs and Italian lemon drops, this list of Christmas cookie recipes covered it all. There’s even a few fun no bake cookie options!
The Absolute Best Christmas Cookie Recipes
‘Tis the seasoning for baking! As the weather cools and the holidays roll around, ovens turn on and recipes come out of the cupboard.
Each year, I’m always on the hunt for new Christmas cookie recipes. I love baking around the holidays (what a surprise!) and though I have my favorites, I always look forward to trying out new ones. I begin way before Christmas, test-testing new recipes and freezing favorites for later. I’d say I’ve probably tried hundreds of cookie recipes over the years!
I’ve gathered up all of my favorites on this list. Whether you’re a casual baker just looking for a classic recipe to try or a bake-a-holic like me, I’m sure you’ll find the cookie you love.
How to Store Cookies
Most cookies should be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. If there’s frosting or chocolate on the outside, you may want to add parchment paper between each layer. Cookies typically stay fresh at room temperature for 3 or 4 days, when stored correctly.
There are a handful of cookies that should be stored in the fridge, so be sure to always double-check the individual recipe for exact instructions.
Can These Christmas Cookie Recipes Be Frozen?
If you’re planning to make dozens of Christmas cookies or put together a bunch of cookie platters, you may want to get a head start. Most cookies can be made ahead of time and then frozen. This is true for chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, and more. Freezing cookies before frosting them is usually best.
Sometimes you can even freeze the dough in advance, so you can still serve freshly baked cookies. I like to do this with sugar cookies.
To freeze your Christmas cookies, allow them to cool completely. Transfer to an airtight container or ziploc bag. Freeze for up to a month. Thaw on the counter overnight, then enjoy.
As with storing cookies, there are exceptions to freezing them so always read the instructions with the individual recipe as well.
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