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103 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes of All-Time

Whether this is your first year hosting for your family friends and you’re on the hunt for some delicious cookie inspiration, or you’re simply just looking to switch up your classic dessert offerings, then you’re in the right place. This fabulous list offers clever cookie recipes that are sure to impress this Christmas.

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Christmas Lights Cookies

Bedazzle them with these wonderful Christmas lights cookies. To create the look of lights, you simply use black icing as the cable and turn mini M&M’s on their side to look like light bulbs, sounds super easy right? Even toddlers can get involved with this bake!

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Delightfully simple and quick, these goodies will have you back rockin’ around the Christmas tree in no time. Taking just 32 minutes in total to make, the only decorating these cute sugar cookies require is just a pinch or two of red and green sugar sprinkles.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

These yummy chocolatey treats are sure to delight your sweet tooth. Perfectly fitting for the festive season, these snowflake-shaped cookies will take pride of place sitting on your dining room table just waiting to be snapped up by the whole family; that’s if you can leave them alone that long, of course.

Chocolate Covered Oreos Christmas Version

Oreo fans are going to love these. To make them, all you have to do is melt chocolate, spoon it into a cookie mold, then place oreo’s inside, pushing them down and coating them in the chocolate. Add extra over the top to ensure they’ve covered, then decorate with white chocolate and sugar sprinkles.

Grandmas Old Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies

Grandma’s cookies are always a winner, without fail, so have a go at these old-fashioned soft sugar cookies. If you don’t like them crunchy, this recipe is definitely the one for you. Being delicately soft yet still offering that yummy taste of vanilla, there’s no way you’ll be able to stop at just one.

Hershey’s Secret Kisses Cookies

Tasty treats offering a chocolatey surprise in the middle? How could anybody say no? These Hershey’s secret Kisses cookies are sure to be a hit with the whole family, from toddlers to even the fussiest of Grandpas. These will make the perfect Christmas dessert this year, for sure.

Award Winning Gingerbread Cookies

No Christmas day or even December is truly complete without a gingerbread cookie or two. Impress the whole family with this award-winning gingerbread cookie recipe; what makes them so special, you ask? Well, these include a dash of orange juice, intensifying the classic ginger flavor.

Easy Butterfinger Cookies Recipe!

Using just 4 ingredients, this recipe is great for involving the kids in preparing everything for the big day. Don’t worry though, they’re so good, not a single guest will guess just how simple they were. They require just Butterfinger baking bits, 1 box of cake mix, oil, 2 eggs, and that’s it!

Peppermint Kiss Cookies Recipe

Anyone with a love for candy canes is going to go crazy for these cookies featuring Hershey’s peppermint kisses. Light and fluffy yet full of festive flavor, this fantastic recipe by Thrifty NW Mom will have everyone asking for more. So what are you waiting for? Get baking.

Candy Cane Cookies

This merry make is perfect for getting those helpful little hands involved – rolling, shaping and dusting, there’s a lot of creative fun to be had. Shaped like candy canes, these cookies even have a peppermint hint to them plus they take just 19 minutes, so you can eat them up in no time.

Grinch Christmas Cookie Recipe

Made using cake mix and cream cheese, you can imagine just how gooey, soft and utterly delicious these Christmas cookies are. They are inspired by the Grinch, so as you can imagine, they’re a fabulous bright green! They even have a miniature heart in the middle, just like the Grinch’s.

White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies

From Cooking Classy, we have these drool-inducing white chocolate dipped ginger cookies. This recipe includes a video tutorial, so you can grab your ingredients, don your apron, put on a Christmas playlist and follow along step-by-step. Luckily, they make a pretty big batch so you can ‘test’ a few before you share them.

Crinkly, Cranky, Grinch Cookies

Don’t worry, these Grinch cookies aren’t anywhere close to being mean; instead, they’re surprisingly soft, just like the hairy green guy himself. The cookies are ‘crinkly’ and ‘cranky’ and also have a mini red heart on them, which you can make using royal icing or simply use candies.

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

If you or someone you know loves peanut butter, then you simply can’t ignore these goodies. The recipe features a good amount of peanut butter, and once baked, you place a chocolate Hershey’s kiss on the top of each cookie. Is your mouth watering yet?

Traditional Hungarian Christmas Cookies

A cross between a cookie and a pastry, these traditional Hungarian cookies are a must-have for any Christmas dining table. The cream cheese in the pastry makes them beautifully soft, yet they still have the crispy edges that everyone adores. Inside of the Hungarian cookies is a sweet apricot filling.

Melting Snowmen Cookies

Make everyone smile with these super cute melting snowman cookies. This recipe calls for a cookie mix, so all of the hard work is done for you; simply make them to the instructions and then you can get to the fun of creating the melting snowmen decorations right away.

Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreaths

Bring the wreaths indoors this year with these festive bites. They make look difficult, but creating the wreath-look is nice and easy – simply use a piping bag with a grass tip and circle it as you’re piping the buttercream onto the cookie. Complete the look by adding a red bow and dots around the wreath.

Hersheys Secret Cocoa Kiss Chocolate Cookies

It’s safe to say that there won’t be a single one of these gorgeous Hershey’s cocoa kiss cookies left on the plate come the end of the day, or shall we say, approximately 30 minutes after they’ve been served. They just melt in your mouth so quickly you have to have another!

White Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cookies

From ‘Here Comes the Sun’ we have this super scrummy white chocolate peppermint pudding cookies recipe. These sweet bites really do contain pudding mix, so they are just as fluffy and divine as they sound. These are sure to become the family’s new favorite Christmas bake.

Peppermint Twists

Tantalize your taste buds with this cool combination of chocolate and peppermint. Use crushed up candy canes and melted bittersweet chocolate to flavor the cookie twists which last up to a week in an airtight container, so they’re perfect for gifting to family and friends.

Gingerbread Cookies

Bake up a batch of these yummy gingerbread cookies and grab the kids, because they’re sure to have a ball decorating them all with icing, no matter their age. They can ‘dress’ the gingerbread men, create unique snowflakes, and add those 3 special buttons onto the snowmen.

Reindeer Sugar Cookies

Pretzels abound with these adorable reindeer sugar cookies. Laura at ‘Me and my Inklings’ created these cookies to place inside of her children’s school lunch bags. She baked them using snack-sized cookie pouches, and also made frosting by mixing cake mix with butter, to stick the ‘antler’ pretzels down with.

Chocolate Blossom Cookies

Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, these chocolate blossom cookies are absolutely bursting with flavor. Featuring both M&M’s and chocolate kisses, these delicious morsels will be devoured by any chocolate fanatic. This recipe does require some amount of cooling time though, but these treats are more than worth it.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Reindeer Cookies Recipe

Kids are going to love prepping, baking, and eating these peanut butter pretzel reindeer cookies. To make the reindeer, she uses 2 brown M&M’s for the eyes, a red one for the nose, and 2 pretzels for the antlers. They’ll make a sweet gift or lunchbox surprise, for sure.

Mickey and Minnie Christmas Cookies

Whether you’re pushed for time or just want to offer up a fast yet cute snack this Christmas, take a look at these no-bake charming Mickey and Minnie mouse cookies. Fun, fast and festive, these dipped Oreo treats couldn’t possibly look any more adorable, especially with those candy bows.

Eggnogg Cookies

What’s Christmas without eggnog? Instead of just drinking the holiday drink, this year have a go at mixing it into this fab recipe – it’s used in both the dough and the glaze. These cookies come out of the oven warm, soft, and chewy, bursting with that irresistible eggnog taste.

Christmas Cheesecake Cookies

Swirled with red, white, and green, these delectable desserts couldn’t be any more fitting for this special season. You can go the extra mile with these Christmas cheesecake cookies and even coat them with ‘snow’ (powdered sugar). We’re sure Santa couldn’t possibly say no to one or two of these come Christmas Eve.

Soft Batch Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

These soft batch sprinkle cookies are some of the easiest around – they don’t even require rolling. If you’re looking for a recipe that the kids can help with and get stuck in to, this is it, and the 2 hour chilling time is perfect for cuddling up to watch their favorite Christmas movie.

White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

With freeze-dried raspberries and an abundance of white chocolate chips (with extras even added after baking), these stunning cookies are certain to go down well with the whole crowd. The secret ingredient of cornstarch keeps the cookies from spreading too much, and also ensures they stay sensationally soft and chewy.

Holiday Shortbread Elf Bites

These elf bites are going to make the perfect snack for Santa and his sleigh-mates come Christmas Eve. Place one or two onto a plate with a glass of milk, and Santa’s belly won’t ever have been happier. Your cheeky little elves are also going to enjoy these just as much.

Gingerbread Spritz Cookies

Buttery, rich, and bite-sized, don’t be too alarmed if you find yourself eating a few more of these gingerbread spritz cookies than you planned to. This super generous batch pushes out a whopping 10 dozen cookies, so you’re sure to have enough for everybody (if those sneaky little fingers don’t get to them first).

The Ultimate Rocky Road Recipe

A simple, no-cook rocky road recipe? Yes, please! This classic recipe by ‘In the Playroom’ features salted peanuts, lots of marshmallows, raisins, and rich tea biscuits, giving each slice the perfect amount of chocolate, chew and crunch – what more could you ask for?

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Anyone with a love for chocolate is going to enjoy these double chocolate peppermint treats. With crushed peppermint baking chips inside, they’re just right for the Christmas period, whether you’re sticking them in lunch boxes, having a couple with a coffee or serving them up after dinner.

Mitten Cookies

These super adorable mitten cookies from I am Baker are sure to warm anyone up this winter. Shaped like mittens and sporting red and green, these cookies are perfect for the chilly season. Best of all, this dough doesn’t need any cooling time, so you can get to making and baking straight away.

Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

AnnsEntitledLife brings you this yummy candy cane cookies recipe. Quick and simple yet full of peppermint flavor, these morsels are sure to be a hit with everyone, from the kiddies to Santa. She simply creates the dough, rolls it into balls with the crushed candy cane mixture, and then places them into the oven.

Candy Cane Chocolate-dipped Wafers

If you’re looking for something light but still in-touch with the festive theme, then these candy cane chocolate-dipped wafers are for you. They don’t require many ingredients and take less than 30 minutes to make, so if you’re in a rush, you definitely need to give these a try.

Paleo Christmas Sugar Cookies

Whether you and your family follow the paleo lifestyle, or you have a guest or two that do, there’s no need for anyone to miss out on all the baked delights this year, especially with this paleo Christmas sugar cookie recipe. Looking just like reindeer when they’re done, they’re the perfect seasonal treat.

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

On the hunt for the best snickerdoodle recipe ever? Well, look no further because this recipe definitely tops them all. These snickerdoodles always come out soft, without fail. Flavored with the perfect cinnamon to sugar ratio and vanilla, eating these is just like being back at home again.

Christmas Sugar Cookie Bites

Topped with red, green, and white buttercream frosting and matching sprinkles, these delicious baked bites are perfect for festive parties, get-togethers or even taking to swaps. Children are bound to enjoy getting involved with these, especially when it comes to adding the sprinkles.

Pepperming Meringue Cookies

Add a touch of variety to your plate with these interesting peppermint meringue cookies. All you need for these simple bakes is egg whites, cream of tartar, peppermint extract and sugar, and this clever baker makes them a little fancier by adding red food coloring to the piping bag.

Santa’s Cheese Cakes

These amazing cheesecakes look just like tiny Santa’s hats, which anyone of any age is sure to get a little kick out of, particularly the special man himself – who said he only had to have cookies left out for him? This recipe makes 7 cheesecakes, though you can always adjust the recipe to make more/less.

No Bake Rudolph Noses Cookie Balls

Needing just 3 ingredients, these no bake Rudolph noses are sure to look really cute amongst your desserts. The recipe for these cookie balls requires red candy melts, 1 can of condensed milk, and butter crackers. You could go the extra mile and make these more Rudolph-like and add pretzel antlers, too.

Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies

From Dear Crissy, we have these jolly Christmas gooey butter cookies. Made with white cake mix, these cookies are seriously soft and chewy, making them a fail proof crowd pleaser. Plus, they’re insanely quick and easy to rustle up – this recipe really can do no wrong.

Stained Glass Cookies

Try something different and wow your guests with these stained glass cookies. These start off with your usual sugar cookie recipe, cutting them into any shape that has a ‘window’. To create the ‘stained glass’, you need to crush colored hard candies, then place them inside the cookies, and then bake for 10-12 mins.

Peppermint Snow Cookies

These peppermint snow cookies look like they’ve just been delivered from the North Pole itself; yes, they really do scream Christmas. These are a usual sugar cookie recipe, with peppermint extract added in, but it’s the topping that makes these special: a delicious blend of snow (powdered sugar) and crushed candy canes.

Snowman Oreo Cookies

These Oreo snowmen are bound to make everyone smile. This make is fun, easy, and doesn’t even require piping, making them perfect for children. To make the eyes and mouth, the blogger used upside-down chocolate chips, and for the nose, a candy corn, though you can use whatever you like.

Chocolate Dipped Christmas Oreo Cookie Pops

Whether you’re looking for a quirky food gift or a cute snack to offer up on the big day, take a look at these Christmas Oreo cookie pops. You can use all sorts to decorate these and make them holiday-appropriate, like sugar sprinkles, chopped up candy canes, chocolate, or even sugar crystals.

Holly Cookies

These holly ‘cookies’ may be easy, but they sure are cute and will look fabulous decorating the Christmas table. Similar to Rice Krispie treats, these moreish morsels are made with corn flakes and colored green. To create the look of berries, simply add red hot cinnamon candies to the treats.

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Expect these peppermint pressies to disappear quicker than you can say “they’re re…ady”. These goodies really are that moreish and addictive – even more so for fans of Hershey’s peppermint kisses, because those treats teamed up with a soft sugar cookie is a match made in heaven.

Pink Peppermint Christmas Cookies Recipe

If you enjoy Girl Scout thin mint cookies, then you’re sure to LOVE these as they taste just like them. The people at Midwestern Moms have conjured up this pink peppermint Christmas recipe; to decorate these cookies simply pipe melted chocolate on to them in the shape of a Christmas tree.

Santa Oreos

Aren’t these Santa Oreos just the sweetest things? The perfect treat for putting down on the plate for the big man come Christmas Eve, his little elves are sure to enjoy them too, as are yours. No one will be able to resist those rosy Santa faces for too long.

Slice ‘n Bake Christmas Tree Cookies

These slice n’ bake Christmas cookies are like no other. This recipe calls for the dough to be rolled into a log and sliced, only inside of this roll are green Christmas trees. That means with every slice is a perfectly-formed tree in the center of your cookie, sure to leave you ‘pining’ for more.

Holiday Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies

Oreos are always a hit, so imagine just how much your friends and family are going to love these cream cheese Oreo cookies. Drooling? We are! These cookies are like a dessert in cookie form. To make them holiday-fitting, add a touch of red or green food coloring to the mix.

Double Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Fluffy and full of chocolate, anyone with a sweet tooth is going to absolutely demolish these double chocolate Christmas cookies. These masterpieces call for Devil’s Food cake mix and holiday colored M&M’s, which look like Christmas lights as they poke out from the cookie – how fitting.

Andes Mint Cookies

‘Chocolate with Grace’ shares with us this refreshing Andes Mint cookie recipe. Not only do these bakes contain Andes Mint pieces in the dough, but there are also more added on top of the cookies as they come out of the oven, allowing them to melt and then gently spread to form an extra minty layer.

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever

Sometimes all you’re after is a plain and simple sugar cookie recipe, in which case look no further, because this recipe offers everything you want and more. These cookies come out perfectly soft and keep their shape just as they should, giving you the best base for decorating.

Shortbread Cookies

For this recipe, you can choose to use traditional or brown sugar; either way, this tasty shortbread recipe is sure to become your new go-to year after year. This blogger even mixes it up a bit by adding Nutella, jam, and crumbled up dough on top of her cookies.

Christmas Cranberry Macarons

These Christmas cranberry macarons offer a slightly healthier dessert option for the table this year. These macarons not only taste amazing but they look it too, being the bright Santa-red we all know and love; plus, they’re even decorated to look like his big belly!

How To Make Awesome Melted Snowman Cookies

Your little elves are going to have a blast making these neat melted snowman cookies. Luckily, these baked goodies only need a small number of ingredients and they don’t take too long to make at all; and, since they’re melted snowmen, they look even better when they are imperfect.

Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups

From ‘Butter with a Side of Bread’ we have these totally awesome hot chocolate cookie cups. The dough is mixed with sprinkles, then baked into a ‘cup’ shape before having a candy cane handle added. Finally, they’re filled with scrumptious chocolate fudge, and then finished off with a topping of mini marshmallows.

Butterscotch Toffee Cookies

This easy butterscotch toffee cookie recipe requires only 5 ingredients; chocolate covered toffee bits, butterscotch chips, pecan cake mix, canola oil, and eggs. Simply mix everything together, roll into balls and then place into the oven for 10-12 minutes for tasty, soft and chewy cookies.

How To Make Reindeer Cookies The Easy Way

Since this simple reindeer cookie tutorial doesn’t call for any baking, it’s the perfect Christmas activity to throw together for the kids, whether they’re for eating at home, taking to school bake sales, or even cookie swaps. Just follow the 6 little steps and they’re done, easy as ABC (and D, E, and F)

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookie Recipe

These lovely cream cheese spritz cookies are so light and fluffy, they’ll be gone before you know it. To make them a touch more festive you can use food colorings, such as green and red, while to decorate, simply add colorful sugar sprinkles to the finished product.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

How delectable do these chocolate crinkle cookies look? You know you just HAVE to give them a try. This recipe is one made by this blogger’s Grandma, so you can imagine just how buttery and heart-warming they are. Just the right amount of crunchy and chewy, too. Yum!

Paleo Gingerbread Cookie Recipes

Whether you follow the paleo diet or not, you have to give these Christmas gingerbread cookies a place on your dessert table. These tidbits feature natural sweeteners, such as maple syrup and coconut sugar, as well as a super tasty mix of spices. They are also topped with an amazing homemade coconut icing.

German Chocolate Cake Cookies Recipe

Head over to ‘Mommy Evolution’ and you will find this spectacular German chocolate cake cookie recipe. These delicious nibbles are jam-packed full of flavor, from vanilla to double chocolate, chopped pecans, and even shredded coconut. Everyone will be asking you for this fantastic recipe, that’s for sure.

Red Velvet Snowflake Cookies

Chances are that these red velvet snowflake cookies are going to become your favorite yearly bake from now on. Being red (of course), and snowflake-shaped, these charming cookies are perfectly fitting for this festive holiday season. So what are you waiting for? Get baking!

Cherry Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

Topped with cherry pie filling, these cheesecake thumbprint goodies are sure to go down a treat with everyone, if you can leave them alone that long, that is. These wonderful bakes taste just like a cheesecake crossed cookie, making them perfect for an after-dinner or before-bed snack.

Santa’s Belly Cookies

Made with ready-to-bake sugar cookies, this fun recipe couldn’t get any easier, so if you’re looking for something that the kids can get involved in, this is it. Decorating these cookies is what makes them special as they’re made to look like Santa’s big ol’ jolly belly, using frosting, chocolate chips, and gel food colors.

Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

Taking just 8 minutes to make, and requiring NO chilling time, these melt in your mouth hot chocolate marshmallow cookies are great if you’re running out of time to get your Christmas goodies made and on the table before your guests arrive. That said, they’re also just fun to make as a wintry treat.

Nutter Butter Snowman Cookies

These cute Nutter Butter snowmen will have anyone who comes across them smiling and grinning, once they’ve tasted just how amazing they are. These cookies require just 3 ingredients, so they’re super easy to make for school bake sales or just to have in the home for the holiday season.

Chocolate Vanilla Cookies

With crispy edges and delightfully chewy centers, you may find yourself making more than one or two batches of these delights this winter. To decorate these cookies, simply melt white chocolate chips and stir in a drop of pink food coloring, then dip the cookies in half way.

Soft Frosted Eggnogg Cookies

Life Made Sweeter brings us these totally ‘eggciting’ soft frosted eggnog cookies. These treats offer everything you could want in a Christmas-themed bake; holiday spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, eggnog (in the dough AND frosting), festive sprinkles, and more, so why go for anything else?

Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies

If these stunning sea salt butterscotch pretzel cookies don’t have your mouth watering, we don’t know what will! Absolutely full of buttery, sweet, and salty flavors, these cookies definitely deserve a place on your plate this Christmas. They may not look the most festive, but they will NOT disappoint.

Santa Hat Peppermint Cheesecake Bars

Your Christmas treat board simply isn’t complete without these Santa hat peppermint cheesecake bars – they totally bring the holiday cheer to your table. Featuring an Oreo cookie base and strawberry Santa hat decorations on top, how could anyone say no to a slice or two of these?

Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

This dark chocolate candy cane cookie recipe by ‘Liv for cake’ calls for black cocoa powder – this cocoa powder is heavily Dutch-processed, removing almost all of the acid from it, leaving a richer flavor and color. The contrast between the white candy decoration and dark dark cookie is too good to miss.

Best Gingerbread Cookies

How inviting and friendly do these gingerbread cookies look? Iced with just the right amount of detail and full of that classic spicy flavor we all know and love at Christmas time, you simply have to give this brilliant recipe a try – especially if you love a good soft center.

Italian Christmas Cookies

Layered with a delicious almond flavored glaze, these Italian Christmas cookies are like no other. Unlike the flat sugar cookies that you’re used to seeing, these Italian cookies are ball-shaped, glazed and then decorated with colored sprinkles, ensuring they stick out in the best of ways amongst your Christmas goods.

Christmas Shortbread Cookies

These Christmas shortbread cookies are carefully dipped in icing (lots of fun for children) and then piped with a simple cute Christmas tree. You just know the kiddies will have even more fun when adding the sprinkles, though we’re sure the best part is finally getting to eat them all up.

How To Make Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’ve found yourself with simply too many candy canes, then use them up in the best way with these mint chocolate chip cookies, you’ll be glad you did. These minty morsels are chewy, and taste even better when dunked in milk, so you can rest assured Santa is going to love them.

Santa Nutter Butter Cookies

Needing just 5 ingredients, these Santa Nutter Butter cookies are a fabulous make for the kiddywinks. They have Santa’s big red nose and his classic red hat, with a piped fur trim and ball. It doesn’t matter if they look a little messy as they’re sure to taste amazing.

Christmas Tree Cookies

Don’t worry, these Christmas tree cookies won’t leave you feeling puzzled, they just take a little ‘jigsaw’ work. Decorated with Christmas trees, there’s no need to get messy or flustered with frosting, icing or a glaze of any sort, just add a touch of festive colored sprinkles for a simply stunning effect.

Santa’s Cookies

Packed with red and green M&M’s, and white and semisweet chocolate chips, you’re sure to have a blast baking and eating these Santa’s cookies. What makes these even more special, though, is that you can bake these every year with your children to leave out for Santa and his elves.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Children, grandparents, and even fussy teenagers are going to wolf these old-fashioned iced oatmeal cookies down. These cookies aren’t the sweetest, which is where the nutmeg, cinnamon, and flavor of the icing shine through. They’re great as a snack mid-evening, or before bed with a glass of milk for dunking.

Stained Glass Cookies

These impressive stained glass cookies make great Christmas gifts for family and friends, or a fabulous showstopper on your dinner table. This blogger uses Jolly Rancher candies to crush and use as the window of her cookies, and it works rather well don’t you think? Why not have a go yourself?

Winter Cookies

Take a look at the recipes over on ‘Fine Motor Skills’ for winter cookies and royal icing. Sometimes simplicity is key, and if you’re not looking for anything fancy and complicated this fail proof recipe is perfect, as it gives simply stunning (and delicious) results every time.

Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

From Shannah at ‘My Suburban Kitchen’, we have this super tasty peppermint chocolate cake mix recipe. If you’re looking for something to wow at the cookie swap or impress your guests with, these cookies are it. Not only do they look irresistible, but they taste it too, so grab yourself a little stash before they disappear!

Perfect Frosted Sugar Cookies

These cookies are here to spread the festive cheer, but that’s the only spreading they’ll do, because with this recipe, the dough holds its shape as it bakes, meaning they come out of the oven as perfect as they go in. Follow the instructions for the bump-proof, glossy royal icing too, for flawless results.

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies

Buttery, sweet, crispy and chewy, you simply cannot miss these raspberry almond shortbread cookies. These tasty thumbprint treats are filled with a sweet seedless red raspberry jam and topped with a drizzle of icing – the red from the jam ensures these cookies look festive and jolly.

Raspberry Filled Christmas Tree Cookies

These raspberry filled Christmas tree cookies are lots of cheery fun. Sandwiched in between 2 layers of soft dough is a filling of raspberry jam – simply use a straw to poke out holes in your cookies, so that the red jam shines through and decorates the tree.

Peppermint Snowball Cookies

There’ll be no fighting with these snowballs; well, maybe over who gets to eat the last one. The rest of the time everyone will be far too busy eating and enjoying these peppermint goodies. Luckily, these are perfectly bite-sized to prevent Christmas clothes from getting covered in layers of powdered sugar.

Peppermint Mocha Cookies

With gooey soft chocolate cookies that taste like brownies, it’s safe to say this recipe is a winner. It doesn’t end there though, because these chocolate cookies have peppermint extract and espresso powder added to the mix. Dip them in melted white chocolate and then sprinkle crushed candy canes over the top for a perfect festive treat.

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies

These Christmas swirl sugar cookies look fabulous, don’t they? Boasting obvious swirls of red, green, and white, they definitely won’t be out of place on any holiday-themed plate, table, or buffet. The outer edges of these neat sugar cookies are also coated in matching-colored sprinkles, too.

Easy Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Light and fluffy but still giving that addictive shortbread crunch, these easy whipped shortbread cookies are a must this year. Not only are they super simple and delicious, but with red and green sugar sprinkles coating them, they’re clearly fitting for the Christmas period.

Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

You’ve probably already seen peppermint thumbprint sugar cookies, but this time they have gone one step further, because these ones are chocolate flavored! If you have a sweet tooth, these will most certainly hit the spot. Easy to prepare, these cookies can be made in advance and frozen, ready for a later date or event.

Best Christmas Cookies on Pinterest

If you’re on the hunt for the best Christmas cookies available on Pinterest (you know the site everybody and their mother is addicted to), then look no further, because Princess Pinky Girl has listed her favorite crowd pleasers; from hot cocoa cookies to peanut butter kiss cookies, she has them all.

Santa Suit Cookie Pops

These super cute Santa suit cookie pops are great fun for the whole family to make and eat together. These neat nibbles feature a bright red glaze, a piped black belt, a yellow Starburst candy as a buckle piece, and an icing ring around the entire cookie.

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

Unlike traditional crinkle cookies, these aren’t chocolate; instead, they are gingerbread flavored, giving them a welcome Christmas twist. Full of holiday flavor from ginger, molasses, cinnamon, and other spices, it’s safe to say they’re going to be a hit in the coming cold wintry months.

Paleo Spritz Cookies

From ‘paleo grubs’ we have these sweet spritz cookies. These clever bakes are made using ghee instead of butter, almond and arrowroot flour, and then flavored with vanilla and a sprinkling of coconut flour and coconut sugar. We’re sure your paleo pals are definitely going to be asking for this tasty recipe.

Candy Cane Cookies

These candy cane cookies are SO good, they’ll drag even the most reluctant of teens out of their caves. Not only do these cookies look like the traditional festive candy, but this recipe by ‘Celebrating Family’ even calls for actual crushed candy canes, giving them a real peppermint taste.

Santa’s Belly Cookies (No Baking Required!)

If you’re looking for a cute make that’s SUPER quick and easy, look no further. These Santa’s belly cookies require absolutely no cooking at all and take just a few minutes. The ‘recipe’ calls for winter Oreo cookies with red filling, black writing icing, and white sugar pearls in order to create Santa’s belt.

Peppermint Meringue Cookies

The Classy Chapter brings us these festive peppermint meringue cookies. To make these treats, this clever blogger makes her meringue recipe, then pipes it around Hershey’s peppermint kisses, from the bottom to the very top, and sprinkles crushed candy canes all over. They’re then baked for 3 hours and left to cool to prevent cracking.

Letter To Santa Butter Cookies #holidaybutter

It’s tradition to leave Santa a cookie or two on a plate ready for his arrival, but why not switch things up a little bit and bake him these ‘letter to Santa’ butter cookies, instead? With ‘Dear Santa’ piped elegantly on the front, these will be the sweetest letters he’ll receive all season.

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  1. Vickie says:

    Thanks for the cookies recipe. YOU have all the cookies I needed to make for our church Christmas dinner.zthanks vickie

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