Cookie season reigns supreme as the finest time of the year. Baking Christmas cookies tops my list of holiday traditions to enjoy with family and friends. From classic sugar cookies with royal icing to gingerbread men, and buttery shortbread cookies, there's a cookie perfect for sharing on a platter, swapping with friends, or including in a holiday cookie box.
Today, I'm excited to share my 23 most popular and favorite Christmas cookie recipes.
- Christmas Spritz Cookies
- Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies
- No Chill Gingerbread Cookies
- Peppermint Snowball Cookies
- Chewy M&Ms Cookies
- Red Velvet Cookies
- Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
- Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
- Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cookies With Peppermint
- Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Ricotta Cookies
- Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies
- Brownie Snowflake Sugar Cookies
- Czech Kolacky with Poppy Seed Filling
- Melted Snowman Cookies
- Christmas Cowboy Cookies
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
- Christmas Sugar Cookies
- Christmas Tree Cookies
- White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
- Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Hot Chocolate Cookies
- More Cookie recipes
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Christmas spritz cookies are a long-standing tradition in many households during the holiday season! These classic spritz cookies are buttery and soft, made with cream cheese, and formed into all kinds of shapes using a spritz cookie press.
These old-fashioned molasses cookies have a great chewy texture from real butter and molasses while slightly crispy on the outside and a beautiful cracked effect from rolling the cookie dough in white sugar. Soft molasses cookies are perfect for the holiday season - loaded with warm spices. Enjoy a freshly baked batch of molasses cookies with a warm mug of eggnog or crumbled-over ice cream.
These No Chill Gingerbread Cookies are the best Christmas Cookies. They are hassle-free and the dough comes together quickly without any chilling time. The flavor of these gingerbread cookies is unbelievably rich and buttery, these are perfectly spiced and hold their shape well.
Christmas snowball cookies are traditional snowball cookies made without nuts. The cookies are loaded with mini chocolate chips and mint extract, colored bright green for visual effect, and coated in powdered sugar.
These decadent chewy cookies are loaded with M&Ms and rich chocolate flavor - perfect as a sweet treat to add to the Christmas cookie tray, or added to vanilla ice cream as a midweek dessert!
These red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips taste just like red velvet cake - moist, creamy, and soft with loads of white chocolate chips.
Raspberry thumbprint cookies are soft cookies that will remind you of a buttery shortbread filled with tangy raspberry jam. You can make these with regular or gluten-free flour blend and both versions are incredibly flavorful. These cookies just melt in your mouth!
Calling all peanut butter lovers! These chewy almond flour peanut butter cookies are the real deal! This recipe is easy to make with only 5 main ingredients (not counting the chocolate chips): smooth or crunchy peanut butter, almond flour, maple syrup, baking powder, and a hint of vanilla.
A year-round favorite, these Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies are easy to make and have that classic shortbread rich buttery flavor. A drizzle of white chocolate will dress them up to impress for your Christmas dessert tray!
Crispy outside and soft on the inside these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies with peppermint just melt in your mouth. These don't taste like your traditional dry gluten-free cookies.
If you’re looking for scrumptious holiday season cookies to exchange at parties or serve to guests, you can’t go wrong with these beautiful double chocolate crinkle cookies!
These ricotta cookies are an easy adaptation to a classic Italian recipe, including butter and baking powder for soft and creamy cookies. They’re filled with decadent chocolate chips and rolled in granulated sugar with the option of adding icing, jam, glaze, or a frosting.
Gingerbread crinkle cookies are a must-try during the holidays. They are chewy, full of ginger flavor and coated in sugar with exposed cookie cracks.
These snowflake sugar cookies have all the flavor of a brownie with the crispy crunch of a good sugar cookie!
Czech Kolacky might be what's missing from your holiday cookie platter! Flaky, tender cream cheese pastry rounds are filled with poppyseed filling and dusted with powdered sugar. So good!
These adorably cute Melted Snowman Cookies have quickly become a must bake holiday cookie for both kids and adults alike to enjoy! The decorated marshmallow snowman sits top of a delicious hot chocolate chip cookie. It really is so much fun to give the melted snowman their own personalities in how you decorate them.
These Christmas cowboy cookies are sure to be your new favorite Christmas treat. They’re the perfect cookie to bring to holiday parties or gift to neighbors and friends.
The best and easy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles cookie recipe made with pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree. They are quick and delicious.
These Christmas sugar cookies are made with a simple sugar cookie dough and topped with a simple and easy glaze.
This easy shortbread recipe is the perfect way to make quick Christmas tree cookies that you can decorate in many different ways. The dough comes together with 3 simple ingredients and then is cut out into tree shapes to be baked and dressed up for the holiday spirit or turned into an edible 3D Christmas Tree farm.
The perfect holiday cookie recipe that tastes just like Christmas! These Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are gluten-free, allergy-free, and full of dairy-free white chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candies! Easy and delicious, they're a fun addition to your seasonal cookie swap and dessert platters!
Soft Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe with golden, chewy edges and buttery, fluffy centers. Learn how to make everyone’s favorite gooey and delicious cinnamon sugar cookie recipe below!
These hot chocolate cookies are made with a delicious chocolate cookie that is topped with marshmallows and chocolate ganache.
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