50+ Festive Christmas Cookies

As soon as November hits, I start thinking about cookies. Christmas cookies dominate this house when it comes to holiday baking, so I’ve put together a round up of some the best Christmas cookies! They are perfect for Christmas Eve munching, holiday gifts for neighbors & teachers, and would be perfect for a Christmas Cookie Exchange. I happen to know that Santa wouldn’t mind having a few of these waiting for him under the tree!

This post has been so popular that I’ve updated it from the original 2014 post, and there are now over 50 delicious cookie recipes from peppermint to sugar to chocolate to gingerbread!

50 of the best, most festive Christmas Cookies! Perfect for Cookie Exchanges and gifts.

50+ Festive Best Christmas Cookies & Treats

Christmas cookies are a tradition I many households around the holidays. They are great for gift giving and have whole parties created around them (hello Cookie Exchange!). If you’re looking for some new favorites, or just something classic, we’ve got you covered. Check these awesome Christmas cookie recipes from me and a buncho my friends.

Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate cookie? These chocolate cookies have been given a festive makeover with delicious holiday colors and flavors. Some of are just super chocolatey and rich, because the holidays are all about decadence.

50 of the best Christmas cookie recipes | Chocolate cookie recipes

  1.  Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms
  2. Candy Cane Cookies
  3.  Gooey Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies
  4. Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies
  5. Fudgy Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies
  6. Chocolate Mint M&M Cookies
  7. Oatmeal Kiss Cookies (Blossoms)
  8. 5 Ingredient Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
  9. Starry Night Marzipan Cookies
  10.  Chewy Chocolate Almond Cookies
  11.  Dark Chocolate Fudge Sandwich Cookies
  12.  Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
  13. Hot Cocoa Cookies
  14. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
  15. Chocolate Sugar Cookie Blossoms
  16.  Christmas Tree Brownie Pops

Sugar Cookies (and a few others)

Sugar Cookies are pretty much the King of Christmas! It’s always funny to me just how many sugar cookie recipes there are out there. My favorite is number 8, in case you’re wondering. Sugar cookies are really the best Christmas cookies!

50 of the best Christmas cookie recipes | Sugar Cookies

  1. Royal Iced Sugar Cookies
  2. Santa Sugar Cookies
  3. Slice & Bake Christmas Tree Cookies
  4. Easy Iced Sugar Cookies
  5. Perfect Sugar Cookie Cut Outs
  6. Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cut Out Cookies
  7. The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever
  8. Soft Batch Sprinkle Christmas Cookies
  9. Eggnog Meltaways
  10. Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies
  11. Peppermint Cheesecake Cookies
  12. Easy Snowball Cookies (Nut Free)
  13. Christmas Pinwheel Sugar Cookies

More Festive Christmas Cookies

If those chocolate cookies and sugar cookies weren’t quite what you were looking for, you’re bound to find something that makes your heart sing in these next two batches! (pun intended!).

50 festive Christmas Cookie recipes

  1. Magic Bar Cookies
  2. Gingersnaps
  3. Cranberry Bliss Cookies
  4. Chocolate Chip M & M Cookies
  5. Christmas Cheesecake Cookies
  6.  Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  7.  Linzer Cookies
  8. Rolo Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
  9. Grinch Cookies
  10. Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies
  11. Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies
  12. Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

50 of the best Christmas Cookie recipes that are festive

  1. Candy Dipped Shortbread Cookies
  2. Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups
  3. No Bake Christmas Trees
  4.  Cookie Butter Blossoms
  5.  Cookie Butter Peppermint Cookies
  6.  Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles
  7.  Chocolate Covered Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
  8. Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
  9.  Soft Baked Cake Batter Christmas Cookies
  10.  Gingerbread Cookies
  11. Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

For more great holiday collections, check these out:

50+ Festive Christmas Cookies | Best Christmas Cookies | Easy Christmas Cookie recipes

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Hello Kristin,

    Thank you very much for all your time and effort making all of these wonderful recipes and all the input about hints and inputs to help all of us.
    I do have one request.
    Is there anyway that the ads and the one “Hey Marketers” that is repeated over and over, that you can somehow, when we would like to print your pages, that they are not included when we print?
    These ads or whatever they are, sometimes when you go to print the system, ends up blocking part of the recipe or important information.
    I do know that these are income producing for you. I agree with them for this reason. I know that some other sites have it set up when you want to print those things are not included.
    Just asking.
    Thank you very much for all you do and all the time that you put into your site.
    It is very much appreciated!!!

    1. Hello! Since you’re commenting on a round up post, I can’t recreate what you’re experiencing. Anytime you print a recipe from my site, it should not include any ads. Just make sure you are using the “print” button within the recipe card or at the very top of the post.

  2. I’m not sure if this is possible or not but is there a way to set this type of “screen” for lack of the word that once upon a time lived in my head but moved out as I was typing But have it so that when you see the pictures of the individual cookies and see one that really really interests you that you can just but your curser/arrow from mouse…?? over it and have it show the name of those particular cookies?? It would be easier then counting and opening every recipe to see if the correct pic. pops up? Just a un-related to these recipe’s question I know but I thought well, it never hurts to ask. Thank you, as well thank you for putting in the time I’m sure it takes to do and try, create and add or modified recipe’s for every one elts to try. So thank you for all that effort and time and in case I don’t later, Merry Christmas and a happy new year from my family to yours.

    1. I understand what you’re saying, and I wish that was possible. Unfortunately we don’t have that ability. It would slow our site down significantly.

  3. how can u make buttercream frosting harden i want to make for family but most don’t like royal icing. im afraid they will smear once i package thrn

    1. Buttercream frosting doesn’t really harden, which is why the royal icing is usually recommended. You could try flavoring it with some lemon juice or extract for a better flavor.

  4. I am super excited to start planning our annual Christmas Cookie party! These recipes are wonderful and I will share this page with all my girlfriends who attend! One question though… the chocolate dipped shortbread cookie in the last photos caught my eye but I can’t find the recipe! Please share that one too pretty please!! Thanks for all your hard work and congrats on the new baby!! <3