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!
These Christmas cookie ideas 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!
Pin this recipe for later! 50+ Festive Best Christmas Cookies & Treats
Christmas cookies are a tradition in many households around the holidays. They are great for gift-giving and have whole parties created around them.
If you’re looking for some new favorite Christmas Cookie recipes, or just something classic, we’ve got you covered!
I’ve broken the list down into different flavors, so use the table of contents above to go straight to your favorite.
Kristin’s Favorite Cookies
I’m a sucker for a good Christmas Cookie, so here are my top 5 favorites!
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.
Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies
These Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies are full of rich chocolate flavor and super creamy and tender on the inside, with a hint of tart cheesecake. It’s the most addictive cookie on the planet!
Nutella Cookies are rich and decadent! The dough is easy to make (no chilling required!) and they look great on your holiday cookie tray.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies have irresistibly fudgy centers with a crackly finish on the outside, and they as pretty as they are delicious!
Rocky Road Cookies
Loaded with marshmallows, nuts, and chocolate chips, these Rocky Road Cookies are soft and chewy and so much fun! Perfect for bake sales, cookie swaps, and dunking in a cup of milk!
Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&Ms
These Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&Ms are loaded with chocolate and super soft and chewy. They are made with brown sugar which adds a warm, rich flavor. These are soon to be your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie!
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Peanut Butter Blossoms are a classic peanut butter cookie that’s thick and chewy with a big chocolate kiss on top.
Oatmeal Kiss Cookies (Blossoms)
Oatmeal Kiss Cookies have a thick, chewy, soft oatmeal cookie with a chocolate kiss pressed into the top. Perfect for nut-free cookie trays!
5 Ingredient Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Chocolate and Peppermint is my all time favorite flavor combination so it’s no surprise that these cookies are a holiday staple in our house. These Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are super easy and quick to make with just 5 ingredients!
Chocolate Sugar Cookie Blossoms
These Chocolate Sugar Cookie Blossoms are a rich take on traditional Blossom Cookies. Made with Sugar Cookie Mix and classic Hershey’s Kisses.
Peppermint Oreo Truffles
Need an easy Christmas dessert? Check out these Peppermint Oreo Truffles made with cream cheese, mint Oreo cookies, and chocolate almond bark!
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies have a combo of sweet chocolate and tart cranberries in a chewy oatmeal cookie, perfect for any cookie tray.
Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms Gooey Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies Starry Night Marzipan Cookies Chewy Chocolate Almond Cookies Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Christmas Tree Brownie Pops
Nutella Cookies Sugar Cookies and Shortbreads
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. Sugar cookies are really the best Christmas cookies!
There are lots of sugar cookies to choose from, with designs, cutouts and different kinds of icings. I’ve also included different kinds of shortbreads and other types of non-chocolate cookies.
Sugar Cookie Dough Dip
This sugar cookie dip takes 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to whip up! It's topped with festive sprinkles and is great for any Christmas party!
The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe EVER
This is the best sugar cookie recipe you’ll ever make! Tender inside with crisp edges, these sugar cookies are perfect any time of the year. Sugar Cookies
Eggnog Cookie Recipe
Eggnog cookies are buttery tender and melt in your mouth. With just a hint of spiced rum flavor, these Christmas cookies will steal the show!
Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread is a great cookie option because it naturally doesn't use eggs. Perfect for when you are short of them or when you are dealing with allergies.
Easy Snowball Cookies Recipe (no nuts)
This Snowball Cookie Recipe is nut-free, soft, chewy, tender cake mix cookies coated in powdered sugar to look like “snowballs.” Perfect for the holidays!
Christmas Cookie Pinwheels
Christmas Cookie Pinwheels are a festive holiday treat that’ll be the star of your Christmas cookie plate!
Homemade Christmas Butter Cookies are a must-make for the holidays! Soft and tender with amazing buttery flavor, and a festive presentation.
Italian Ricotta Cookies
Italian Ricotta Cookies are a fluffy treat that begs to be eaten! Top them with your favorite seasonal sprinkles for an irresistible cookie perfect for the holidays!
Royal Iced Sugar Cookies Santa Sugar Cookies Slice & Bake Christmas Tree Cookies Easy Iced Sugar Cookies Perfect Sugar Cookie Cut Outs Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cut Out Cookies Soft Batch Sprinkle Christmas Cookies
Eggnog Cookies Festive Christmas Cookies and Bars
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!).
Candy Cane Cookies
These candy cane cookies are a holiday favorite. They're buttery cookies with a hint of peppermint and adorable candy cane shape!
Magic Bar Cookies
These cookies are everything you love about 7-Layer Bars, or Magic Bars, in a neat little cookie. Full of graham crackers, butterscotch, chocolate and coconut, they are a delicious sweet treat.
Iced Thumbprint Grinch Cookies
Grinch Cookies are fun and festive iced thumbprint cookies, with colorful candy centers and a bright red Grinch's heart.
Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
These Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies are soft and chewy with a creamy filling. Perfect to treat your loved ones for Valentine’s Day!
Molasses Cookies are filled with the warm fall flavors of cinnamon, ginger, clove and molasses. They are crispy on the edges, soft and chewy on the inside.
Christmas Brownies have a layer of chocolate brownie, topped with layers of coconut, sweetened condensed milk, M&Ms and sprinkles.
Pecan Bars bring you the flavor of pecan pie in an easy-to-eat bar! Made with a buttery shortbread crust topped with a sweet pecan filling.
Cranberry Bliss Bars
Cranberry Bliss Bars have cranberries, white chocolate, and cream cheese frosting for a homemade version of the Starbucks treat.
Cranberry Bliss Cookies Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies Rolo Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies Candy Dipped Shortbread Cookies Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups No Bake Christmas Trees Chocolate Covered Caramel Thumbprint Cookies Soft Baked Cake Batter Christmas Cookies
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