We’re going to give you the best Christmas cookie recipes to make your holiday season as sweet as ever!
This time of year is always such a magical time for so many reasons:
- It’s Jesus’ birthday!
- You get to see relatives that you haven’t seen since last Christmas!
- It’s so much fun to see the joy and wonder in the faces of all of the children in your life!
- You get to open presents!
- Good food is everywhere you look!
- You get to give presents!
- It’s normal to make and receive lots and lots of the best Christmas cookies!
Best Christmas Cookie Recipes For All of Your Holiday Festivities
So because we know most of you are looking for the best Christmas cookie recipes you can get your spatulas on, we decided to do a roundup!
We asked other bloggers just like us for their best Christmas cookie recipes and they did not disappoint!
As a matter of fact, we received so many recipes, we were forced to narrow down the list to the top 17.
1. Easy No Bake Peppermint Patties
This recipe comes from a site called Slow Poke Cooking.
We absolutely LOVE peppermint patties, so to have them in cookie form is a dream come true!
The beauty of this Christmas cookie recipe is that they look super easy to make and they don’t even require baking!
2. Raspberry Linzer Cookies – best Christmas cookie recipes
These Raspberry Linzer Cookies from Pina Bresciani are as festive as you can get!
They do require a little bit more work, rolling out the dough and using cookie cutters.
But look at the end result!
Remember, some of the best Christmas cookie recipes take a little bit of extra work, but are so worth it!
I’d be proud to display these cookies at any cookie exchange!
3. Santa’s Whiskers Cookie Recipe
These come from a site called Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
Oh my goodness, how clever is the name of these cookies?
Plus, they look pretty darn easy to make.
You just make the dough, chill it, roll it in some extra ingredients and then slice and bake.
Sugar cookies with cherries, coconut and pecans?
Oh my yum!
And in case you’re wondering, it’s the coconut on the edges of the cookies that warrant the clever name, Santa’s Whiskers.
4. Vanilla Wafer Holiday Bark – best Christmas cookie recipes
Goodness gracious, these look melt-in-your-mouth heavenly!
This recipe comes from a site called Dizzy, Busy, & Hungry – exactly how I feel as I’m writing this!
These sweet Christmas treats look very easy to make and are full of texture and color!
5. Eggnog Cookies
Okay, so I LOVE eggnog and I had no idea there was such a thing as eggnog cookies!
Be still my heart!
This wonderful recipe comes from a site called My Organized Chaos.
These look very easy to make.
In addition, eggnog is an ingredient in both the cookies AND the icing!
6. Reindeer Cookies – best Christmas cookie recipes
Are these not THE cutest Christmas cookies you’ve ever seen?
The recipe comes from a site called A Mind “Full” Mom.
This may look like a pretty complicated recipe, but it really isn’t!
She gives you shortcuts for making these cookies relatively easily.
HINT: One reason I chose this as one of the best Christmas cookie recipes is because of how clever they are!
The reindeer shape is made from a gingerbread man cookie cutter (he’s upside down)!
7. Peppermint Brownie Cookies
These Peppermint Brownie Cookies are the perfect combination of chocolate and peppermint!
Plus, they just look so festive!
This recipe is from a site called Mom Foodie.
The peppermint comes from crushed peppermints AND peppermint patties!
Add to that a rich chocolate brownie cookie and you’re skipping right down Santa Claus lane!
8. Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies – best Christmas cookie recipes
Another Christmas cookie recipe from Mom Foodie, you have to love how festive these cookies are!
And an added bonus: They’re so easy to make, your kids can make them! – of course with supervision.
9. World Famous Snowball Cookies
Ya just can’t have Christmas cookies without having some homemade snowball cookies!
This recipe from a site called Little Sweet Baker breaks the recipe out step by step with amazing photos, expert tips, and variations to the recipe.
10. Christmas Sugar Cookies – best Christmas cookie recipes
I couldn’t resist this Christmas cookie recipe from a site called Cupcake Project.
Who doesn’t love an adorable snowman?
And especially when he’s on top of a yummy sugar cookie!
This recipe gives you some great ingredient tips, how to roll your dough, decorating skills, & even a short video.
11. Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
This recipe is a tried and true Christmas cookie staple!
From a site called Cincy Shopper, she gives easy directions for making this simple-to-make holiday favorite!
12. Perfect Shortbread Cookie Recipe – best Christmas cookie recipes
There’s nothing like the perfect texture of a good shortbread cookie!
This recipe comes from a site called Grandbaby Cakes.
A key ingredient in these cookies, is vanilla bean paste.
13. Stuffed Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Oh my goodness gracious, these cookies look like what it must feel like to ride on Santa’s sleigh!
This recipe comes from a site called Sweet Pea’s Kitchen.
These are cookie sandwiches with a peppermint buttercream filling!
14. Christmas Oreo Ornaments – best Christmas cookie recipes
Are you kidding me right now?
How do people come up with these amazing recipes?
This recipe comes from a site called Sweet & Savory Meals.
These cookies almost look too good to eat.
But, who the heck am I kidding?
These look amazingly delicious and SO fun to make with your kids!
15. White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Sugar Cookies
The ingredients in these cookies scream Christmas!
This recipe is from a site called Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
And the beauty of this recipe is that you use pre-packaged sugar cookie mix.
The easier, the better in my book, especially when the recipe turns out this good!
16. Hausfreunde Cookies with Caramelised Cashews – best Christmas cookie recipes
You guys! The name of these cookies doesn’t tell you that there is marzipan in them!!
Marzipan is my kryptonite!
I LOVE MARZIPAN!
This recipe is from a site called Lavender & Macarons.
Her description of these cookies totally make me drool: “Layers of shortcrust pastry are slathered with apricot jam and covered with sweet almond paste. Dipped in rich dark chocolate and garnished with caramelised cashews”
17. Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
And last, but certainly not least, are these Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies from a site called The Baking ChocolaTess.
In our house, chocolate chip cookies reign supreme, no matter the time of year.
Chocolate chip cookies are the cookie we choose to make every year for Santa when he comes to visit on Christmas Eve.
This recipe looks like heaven on a cookie sheet.
Just be sure to follow her instructions and tips so they turn out perfectly!
So there you have it!
Everyone….start your ovens!!!
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