Christmas cookies are always a delight! Here are some of the best Christmas cookie recipes you can start making from scratch!
Recipes for Christmas Cookies You Will Want to Make
1. Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe
Fill your heart with holiday goodness when you fill your belly with these rolled sugar cookies, perfect for Christmas.
These sugar cookies make the perfect base or canvas for decorating Christmas cookies, and you will find more ideas for that here!
2. Glittering Sandwich Cookies
Make your holiday glitter with these adorable sandwich Christmas cookies. Each piece contains just the right yumminess, you’ll want another one and then some more!
3. Frosted Peppermint Brownie Cookies
What you have here is a peppermint candy piece-peppered brownie cookie with rich cream cheese frosting. Soft, moist, and fudgy, these delicious brownie cookies completely tantalize with peppermint frosting.
4. Gingerbread Men
I don’t think Christmas is complete without some gingerbread men, they’re practically part of the tradition. What makes this gingerbread cookie recipe special is they freeze well for up to 3 months.
With that in mind, you can make them ahead ready for the holiday feast. They should go well with your gingerbread house.
5. Mason Jar Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie
Why just make those Christmas cookies when you can share the experience with your friends and families. You will love this mason jar mint chocolate chip cookie recipe you can also give away to friends and family as gifts for the holiday.
6. M&M Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Instead of the regular choco chips, why not add candy-coated chocolate M&Ms to your oatmeal cookie recipe? You can add all the different colors or you can pick only the green and the red ones for a seriously Christmassy feel to your homemade cookies.
You might also want to check out this M&M mason jar cookie recipe if you’re considering mason jar cookie mix for gifts.
7. Peppermint Chocolate Puddle Cookies
Naturally gluten-, grain-, and dairy-free, just plain healthy! These peppermint chocolate puddle cookies have a lot going on in its tiny little package, and so, they’re Christmas-perfect.
8. Christmas Santa’s Cookies
Make Christmas cookies even Santa will love. I’m sure your kids will get the gift they wished for when you make these cookies.
We have Christmas cookies with choco chips and we also have one with M&Ms. Well, these Santa cookies have both and no cookie could be merrier this year!
9. Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Chocolate and peanut butter cookies that are figure-friendly? Yes, please! This Christmas you can still enjoy your sweet treats with a little twist to make them both tasty and healthy: make them gluten-free.
10. Melted Snowmen Oreo Balls
I just love the color of Christmas, red and green. I’d have to say my favorite color is really blue, so I might as well have them all in my Christmas cookies.
These cute little snowmen with an Oreo surprise are just divine!
11. Paleo Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees
Looking for easy to make Christmas cookies that are also healthy? Look no further because these Paleo peppermint meringue Christmas tree-shaped cookies are it!
They are low-carb and truly easy to make with only six ingredients and just as many steps in the recipe instructions.
12. Chocolate Peanut Butter Chexmas Trees
Looking for easy Christmas cookie recipes? In case you’re not feeling sweet meringues, this Christmas tree treat version should do the trick.
Kids and adults alike will dig this crushed cereal with a peanut butter cookie recipe for the holidays!
13. Hot Chocolate Cookies
This will go great with hot chocolate and I think it’s obvious. We can never have enough chocolate and these hot chocolate cookies will warm you up on a cold Christmas night.
14. Healthy Almond and Cinnamon Christmas Stars
Stars don’t just belong on top of your Christmas trees. You can also have them on your plate.
And, you will love the look of these healthy almond and cinnamon Christmas stars on your plate all dusted in snow-like sugar powder.
15. Grandma’s Shortbread Cookies
There’s nothing better than Grandma’s cooking. I’m sure you’ll agree when you try this easy shortbread cookie recipe.
Use snowflake- and Christmas tree-shaped cookie presses for Christmas-themed cookies for the holidays.
16. Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
You’ve never seen a more festive Christmas cookie recipe than the one we have here. Well, I saved the best for last, so if you’re looking for unique Christmas cookies, make room for this one.
There’s so much going on in this candy cane kiss cookie recipe but it makes you just all the more drawn to its yuletide character.
17.Poinsettia Pinwheel Cookies
Pretty in pink, this playful poinsettia-inspired confection is both delightful and delicious. It comes with a hint of cinnamon to complete the holiday feels.
18. Millionaire’s Shortbread Cookies
You’ll feel extra rich with a layer of crumbly shortbread, luscious caramel, and decadent chocolate!
19. Cornflake Christmas Wreaths
With just a handful of ingredients, this easy-to-prepare Christmas favorite will surely be a holiday hit, especially for the kids.
While decorating Christmas cookies is the most fun and easiest part, you still could use a few beginners’ ideas in this video from Little Cookie Co on how to decorate Christmas cookies:
I’m pretty sure you found a couple or more Christmas cookie recipes you will want to try for the holiday here. These are some of the best Christmas cookie recipes after all.
Your only trouble is which one to try first. Whatever you pick, put on your baking hats, some Christmas carols, and revel in holiday cheer for best results!
Which one of these recipes for Christmas cookies will you try today? Let us know how it went and share your experience with us in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 11, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.