20 of the BEST Christmas cookies

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One of my favorite things about the holidays is coming up with new cookie recipes to try and share with family friends. Today I am excited to share some of the best Christmas cookies. They all look so delicious!  Here are some new ones to inspire you. And if you’re wondering how to host a cookie exchange this year check out this post here for rules and this post for some free cookie exchange printables!

{20} of the BEST Christmas cookies

Click on the links below each picture to be taken to the recipes on each site. 
Chocolate mint M&M cake mix cookies
Homemade peppermint oreos from iheartnaptime.net
Delicious eggnog cookies on iheartnaptime.com
Candy cane OREO brownies on iheartnaptime.net ...simple and delicious!
M&M cookie bars
Chocolate mint cookies
Chocolate mint M&M cookies
Candy Cane Blossoms
Chocolate chunk peppermint cookies
Oreo Snowmen
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookie
Christmas Oreo
Chocolate fudge cookie with candy cane butter cream
Double chocolate chip pudding cookies
Double chocolate chip pudding cookies
Red and White Cookies
Reindeer cookies
Snow Globe Cookies
Cupcake and Candy Cane Cookies
Pistachio cherry melt away cookies
Monogrammed Holiday Cookie
Melted Snowman Cookies
Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies
Red velvet gooey butter cookies
Holiday Wreath Cookies
Peppermint Oreos
Cottage Cookies
Santa Bellies
Salted Caramel Cookies
Hot Cocoa Cookies
Christmas Swirl Cookies
Super soft sugar cookies and the best tip for baking them on iheartnaptime.com #recipes #desserts
Super soft sugar coookies
jello cookies
Red+ green jello cookies



These aren’t cookies but these would also make some yummy holiday gifts…

Christmas Crack saltine toffee on I Heart Nap Time

Christmas crack toffee

Homemade snickers on iheartnaptime.com ...tastes better than the real thing!

Homemade snickers bars

Pretzel hugs gift idea

Christmas pretzel hugs


Also, Don’t miss: 101 AMAZING ideas for a handmade Christmas

Hope you enjoyed all of these wonderful Christmas cookies. Now get to baking!!

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Chocolate caramel candy bark

Christmas white fudge

Eggnog cupcakes

Best chocolate chip cookies


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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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34 comments on “20 of the BEST Christmas cookies”

  1. Holy cow, thank you for these awesome links! I guess my New Years Resolution will be to find a larger size of pants! :)

  2. Those are some amazing cookies! I can’t believe the snow globe cookies! Too pretty to eat. I better get myself in the kitchen pronto!

  3. these are awesome! I bookmarked so I can come back, thanks so much!

  4. These all look SO good! I definitely need to try some of these this year!

  5. awesome! thanks for sharing!!

  6. Those are FANTASTIC cookie ideas, more like works of art! Happened upon your blog from ‘The Girl Creative.’ I’m now your newest follower. Hope you’ll stop in at Cranberry Morning some time. :-)

  7. I love the Boaboa one!

  8. I have liked Cut it out & I heart naptime on FB for awile now

  9. I think the girl who does these Christmas Swirl Cookies is just an artist. Great decorations with colorful details. I did like them.

  10. Those ALL look delicious! I pinned my favorites to try sometime soon :)

  11. Oh. My. Yum. Good Grief Charlie Brown! Why do you do this to me EVERY time!? :)

  12. These are sooooo cute

  13. Michelle Babione Reply

    How are the reindeer cookies made ?

  14. This has left me jonesing for a cookie in the worst way! Thanks for sharing!


  16. If only I could make those frosted cookies as cute as those here!

  17. Love this site

  18. love these all!! disappointed however, the reindeer link has no recipe

  19. Such a great round-up. You can never have too many Christmas cookies.

  20. Hi !
    I´m from Córdoba – Argentina. This post is wonderful. I loved it.

  21. This is the first time that I have seen this website and the funny thing is, I actually have a chance to look at it because my daughter is napping right now. LOL Thanks for sharing!

  22. Awesome Christmas Cookies temptations!

  23. WoW! Lots of yummy ideas. Each year my girls and I make tons of cookies and its fun to mix things up. Thanks

  24. looking foward to this baking season

  25. What wonderful ideas, almost too pretty to eat.

  26. I can’t wait to try these!!

  27. Thank you for this wonderful collection. I’m pinning them now. The jello cookies are beautiful! 

  28. In love with these recipes

  29. I really need to try these cookies 

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