40+ of the most delicious and festive Christmas cookies for your holiday baking! Lots of easy and delicious homemade ideas to make your next party or cookie exchange a success!
Baking is one of my favorite holiday traditions. I like to try new recipes each year, but also always stick with the classics like soft sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, and molasses cookies. It definitely doesn’t feel like the holidays without these.
One of my favorite things about the holidays is coming up with new cookie recipes to share with family and friends. I have so many wonderful memories of baking over the years, and love when I find yummy recipes to add to my list.
Now get to baking!!
Easy Christmas cookie recipes
Things get so busy during the holidays, so I’m always looking for easy recipes to quickly whip up. These recipes below are fun, festive, and super simple to make. I especially love the peppermint candy cane cookies. They look fancy, but are so easy to throw together. Plus the flavor is delicious.
My family loves these M&M cookie bars. The drizzled glaze really puts them over the top!
These Peppermint Candy Canes are so fun! Twisting the white and red dough together to make candy canes is so creative!
The peppermint included in these Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies helps to make these perfect for the holidays!
Christmas Sugar Cookies
Whenever I bake for the holidays, I always make sure to include the classic Christmas sugar cookies. A cookie plate isn’t complete without some sort of sugar cookie…they are so fun to decorate, and taste amazing. I love all the recipes included below, however the sugar cookie truffles are my favorite. They take only 4 ingredients and don’t require any baking. My kind of cookie!
These Sugar Cookie Truffles are the easiest Christmas treat! They don’t require any baking, and are made with just 4 ingredients!
These Red and White Cookies are so festive and simple to make!
Aren’t these Easy Reindeer Sugar Cookies just the cutest?! So simple yet so adorable!
Soft and chewy vanilla Angel Cookies with a delicious sugar glaze that looks just like glistening snow!
Cinnamon rolls + cookies = genius, right? Check out these Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies that are topped with an amazing cream cheese frosting!
There’s nothing like traditional Christmas cookies. Whether it’s snickerdoodles, butter cookies, shortbread cookies, and more, you can’t go wrong with a traditional cookie recipe! My personal favorites are snickerdoodles because I’m a sucker for the cinnamon sugar coating. And above all, they are so soft and fluffy. Yum!
Nothing beats a classic Snickerdoodle. They are soft, fluffy and rolled in a delicious cinnamon sugar coating.
These Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies have the best combination of flavors! Perfect to share with friends and family this holiday season!
We always made Candy Cane Blossoms growing up. I love the red and green colored sugar, and the festive Hershey’s kisses, too!
My favorite part about the whole process is decorating them! There are tons of cute designs and toppings to include…it’s so fun to be creative! Decorated Christmas cookies are perfect for entertaining, and are always a big crowd pleaser. Your guests will rave about how fun and impressive they are. Whether you dip in chocolate, cover with sprinkles or create a fun design, these decorated treats will be a hit!
I make these White Chocolate Dipped Gingerdoodles every year! Everyone always raves about how delicious and festive they are!
My kids love these Ginger Melted Snowman Cookies! Such a fun treat!
Are you a chocolate lover like me? I love all things chocolate, and especially love chocolate Christmas cookies! In other words, the more chocolate…the better. :) There are lots of delicious recipes below…many of which include peppermint. If you’ve never had the chocolate and peppermint combination, you are missing out! The pair is a match made in heaven.
How adorable are these Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Snowflakes?! So fun and festive!
If you’re a peanut butter lover, you will love these Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies! Isn’t peanut butter and chocolate the best combo?!
If you’ve never made Homemade Oreos, you are missing out! They are so easy and completely addicting!
- KitchenAid Stand Mixer (5-quart)
- Edge Beater for KitchenAid
- Dough Hook for KitchenAid
- Glass Bowl for KitchenAid
- Hand Mixer