Spread some Christmas cheer with your friends and family with these easy-to-make, lip-smacking, nummy cookie recipes! They don’t take much time to make too, 30 minutes max, and you’re done!
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1. Candy Cane Cookies
Candy Cane Cookies are both adorably festive and a delicious change from most of the heavy cookies this time of year. The shortbread-style cookie is flavored with vanilla and a hint of almond set off beautifully by the peppermint sugar topping.
2. Whipped Shortbread Cookies
These super light whipped shortbread cookies are guaranteed to melt in your mouth! They are super easy to make with just a handful of ingredients and make more than enough to go around to all your Christmas parties! Even the kids can get in on this one, let them help with the mixing and putting the Christmas sprinkles on top.
3. Eggnog Cookies Iced With Eggnog Buttercream
Eggnog cookies are a great choice for any holiday cookie exchange. A cookie tray favorite that will stand out because it’s a deliciously soft spice cookie infused with eggnog and spiked with rum!
4. Christmas Cookie Haystacks
A chocolatey, nutty, crunchy bit of goodness. It is Spanish peanuts, Chow Mein Noodles, stacked up. Then you cat them with a melted mix of chocolate, peanut butter, and butterscotch.
5. Shortbread Christmas Cookies
Shortbread Cookies Are Slightly Sweet And Buttery And Pretty Much Melt In Your Mouth! These Shortbread Christmas Cookies Are Easy To Make And Only Require A Few Simple Ingredients! YUM!
6. Chocolate Christmas Cookies
These chocolate cookies practically melt in your mouth. Then add the sweet and colorful addition of crushed candy canes and you have a new holiday tradition!
7. Snowball Cookies
These Snowball Cookies are great for your neighbors or just to enjoy yourself. Who doesn’t like cookies that look like mini snowballs? Adorable and yummy!
8. Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nothing like a great new cookie recipe to share with family and friends this holiday season. But the best part… is when you pair your cookies with a steaming cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows or a cool, refreshing, tall glass of milk!
9. Turtle Thumbprint Cookies
You know what is cool?! These Turtle Thumbprint Cookies. They are chocolate-y, caramel-y, nutty and YUMMY!! Get it?? If you are baking cookies for Christmas, you may want to try this one, especially if you love chocolate and caramel.
10. Melting Moments Christmas Sandwich Cookies
Melting moments sandwich cookies are a must-make Christmas cookie! They’re tiny cookies sandwiched with a thick and creamy frosting dyed red and green. This festive cookie recipe will be a new family favorite.
11. Three Ingredient Red Velvet Cookies
A super simple cookie for those that LOVE Red Velvet! Try this 3 Ingredient Red Velvet Cookies Recipe! They make great Christmas Cookies!
12. Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies
Chocolate cookies with chocolate chips, peppermint crunch pieces, and candy cane pieces! These cookies are the PERFECT Christmas cookie!
13. Christmas Spritz Cookies
Make Christmas Spritz Cookies the easy way using a cookie press and design discs from Wilton. Then decorate your snowmen, candy canes, reindeer, holly leaves, snowflakes and more using Wilton Candy Melts.
14. Almond Cookies
These Almond Cookies are a melt in your mouth almond cookie with an almond glaze.
15. Almond Butter Espresso Cookies
Crunchy and chewy, these almond butter espresso cookies are made with one bowl and only six ingredients. Plus, they’re flourless, vegan and gluten-free!
16. Dark Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies
A rich, dark double chocolate chip cookie that complements its sweetness with a hint of bitterness, a dash of salt, and a smidgen of mint.
17. Classic Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread Cookies
Classic melt in your mouth shortbread comes together quickly and is guaranteed to be a hit with Santa (or on the family baking tray).
18. Santa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
Santa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies are full of festive fun and lots of chocolate yumminess! Only the Best for Santa ’cause he’s making his list and checking it twice! So make sure you leave these out on Christmas Eve! Don’t want to find yourself on that Naughty List!
19. French Christmas Cookies
These moist treats will have everyone reaching for more. It’s love at first bite!
20. Christmas Crinkle Cool Whip Cookies
Christmas Crinkle Cool Whip Cookies are a blast to make with the kids! Everyone loves these easy Christmas cookies, just be ready to get a little messy!
21. Chocolate Haystacks Elf Poop
Here is a fun Holiday update to a true classic, the Chocolate Haystack Recipe! We changed it up and added in white chocolate and peanuts along with fun Christmas sprinkles to really make it festive. The kids will love this easy to make treat and adults will get a laugh out of the fun name too.
22. Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Nothing beats a classic cookie, loved by everyone. Especially one that you can whip up in minutes! This peanut butter cookie recipe requires only 3 ingredients and no flour. Everyone needs to know it and enjoy it when a craving for a peanut butter cookie hits!
23. Moose Farts Cookies
Moose Farts. A super easy to prepare, no-bake cookie treat that kids will love and maybe giggle a little at the name too!
24. Oreo White Chocolate Pudding Peppermint Cookies
Soft white chocolate pudding cookies with holiday Oreos, white chocolate chips, and candy cane pieces! Everyone loves these festive cookies!
25. Italian Pizzelle Christmas Cookies
Classic Pizzelle Cookies are a traditional Italian cookie that is perfect for Christmas time. They are thin, crisp, buttery, and topped with a dusting of powdered sugar for sweetness!
26. Easy Whipped Shortbread
These super light whipped shortbread cookies are guaranteed to melt in your mouth! They are super easy to make with just a handful of ingredients and make more than enough to go around to all your Christmas parties!
27. Nutmeg Butter Balls
Nutmeg butter balls cookies is an old-fashioned, holiday cookie recipe that I’ve adapted for the low carb lifestyle. Sweet and crumbly, these little low carb Christmas cookies are full of the flavor of the season. Be sure to use freshly grated, whole nutmeg for the best flavor!
28. Lebkuchen Traditional German Christmas Cookies
What is Lebkuchen? It is German gingerbread. This isn’t quite a gingerbread cookie that you and I are familiar with but more of a soft gingerbread-like cookie made with honey, almonds, and marmalade!
29. Thick Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe makes the best thick homemade chocolate chip cookies with soft middles and chewy/crisp edges. Best way to make giant bakery-style cookies at home!
30. Christmas Cake Mix Cookies
These Christmas cake mix cookies are a combination of chocolate chip cookies and cake mix cookies. They are soft, chewy and delicious. Holiday colored sprinkles add to the festive nature of this cookie.
31. Chocolate Reindeer Cookies
These adorably delicious reindeer cookies are fail-proof, and your kids can even help you decorate them! Have a Merry Christmas.
32. Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies
These Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies are rich, chocolate cookies bursting with crunchy peppermint flavor. Perfect for a Christmas cookie exchange!
33. Chocolatey Hot Cocoa Cookies
One of my favorite Christmas Cookies! This Hot Cocoa Cookies Recipe is easy to make and goes great with a cup of Hot Chocolate!
34. Vanilla Sugar Cookies
This Easy Sugar Cookies recipe is the perfect sugar cookie cutout recipe for holiday baking. The dough is easy to work with, won’t spread when baking, and I’ve included lots of tips and tricks to help you make the perfect Christmas cookies!
35. Gingerbread White Chocolate Cookies
These Gingerbread White Chocolate Cookies are so delectable. Plus, they’re made with only five ingredients. They’re incredibly easy to make. If you want easy, simple, quick and delicious, this recipe is for you!
36. Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
A classic, easy Peanut Butter Kiss Cookie recipe. Soft, chewy peanut butter cookies are rolled in sugar, baked, and topped with a single Hershey’s Kiss! They’re always a hit!
37. Fruitcake Cookies
These irresistible Fruitcake Cookies will blow your mind with incredible flavor & soft texture. The perfect Christmas cookie recipe for exchanges & parties
38. Ugly Sweaters Cookies
Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies – An adorable addition to any Christmas party! Cut-out sugar cookies decorated to look like ugly sweaters!
39. Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookies
Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies made with chocolate chunks and chewy caramel bits are the perfect cookie for your Christmas cookie plate!
40. Waffle Cookies
One of my favorite Christmas Cookies. The kids love to help make this simple Waffle Cookies Recipe! They are perfect for cookie exchanges and for gifts!
41. M&M’s Christmas Cookies For Santa
This Christmas M&M’s Cookies are the perfect cookies for Santa! Crunchy and colorful Christmas M&M’s in an easy to make buttery cookie dough, studded with milk chocolate chips and white chocolate chips
42. Sugar Cookie Truffles
These sugar cookies are made with crushed sugar cookies, cream cheese and vanilla. They are then dipped in white chocolate and have sprinkles added to make them festive!
43. Cherry Sugar Cookie Bars
These bar cookies are easy to make and can be whipped up in just a few minutes. They are also a crowd pleaser!
44. One Dough, Four Christmas Cookies
Save yourself some kitchen time this holiday season – this one dough recipe makes four different kinds of Christmas cookies!
45. Harry Potter Butterbeer Cookies
These cookies were inspired by the Butterbeer drink in the Harry Potter books and movies. With one bite of these delivious cookies, you will feel like you are taking flight on your Firebolt broomstick!
46. Gingerbread Cutout Cookies
Soft and tender, crispy edges, warm spices, just sweet enough – these Gingerbread Cutout Cookies are everything a favorite Christmas cookie should be!
47. Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies
Make your favorite store-bought cookie at home using this recipe for soft, sweet, and tender Lofthouse Sugar Cookies.
48. Sugar Cookie Truffles
No-bake sugar cookie truffles made with only 4 ingredients! An easy and delicious treat for the holidays.
49. Old Fashioned Ginger Cookies
Old fashioned Ginger Cookies, are the perfect cookies to bake to go around the neighborhood during the holiday season. The spices in the cookies fill the whole house with a wonderful aroma.
50. Holiday Spiced Almond Shortbread Cookies
Holiday Spiced Almond Shortbread Cookies are soft and buttery and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. They’re made with almond flour so are naturally gluten-free and can easily be made vegan – but don’t make them (or not make them) because of that. This is a Christmas cookie recipe that everyone will love!
52. Twix Thumbprint Cookies
If you’re a lover of Twix, then these cute little cookies were made just for you. there is no way that you can’t love these!
53. Buddy The Elf Cookies
If you’re going to emulate Buddy’s spaghetti breakfast, you might as well make it actually edible (and delish). These no-bake cookies are the perfect treat.
54. Chocolate Christmas Crinkle Cookies
This recipe for Chocolate Christmas Crinkle Cookies is a festive twist on a traditional treat. These cookies are great for getting the kids involved in holiday baking.
55. Eggnog Cookies
Delicious eggnog cookies and pumpkin-nog shake -the perfect holiday treats! Give them a try!
56. Perfect Peanut Butter Blossoms
Simple, classic and iconic, these peanut butter blossoms are Christmas baking at it’s best! They are soft & chewy (and stay that way!), coated in crackly, sparkling sugar, and have a chocolate Hershey’s Kiss in the center of each cookie. They are one of our all-time favorite Christmas cookies!
57. White Chocolate Gingerdoodles
Molasses Cookies – Soft And Chewy On The Inside And Crisp Around The Edges. Full Of Delicious Ginger Flavor And Taste Just Like Christmas! Drizzle Or Dip In White Chocolate For The Ultimate Holiday Cookie!
58. Christmas Amaretti Cookies
The perfect homemade cookies for Christmas! These irresistible, vegan, gluten-free Chocolate Amaretti are super easy to make, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside!
59. Christmas Red Velvet Sugar Cookies
Perfect and easy cookie recipe for Christmas or any festive time of year! The delicious flavor of red velvet, buttery soft and topped with best cream cheese frosting!
60. Melt-Away Christmas Cookies
A sweet cookie with a tangy cream cheese icing that melts in your mouth every time you take a bite. They might possibly be the best Christmas Cookies ever!
61. Soft And Chewy Gingerbread Men Cookies
Soft and chewy Gingerbread Men Cookies are perfectly spiced with molasses, cinnamon, ginger and other warm spices and sweetened with brown sugar.
62. Double Chocolate Snowballs
Double chocolate snowball cookies are perfect for chocolate lovers! I have lots of snowball cookie recipes on this blog, in a wide variety of flavors, but this Double Chocolate Snowball cookies recipe is my favorite…so far!
63. Chocolate Dipped Oreo Snowflakes
These Chocolate Dipped Oreo Snowflakes are adorable and easy treats the whole family can help make!
64. Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
This Chewy Ginger Molasses is easy to make and creates the softest, chewiest ginger molasses cookies ever!
65. Tender And Creamy Cheesecake Cookies
These Cheesecake Cookies are so creamy and tender. It’s a delicious cookie that’s not too sweet but totally addictive!
66. Classic Pecan Snowball Cookies
Classic Pecan Snowball Cookies are the perfect treat for your holiday cookie platter. Best of all, these popular favorites come together so easily. Made with a buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread base with chopped pecans and covered with powdered sugar.
67. Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
This no-bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies made with peanut butter, oatmeal and cocoa are the quickest, tastiest no-bake cookies you’ll ever eat and kids absolutely love them!
68. The Grinch Cookies
Let’s whip up a batch of Crinkly, Cranky, Grinch Cookies in The Grinch’s honor and devour them! Sound good? I think so too!
69. Raspberry Filled Christmas Tree Cookies
Chrismas cookies decorated with royal icing are lovely but they’re an absolute pain to make. These stunning Christmas cookies are much less work but no less beautiful!
70. Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
These Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are so easy, delicious and super freezer friendly.
Bonus: Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
The classic combination of chocolate and peppermint make this dark chocolate candy cookies the perfect treat for the holidays!