Looking for the perfect cookie to bake this holiday season? Get inspired with 25 Christmas cookie recipes everyone is sure to love.
Christmas cookies! We love to bake and enjoy them all season long. Some cookies are for potlucks and parties, some are for gifts for neighbors and friends, and others simply satisfy a craving or fulfill a tradition.
Whatever your reason for baking, starting with a winning recipe is a MUST! Here’s a roundup of 25 recipes I’ve shared over the years that are perfect for Christmastime. These are my favorites, and I hope you’ll find a favorite or two here as well.
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25 Christmas Cookie Recipes Everyone Will Love
Chewy Gingersnaps— My grandma Wilda’s famous recipe is a favorite this time of year.
Chai Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies— All the cozy warm spices you love in a steamy cup of chai, but in a chewy chocolate chip cookie.
Pineapple Coconut Macaroons— Transport yourself somewhere tropical with these bright and sunny cookies.
Cherry Almond Snowballs— So pretty, festive, and delicious!
Chocolate Mint Cookies— You can beat the combination of chocolate and mint in these fudgy cookies.
Reindeer Brownie Cookies— Adorable, fun and easy. A great recipe to make with kids!
Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies— One of my most favorite cookies of all time, and it’s perfect for the holidays.
Peppermint Bark Shortbread Cookies— Everyone loves peppermint bark, and they’re sure to go nuts for these shortbread cookies.
Holiday Spritz Cookies— I’ve been baking a batch of buttery spritz every Christmas since I can remember. It’s tradition!
Easy Frosted Sugar Cookies— These cookies require zero chilling or rolling, and they’re fabulous any time of year.
Toasted Coconut, Dark Chocolate and Pecan Cookies— Such a great combination of flavors in these chewy cookies.
Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies— No one will be able to resist these cookies once they discover the gooey caramel surprise inside!
Brown Butter Snickerdoodles— Snickerdoodles just got a delicious upgrade.
Salted Chocolate Pistachio Shortbread— These slice-and-bake cookies are great for cookie exchanges and shipping to faraway friends and family.
Toffee White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies— Toffee bits takes this classic cookie to a whole new level!
Snowman Sugar Cookies— Have you ever seen a cuter cookie?
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies— My famous recipe is perfect for the holiday season!
Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies— These cookies are both unique and delicious!
Gingersnap Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle— Perfect for dunking in hot cocoa or coffee. These also make great gifts!
Chocolate Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies— So pretty and perfect for the holiday season.
Brown Butter Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies— These cookies are filled with my favorite things and they are so yummy!
White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies— As soon as the holiday season rolls around, this is often the first cookie I bake. It’s been a favorite for years!
Brown Butter Shortbread— So simple, but yet so perfect! The brown butter flavor sets these apart from other shortbread.
Peppermint Black and White Cookies— A classic cookie with a fun holiday twist.
Frosted Brownie Cutouts— These cookies are actually brownies cut out with festive cookie cutters and decorated with frosting.