Over 25 Christmas Cookies you will definitely want to make this year. From sugar, to gingerbread, rugelach and more!
‘Tis the season for all things cookies friend! I love a good cookie any time of year, but there’s something about the holidays that has me in full cookie baking mode. Don the apron. Put the holiday tunes on. Maybe a hot cup of cocoa as you mix up these cookie recipes.
Oh yes. It’s my favorite time of year.
So I rounded up some of my favorite cookie recipes from the ye old blog, and the world wide web for you.
And keep reading until the end for some cookie troubleshooting help and a FREE holiday cookie baking guide!
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Over 25 Christmas Cookies you will definitely want to make this year. From sugar cookies, to gingerbread, peanut butter cookies and more!
Classic Gingerbread man cookies that are soft and chewy! These gingerbread cookies are easy to mix up. You don’t need an electric mixer to make the dough and the cookies hold their shape for decorating.
These chocolate crinkle cookies are an easy one bowl cookie recipe perfect for the holidays! These cookies are super fudgy, made with two kinds of chocolate, and rolled in powdered sugar before baking giving them a crinkle look. These one bowl chocolate crackle cookies are super simple Christmas cookie to make.
These easy snickerdoodle cookies are easy to make and make a classic delicious addition to your cookie platter for the holidays. And these snickerdoodles are a sneak peak recipe to my new cookbook that is coming out!
These Russian tea cake cookies are classic Christmas cookie favorite of my childhood. You may also know these as Mexican Wedding cookies or Snowball cookies. These cookies are buttery delicious and quick to make. This Russian Tea Cakes recipe are made in one bowl, with 6 ingredients, and are ready in 30 minutes or less.
These Andes mint cookies are full of chocolate and Andes candies. This is an easy to make chewy chocolate cookie dough made with peppermint extract that comes together in minutes. An easy holiday cookie to enjoy with family and friends!
I have a perfect white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookie recipe for the holidays that is easy to throw together because it uses melted butter. You can use quick oats or old fashioned- whichever you have on hand. I recommend chilling the dough first, but they are delicious even if they are baked right away! This recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep, and doesn’t require a mixer!
Fudgy chocolate rolo cookies- a chocolate cookie with a Rolo hidden inside and then topped with a sprinkle of sea salt!
Perfectly, soft chewy old fashioned peanut butter cookies – lots of peanut butter flavor and the classic criss cross pattern on top! I have two secrets for achieving the perfect peanut butter cookie recipe…and there’s no chilling required so they are ready in 30 minutes or less.
These easy cream cheese sugar Cookies are so easy to make. Forget getting out the rolling pin and chilling your dough. This drop sugar cookie recipe made with cream cheese comes together super fast. Roll in sprinkles for a festive look!
Looking for a cookie that doesn’t kill the diet but also encompasses the holiday season? These chewy and airy pink peppermint meringue cookies are easy to make and a perfect gluten free cookie to add to your holiday cookie platter.
These flourless chocolate walnut cookies are light in calories and big on flavor! Like a gooey, crispy walnut brownie in cookie form. And they are made without flour, so they’re gluten free. And no butter, so they’re also dairy free too!
These soft and chewy Apple Cider Cookies are studded with apples and frosted with a delicious apple cider icing. Spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, this recipe makes the perfect easy fall cookie! Plus, they freeze beautifully so you can have a stash on hand for every craving.
These flourless chocolate cookies are made without butter or flour. Believe me it’s not! Fudgy and rich, you won’t miss the flour or butter in these chocolate flourless cookies!
These easy ginger molasses cookies are easy to make and make a classic delicious addition to your cookie platter for the holidays. And these ginger cookies are a sneak peak recipe to my new cookbook that is coming out!
These red velvet white chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and make a festive addition to your cookie platter for the holidays.
These raspberry almond thumbprints are buttery, soft, flavored with almond, and filled with a sweet raspberry jam. I drizzled a vanilla icing over these raspberry thumbprints for the perfect Christmas cookie.
Learn how to make these raspberry rugelach cookies in this step by step baking tutorial! With a cream cheesy pastry that is flaky and buttery, then rolled with a cinnamon pecan raspberry filling, these one of my all time favorite cookies!
These M&M Christmas cookies are an easy cookie recipe to add to your cookie platter this holiday! With sprinkles, chocolate chips and M&M’s, I know everyone is going to love these!
Super chunky chocolate M&M cookies that are a perfect addition to any holiday cookie platter. Chock full of white chocolate chips, pecans, chocolate chips and of course M&M candies for a perfect double chocolate cookie.
These Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies are a fun twist on the classic snowball cookies!
A mint and chocolate chip cookie whipped up using a cake mix! So easy to throw together and perfect for Christmas!
A super soft sugar cookie with a candy cane kiss right in the middle! Super easy Christmas cookie to make!
Chocolate Chip M&M Oatmeal Cookies. They’re thick, soft, and chewy! Perfect this holiday season or whenever the craving hits.
A perfect cut-out sugar cookie that holds it shape after baking! Decorate with royal icing for a real stand out cookie this holiday season! These cookies are made with just 7 simple ingredients and can be made ahead of time!
A classic peanut butter chocolate kiss cookie for your Christmas cookie platter! These peanut butter cookies get a Hershey’s chocolate kiss pressed into the center after they are baked. These cookies, also known as peanut butter blossoms, are ready in about 30 minutes or less!
Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies- a chocolate mint crinkle cookie topped with a candy cane kiss in the end! Perfect chocolate mint cookies for the holiday season!
One of my favorite treats to enjoy are chocolate covered Oreos! And they are so easy to make at home, making them a perfect no bake Christmas treat to share with friends and family for the holidays.
Brown butter adds so much flavor to these wonderfully spiced pumpkin cookies!
Christmas Cookie Troubleshooting
If you are having trouble mastering perfect Christmas cookies this holiday season. I have a few tutorials you may find helpful. And be sure to sign up for my Bake Your Best Cookies Ever- Free Email Series
- What Does Butter Do In Cookies?
- 8 Reasons Your Cookies Spread Too Much
- Which Flour Is Best For Cookies?
- How To Store Cookies
- How To Freeze Cookie Dough
Free Holiday Cookie Baking Guide
This cookie baking guide includes a:
- pantry inventory checklist
- recommended baking ingredients and tools list
- grocery store list
- cookie baking menu plan
Happy cookie baking!
Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
- 3 cups (360 grams) all-purpose flour *spooned and leveled
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (226 grams, 2 sticks) unsalted butter softened to room temperatuer
- 1 1/4 cups (250 grams) granulated white sugar
- 1/4 cup (2 ounces, 57 grams) cream cheese softened
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup sprinkles for rolling in optional
- Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375°F/190oC. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat together on medium-high speed the softened butter, granulated sugar, and cream cheese until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add in egg and beat to combine. Scrap down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Beat in vanilla extract.
- On low speed, beat in the flour mixture, until a soft cookie dough forms. Do not overmix.
- With a small cookie scoop, or two spoons, scoop cookie dough into about 1 tablespoon portions. Roll each cookie dough in your hands, then roll in sprinkles.
- Place on the prepared baking sheets, spaced 2 inches apart. Gently flatten each cookie with the palm of your hand to about 1/4" thickness.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until edges are set, and barely beginning to brown. Remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
- Storage: Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
- Freezing: Freeze cookies, baked or unbaked, for up to 3 months. Bake cookies frozen, do no thaw and add on a few additional minutes of baking time.
- Cut-out sugar cookies: Add an additional 1/2 cup of flour (60 g). Wrap dough in plastic, and chill for 1 hour before rolling and cutting out cookies. Bake for 8 minutes, until golden brown at the edges.
- Cream cheese: You can always omit the cream cheese if you want a thinner, crispier sugar cookie.
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