20 Christmas Cookie Recipes 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!
Christmas Cookie Recipes
These sugar cookies are soft, covered in sprinkles, and require no chilling time!
Which means it cookies in your mouth sooner!
Take those sprinkle sugar cookies one step further and top it with a candy cane kiss for an
extra festive touch!
Bust out your rolling pin and have fun making these buttery cut out sugar cookies that hold their shape! Perfect for decorating!
A decadent chocolate cookie studded with pecans and M&M’s – these will disappear fast.
These buttery shortbread cookies get a little dollop of raspberry jam right in the middle before baking. Finish off with a sweet vanilla icing drizzled over for a Christmas cookie that everyone will devour.
Nothing says the holidays like a red velvet dessert. And these red velvet cookies are a cinch to make. And pairs so well with white chocolate.
This is the closest recipe I could find that mimics my grandmother’s recipe. It’s a favorite cookie from my childhood. Rolled in powdered sugar and toasted pecans!
Is there anything more adorable? I placed a snowflake in the middle but you can keep them simple or have fun decorating them!
This was my other 2nd favorite cookie. It’s a rolled cream cheese dough that puffs up, and a sweet raspberry jam and walnut filling.
You can use festive green and red M&M’s, or after baking plop a kiss down into the center and turn these into peanut butter cookie blossoms.
Not sure if these are “holiday” or not. But with a hidden surprise of caramel in the center of these cookies. No one will care!
Grab a bag of those red and green M&M’s to whip up a batch of these soft
and chewy oatmeal cookies!
Skip the oatmeal and keep it traditional with these chocolate chip cookies and M&M’s!
Swap out the rainbow sprinkles and use holiday colors instead!
Brown butter adds so much flavor to these wonderfully spiced pumpkin cookies!
These little snowball cookies are festive and fun and packed with mini chocolate chips!
While this beverage is in season grab a jug and make these soft cookies studded with fresh apples and topped with an apple cider glaze!
These flourless chocolate cookies are gooey and soft, and have a candy cane kiss stuck in the middle!
Make a classic peanut butter cookie and then dip half of it in white chocolate and decorate with sprinkles!
A classic for the holidays! A sugar cookie style cookie rolled in cinnamon and sugar is everyone’s favorite!
Perfectly soft and chewy and full of warm flavors and spices for the season!
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!