Christmas cookies aren’t just for Santa! Check out these different recipes for milk’s favorite companion! 18 is so creative and cute!
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1. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – best, homemade, classic Christmas holiday cookies recipe! Sweet, fudgy and loaded with cocoa and sugar.
2. Andes Mint Cookies
Andes Mint Cookies are a soft-baked chocolate cookie loaded with Andes Mint pieces and spread with an extra layer of mint goodness. They’re amazing straight from the oven!
3. Soft Batch Sprinkle Cookies
Soft Batch Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are a super easy holiday sugar cookie – no rolling the dough required! Packed with red and green sprinkles, perfect for the holidays! These sprinkle sugar cookies are the best, easiest, Christmas cookies around!
4. Soft Maple Sugar Cookies
Soft maple sugar cookies. Just saying the name of this delicate and delicious little cookie makes my mouth water. They’re perfect for the holidays or any time you’re craving a sweet sugar cookie that literally melts in your mouth.
5. Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies
This Molasses Cookies recipe belongs in your recipe box. It is after all one of the oldest and most treasured of old fashioned Christmas cookies!
6. Apple Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
These Apple Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are a true family favorite. The tastes of apple and cinnamon combine with a cakey cookie to give you a true bite of Fall and Winter!
7. Christmas Tree and Wreath Meringue Cookies
Christmas Tree and Wreath Meringue Cookies are fun and beautifully festive! A light crunch on the outside, with a slightly chewy, airy center. Delightful!
8. Peppermint Meringue Cookies
These classic Peppermint Meringue Cookies are perfect for your Christmas cookie tray! They are light and airy and easy to make.
9. Soft Frosted Eggnog Cookies
Perfectly Soft Frosted Eggnog Cookies are the perfect festive cookies for the holidays. Best of all, loaded with holiday spices, eggnog topped with a creamy frosting and festive sprinkles.
10. Brown Butter Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies
Brown Butter Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies are possibly the coziest cookie to ever exist. They’re sweet, full of brown butter and cinnamon goodness coated in melt in your mouth powdered sugar that gives them the perfect crinkle look!
11. Christmas Lights Cookies
I saw a fuzzy photo of some cupcakes on Pinterest where they turned mini M&Ms sideways to look like Christmas lights on a string. I thought that was so cute and clever, but also: so easy, yet impressive. Big emphasis on the EASY.
12. Christmas Cookie Sticks
These Chocolate Drizzle Christmas Cookie Sticks are pretty and festive, and they are so easy to make!
13. Kris Kringle Cookies
Chocolate Crinkles are one of our favorite cookies. We’ve seen a lot of fun variations on this classic cooke but they are usually made from a boxed cake mix. We really think that can’t taste too good so here is a yummy crinkle cookie recipe made from scratch. We added a little red and green food coloring and some peppermint extract and voila … Kris Kringle Crinkles!
14. Chocolate Dipped Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookies
I don’t know if shortbread gets any better! You just can’t go wrong with this combination. They are perfectly balanced with sweet, buttery, caramel-like, nutty flavors and they’ll leave you wanting more. Trust me I know. These things are hard to resist!
15. Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies
Red Velvet is such a popular trend during the holidays, especially around Christmas and Valentine’s Day. If you love red velvet, then this cookbook is definitely for you. I was shocked at everything one can make into a red velvet adaption.
16. Candy Cane Christmas Cookies
These old-fashioned Candy Cane Christmas Cookies are so just darling for holiday baking! Red and white peppermint cookies dough, twisted into a sweet little candy cane shape. They aren’t overly sweet, just a wonderful combination of vanilla and peppermint flavor. They go perfectly with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate!
17. Best Sugar Cookies
I like sugar cookies with a heap ton of frosting. But not just any sugar cookies… because that tube of stuff you get from the refrigerated section of the store and that nasty frosting you get from the baking aisle? NO WAY MAN. If I’m going to eat cookies, they better be… well, better than that. Simple ingredients, nothing weird that I can’t pronounce, and plenty of sugar and butter. And these have PLENTY of both.
18. Snowball Cookies
This delicious holiday cookie recipe is buttery, sugar covered sweet and the perfect size to pop into your mouth! It’s a fabulous gift idea…I’m sharing a fun way to gift it too! These little snowballs are a fun Santa snack idea that your kiddos will love to set up on Christmas Eve!
19. Chocolate Kiss Cookies
Chocolate Kiss Cookies-decadent chocolate cookies rolled in sprinkles and topped with a chocolate kiss. A fun cookie for the holidays or any occasion!
20. Italian Christmas Cookies
Italian Christmas Cookies are a soft ball shaped cookie glazed with an almond flavored glaze and sprinkled with colored sprinkles. A festive cookie everyone will love to find on their cookie tray!
21. Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
Festive sugar cookies and chocolate cookies stuffed with a Candy Cane Hershey Kiss. Soft, chewy, and easy to make!
22. Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
The classic combination of chocolate and peppermint make these dark chocolate candy cane cookies the perfect treat for the holidays!
23. Gingerbread Cookies
This is my favorite Gingerbread Cookie recipe! It makes perfectly soft and chewy cookies and they have the perfect amount of gingery molasses flavor.
24. 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!
25. 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!