25 Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes

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.

From: RasaMalaysia

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!

From: ChocolateWithGrace

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!

From: TheSaltyMarshmallow

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.

From: DearCrissy

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!

From: MomFoodie

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!

From: TwoSistersCrafting

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!

From: BackForSeconds

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.

From: CountrysideCravings

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.

From: LifeMadeSweeter

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!

From: CookiesAndCups

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.

From: DessertForTwo

12. Christmas Cookie Sticks

These Chocolate Drizzle Christmas Cookie Sticks are pretty and festive, and they are so easy to make!

From: CreationsByKara

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!

From: TwoSistersCrafting

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!

From: CookingClassy

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.

From: ChefInTraining

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!

From: No2Pencil

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.

From: ItsFitting

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!

From: SettingForFour

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!

From: TwoPeasAndTheirPod

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!

From: GrumpysHoneybunch

21. Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Festive sugar cookies and chocolate cookies stuffed with a Candy Cane Hershey Kiss. Soft, chewy, and easy to make!

From: SallysBakingAddiction

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!

From: LivForCake

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.

From: CookingClassy

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!

From: HouseOfNashEats

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!

From: SimplisticallyLiving

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