Best Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies are a must for the holiday season. Choosing which Christmas cookie recipe you'll bake has never been easier with this selection of super-tasty Christmas cookie recipes.

Christmas Cookies

You can’t get through the festive season without baking a batch of delicious Christmas cookies. What better way to choose what cookies to make, than with this 20+ amazing Christmas cookie selection? Finding new sweet treats to spice up your Festive season and keeping your guests guessing is what a good hostess does!

We have cookies that will suit everyone, from the traditional Gingerbread Men cookies and Christmas pinwheels to the not-so-traditional hot chocolate cookies and Grinch cookies.

17 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

1. Peppermint Bark Macarons

These Christmas macarons look absolutely beautiful, don’t you think? I love anything sprinkled with crushed candy canes. This recipe makes 22 macarons, so it’s perfect if you’re planning on hosting a Christmas party with a dessert table full of festive and fun cookies and desserts.

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2. Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can’t go wrong with a batch of freshly baked triple chocolate chip cookies. This recipe is a real crowd-pleaser, and perfect for the festive season. These triple chocolate chip cookies would also make a lovely personal Christmas gift for someone you love.

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3. Gingerbread House

Making Christmas gingerbread houses is so much fun but requires a little bit of skill. Simply Recipes shares lots of tips and tricks for creating your very own Christmas gingerbread house, that you can be proud of. Pick out what festive candy you would like your gingerbread house to have and start baking.

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4. Peppermint Meltaway Cookies

Turns out, adding crushed candy canes to your Christmas cookies is a VERY good idea. This is the perfect cookie recipe to share over the festive season. These Christmas Peppermint Meltaway Cookies are easy to make and are completely irresistible.

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5. Christmas Candy Cane Cookies recipe

You don’t get more festive than Candy Cane Cookies! These sweet Christmas cookies are so much fun to make. Begin twisting the two long pieces of cookie dough together to create a cookie that resembles a candy cane shape, bake and serve. These cookies are the perfect shape to hang over the side of a mug of creamy hot chocolate, don’t you think?

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6. Hot Chocolate Cookies

Forget drinking hot chocolate this season and have a gooey hot chocolate cookie instead. Or, even better, have this perfect chocolate cookie with a mug of creamy hot chocolate. These festive cookies complete with a melted marshmallow on top will just melt in your mouth. They’re irresistibly delicious.

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7. Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies

These Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies have a soft and buttery texture and are topped off with a drizzle of sweet white chocolate. Cherry and almond are such a good flavor combination, making these the perfect festive cookies for Christmas parties and cookie exchanges. Be warned! These are dangerously delicious.

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8. Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

These Christmas Pinwheel cookies look like they just came straight from Santa’s grotto. Everything about these festive cookies screams “Christmas is here”! These strikingly, colorful pinwheel cookies are easier to make than you think and completely irresistible.

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9. Grinch Cookies

We can’t leave the Grinch out at Christmas.
Let’s make a batch of these gorgeous festive green Grinch cookies, complete with a heart that’s three sizes too small. To be honest, these crinkly-topped cookies bear a little resemblance to Mr. Grinch himself, don’t you think? The great news is that they only take 20 minutes to make.

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10. Rosemary Shortbread Christmas Tree Cookies

How beautiful do these Christmas tree shortbread cookies look? These festive cookies are a little different from your usual shortbread cookies as they’re made with fresh minced rosemary. This literary sends the scent of the rosemary around the kitchen, making you think of warm Christmassy thoughts as you’re baking. Decorated with frosting and beautiful tiny sugar sprinkles that will wow your family and friends.

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11. Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Sprinkling candy canes on homemade cookies is a must for the festive season. These delicious dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies are the perfect addition to any Christmas party. Chocolate and peppermint are such a lovely flavor combination, they’re perfect together.

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12. Easy Stained Glass Cookies

This super quick and easy festive stained glass cookie recipe is made with simple ingredients and is ready in less than 20 minutes. They are beautiful classic Christmas sugar cookies filled with rock candy, to get that stained glass look. These would be a fun recipe to make with the kids to bring a little Christmas magic into the kitchen.

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13. Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies

If you’re looking for a cookie with a bit of a twist, this is it. These Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies are both salty yet sweet and totally yummy. It’s love at first bite and perfect for the festive season. They also have chocolate chips, so it’s a win-win if you love chocolate chip cookies.

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14. Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons are one of my favorite cookies to make. They’re soft, chewy, and simple to make. These classic coconut macaroons only require 5 ingredients and would be a great addition to any Christmas party.

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15. Fruitcake Cookies

Instead of making fruitcakes this Christmas, why not try your hand at these amazing fruitcake cookies instead? Fruitcake cookies turn classic Christmas fruitcakes into light and fruity festive bites.

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16. Melted Snowman Cookies

Act quickly as these super cute melted snowman cookies are melting away fast. These cookies are so much fun to make with the kiddies this holiday season. You can easily make this Christmas recipe unique by swamping out the candy buttons for something a little different. This is a recipe you can have fun with and experiment with the decorations.

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17. Almond Crescent Cookies

Almond Crescent Cookies are a must-have cookie this Christmas. They’re made with just a handful of ingredients and are easy to prepare too. Coating the cookies in the cinnamon and powdered sugar while they’re still warm allows the sugar to stick to the outside of the cookie creating the most fantastic texture. These are a little messy to handle, but they’re too irresistibly delicious not to eat.

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Christmas Cookies

Best Christmas Cookies

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Christmas cookies are a must for theholiday season. Choosing which Christmas cookie recipe you'll bakehas never been easier with this selection of super-tasty Christmascookie recipes.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British, French
Servings 12
Calories 245 kcal


  • Select your favorite Christmas cookie recipes!
    Peppermint Bark Macarons, Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies, Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gingerbread House, Peppermint Meltaway Cookies, Christmas Candy Cane Cookies recipe, Hot Chocolate Cookies, Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies, Christmas Pinwheel Cookies, Grinch Cookies, Rosemary Shortbread Christmas Tree Cookies, Easy Stained Glass Cookies, Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies, Coconut Macaroons, Fruitcake Cookies, Melted Snowman Cookies, Almond Crescent Cookies
  • Organize all the required ingredients for your chosen Christmas cookies.
    Christmas Cookies
  • Prep your festive cookie recipe and enjoy.
    Christmas Cookies


Calories: 245kcal
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2 thoughts on “Best Christmas Cookies

  1. 5 stars
    In my opinion you can’t get more traditional christmas cookies than chocolate chip, I tried those triple chocolate chip and they were divine!

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