I plan to do a lot of baking this holiday season so while I was looking up Christmas cookie recipes on the web, I came across so many delectable cookie ideas that it was hard to choose just a few.
It’s a tradition in our house to bake cookies and hold contests amongst family and friends. This year, things are a little different due to the pandemic, but we still plan to do a ton of baking and hold contests via Zoom. I need more Christmas cookie ideas more than ever now, so below is the same list I created of the best Christmas cookie recipes that are creative, easy to bake and look oh so good.
Christmas Cookie Recipes
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1. Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies
For all you extreme chocolate lovers out there, you’ll love this recipe! The cookie uses three kinds of premium decadent chocolate to take this chocolate cookie to the next level! // find recipe at Plowing Through Life
2. Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
My popular candy cane kiss cookies are perfect for the holidays. These little morsels are so addicting and they’re the perfect little bit of peppermint and chocolate that melts in your mouth. // find recipe at Hot Beauty Health
3. Peppermint Crunch Sugar Cookies
These white chocolate dipped Peppermint Crunch Sugar Cookies are perfect for cookie exchanges, gift ideas, or if your kids want to leave cookies for Santa. Made with just 3 ingredients! // find recipe at Hot Beauty Health
4. Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Linzer Cookies
Not too often I come across Christmas sandwich cookies and boy do these look scrumptious. A festive yet unique Christmas cookies recipe that is sure to please family and friends. I bet it actually taste like hot chocolate with melted marshmallow. // find recipe at Freutcake
5. Soft Gingerbread Cookies
When I think of traditional Christmas cookies, gingerbread always comes to mind. A holiday classic, these soft gingerbread cookies will have your kitchen smelling heavenly. Decorating these can be a fun tradition for the whole family to enjoy. // find recipe at Food Folks and Fun
6. Holiday Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
These festive shortbread cookies have a rich and warm chocolate taste. The dark color immediately caught my attention and looks amazing with just simple decorations. // find recipe at Hungry Girl In Queens
7. Healthier Snowball Cookies
It’s the perfect holiday treat and a healthier alternative that still taste fantastic. They are made completely vegan and don’t require a lot of ingredients.
8. Easy Shortbread Cookies
Just three ingredients is all you need to make these shortbread cookies. They’re crumbly, buttery and just melts in your mouth with each bite.
9. M&M Christmas Cookies
M&M cookies will always be a favorite in my household. This Christmas version looks just as good as the ones I make at home. One of the many tasty Christmas cookie recipes to make this year. // find recipe at I Heart Naptime
10. Keto Christmas Cookies
Here’s a keto-friendly christmas cookie recipe for any keto dieters out there. It’s dipped in sugar-free chocolate and a hint of peppermint flavor. // find recipe at The Foodie Affair
11. Gluten Free Christmas Cookies
This Christmas sugar cookie recipe is gluten-free with an easy recipe to follow and topped with red and green sprinkles to make it more festive. Perfect for cookie platters, gifts and more! // find recipe at Meaningful Eats
12. Chai Sugar Cookies
This chai sugar cookie recipe is warming with spices which is perfect for the cold weather season. They are soft, flavorful and the star shaped cutout puts a festive spin to it. Definitely one of the Christmas sugar cookie recipes I want to try on this list. // find recipe at The Healthy Toast
13. Chocolate Covered Almond Cookies
These chocolate covered Almond Cookies are sweet and festive and making them perfect for the holidays. Plus they’re vegan and gluten-free!
14. Candy Cane Cookies
This candy cane cookies recipe is so easy to make. With its iconic shape and hint of peppermint flavor, you might like these more than actual candy canes.
15. No Bake Reindeer Cookies
How genius is this No Bake Reindeer Cookie recipe? There so adorable and so simple to make. One of my favorite easy Christmas cookie recipes with few ingredients on this list! // find recipe at The Rebel Chick
16. Belgian Spice Cookies (Speculoos)
These Belgian Spice Cookies are amazingly crispy, crunchy and delicious. I love crunchy cookies. I can see myself making these to give away as gifts to friends and loved ones.
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