35 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes To Rock Your Holiday Cookie Exchange
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What better way to kick off the holiday season than with the best Christmas cookie recipes! You will surely find the perfect cookie to take to your next holiday party or cookie exchange.
Holiday Cookies also make great gifts as well and everyone always loves to receive anything homemade!
(By the way, if you’re making cookies to give as gifts, these Christmas cookie boxes are adorable! Plus, they come with gift tags as well!)
Here are some easy Christmas cookie recipes from some amazing bloggers. Be sure to check out their cookie recipes as well as all their other great recipes as well!
Below you will find some insanely yummy holiday cookie recipes, and have fun baking! Comment below and tell me which one you’ll leave out for Santa!
Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes
1. Holiday Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies
GET RECIPE from Savvy Honey
My peppermint hot cocoa cookie recipe tastes just like a mug of decadent hot chocolate in cookie form.
Topped off with a toasted marshmallow, melted chocolate, and crushed candy canes, no one will be able to resist these cookies!
2. Reindeer Sugar Christmas Cookies
GET RECIPE from Messy Little Monster
3. Peppermint Meltaway Cookies
Recipe from Cooking Classy
Nothing screams Christmas dessert quite like peppermint. These delicious peppermint meltaway cookies are perfectly named as they will literally melt in your mouth.
One bite and you’ll be in peppermint-flavored bliss.
4. Peanut Butter Blossoms
Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction
I’m not sure if you know this yet, so I’ll let you in on a little secret…
Chocolate and peanut butter make an AMAZING combo. These super cute and easy cookies will be an instant hit.
5. Christmas Light Holiday Cookies
Recipe from Fireflies + Mud Pies
Let your creative side shine with these super fun Christmas light cookies. Don’t worry, though, because they’re very easy.
You can get the whole family involved and let your kids make them with you. Oh yeah, did I mention they’re delicious as well?
6. Soft Gingerbread Cookies
GET RECIPE from A Table Full Of Joy
7. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Recipe from Buttercream Blondie
Red velvet is one of the best Christmas cookies! Although, I tend to eat these year-round because they are so good!
These exquisite crinkle cookies crack perfectly on the outside while staying so soft and chewy on the inside.
8. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
GET RECIPE from Little Sunny Kitchen
9. Christmas Tree Brownies
Recipe from One Little Project
Ok, ok, I know this isn’t technically a cookie but who can resist a good brownie, right? I’ve taken these to Christmas parties, and they’ve always gotten rave reviews.
10. M&M Christmas Cookie Bars
Recipe from Foody Schmoody
Cookies are already mouthwatering, but adding M&M’s to the mix makes these almost unbelievable.
You’ll be amazed at how quickly these disappear, but hey, it’ll give you the perfect excuse to make more!
11. Butter Cookies
GET RECIPE from Amanda’s Cookin’
12. Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks
Recipe From Delish
The only way to make a cookie even better is to stack more cookies on top of it. What an amazing idea! It’s so simple yet so genius.
13. Cranberry Bliss Cookies
Recipe from Gimme Some Oven
Tart cranberries make a perfect complement to the sweetness of these cookies.
If you’ve ever tried these at Starbucks, you’ll love recreating them at home.
14. Christmas Crinkle Cookies
Recipe from The Suburban Mom
We’ve all been there. You need to whip up a dessert, but you’re almost out of time. Well, here’s the perfect solution.
These are crazy quick to make and just looking at them gets you in the mood for Christmas!
15. Christmas Magic Bars
Recipe from Hungry Happenings
If it has magic in the title, I’m in. And these truly live up to that description. You’ll think it’s an illusion, but it’s not; they really are that good!
16. Gingerbread Cookies
GET RECIPE from Marsha’s Baking Addiction
17. Italian Ricotta Cookies
Recipe from Cooking Classy
This is the most unique dessert on this list. The ricotta will take people by surprise in the best possible way.
18. Snowball Cookies
Recipe from Wicked Good Kitchen
Snowball fight!! Just kidding, it would be a huge mistake to waste these that way. They’re so buttery and rich; it’d be a better idea just to eat them instead.
19. Peanut Butter Christmas Tree Blossoms
GET RECIPE from Practically Homemade
20. Caramel Gingerbread Cookie Bars
Recipe from Delish
Caramel gingerbread, are you kidding me? Check out the prep time on these too; how can you not make these?
21. Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies
Recipe from Cooking Classy
22. Maple Cinnamon Cookies
Raspberry is underused in my opinion so once I saw these I just had to share them with you.
Recipe From The Gracious Wife
I love it when two flavors I enjoy are mixed together. For me, there isn’t much out there that tops maple or cinnamon. When combined, it’s almost too much to handle, almost.
23. Peppermint Gooey Bars
Recipe from Crazy For Crust
Peppermint and chocolate form another one of those outstanding combos.
One bite into their soft, fudgy texture, and you’ll understand why they’re called gooey bars.
24. Snow Globe Cookies
GET RECIPE from Home Made Interest
25. Melting Snowman Sugar Cookies
Recipe from My Frugal Adventures
These cookies are so adorable. You’ll have so much fun making these you might forget that eating your dessert is supposed to be the best part.
26. Candy Cane Cookies
Recipe from Home Cooking Memories
This is such a creative idea! I think it’s impossible to have a bad time while eating one of these.
Just having them out on the table automatically makes the room you’re in just a little bit happier. You’ll definitely enjoy making these and spreading that cheer to others.
27. Grinch Crinkle Cookies
Recipe from Simplistically Living
If the Grinch knew how happy these made people on Christmas, he would probably try to stop you from making them.
Luckily you won’t have to worry about that, so you and everybody else can enjoy these worry-free.
28. Gingerbread Holly Cookies
GET RECIPE from The Flying Couponer
29. Rice Krispie Treat Bites
Recipe from Two Sisters Crafting
I love it when people come up with a new twist on an already great idea like rice krispie treats.
This bite-size version will be the perfect dessert to bring to any party or to eat by yourself at home. Either way!
30. Eggnog Cheesecake Cookie Cups
Recipe from Liv For Cake
What do you get if you pour your eggnog into a delicious cup made out of cookies?
You get these awesome treats.
31. Star Almond Cookies
Recipe from Betty Crocker
These would be the perfect star to go on top of your Christmas tree if they weren’t so delicious, that is.
These are really easy to make too. If you’re new to baking, this is a great place to start.
32. Christmas Sprinkle Snickerdoodles
GET RECIPE from Brooklyn Active Mama
33. Cinnamon Bun Cookies
Recipe from Wanna Come With
Does anybody not like cinnamon buns? Seriously anybody? Yeah, I didn’t think so but I just wanted to check.
Now that I know for sure we’ll all love them feel free to go ahead and make these.
34. Gingerbread Crinkle Cookie
Recipe from Posh in Progress
On those cold winter days of the holiday season, you just want gingerbread. And after you have it, you just want more.
Well, have as many of these as you wish. No judgments here!
35. Hot Chocolate Cookies
Recipe from Averie Cooks
If you thought there was nothing new you could do with hot chocolate, think again.
Just wait until your first bite of these rich, decadent treats. You’ll thank yourself for finding these.
So there you have it,
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