My Christmas Cookie Recipes
15+ Christmas Cookie Recipes for you to make this holiday season! Chocolate, peppermint, shortbread, gingersnaps and more!
Christmas baking is the best kind of baking…especially cookies. Everyone loves Christmas cookies! Over the years I have made quite a few different kinds of Christmas cookies here on my blog, so I thought it would be nice to have them all in one place for you to find! So if you are looking for a Christmas cookie to make, look no further…there are some great recipes here.
Simple Butter Spritz Cookies
These Simple Butter Spritz Cookies are a delicious Christmas tradition. Similar to shortbread cookies, Spritz Cookies are buttery and soft, but these also have a hint of almond flavour. Make them with a cookie press and add sprinkles to make them festive.
Peppermint Kiss Sugar Cookies
These Peppermint Kiss Sugar Cookies make a regular appearance in our home over the holiday season! They’re really easy to make, and perfectly festive.
Jewish Shortbread Cookies
These delicious Jewish Shortbread Cookies are perfect for the holiday season! They’re soft, nutty, sweet and cinnamon-y.
Ginger Spice Molasses Cookies
How fun are these Ginger Spice Molasses Cookies?! These cookie stamps make them so fun for Christmas! I got this stamp at Crate & Barrel, but I don’t think they make them anymore, but I found a similar one here at Williams-Sonoma ( <– this is an affiliate link).
Christmas Thumbprint Cookies
I think these Christmas Thumbprint Cookies might actually be my favourite Christmas cookie ever. I love jam with a buttery shortbread cookie. So yummmmy!
Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies
These Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies are chewy, soft and super chocolatey with mint in every bite. Festive, minty and delicious! GET THE RECIPE HERE
Candy Cane Crumble Nutella Cookies
These Candy Cane Crumble Nutella Cookies are soft and so chocolatey. Make them festive with crushed candy canes!
White Chocolate Ginger Thumbprint Cookies
These White Chocolate Ginger Thumbprint Cookies will soon be a family favourite! A delicious ginger cookie base with a sweet and delicious white chocolate centre…then sprinkled with cinnamon. So good!
Peppermint Spritz Sandwich Cookies
Make these cute (and delicious!) little Peppermint Spritz Sandwich Cookies for the holidays! A buttery vanilla cookie sandwiched together with a creamy peppermint buttercream icing. So good. GET THE RECIPE HERE
Apricot Pecan Rugelach
Apricot Pecan Rugelach cookies are so delicious! They take a little extra care to make, but they’re well worth the effort!
Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie
This Jewish Shortbread Cookie Pie is a fun way to make Jewish shortbread! If you don’t have a cookie pan, don’t fret. You can roll these into individual crescent shaped cookies too (see above for the image and link to the recipe). Just don’t forget to roll them in cinnamon sugar first!
Iced Sugar Cookies
These Iced Sugar Cookies are a delicious roll-out and cut-out sugar cookie. Perfect for decorating!
Brown Sugar Shortbread
These Brown Sugar Shortbread are a delicious Christmas cookie. This icebox cookie recipe is ideal for last minute cookie baking…bake half the batch now, and bake the other half later!
Slice and Bake Shortbread
These Slice and Bake Shortbread are a delicious Christmas cookie! This is another ideal recipe for last minute cookie baking…bake half the batch now, and bake the other half later. Or give a roll to a friend as a gift from your kitchen.
These Snowball Cookies melt in your mouth! They’re sweet, buttery, nutty and so delicious. A perfect treat for your Christmas cookie tray this year!
Fruitcake Shortbread Squares
Fruitcake Shortbread Squares are like little bites of fruitcake but without all the work! Top them off with a delicious and rich rum glaze.
Christmas Oat Drops
These Christmas Oat Drops are a soft, flavourful oat cookie that you can make festive for the holidays with the addition of red and green white chocolate chips!
German Chocolate Cookies
These German Chocolate Cookies are chewy chocolate cookies with a delicious white chocolate and coconut pecan centre. These will fly off your cookie plate!
Cranberry Orange Brown Sugar Shortbread
These Cranberry Orange Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies are a delicious slice and bake Christmas cookie! A rich and buttery brown sugar shortbread with tart cranberries and sweet orange zest.
Hot Chocolate Cookies
These Hot Chocolate Cookies are The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies ever. A rich, chewy chocolate cookie with chocolate chips, topped with a toasted marshmallow. Cookie dreams.
Eggnog Icebox Cookies
Eggnog Icebox Cookies are a delicious and festive cookie. If you love eggnog, you’ll love these too. This is another icebox recipe, so you can bake half the dough now, and save the rest for when you want fresh cookies right out of the oven!
These Turtle Cookies are like Turtle Chocolates, but in cookie form! They will disappear off your cookie plate first…trust me!
This Whipped Shortbread recipe is from my Mom. We’ve been enjoying these delicate and delicious cookies for years, and it’s just not Christmas without them!
Mint Chocolate Chip Blizzard Cookies
Kids love these Mint Chocolate Chip Blizzard Cookies! They’re easy enough to make, that the kids can help too!
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
These Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies have the perfect balance of sweetness and spiciness. They’re the perfect cookie to nibble on with coffee or your favourite hot drink! And Baileys. Perfect with homemade Baileys.
Mincemeat Oatmeal Thumbprint Cookies
Mincemeat Oatmeal Thumbprint Cookies combine two great comfort foods of the holiday season, oatmeal and mincemeat! They’re rich and decadent, and I’m willing to bet that even the so-called mincemeat haters will love them!
Mom’s Melt-in-your-mouth Sugar Cookies
These are my Mom’s Melt-in-your-mouth Sugar Cookies and they’re the best Christmas cookie! They’re soft, rich and they really do melt in your mouth.
Soft Chewy Ginger Cookies
My kids always ask for these Soft Chewy Ginger Cookies at Christmas! These tasty little cookies are soft, chewy and deliciously gingery!
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
These Peanut Butter Balls technically aren’t cookies, but they almost are so I had to include them. They’re rich and full of delicious peanut butter flavour!
Keep the Cookies Coming!
There you go, 15 plus Christmas cookie recipes to inspire your holiday cookie baking this Christmas! I’ll keep adding cookie recipes as I make them, so make sure you PIN THIS POST to come back to later!
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Don’t forget the tunes!
Here is a playlist of 30+ holiday tunes to listen to while you’re baking. Press play, and let’s get this cookie baking party started!
Have a very merry, delicious day!
Its really amazing to celebrate christmas. Congrat…
I love the cookies…Thanks for sharing..
You’re so welcome!
Yummy! These cookies look delicious. Can you give advice about making these and freezing them until time to celebrate?
It really depends on the cookie…is there any one in particular you are wondering about? Generally speaking, any of the cookies with toppings like candy may not freeze well, as the candy tends to soften and lose its crunch. But most of these freeze great. Just store them in airtight containers in the freezer…sometimes I will add parchment paper between the layers of cookies.