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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.

Peppermint Kiss Sugar Cookies

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).

Ginger Spice Molasses Cookies

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!

Candy Cane Crumble Nutella Cookies

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!

Apricot Pecan Rugelach

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!

Brown Sugar Shortbread

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.

Snowball Cookies

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!

Snowball Cookies
Christmas Cookie Exchange

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!

Turtle Cookies

These Turtle Cookies are like Turtle Chocolates, but in cookie form!  They will disappear off your cookie plate first…trust me!

Turtle Cookies

Whipped Shortbread

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!

Whipped Shortbread

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!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

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!

Mincemeat Oatmeal Thumbprint Cookies

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.

Melt-in-your-mouth Sugar Cookies

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!

Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies-1


These Snickerdoodles are soft, chewy and cinnamon-y.  My kids go crazy for them!

Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

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!

Peanut Butter Balls

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!

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  1. Yummy! These cookies look delicious. Can you give advice about making these and freezing them until time to celebrate?

    1. 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.