15 Must Make Holiday Cookie Recipes
Let’s gather in the kitchen with our loved ones and spend time creating delicious sugary creations from scratch. Here are my 15 must-make holiday cookie recipes to inspire you from festive and simple to ooey gooey and melt-in-your-mouth irresistibility.
I can’t believe Christmas is less than a week away! It always seems to sneak up on me, even though I’m planning for it months in advance. There are a lot of great things about this holiday, but if I’m honest, Christmas Cookies might be my FAVORITE part. 😍 It’s so much fun to bake with the family this time of year… and it’s even more fun to indulge in the holiday cookies once they’re done!
Whether you’re baking some cookies for a Christmas party, for Christmas gifts, for a holiday cookie exchange, for Santa, or for you and your family to enjoy as a Christmas dessert, everyone needs an easy go-to Christmas cookie recipe (or two or three). Enjoy, friends, and happy holidays! ❤️
Best Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe (With Cream Cheese Frosting!)
A classic Christmas Sugar Cookie recipe is a must for the holiday season. It’s simple, it’s delicious, and I’ve heard it’s Santa’s favorite cookie…You can make any shapes you like (candy canes, snowmen, Christmas trees), and decorate them however you like. These Christmas sugar cookies are just perfect!
Grandma’s Special K No Bake Cookies
Grandma’s Special K No Bake Cookies are absolutely addictive, with an irresistible mix of crunchy cereal flakes, sweet sugar and salty peanut butter! My grandma always made these and they bring back the best memories. Not only are they incredibly tasty, but a major plus is how fast you can whip them up – just a few minutes on the stovetop, then plop them down on some wax paper and let them harden (or don’t). As an added plus, there’s only 5 ingredients. Easy, delicious recipes like this one are my favorite!!
Best Snickerdoodle Recipe
A tiny bit of crisp on the outside and a super soft and chewy inside, I’m here to tell ya, this recipe is a WINNER! Snickerdoodles are my very favorite cookie and this is my go-to recipe, I’ve made time and time again. I can easily say this is the BEST Snickerdoodle Cookie recipe! Don’t believe me? Give them a try for yourself!
Almond Snowball Cookies
Packed with a lovely almond flavor and dusted with powdered sugar, delicate Almond Snowball Cookies are a family favorite Christmas cookie and perfect for holiday gift-giving.
Kris Kringle Christmas Cookies
Rich and buttery Kris Kringle Christmas Cookies are dressed for the holidays with creamy white chocolate chips and sweet dried red cranberries. Seriously, the BEST Christmas cookies! These are a family favorite and readers love them too… just read the reviews!
The Best Old Fashioned Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
The BEST old fashioned chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies that your family and friends won’t be able to stop eating. Consider this a warning, folks… you can’t have just one of these chocolatey, peanut buttery mounds of deliciousness! I swear my sister and I just can’t stop with these. So good!
Low Carb Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Low Carb Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies totally nail the taste and texture of your favorite classic treat – my family had no idea they were healthier! These gluten-free, dairy free, refined sugar-free chocolate chip cookies give you all the comfort without the guilt.
Peanut Butter Blossoms
from How Sweet Eats (I make her recipe every year!)
For all you chocolate + peanut butter lovers. I love trading out some of the Kisses on these for mini peanut butter cups.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
from Cooking Classy
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are just one of those classic cookies everyone loves! These are perfectly soft, tender and chewy and they have a rich chocolate flavor. They’re a lot like a brownie but in cookie form – in other words these cookies are sure to satisfy!
Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
from Gimme Some Oven
Easy to make, super-soft and chewy, and irresistibly delicious! I’ve been dying to try out these cookies!
Drop Style Christmas Sugar Cookies
These soft, chewy, and sprinkle loaded drop style Christmas sugar cookies are made with only 8 ingredients. No rolling pin or cookie cutters required!
Classic Gingerbread Cookies
Soft in the centers, crisp on the edges, perfectly spiced, molasses and brown sugar-sweetened holiday goodness.
3-Ingredient Christmas Cookies
Three “ingredients” to make these amazingly delicious Christmas cookies! PLUS two free printables to festively package up these cookies!
Eggnog Frosted Chai Snickerdoodle Snowmen
from Half Baked Harvest
If there was ever a cookie that screamed Christmas, it’s these Eggnog Frosted Chai Snickerdoodle Snowmen. I love how easy and oh so cute these are!!
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
from Broma Bakery
It wouldn’t be a proper Christmas without a peppermint cookie. With chocolate. And white chocolate. So Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies it is then.
I’m not sure which recipe to start with so I guess I’ll just work my way down the list haha thank you! I know my wife will enjoy all the baking we’re about to do
Hope you enjoy! Happy holidays!
All of these cookies look and sound AMAZING! I love the gingerbreads so much! Going to make some this weekend 🙂
Wow! You really hit all the bases with this round-up! Thanks for putting them all in one place. I’m going to pin this for later in the week.
Such a great collection of Christmas Cookies! We are baking this weekend – I’ll have to add some of these to our list!
Oh em geeee I want to make them ALL !
What a great collection of Christmas cookies recipes. The snowmen with the reeses cups are adorable!
OMG….so many awesome cookie recipes. Hard to know where to start. Those classic gingerbread will be so fun to decorate…just what we need to get into the holiday spirit!
PINNED! I’m not over cookies yet and these are irresistible!