17 Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies are a super sweet way to enjoy the holiday season! When it comes to cookies, there are endless varieties you can make, and usually you can whip up a batch in no time.

17 Christmas Cookie Ideas

Everyone loves to grab a couple after a family dinner, or set out a plate when having guests over. Cookies also make great gifts, simply add to a nice tin with a heartwarming note and it’s sure to impress! These 17 ideas below are perfect for a holiday cookie swap too!

17 Christmas Cookie Ideas

1. Christmas Tree Cookies from Stockpiling Moms
2. Peppermint Kiss Cookies from Cincy Shopper
3. Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from My Organized Chaos
4. Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread Cookies from Mom Endeavors
5. Easy Cereal Holly Cookies from Mission to Save
6. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies from Stockpiling Moms
7. Letter to Santa Butter Cookies from The Nerd’s Wife
8. Candy Cane Chewy Cookies from My Turn for Us
9. Christmas Sugar Cookies from My Organized Chaos
10. Melted Snowman Cookies from Beyond Frosting
11. Grinch Cookies from Stockpiling Moms
12. Peanut Butter Pretzel Reindeer Cookies from Thrifty Jinxy
13. Holiday Ginger Cookies from A Mom’s Take
14. Double Chocolate Holiday Mint Cookies from The Grant Life
15. Nutter Butter Snowman Cookies from Stockpiling Moms
16. Eggnog Cookies from My Organized Chaos
17. Christmas Snowball Cookies from The Rebel Chick

What is your favourite Christmas cookie recipe to make?


  1. So many great recipes to try here! Can’t wait to start my holiday baking! Going to add some of these to my list! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thank you Ill defiantly be stealing some recipes from here. Amazing Ideas Thank You 🙂

  3. I just love Christmas Cookies! And these one are all so stinking cute! I don’t know where to start! I think maybe the Double Chocolate Holiday Mint Cookies cause how can you say no to chocolate and mint?

  4. Ever year I make a cookie box for all my friends so this post is GREAT for ideas of different cookies to put in! Thanks! I appreciate it!


  5. I am SO making the Santa card cookies with my daughter this Christmas. I can hear her giggling now.

  6. My favorite Christmas cookie to make is molasses cookies. My mom used to make them when we were growing up. So they taste great and remind me of being a kid.

  7. These are awesome for homemade gifts for the holidays! I’m going to test several of these out with my little one.

  8. There are seven kids in our family and my mom always makes each one their favourite for Christmas. Mine is Molasses ginger cookies, but that doesn’t stop me from eating my siblings favourites too!

  9. Thank you for sharing. I haven’t even started thinking of Christmas yet. I’ll bookmark this for when I need some inspiration for my Christmas goodies list.

  10. We’re all about baking during the holidays so we are definitely going to reference this post! Thanks for compiling and sharing!

  11. Every year with friends we do a Christmas Cookie Exchange where each person makes 6 dozen cookies & we all trade. This article has some fantastic new recipes for me to try, thanks! There’s something so special about receiving a tin of HOMEMADE cookies as a gift 🙂

  12. I love baking during the holidays and giving out homemade treats but don’t always have the time to make everything I want to. Those santa and reindeer Nutter Butter cookies are super easy and quick to make when you don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen.

  13. I have such fond memories of my Mama spending hours in the kitchen makes tons of different cookies and candies for holiday gifting. It was so much fun just helping and talking with her.

  14. We do Christmas baking the first Monday of December every year. My favourite cookie we make is one we call Finger Cookies. Basically a shortbread cookie with pecans, rolled in icing sugar and shape like a finger. We are always looking for a new recipe or two to try. Thanks for some new ideas.

  15. With a peanut allergy in our house, I have to look for fun creative homemade ways to spread Christmas cheer. This list is awesome inspiration for my holiday baking!

  16. Thank you for sharing! I will be adding some of these to my list of goodies to make for the holidays this year.

  17. Lots of cute idea. I like the Peanut Butter Pretzel reindeer cookies and the Santa hats.

  18. I love that all of these delicious recipes are only one click away. I’ll definitely be trying out some of these recipes this Christmas.

  19. Thanks for all the links. We love to try new Christmas cookies every year as well as making our favourites!

  20. This is a lovely ‘community’ post…all sorts of cookies to make…for gifts, of course.

  21. Cookies…My daughters always want me to do some.. but never eat them Maybe these ones could do the job

  22. These are awesome recipes! Might have to try a cuple this Christmas to bring to visit family!

  23. Thank you, I always make a lot of cookies each year. I try new recipes every year these are perfect…made me hungry

  24. omg i totally bookmarked this page! thank you so much for sharing. i love the snowman cookies and now i have a selection of goodies to make this year

  25. We use sugar cookie dough, the children use cutters (snowflakes are popular) and they decorate with icing and coloured sugars.

  26. wow thanks for all the different cookie recipes , i will have to make a bunch for the holidays 🙂

  27. What a great list of cookies! I try to make a new recipe every year so now I have many to choose from!

  28. I always made Christmas cookies with the kids when they were little and they had so much fun doing it. My favourite cookie is a shortbread cookies and my kids loved the sugar cookies which they would decorate.

  29. My favorite Christmas Cookie is a Scotch Cookie with almond icing and decorated with a cherry.

  30. I am always looking for new recipes for Christmas cookies. Thanks you for these.

  31. I can’t wait until closer to Christmas, when we will (hopefully) be in our new house, and I can bake up a storm 🙂

  32. Shortbread are my favourite cookies to make. Love your snowman cookies- will definitely be trying them this year.

  33. I love making shortbreads so your chocolate peppermint shortbread cookies are first on my list! Thanks!! 🙂

  34. The Double Chocolate Holiday mint Cookies sound amazing!
    I can’ wait for the holiday M&M’s to come out for baking.

  35. I want to eat so many of these!

    My favourite Xmas cookies are my Mother’s sugar cookies! And I say my Mom’s because nobody makes them quite like she does (even with the same recipe)

  36. All of these look so yummy! They make me want to have a cookie exchange. Those Letters To Santa Butter Cookies are my favorite.

  37. The Peanut Butter Pretzel Reindeer Cookies Recipe look like they would so much fun to make with my kids!!

  38. Love the Nutter Butter Santas recipe. And just looking at them, I bet it would only take a few ingredient tweaks to turn them into something like Nutter Butter Reindeer, Penguins…or even Snowmen. Lol, or a Nutter Butter Olaf!

  39. The candy cane chewy cookies look soooo delicious! I’ll have to try this recipe for Christmas!

  40. I love the letter to Santa ones but Im not that talented. I have no idea how people get such smooth shiny icing.

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