75 Christmas Cookie Recipes We Adore

One of our family’s Christmas traditions is making a big platter of cookies and handing out small plates filled with goodies to our neighbors.

The kids LOVE it and even though it is several weeks away they are already planning on the types of cookies they want to make.  That is why we have compiled this GIANT list of Christmas Cookies Recipes that we love.
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Let’s get baking Christmas cookies!

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!  Cookies!

Chocolate Amaretto Cookies – these are tasty AND gluten-free!

Flourless Fudge Walnut Cookies  –

Chocolate Chip Cookie (or Pie?) – these deep dish is delish!

No-Bake Truffles – I love them and they are terrific cookies to gift.  Here is a trusty truffle recipe.

Turtle Cookies – Gooey and Chocolate covered pecans.

Triple Mint Chocolate Cookies – Why does mint make me think of Christmas?  These are so tasty on a Christmas plate of cookies.

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Dark Chocolate and Cream  – These cookies were inspired by the Hershey’s bar and they won’t disappoint.

French Chocolate Coconut Slices – This loaf is easy to make, cut and serve.

Raspberries and Chocolate – These dark chocolate cookies are perfect for Valentines day!

NO-Cook Mint Bars – Are you making tons of cookies for Christmas and running out of oven space?  These are tasty and do not need to be baked.

Chocolate S’Mores Cookie – The best of both worlds, chocolate and toasted marshmallows!


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Dipped Gingerbread - This classic recipe tastes even better when dipped in White or Dark Chocolate!

German Chocolate Cake Cookies - Love the gooey topping!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel - Love how all these flavors come together in one cookie!

Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Chip - What a fun twist on a classic.  YUMMY!

Cookie Butter – Use leftover cookies or cake crumbs to make a tasty butter, even better on bagels.

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 Sure to WOW Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – These look terrific on a Christmas Cookie platter.  Also, easy to make.

Pineapple Upside Down S’mores - These are a lot of work to make but oh, so, tasty.

Chocolate Pinwheels – SO pretty!

Cookie Spread – You don’t need to eat cookies in a cookie – why not as a dip?  You’ll like it.

Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint – You can’t go wrong when you double it all!

Coconut Macaroons – These are one of our family’s staples.


Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes

Nut Butter Cookies

Inside out Peanut Butter Cookies – these are so creamy and will melt in your mouth.

Sandwich Nutella Cookies – Take your favorite Peanut butter Cookie and add Nutella filling.

Peanut butter and Jelly – only now it’s not a sandwich but a cookie (pictured below).

Peanut & Macadamia Nuts – Mixing these nuts together makes the perfect cookie!  Substitute with sunflower seed butter if you have a peanut allergy.

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites – These protein packed cookies are great as an after-school snack.

Candy Bar Cookies – You can use Peanut butter cups (or really, any similar type of candy) in this bar cookie snack.

Chocolate Filled Snickerdoodle – This is a fun variation to the snickerdoodle – Stuff a rolo inside your batter.

Peanut Butter Chia – You can substitute another butter in place of the peanuts love how the spice adds a bit of zing to these cookies.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter – These cookies are filled with protein and have no wheat products.

Peanut Butter Frosting – this is a great topping idea to bring your PB cookies to the next level.


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Pecan Cake Balls – Your family and friends will enjoy these sugared balls.

Mint Thumb Prints – Add a chocolate kiss to the center of mint sugar dough for a festive cookie.

Fat Cow Fudge – this holiday fudge tastes so rich you will be amazed.

Filled Linzer Cookies - This traditional German recipe just screams Christmas to me.

Filled Thumbprint Cookies – Your kids will love making these cookies.   Get a variety of jams to make your plate colorful.

White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Bites – These are the perfect winter cookie  Love the variation on the traditional chocolate chip cookie.

Macaron’s - These colorful treats are the perfect cookie to add to a plate.


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Mix and Match Cookie Recipes

Red Velvet Cookies – You just need a box cake of Velvet Cake.  So easy!

Soft Yin-Yang Cookies – Mix two types of cookies together – it’s perfect for the person of indecision who can’t pick which cookie recipe to bake!

Double Cookie Goey Bar - This mixes the best of the brownie and cookie worlds.  You can make bar cookies from a cake mix and box of oreos.

Mint Filled Homemade Oreos – You can make them any shape or size!


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No-Guilt Healthy Cookies

Healthy Apple Cookies - Cut slices of apple and top them with peanut butter, raisins and nuts.  Yum.

2 Ingredient No-Sugar Cookies – These are a great breakfast option!

Breakfast Bites – Almonds, Cranberries and Coconut are part of these tasty cookies.

Nutty Cookie Balls – No Sugar and they can be adapted easily to be gluten-free.


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Gluten (and Some Sugar) Free

Fruit Pizza-by-the-Slice – Looks great on a plate, tasty and gluten-free.

Bean Cookies and Beet Icing – Don’t knock it till you try it!  These cookies taste yummy, are all-natural, dye-free and good for you!

No-Flour, No-Sugar, No-oil Fudge Cookies – It does not get any better!  Or tastier!

No Bake Cashew Cookies - These are a great healthy alternative for families who are sugar-wheat-free.

Hot Fudge Lara Bars – not technically a cookie, but they taste as good and are better for you!

Chia Power Balls – These are great on the go. Made with honey.


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The After School Cookies

Brown Sugar Bars – These are easy to make double the cinnamon for extra spice.

Almond Butter Cookies – With coconut, these are delicate and perfect companion to a cup of tea.

Gingersnoodle - A perfect cookie mashable recipe.  It is part gingerbread cookie, part snikerdoodle.

Sandwich cookies - You can make sandwich cookies with anything, including cream cheese, peanut butter and/or jelly.

Oreo Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie – Best of both worlds.  Can’t wait to dunk these in some milk.

Whole Grain Ginger Cookies – Sweetened with Molasses, these are the best whole grain soft ginger cookie out there.


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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies - These are a childhood favorite – a family recipe.

Cherry Shortbread Cookies – with white chocolate, these are pretty and yummy.

Lemonade in a cookie - these drop cookies have a delicate taste.  Feels like summer.

Unicorn Poop – These baked goodies are a blast to make.  Use colored dough and add sprinkles.

Sparkler Cookies – Dip wafer cookie in chocolate and add sprinkles for a fun colorful treat.

Ginormous Chocolate Chip Cookies – The bigger the better.  These cookies are tasty and cook evenly even when huge.

Funfetti Cookies – All you need to make these are three ingredients!

Thumbprint Cookies – This classic Christmas cookie is easy enough for the kids to help create with you.   Build memories baking.

Italian Anisette Cookies – For those of you who aren’t huge fans of anise, this recipe has an almond variation.  So colorful!


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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies – Easy to make and they look stunning!  Perfect for a cookie platter.

Moist Pudding Cookies – The secret to making these cookies so soft is the pudding.  Yum.

CookieDough – You can eat it!!  These aren’t quite “cookies, but bars of egg-free cookie dough.

Easy Peasy Chocolate Cookies – and they look great too.  Just dust them with powdered sugar.

Chocolate Pecan Bars – My grandmother has made these for family gatherings – so GOOD!

Big Brownies – because everything that is bigger is better!

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