One of our family’s annual Christmas traditions is whipping up platters of Christmas cookies, and handing out small plates filled with goodies to our neighbors.
The kids love to help, and they are already planning on the types of cookies they want to make this year! As we have been going through options, we have compiled this giant list of Christmas cookie recipes that we love, to share with you and your family!
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate! Cookies!
I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate, especially when it’s a part of a Christmas cookie recipe?! Here are a few recipes to satisfy the chocoholics in your life!
These Chocolate Amaretti Cookies, from Food & Wine, are tasty AND gluten-free!
(Flourless) Fudgy Chocolate-Walnut Cookies, also from Food & Wine, are so good, that you’ll probably polish them off while transferring them from the cookie sheet to the platter! (Not speaking from experience, or anything…)
These Chocolate Chip Cookie (or Pie?) deep dish treats, from Chocolate Covered Katie, are delish!
You can’t go wrong with The Kitchen Is My Playground‘s gooey Turtle cookies!
Life Love & Sugar‘s Double Mint Chocolate Chip cookies are sure to be Santa’s favorite this year.
Can You Really Ever Have Enough Chocolate Christmas Cookie Recipes?
I’m going with, “nope.” So here are some more yummy choco-riffic Christmas cookie recipes.
Dessert Now Dinner Later‘s Dark Chocolate and Cream dreamy 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.
These Raspberry Dark Chocolate cookies, from Javacupcake, would be yummy with a cup of hot cocoa!
Are you making tons of cookies for Christmas and running out of oven space? These No-Bake Mint Bars, from Real Housemoms, are tasty and do not need to be baked.
The Real Housemoms Chocolate S’Mores Cookies are he best of both worlds–chocolate and toasted marshmallows!
Add A New Spin to Traditional Christmas Cookie Recipes
You can treasure holiday classics while still making room for contemporary additions to your favorite Christmas cookie recipes!
Tauni & Co.‘s new spin on a classic recipe, Dipped Gingerbread, tastes even better when dipped in white or dark chocolate!
If you’re a sucker for an oohey-gooey topping, like I am, you’ll have to try A Dash of Sanity‘s German Chocolate Cake Cookies!
Flour De Lis ties some of the best Christmas flavors together in one cookie, with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel cookies!
These Ganache-Dipped Chocolate Chip cookies from HGTV are a fun twist on a classic!
Use leftover cookies or cake crumbs to make a yummy Cookie Butter!
Sure to WOW Christmas Cookie Recipes
Looking for a guaranteed way to please Santa and your holiday guests? These Christmas cookie recipes are sure to do the trick!
Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, from HGTV, look terrific on a Christmas Cookie platter, and they are easy to make!
Pineapple Upside Down S’mores are a lot of work to make, but 100% worth it, because delicious!
Cook Eat Delicious’s Chocolate Pinwheels are SO pretty, and perfect for your holiday table!
Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies, from Ingredients, Inc., are very festive and yummy.
Momofukufor2‘s Coconut Macaroons are one of our family’s Christmas staples.
Nut Butter Christmas Cookie Recipes:
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without peanut butter cookies! The good news about these Christmas cookie recipes is that if you have a peanut allergy, you can substitute the peanut butter with sunflower seed butter!
Chocolate Covered Katie‘s Inside out Peanut Butter Cookies are so creamy they’ll melt in your mouth.
With coconut, these Almond Butter Cookies, from Beauty Through Imperfection, are a perfectly delicate companion to a cup of tea.
If your kids are half the Nutella fans that mine are, these Peanut Butter and Nutella Sandwich Cookies, from Buns In My Oven will disappear quickly!
Here’s another one for peanut butter fans: Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies, also from Buns In My Oven.
Peanut & Macadamia Nut Cookies, from Three Generations Living Out Loud, basically equals the perfect cookie!
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites, from Chocolate Covered Katie, are protein-packed cookies. Perfect for an after-school snack!
Easy Bar Cookies With Peanut Butter Cups, from Inspired Taste, are a yummy treat everyone will love! You can use Peanut butter cups (or really, any similar type of candy) in this bar cookie snack.
Rachel Schultz On Homemaking has come up with one of my family’s favorites: Chocolate Filled Snickerdoodles! I mean, DROOL! Stuff a Rolo inside to liven up the traditional Snickerdoodle!
Combine your cookie with your latte with yummy Peanut Butter Chai Cookies, from Real Housemoms! I love how the spice adds a bit of zing to these cookies.
Peanut Butter Frosting, from Sprinkle Some Sunshine, is a totally unexpected way to bring your A-game to your peanut butter cookies this season, and beyond!
The Classic Christmas Cookie Recipe:
These classic Christmas cookies are just as big a part of the big day as Santa and Rudolph are! Many of these recipes bring back memories of snowy days, spent cozy in the kitchen with my mother and grandmother, making our family favorites, and trying out new Christmas cookie recipes!
Pip & Ebby‘s Pecan Cake Balls are quite literally amazeballs!
Christmas isn’t Christmas without Betty Crocker! Mint Thumb Prints are the perfect addition to Santa’s plate of cookies!
The Girl Who Ate Everything‘s Phat Cow Fudge is so good that you’ll wind up with soap in your mouth for yelling, “Ohhhh, fuuuuuudddddge!”
Landolakes‘ Light and Lovely Linzer Cookies are a traditional German Christmas cookie recipe that everyone will love!
Happy Hooligans‘ White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies are the best winter cookie, and a fun way to switch up regular chocolate chip cookies if you’re getting sick of them!
This Macaron recipe, from Giver’s Log, are an elegant way to dress up any holiday dessert table.
Mix and Match Christmas Cookie Recipes:
A Helicopter Mom‘s Easy Red Velvet Cookies are just that, easy! You just need a box cake of Velvet Cake.
Soft-Baked Peanut Butter Chocoalte Swirl Cookies, from Sally’s Baking Addiction, are perfect for the indecisive person who can’t pick which cookie recipe to bake!
Gooey Joe-Joe’s Cookies and Cream Chocolate Bars, from Family Fresh Meals, mixes the best of the brownie and cookie worlds.
What’s Cooking America‘s Chocolate Mint Wafer Cookies are a yummy way to make cutouts that pop!
No-Guilt Christmas Cookie Recipes:
You don’t have to miss out on yummy holiday snacks just because you’re watching your diet! With a little imagination, there are plenty of options for healthy Christmas cookie recipes!
Healthy Apple Cookies are a healthy way to get your Christmas Cutout cookie fix, minus the guilt! Just use cookie cutter to shape slices of apple, and top them them with peanut butter, raisins, and nuts. Yum!
2 Ingredient No-Sugar Cookies – These are a great breakfast option!
I can’t think of a better way to start my morning, than with Mavis Butterfield’s 100 Dollars A Month‘s Chocolate Chip Cookies With Almonds, Cranberries, and Coconut! So yummy with a cup of coffee!
Nutty Cookie Balls are my go-to Christmas cookie recipe when I am trying to limit sugar intake. They can easily be made gluten-free, as well, with some substitutions!
Gluten-Free (and Some Nut-Free and Sugar-Free) Christmas Cookie Recipes:
Food allergies don’t have to come between you and your favorite holiday sweets! You just have to get creative and substitute certain ingredients in your Christmas cookie recipes! Here are a few that are definitely gluten-free (and some are sugar-free, too!) to get you started:
Does one of your family members have a peanut allergy? If so, these Christmas Kiss Blossoms (without peanut butter) from Welcome to the Family Table® are a wonderful substitute!
These Chocolate Amaretti Cookies, from Food & Wine, are tasty AND gluten-free!
Fruit Pizza-by-the-Slice, from fashionedible.com, has wonderful plate presentation. I just love all the colors! Plus it’s healthier and gluten-free!
Don’t knock these Bean Cookies and Beet Icing from Super Healthy Kids until you try them! These cookies taste yummy, are all-natural, dye-free (perfect for your guests with food-dye allergies) They are also good for you!
No Bake Cashew Cookies, from Super Healthy Kids, are a great healthy alternative for families who have sugar-free and gluten-free diets.
Chocolate Covered Katie‘s Hot Fudge Larabars technically aren’t cookies, but they taste as just good, and they’re better for you!
Chia Power Balls, from The Honor System, are a sweet treat that perfectly transcends from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day! These are great on the go, and healthy!
The After School Christmas Cookie Recipe:
These Christmas cookie recipes are a fun after school snack/ lunchbox surprise for your little ones all month long, as they eagerly await Santa’s visit!
Brown Sugar Bars, from Real Housemoms, are easy to make! Double the cinnamon for extra spice.
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.
Classic Christmas Cookie Recipes Never Go Out Of Style!
Along with the occasional designer bag or shoes, you would be smart to invest in some of these classic Christmas cookie recipes. They will always be on-trend on Christmas morning! These are the best Christmas cookie recipes for a Christmas cookie swap or exchange!
These Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, from fashionedible.com, are a classic comfort food! You can even swap out the chocolate chips for red and green M&M’s to make them more festive!
Hostess With the Mostess has a recipe for White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies that is delicious, served with tea!
Lemonade Cookies are a fun twist on the Christmas Classic, lemon bars. They keep help keep summer alive during the holidays!
Unicorn Poop Cookies are perfect for any Christmas cookie platter, because Rudolph is so magical that he has to have a unicorn cousin somewhere!
Jornie.com‘s Giant Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best, because we’ve all taken a bite out of what we thought was an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, but it was really oatmeal raisin. Been there. Done that. These are better!
Funfetti Cookies, from Your Modern Family, are the best cookie to make for the school holiday party! Just about every kid loves frosting, and you can tailor the frosting and sprinkle colors to go along with any holiday. Plus, there are only three ingredients needed, so these are quick and easy to make when you’re in a hurry!
Italian Anisette Cookies, from Amanda’s Cookin‘, are one of those Christmas cookies that takes me straight back to my childhood Christmases! For those of you who aren’t huge fans of anise, this recipe has an almond variation.
Are They From A Bakery, Or Did You Make Those Amazing Christmas Cookies?
These recipes are so good that your family and friends will secretly be wondering if you transferred the cookies from a bakery box onto one of your own plates right before the party!
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies, from Foodie Fun, are easy to make, and they look stunning!
The secret to making Kraft Recipe‘s Easy Pudding Cookies so soft is the pudding. (Shhh!)
Eat Well 101‘s Chocolate Cookies look like they have been dusted with fresh snow!
My grandmother has made these Chocolate-Chip-And-Pecan Bars, from delish.com, for family gatherings. They are SO GOOD!
Emily Romrell‘s Easy Big Brownie Recipe is life!
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