Who doesn’t enjoy the sweet smell of holiday cookies baking in the oven? These 5 Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes will have your home smelling like Christmas in no time!

5 Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes
Let’s make these yummy holiday cookies!

Let’s kick off the holiday baking season with classically decorated Christmas cookies. Nothing beats Christmas sugar cookies made from scratch and I know you’ll love these holiday cookies recipes!

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5 Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes
This beautiful, Molasses cookies are perfect during the holiday season.

1. Grandma’s Molasses Cookies

My family loves to eat molasses cookies, especially when I make Burnt Macaroni’s recipe for Grandma’s Molasses Cookies! This delicious cookie recipe is perfect for the holiday season!

Ingredients Needed To Make Grandma’s Molasses Cookies:

  • A cup, plus 3 Tablespoons Butter, softened
  • 1 -1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • An Egg
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves

How To Make Grandma’s Molasses Cookies:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened butter and 1 cup of sugar.
  3. Blend in the molasses and egg.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves and add to creamed mixture.
  5. Mix until well blended.
  6. Shape dough into a ball about 1 1/4 inch. 
  7. Roll balls in remaining sugar and place on silicone lined baking sheet, or use parchment paper.
  8. Press flat with a fork.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookie sets.
  10. Remove from pan and place on cooking rack, sprinkle additional sugar if desired.
5 Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes
Crumbly, buttery, and nutty, Mexican Wedding Cookies are irresistible!

2. Mexican Wedding Cookies

Delicious nutty cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar. These are perfect for any special occasion.

Ingredients Needed To Make Mexican Wedding Cookies:

  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar (plus a little extra for rolling)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/4 cups Flour
  • 3/4 cup Pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

How To Make Mexican Wedding Cookies:

  1. First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and then prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Next, in a large bowl, mix butter, ½ cup powdered sugar, and vanilla. Then, stir in the nuts and salt.
  3. Add flour to mixture a little at a time.
  4. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls, and then place onto the lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies set.
  6. Remove and allow the cookies to slightly cool.
  7. Roll the cookies in additional powdered sugar.
  8. Serve.
5 Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes
Chocolate chip cookies filled with tons of chocolate would satisfy any chocaholic!

3. Chocolate Chocolate Chip Holiday Cookies

Here’s another recipe my kids love to help out with! Burnt Macaroni’s Chocolate Chocolate Chip Holiday Cookies are so soft and yummy, your family will also devour them.

Ingredients Needed To Make Chocolate Chocolate Chip Holiday Cookies:

  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2/3 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • A cup of M&M’s

How To Make Chocolate Chocolate Chip Holiday Cookies:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Soften butter in pan.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla until fluffy.
  4. Add the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt until it’s well blended.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and M&M’s until blended.
  6. Using your hands, make round balls with the dough and place on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set. The time will depend on how big the cookies are.
  8. Take out of oven and place on wire racks to cool.
5 Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes
These little truffles are sugar cookies rolled up into balls of Christmas goodness.

Sugar cookie truffles are a three-ingredient no-bake recipe that uses sugar cookies, cream cheese, and white chocolate. Head on over to If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen for the amazing recipe!

  • 12 Pre-made Sugar Cookies
  • 3 Tablespoons Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 cups White Chocolate Chips, melted
  • Christmas Sprinkles
  1. Use a food processor to grind the sugar cookies until fine crumbs form. I have this food processor and it works like a charm every time. If you don’t have a food processor, you can place the cookies in a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush the cookies.
  2. Add cream cheese and pulse again until the “dough” comes together. If the dough is still dry, try adding a teaspoon or two of milk.
  3. Use a cookie scoop to scoop the “dough” into 1-inch balls. Roll and put on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Freeze the cookie truffles for 15 minutes.
  4. Melt white chocolate, or candy melts. Dip truffles in the melted chocolate, place on parchment paper and add sprinkles if desired.
Capture the flavor of a delicious sugar cookie with Hershey Kisses!

5. Sugar Cookies with Hershey Kisses

Bake some fun into every moment with Hershey’s Kisses!

Ingredients Needed To Make Sugar Cookies with Hershey Kisses:

How To Make Sugar Cookies with Hershey Kisses:

  1. Bake the cookies on a non-stick cookie sheet for 10 minutes.
  2. Then, remove from the oven and place a Hershey kiss in the center of each cookie.
  3. You can also add Christmas sprinkles to decorate the cookie!
Hot Chocolate Cookies
These hot cocoa cookies are amazingly easy to make and super delicious to eat!

more delicious christmas cookies recipes

So did you find what holiday cookie recipe are you going to bake today? Let us know how it goes!

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