Christmas cookies are so fun to bake during this festive season. Get all the best easy cookie recipes including cut-out cookies, drop cookies, cookie tray treats and more!
Reading to have a little holiday baking fun with your kids? Or maybe you just want to "Hallmark Movie and Bake"?
Get all the best Christmas cookie recipes for the ultimate holiday baking session right here.
- Cut Out Cookies
- Sugar Cookies
- Gingerbread Cookies
- How to Decorate Cut Out Cookies for Christmas
- Homemade Gingerbread House
- Drop Cookies
- M&M Cookies with Cornflakes
- Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
- Peanut Butter Blossoms
- Peppermint Bark Cookies
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
- Freezer Friendly Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
- Christmas Cookie Tray Treats
- Mint Oreo Truffles
- Saltine Cracker Toffee
- Buddy the Elf's Chex Mix
- Fancy Cookies
- Black and White Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches
- More Christmas Recipes
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Cut Out Cookies
When you think of Christmas cookies chances are likely you're imagining a classic decorated shaped cookie like a sugar cookie or gingerbread cookie.
Whichever recipe you choose, be sure to grab a set of the best cookie cutters for kids!
How to Decorate Cut Out Cookies for Christmas
No matter which shaped cookie recipe you choose, the final step after baking is to decorate them for the holiday.
Beginner bakers will definitely want to check out these awesome easy frosting recipes for cookies.
If you're up for a little more intricate cookie work be sure to grab my easy royal icing recipe and these simple decorating tips:
Homemade Gingerbread House
The most classic, most traditional Christmas cookie of them all has got to be a gorgeous homemade gingerbread house.
If you've never tried this incredible tradition with your kids, be sure to stop by my recipe and see just how easy it can be:
Sometimes when you're in the mood for some quick and easy holiday baking, a drop cookie is the best choice.
These simple cookies require a delicious cookie dough to be mixed together and then you just spoon up portions and drop them on a baking sheet. Easy peasy, right??
M&M Cookies with Cornflakes
My kids and I just love the crispy texture of these festive M&M cookies with cornflakes and oats. Be sure to use Christmas colored M&Ms (or the color palette that works with your favorite holiday!)
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
One of the MOST POPULAR cookie recipes on my entire site. This easy Mexican hot chocolate cookies recipe starts with chocolate cookie dough and is rolled in a cinnamon & cayenne pepper mixture. There's heat but I pinky promise they are not too spicy.
Peanut Butter Blossoms
You just cannot go wrong with a peanut butter blossoms cookie from Miss Peanut Blossom herself. The cookie that bears my blog name is simply the best.
Peppermint Bark Cookies
Little kids will have the best time decorating their own peppermint bark cookies with all their favorite Christmas candy decorations.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
My husband's favorite cookie for years!
This easy chocolate peanut butter chip cookies recipe tastes great chilled from the fridge with a tall glass of milk. The easiest pick for cookies for Santa!
Freezer Friendly Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
You can make chocolate chip cookie dough balls for the freezer so you can just bake up a couple of cookies when the mood strikes.
While this classic cookie may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to the Christmas cookie tray, I dare you to add them and watch the chocolate chip walnut cookies disappear first.
Christmas Cookie Tray Treats
The very best Christmas cookie tray will have more than just cookies.
If you really want to spoil your family and friends, be sure to add one or two of these simple Christmas treats to the mix.
Saltine Cracker Toffee
This saltine cracker toffee is known as Christmas Crack for good reason. Whip up a batch, break it into bite-sized pieces and it will be gone in a flash.
Buddy the Elf's Chex Mix
Yes, even a simple holiday Chex mix can be used for a Christmas cookie tray treat.
Simply scoop small portions of Buddy's Chex Mix into cupcake wrappers and nestle them in with your Christmas cookies on the platter.
If you're really planning an epic Hallmark movie marathon baking session, then maybe you want a fancy cookie that requires just a few more steps to keep you busy as the romance plays out on the screen!
Black and White Cookies
Cakey and utterly delicious, these black and white cookies could easily be decorated for Christmas with a light touch of festive sprinkles on just one side.
Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches
If one cookie is good, two cookies must be better! That's the idea behind these deliciously crispy peanut butter cookie sandwiches with a light and fluffy peanut butter filling.