Posted on December 01 2018
When it comes to cookies, Christmas is the time to shine (and share your favorite recipes). From work to family time, no place truly has that Christmas spirit without some colorful cookies sitting somewhere ready to eat!
So, we wondered, what makes a great Christmas cookie? Could it be the chewiest? The softest? The one that's crumbly or has sprinkles? Or maybe the one that is decorated with frosting so perfectly, like the ones on tv?
Well, no matter what your favorite cookie is or why, we have a mega list of hundreds of Christmas cookie recipes that we are sure you will be able to find your favorite!
And, don't forget to make TONS of cookies, then vacuum seal them in vacuum seal bags for freezing or gifting!
Easy Christmas Cookies
If you're new to making Christmas cookies or short on time, these easy Christmas cookie recipes are great for beginners.
Chocolate Crinkle (or Cracked) Cookies
These are always a favorite with their soft chocolate inside and powdering outside.
View the recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies >
Pinwheel or Swirl Cookies
These sugar cookies are made from one batch of a sugar cookie recipe, but dying the dough 3 different colors and combining. Super easy but beautiful.
View the Recipe for Pinwheel Cookies
These sugary cookies have a great cinnamon and nutty flavor but simple to make.
View the Snickerdoodles recipe >
Perfect Sugar Frosted Cookies
Some of the most traditional and easy cookies to make for the Christmas season. From sprinkles to frosting, you can decorate these any way you like (and have the kids help, too)
View the recipe for Perfect Sugar Cookies >
Easy Jam Thumbprint Cookies
These are one of my personal favorites because they have jam in them (which I love). These are so versatile to use whatever jam and however many jams you want to use for fun!
View the recipe for Easy Jam Thumbprint Cookies >
Another similar recipe for Jammin Sugar Thumbprint Cookies >
3-Ingredient Sugar Cookies
By far the absolute simplest cookie on our list, but they are one of the best! Enjoy!!
View the recipe for 3-Ingredient Sugar Cookies >
Another favorite! These are fun to bring to any holiday get together because of their festive star shape. Plus, they are easy to make and have that sugar filling!
View the recipe for Snow Flurries Recipe >
Unique Christmas Cookies
Here are some unique Christmas cookie recipes we've found that you, your kids and friends with surely find fun and SO YUMMY!
Crinkle Cranky Grinch Cookies
Are you a Christmas Grinch or love the movie? Add your own style and bring a simply made but unique Christmas cookie this year, one that all ages will love.
Get the recipe for The Crinkle Cranky Grinch Cookies >
Leg Lamp Cookies
Do you or someone you know love the "Christmas Story" movie? These are a funny cookie option to bring some laughter for the holidays!
View the recipe for Leg Lamp Cookies >
Buddy The Elf Cookies
Another cookie from the movies! If you've seen the movie Elf, you know that these cookies must have a lot of mixed items in them! But they are so good and super fun to have as a cookie option.
View the recipe for Buddy the Elf Cookies >
Classic Christmas Cookies
Want to make some traditional cookies? These classic Christmas cookie recipes are ones that have been around for ages, but they are always in style!
Gingerbread Men Cookies
View the recipe for Gingerbread Men >
Peanut Butter Snowballs
View the recipe for Peanut Butter Snowballs >
More Classic Christmas Cookies
Here are more Christmas cookie recipe lists: