25 Holiday Cookie Recipes
We have searched the internet to find the best 25 Holiday Cookie Recipes for you! You'll find everything from shortbread cookies, gingerbread people, classic sugar cookies, coconut macaroons, and dressed-up store-bought cookies. These are all the festive Christmas cookie recipes you'll need for your holiday baking!
Most of the year we're all about healthy recipes here. (We've even put together a post about the 15 best healthy cookies.) But come Christmas, we like to treat ourselves. And that means indulging in all the browned butter, cream cheese, cookie cream sandwiches, sweet brown sugar, chocolate dipped, raspberry jam-filled, and chocolate chunk cookies with all the red and green sprinkles and candies around.
It's a glorious time of year when we can feel free to live it up and eat all the white sugar and flour cookies with zero guilt attached. Although we have included a few gluten-free cookies (like these Holiday Spiced Almond Shortbread Cookies) that are so good no one would ever think they are gluten-free.)
Whether you're looking for traditional Christmas cookies or a holiday version of your favorite oatmeal raisin or peanut butter cookies, we've got you covered.
Don't forget to share this recipe collection with your friends and family. And make sure to leave a comment letting us know which is your favorite holiday cookie recipe!
Here are the best 25 holiday cookies recipes:
Best Shortbread Cookies
Christmas Monster Cookies
White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Mom's Nanaimo Bars Recipe
Holiday Spiced Almond Shortbread Cookies
Cranberry Coconut Macaroons
Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies
Christmas Oreo Ornaments
Christmas Trash Cookies Recipe – 30 minutes meals
Cookie Press Cookies (Spritz Cookies)
How to Make Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies with Royal Icing
Raspberry Linzer Cookies
Christmas Butter Cookies – Brown Sugar Food Blog
Peppermint Oreo Balls
Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms – A Tasty Holiday Treat – Chisel & Fork
Snickerdoodle Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Ruby Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Italian Ricotta Cookies
Christmas Shortbread Bites
Easy Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies
A few bonus Christmas cookie recipes:
- Christmas Tree Chocolate Dipped Cookies by Cooking LSL
- Holiday Oatmeal Cookies by Genius Kitchen
- Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies by Two Sisters
- Orange Zest Shortbread Cookies by Love and Lemons
- Christmas Ice Cream Sandwiches by Olive Magazine
- Vanilla Slice and Bake Cookies by Fine Cooking
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- Melt in Your Mouth Shortbread Cookies
- Christmas Monster Cookies
- White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
- Mom's Nanaimo Bars
- Almond Shortbread Cookies
- Meringue Cookies
- Cranberry Coconut Macaroons
- Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
- Almond Thumbprint Cookies
- Christmas Oreo Cookies
- Christmas Trash Cookies
- Cookie Press Cookies
- Cut Out Sugar Cookies
- Reindeer Cookies
- Raspberry Linzer Cookies
- Christmas Butter Cookies
- Peppermint Oreo Balls
- Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms
- Snickerdoodle Bars
- Ruby Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Italian Ricotta Cookies
- Christmas Shortbread Bites
- Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies
Thank you so much for including my Healthy Vegan |Gingerbread Cookies in your round up!
You’re so welcome! They look delicious!
Thanks for the add onto this great collection. I do see a few I would like to try so I’m pinning this and sharing. Thanks so much!!
You’re so welcome! Your shortbread bites look soooo good!
Thank you for featuring me Kristen!! Pinning right now 🙂
You are so welcome! You’re cookies look amazing!
I usually enjoy your posts. But, I was disappointed in your 25 best holiday cookies post.
Not even one somewhat healthy option in the mix?!?
I’m sorry you are dissapointed with the post, Mary. You’re right, these are traditional Christmas cookies, not healthy versions. You’ve got me thinking that perhaps a healthy holiday cookie roundup may be a good idea for next month!
Thanks for the reply. And, I love that idea Kristen!