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.
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Nanaimo Bars are a classic Canadian Christmas dessert. The holidays wouldn't be the same without them. This is my mom's recipe and it is less sweet than most. That's a good thing! They are made with a chocolate graham cracker, coconut, and walnut crust then topped with a layer of buttery custard and chocolate. They're amazing!
Holiday Spiced Almond Shortbread Cookies are soft and buttery and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. They're made with almond flour so are naturally gluten-free – but don't make them (or not make them) because of that. This is a Christmas cookie recipe that everyone will love.
Cranberry Coconut Macaroons are soft and delicious Christmas cookies. They're perfectly sweet and have just the right hint of tartness from the cranberries. A drizzle of chocolate makes them extra special. No one will guess they are healthy cookies!
Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies are the ultimate healthy treat. They're soft like shortbread, filled with chocolate, and are made without grains or refined sweeteners. You'll never guess they're a healthy cookie recipe.
Christmas Oreo Ornaments are very festive, made with white chocolate and decorated with mini peanut butter cups, M&M’s and sprinkles. They are fun and easy to make, and kids would enjoy decorating them.
These linzer cookies use a simple shortbread cookie recipe, and are filled with delicious raspberry jam. They definitely make a statement with the peekaboo cutout, and they will be a hit when you serve them for dessert!