We have searched the internet to find the best 25 Holiday Cookie Recipes for you! You'll find everything from shortbread cookies, gingerbread men, classic sugar cookies, coconut macaroons, and dressed up store bought cookies. These are all the recipes you'll need for your holiday baking!

Roundup image of 6 of the cookie recipes in this holiday cookie recipes post.

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.

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 holiday version of your favorite oatmeal raisin or peanut butter cookies, we've got you covered.

Here are the best 25 holiday cookies recipes:

a stack of buttery shortbread cookiesMelt in Your Mouth Shortbread Cookies by The Endless Meal

 

A tray of Nanaimo bars.Mom's Nanaimo Bars by The Endless Meal

 

A close up of Holiday Spiced Almond Shortbread Cookies on a white plate.Holiday Spiced Shortbread Cookies by The Endless Meal

 

A plate of meringue cookies by Plated CravingsMeringue Cookies by Plated Cravings

 

A tray of Cranberry Coconut Macaroons with chocolate drizzled on top and cranberries on the side.Cranberry Coconut Macaroons by The Endless Meal

 

A plate of M&M cookies by Small Town Living USAM&M Cookies by Small Town Living USA 

 

A closeup of a plate of Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies.Almond Thumbprint Cookies by The Endless Meal

 

Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies by Buns in My OvenPeanut Butter Oatmeal No Bake Cookies by Buns in My Oven

 

Christmas Oreo Ornaments by Sweet and Savory MealsChristmas Oreo Ornaments by Sweet and Savory Meals

 

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies by The Healthy CookVegan Gingerbread Cookies by The Healthy Cook

 

Christmas Trash Cookies by 30 Minute MealsChristmas Trash Cookies by 30 Minute Meals

 

Cookie Press Cookies by Sugar Spices LifeCookie Press Cookies by Sugar Spices Life

 

Christmas Sugar Cookies by Pear Tree KitchenChristmas Sugar Cookies by Pear Tree Kitchen

 

Gingerbread Reindeer by Sense and EdibilityGingerbread Reindeer by Sense and Edibility

 

Raspberry Linzer Cookies by Pina BrescianiRaspberry Linzer Cookies by Pina Bresciani

 

Christmas Butter Cookies by Brown Sugar Mama Christmas Butter Cookies by Brown Sugar Mama

 

Peppermint Oreo Balls by Dinner Then DessertPeppermint Oreo Balls by Dinner Then Dessert

 

Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms by Chisel and ForkChocolate Peppermint Blossoms by Chisel and Fork

 

Christmas Snickerdoodle Bars by Averie CooksChristmas Snickerdoodle Bars by Averie Cooks

 

Mint Marshmallow Christmas Tree Cookies by B Sweet Dessert Boutique Mint Marshmallow Christmas Tree Cookies by B Sweet Dessert Boutique

 

Ruby Chocolate Crackle Cookies by Belly RumblesRuby Chocolate Crackle Cookies by Belly Rumbles

 

Italian Ricotta Cookies by Pear Tree KitchenItalian Ricotta Cookies by Pear Tree Kitchen

 

Christmas Shortbread Bites by A Sprinkle and a SplashChristmas Shortbread Bites by a Sprinkle and a Splash

 

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies by Tiny Kitchen CapersRed Velvet Crinkle Cookies by Tiny Kitchen Capers

 

Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies by Grits and PineconesChocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies by Grits and Pinecones

 

A few bonus Christmas cookie recipes:

 

And some healthy cookies …

The 15 Best Healthy Cookies