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67 Holiday Cookie Recipes

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When tMelt-in-Your-Mouth Butter Sugar Cookieshe weather outside is frightful, these 67 Holiday Cookie Recipes are oh so delightful! Let it snow and snow as long as a batch of warm, comforting Christmas cookies are waiting inside. This ultimate collection of baked sweets includes cookies for every winter holiday occasion, from gift-giving to decorating to snacking. Classic Christmas cookie recipes make inexpensive gifts for family members and friends.

There is a huge variety of Christmas cookie recipes. In this collection, you'll find sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, gingerbread cookies, and so much more. After all, you can never have too many cookies at Christmas! Browse through these holiday cookie ideas until you find the perfect one; it won't take long.


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Table of Contents

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Easy Oatmeal Cookies Recipes

How to Make Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas Cookies from Other Countries

Christmas Cutout Cookies Recipes

Dried Fruit and Nut Cookies

More Great Holiday Cookies



Christmas Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are the most basic of holiday cookie recipes. The perfect canvas, these tasty Christmas cookies can be iced, frosted, frozen, sandwiched, or simply saved for the perfect occasion.


Festive Iced Sugar Cookies

  1. Basic Sugar Cookies
  2. Festive Iced Sugar Cookies (shown)
  3. Melt-In-Your-Mouth Butter Sugar Cookies
  4. Amish Sugar Cookies
  5. Soft Sugar Cookies
  6. Pattern Sugar Cookies



Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies? Since Ruth Graves Wakefield's lucky mistake in 1930, chocolate chip cookies have become America's favorite cookie. Celebrate this grand chocolatey tradition with this list of chocolate chip cookie recipes. They're a chocaholic's dream come true!


Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies


  1. World's Best Chocolate Chip Cookie
  2. Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies (shown)
  3. Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie
  4. Chocolate Pillows
  5. Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies




Easy Oatmeal Cookies Recipes

The perfect addition to any cookie recipe, oatmeal adds a dense, chewy texture and a protein punch to traditional holiday desserts. From classic oatmeal raisin cookies to fruity and nutty additions, you will return to these oatmeal cookie recipes again and again.


Handmade Oatmeal Cookies


  1. Old World Oatmeal Cookies (shown)
  2. Not-Your-Average Christmas Oatmeal Cookies
  3. Throw Together No-Bake Cookies
  4. Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
  5. Handmade Oatmeal Cookies
  6. Black Walnut and Oatmeal Cookies
  7. No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies


How to Make Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread people are the epitome of Christmas cookies. The perfect canvas for creative minds, these gingerbread cookie recipes can be cut to any size and shape. Build a gingerbread castle surrounded by a gingerbread moat filled with gingerbread crocodiles, or just chomp the heads off your personalized gingerbread man. The possibilities are endless!


Soft Gingerbread Cookies


  1. Classic Gingersnaps (shown)
  2. Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
  3. Gingerbread Oreo Cookies
  4. Timeless Gingerbread Man Cookies
  5. Chewy Ginger Snaps
  6. Christmas Ginger Cookies
  7. Giant Gingerbread Kids


Cookies aren't the only type of Christmas dessert. Bark recipes make great gifts and treats. Check out these 16 Decadent Chocolate Bark Recipes for Dessert.

Christmas Cookies from Other Countries

Whether you say Froehliche Weihnachten, Joyeux Noel, or just Merry Christmas at the holidays, these Christmas cookies from around the world will help you to reconnect with your heritage. Try a traditional German recipe, or try new Italian Christmas cookie recipes.


Moravian Brown Sugar Christmas Cookies


  1. Irish Christmas Cookies
  2. Italian White Christmas Cookies
  3. Fattigmann
  4. Spekulatius (Christmas Spice Cookie)
  5. French Christmas Cookies
  6. Basel Brunsli Chocolate Spice Cookies
  7. Austrian Chocolate Balls
  8. German Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
  9. Amazing Swiss Hazelnut Christmas Cookies




Christmas Cutout Cookies Recipes

Christmas cut out cookies make excellent gifts because they can form any shape, and you can decorate them however you like. Pipe on red and green frosting or roll out icebox cookie dough with a festive design in the center.


Tasty Tannenbaum Biscuits


  1. Tasty Tannenbaum Biscuits (shown)
  2. Christmas Tree Cookies
  3. Christmas Wreath Cookies
  4. Heavenly Cutouts Christmas Cookies
  5. Traditional Rolled Sugar Cookies



Dried Fruit and Nut Cookies

Dried fruit and nuts are some of the most traditional Christmas additions to any recipe. In cookies, they add flavor and texture to classic recipes. Your family and friends will go “nuts” for these amazing cookie recipes.

Festive Fruitcake Cookies

  1. Festive Fruitcake Cookies (shown)
  2. Chewy White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies
  3. Fruit-Nut Christmas Cookies
  4. Festive Fig Cookies
  5. Christmas Cranberry Cookies
  6. Buttery Frosted Cashew Cookies
  7. Christmas Angel Cookies
  8. Cashew Nut Cookies
  9. White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies
  10. Peanut Butter Cookies
  11. Angel Date Cookies
  12. Butter Pecan Cookies




More Great Holiday Cookies

Many of these cookies are aptly named for the occasion. Holiday cookie recipes like these make a perfect inexpensive gift for everyone on your list. Make a batch of each and give everyone a tin filled with a variety of colorful Christmas treats!


Chocolate Snow Cookies


  1. Naughty Cookies
  2. Nutter Butter Santa Cookies
  3. Turtle Thumbprints
  4. 3-Ingredient Christmas Cookies
  5. 10-Minute Holiday Cookies in a Jar
  6. Chocolate Snow Cookies (shown)
  7. Lemon Crinkle Cookies
  8. Beyond Easy Holly Cookies
  9. Cinnamon Chip Shortbread Christmas Cookies
  10. Winter Cat Cookies
  11. Peppermint Pattie Cookies
  12. Eggnog Cookies
  13. Creamy Caramel Christmas Cookies
  14. Whipped Shortbread for the Holidays
  15. Angel Food Cookies
  16. Soft Christmas Cookies


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