A collection of festive Christmas cookie recipes including favorites like molasses cookies, stained glass cookies, chocolate crinkle cookies and other sweet treats.
These cookie recipes are perfect for baking exchanges, gift giving and parties.
There’s nothing more satisfying than a warm cookie and some hot chocolate or coffee on a cold day. The holidays are full of magic, and in my own personal opinion, a good cookie only adds to that magic. I suppose just about any cookie could be made into a holiday cookie, however, there are some cookies that just scream Christmas for me.
I’ve listed some of my favorite cookies, along with some other holiday treats that I would love to make this year. I’m sure you’re just like me and have those holiday cookie recipes you never miss making every year. However, I enjoy finding a new recipe or two to try every year as a tradition of sorts.
Baking cookies is a fun way to unleash your creativity. Whatever recipe you choose, there’s always room to add your own touch and customize them. It’s even fun to get the kids involved!
30 Christmas Cookie Recipes
These brownie cookies are rich, fudgy cookies filled with plenty of dark chocolate chunks. This decadent treat is perfect for all of the chocolate lovers in your life!
These chocolate spritz cookies are buttery cookies piped into decorative designs, then baked to perfection and topped with chocolate and sprinkles. A classic and beautiful holiday cookie that’s a welcome addition to any gathering!
These Christmas sugar cookies are roll out cookies that are frosted with an easy vanilla buttercream and decorated with sprinkles. A fun and classic holiday cookie that's perfect for school parties and gift giving!
Many types of holiday cookies can be made in advance then frozen for future use. If your cookie recipe calls for frosting, I find it’s best to freeze the cookies plain, then frost them after they’ve thawed. Store your cookies in a single layer in resealable freezer bags for up to 2 months.
Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Double chocolate sandwich cookies are a perfect dessert recipe for the holidays or special occasions. They are super soft chocolate cookies sandwiched around delicious homemade chocolate frosting!
These Nutella cookies are chocolate cookies filled with a gooey Nutella center, then topped with a drizzle of both dark and white chocolate. An easy and impressive cookie recipe that will have everyone coming back for seconds!
These molasses cookies are chewy brown sugar cookies infused with plenty of aromatic spices, then baked to golden brown perfection. A classic holiday cookie that's easy to make and is sure to get rave reviews!
These monster cookies are the classic oatmeal peanut butter cookies all dressed up for Christmas with red and green M&M’s, white chocolate chips and holiday sprinkles. A fun and festive treat for cookie exchanges and gift giving!
This recipe for Oreo balls is Oreo cookie filled truffles dipped in chocolate, then decorated in a variety of sprinkles. Oreo balls are perfect for gift giving around the holidays and also make great party favors.
This pizzelle recipe is flat crispy vanilla flavored cookies that are baked in an iron, then finished with a dusting of powdered sugar. A classic Italian dessert that's perfect for parties and gift giving!
Wow the chocolate chocolate chip and the sprinkles are gonna be great on Christmas Eve! Thanks!
This round up is just what I need to start planning my Christmas cookie box
My family started a cookie swap several years ago and we plan to continue this year as well. This is a wonderful selection of so many delightful cookies to make and share for the cookie swap.
Thank you. This collection of cookies made my holiday planning so much easier.
Saving this list for the holidays. So many good choices. Can’t wait to try the monster cookies and chocolate spritz.
There are so many yummy options to choose from! You can never go wrong with sugar cookies, but the red velvet & peppermint bark are delicious too.
the holidays tend to bring out the best cookies! this is a great list
all of those cookies look and sound so delicious! Great recipe roundup!
You have my undivided attention! So many to choose from and all will definitely go over!
Oh wow! Look at all those holiday cookies. They are adorable. I know where to come when I’m trying to find a festive recipe 🎄
What an amazing array of cookies, I am going to get my kids to pick one each so we can bake together as a family
Can I just say YUM? Give me all the cookies, yes please 😀 Can’t wait to try.
It wouldn’t be the holidays without cookies! Your list is amazing, and the red velvet and cream cheese spritz cookies caught my eye!
These cookies look gorgeous. I’ve been looking for inspiration for less wasteful Christmas Gifts and you’ve inspired me to make some of these to give away as Gifts over the Holidays 🙂
That does look like a great recipe and it can be served any time of day. I hope I can put together something so nice for my kids this season.
Great roundup! Pinned 🙂
Can hardly wait to try out these recipes.
Such a lovely giveaway ♥
Nice Christmas cookie recipe lineup!
Amazing holiday cookie line-up Sara and giveaway!