65 Best Christmas Cookies Recipes

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‘Tis the season for giving — and baking! Here’s 65 Homemade Christmas Cookies Recipes to get you in the holiday spirit! Whether you’re baking up a batch for Santa or for your own holiday celebration, with 65 different homemade cookie recipes to choose from, you’re sure to find something to please everyone!

Not only are these Christmas cookie recipes a great way to bring your family and friends together, they’re also a great way to show your Christmas spirit.

So, this holiday season, why not whip up a batch of something special that your loved ones will enjoy? After all, nothing says Christmas like homemade cookies and it’s even more fun if you make them a holiday tradition with your family.

We’ve got all the Christmas cookie flavors from peppermint, sugar, chocolate, biscoff, peanut butter, white chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, eggnog and more!  So, skip spending time at the grocery store picking up cookies and create a delectable spread of festive Christmas cookies with this collection of 65 recipes.

So, let’s get baking and spread joy and cheer through these delicious Christmas cookies!

65 Homemade Christmas Cookies Recipes

65 Best Homemade Christmas Cookies Recipes

Candy Cane Frosted Cookies 

Candy Cane Frosted Cookies are the perfect addition to all your Holiday celebrations! You’ll love the taste of BRACH’s crunchy Peppermint Crushed Canes with delicious peppermint buttercream frosting on top of super soft, cakey, and sweet sugar cookies!

Candy Cane Frosted Cookies

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect cookies for your holiday baking! These delicious, quick and easy chocolate chip cookies take on a festive touch for the holidays with the addition of red and green M&Ms and sprinkles.  This is one of our favorite homemade Christmas cookies recipes!

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies

Butter Pecan Snowball Cookies

Butter Pecan Snowball Cookies are here! If you love yummy buttery shortbread cookies, loaded with finely chopped pecans and smothered in powdered sugar, then you’re going to be totally butter pecan ‘nutty’ over these!  These Christmas buttery snowball cookies just melt-in-your mouth!

Butter Pecan Snowball Cookies

Grinch Sugar Cookies 

This wonderfully soft and chewy Grinch Sugar Cookies recipe is so fun!  How cute are these cookies decorated?  From the color of the cookies to the red hearts in the middle, they represent the theme of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! We love the Grinch for the holidays!

grinch cookies

Glazed Eggnog Cookies

These Melt-in-your-mouth soft, Glazed Eggnog Cookies are iced with a yummy spiced eggnog glaze! That’s double eggnog yum in these cookies for holiday spirit!

Easy Glazed Eggnog Drop Cookies


This super-soft & chewy Gingerdoodles Cookie recipe is homemade cookies spiced with rich ginger, cinnamon, butter, brown sugar & molasses flavor and are a delicious cross between two classic cookies–gingersnap and snickerdoodle cookies.


Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

This traditional Christmas Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies recipe is deliciously thick, soft-baked fudgy, chocolate cookies we love!  Generously coated with powdered sugar with the crispy crinkles baked in–how could we resist this homemade Christmas cookie recipe!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Salted Caramel White Chocolate Cookies

Easy, chewy Salted Caramel White Chocolate Cookies recipe with an amazingly soft cookie! So yummy, you can’t stop at just one! Salted Caramel White Chocolate Cookies are perfect for holidays, parties and when you are craving sweet and salty flavors together!

Salted Caramel White Chocolate Cookies

Santa’s Christmas Trash Cookies

Santa’s Christmas Trash Cookies are everything!  These cookies pretty much have everything you could ever want in Christmas cookies and more!  Which is why they are called ‘trash’ or ‘kitchen sink’ cookies.  This is one our most popular Christmas cookies recipes!

Santa's Christmas Trash Cookies christmas recipe

Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies! christmas recipe

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Who’s ready for some awesome Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies? These cookies are perfect when you’re craving amazing, chewy oatmeal cookies loaded with lots of butterscotch & vanilla flavor!  Quick and easy to prepare!
plateful of butterscotch oatmeal cookies

Mega Quadruple Chocolate Cookies

Have you had your happy ‘chocolate fix’ today?  This recipe for our Mega Quadruple Chocolate Cookies are super-mega delicious and will completely satisfy all of your ‘chocoholic’ cravings for real!
Mega Quadruple Chocolate Cookies christmas recipe

Soft and Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies 

These Soft and Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies are exactly what the holidays constitute, with freshly, bold spices of ground whole ginger, cinnamon, allspice, black peppercorns, star anise and happily, molasses is included in there too. These gingerbread cookies are sooo delish!
Soft and Chewy Ginger Spiced Molasses Cookies christmas recipe

Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

We’re busting out the pretty sprinkles in our much loved Sprinkle Sugar Cookies!  These soft, thick and delicious buttery sugar cookies are such a fun remake to classic sugar drop cookies because they are loaded with colorful funfetti sprinkles in every bite!  Our favorite way to celebrate with this delicious Christmas cookie recipe!

Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies

These Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies are soft, fudgy chocolate cookies that are delectably delicious with milk  and peanut butter flavor. Each scrumptious bite is loaded with luscious peanut butter cups and peanut butter chips within delicious chocolate cookies!  These are one of the best homemade Christmas cookies recipes ever!

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies

Pink Crumbl Sugar Cookies 

Are you craving those delicious buttercream frosted Pink Crumbl Sugar Cookies from Crumbl? With the help of this copycat cookie recipe, you can make your own Crumbl sugar cookies easily right at home!

Crumbl Sugar Cookies Recipe

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Sink your teeth into a soft, delicious snickerdoodle cookie that’s flavored with pumpkin spices. This fall inspired Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe has just the right amount of pumpkin spice and flavor and is also a favorite Christmas cookie recipe!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

Are you a Hot Cocoa fan? Well, why not take your favorite winter drink and turn it into a cookie?! These Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies unite milk chocolate and cocoa powder together with ooey-gooey mini marshmallows, which is what you would expect!

Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies christmas recipe

Ultimate Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Chocolate Cookies 

Ultimate Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Chocolate Cookies are so awesome, we can’t even resist these delectables!  Enjoy the best of both worlds with our two favorite combos of peanut butter candy cups enrobed in chocolate sugar cookie dough!  This is one of our best homemade Christmas cookies recipes perfect for the holidays!

Ultimate Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

‘Thick ‘n Fudgy’ Chocolate Explosion Cookies

These tempting Thick ‘n Fudgy Chocolate Cookies definitely pass the test with pure chocolate explosions of love in every bite!  4 kinds of chocolate! Yay!  Perfect for a delicious chocolate Christmas cookie recipe!

'Thick 'n Fudgy' Chocolate Explosion Cookies65 Homemade Christmas Cookies Recipes This holiday season, baking any of these 65 different Christmas cookie recipes can provide a wonderful opportunity to cherish the traditions of the season, create some unforgettable memories, and ultimately enjoy some delicious treats.  Go for either gifting or place on cookie platters or cookie trays!

So, this holiday season, don’t forget to add a little bit of baking to the list of festive delights and spread the joy of homemade Christmas cookies.

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  1. What a fabulous round up of the best Christmas cookies from the cookie queen herself!! Gotta try those White Chocolate Chip Cranberry cookies this year!

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