The Ultimate Collection of 85 Christmas Cookie Recipes

Can you believe that Christmas is just over a month away!? This fall has gone by fast and I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to all the goodies and cheer that comes with this time of year. One of my favourite holiday traditions is baking Christmas cookies. I love making a few different varieties, because lets be honest, when it comes to cookies who doesn’t enjoy trying a few different kinds.

I’ve put together a collection of 75 different cookie recipes for you to try this holiday season. Think of the faces of your friends and family and how they’ll light up when you present them with a box of homemade cookies. Of course, if you just wanna make a batch and enjoy them during a Netflix marathon, I won’t tell! Add some sugar and spice to your holiday baking with these must try Christmas cookie recipes.

The ultimate list of over 80 Christmas cookie recipe categorised by theme and flavour. So many tasty and easy Christmas cookie ideas for holiday cookie swaps, christmas parties and the holiday season

Click each of the links for the full instructions to each cookie recipe. I’ve grouped them into categories to help you find what you’re looking for and make for easier browsing

Reindeer Cookies

Reindeer Cookie recipes, cute for Christmas parties

Upside Down Gingerbread Man Reindeer Cookies from Crystal and Co

Reindeer Cookies from Thrifty Northwest Mom

No-Bake Rudolph Noses Cookies from Homemaking Hacks

Peanut Butter Pretzel Reindeer Cookies from Thifty Jinxy

Reindeer Sugar Cookies from Me and My Inklings

Another kind of Reindeer Cookies  from Smart Party Planning

Santa Cookies

Santa Cookies for Christmas. Huge list of holiday cookies, by category

Letter to Santa Butter Cookies from The Nerd’s Wife

Santa Suit Cookie Pops from Raining Hot Coupons

Santa Nutter Butter Cookies from Raining Hot Coupons

Santa’s Belly Cookies from The Country Chic Cottage

No Bake Santa Cookies from Crystal and Co

Santa’s Cheese Cakes from In The Playroom

Snowman Cookies


Melted Snowman Cookies from Smart Party Planning

Snowman Oreo Cookies from Living Sweet Moments

Iced Snowman Cookies from Crystal and Co

Nutter Butter Snowmen from Your Modern Family

Chocolate Cookies

Christmas Chocolate cookie recipes

Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies from Carmela POP

Chocolate Dipped Chrismas Oreo Cookie Pops from Flour on My Face

Hershey’s Cocoa Kiss Chocolate Cookies from Thrifty DIY Diva

Chocolate Blossom Cookies from Living Sweet Moments

Santa’s Cookies – Double Chocolate Chip M&M COokies from Le Creme de la Crumb

Chocolate Vanilla Cookies from Carmela POP

Double Chocolate Christmas Cookies from Sweet and Savory Food

Chocolate Covered Oreos Christmas Version from Happy Deal Happy Day

German Chocolate Cake Cookies from The Jenny Evolution

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from Frugal Living NW

Mint Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies from Smart Party Planning

Chocolate Nutella Thumbprint Cookies from Amanda’s Cookin

The Ultimate Rocky Road from In The Playroom

Giant Choc Chip Pizza Cookie from Happy Hooligans

Peppermint Cookies

Peppermint Cookie recipes for Christmas

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Thrifty DIY Diva

Pink Peppermint Christmas Cookies from Midwestern Moms

Peppermint Kiss Cookies from Thrifty Northwest Mom

Peppermint Snow Cookies from The Frugal Navy Wife

Santa Hat Peppermint Cheesecake Bars from Simplee Thrifty

Candy Cane Cookies from Anne’s Entitled Life

Peppermint Twists Cookies from Coffee With Us 3

Candy Cane Chocolate Dipped Wafers from Coffee With Us 3

Peppermint Chocolate cake Mix Cookies from Just Us Four Blog

Peppermint Meringue Cookies from The Classy Chapter

Ginger Cookies

Ginger cookie recipes for Christmas. Yummy ideas for holiday cookie swaps, huge list of christmas cookie recipes by category

Soft Gingerbread Maple Cookies  from Sweet and Savory Food

Homemade Gingerbread Cookies from Frugal Living NW

Gingerbread Cookies with a Special Ingredient from Raining Hot Coupons

Gingerbread Cookies Cups from Just Us Four Blog

Soft Gingerbread Cookies with Chocolate from Amanda’s Cookin

Big Soft Ginger Cookies from Happy Hooligans

Homemade Gingersnap Cookies from Amanda’s Cookin

Nut Cookies (including Peanut Butter)

Nut cookie recipes for Christmas including peanut butter, hazelnut, walnut, pistachio

Cran-Pistacio Cookies from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Walnut Snowball Cookies from Living Sweet Moments

Peanut Butter, Chocolate, and Oatmeal Cookies from Frugal Living NW

Hazelnut Cutout Cookies from Homespun Seasonal Living

Potica Cookies (Serbian Nut Cookies) from Homespun Seasonal Living

Pecan Pie Cookies from Organized 31

Hershey Drop Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies from Amanda’s Cookin

Nutella Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars from An Italian in My Kitchen

Fruity Cookies

Fruity cookie recipes for Christmas. Cranberry cookies, orange cookies, jam cookies and more

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies from Just Us Four Blog

Cherry Cordial Cookies from Anne’s Entitled Life

Sneak-a-Peek Cookies with Spiced Jam from The Jenny Evolution

Amaretti – Italian Macaron Cookies from The Good Hearted Woman

Cranberry Orange Spiral Cookies from Amanda’s Cookin

Cherry Chocolate Kiss Cookies from Flour on My Face

Jammy Dodger Cookies from In The Playroom

White Choc Chip and Cranberry Cookies from Happy Hooligans

Eggnog Cookies

egg nogg cookies for christmas, huge collection of holiday cookies

Eggnog Cookies from Home in the Finger Lakes

Eggnog Cookies from Tastes Better From Scratch

Healthy Christmas Cookies


Whole Wheat Shortbread Cookies from Frugal Living NW

Low Sugar Flourless Chocolate Cookies from Kaylyn’s Kitchen

More Christmas Cookies

Huge collection of Christmas cookie recipes by category

Red and Green Pinwheel Cookie Recipe from Crystal and Co

Homemade Sugar Cookies from Frugal Living NW

Sprinkle Cookies from Carmela POP

White Snowflake Cookies from A Spark of Creativity

Bakery Style Thick Chewy M&M Cookies from The Pinning Mama

Grinch Crinkle Cookies from Raining Hot Coupons

Shortbread Cookies from An Italian in My Kitchen

Spritz Butter Cookies from Raining Hot Coupons

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies from Smart Party Planning

Christmas Cornflake Wreaths from Tastes Better From Scratch

Meringue Christmas Trees from Raining Hot Coupons

Turtle Thumbprint Cookies from Tastes Better From Scratch

Thumbprint Cookies from Amanda’s Cookin

Santa Sugar Cookies  from Raining Hot Coupons

Italian Anise Cookies from A Grande Life

Whipped Shortbread Cookies from The Bewitchin Kitchen

M&M Sugar Cookie Bars from Flour on My Face

Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies from The Nerd’s Wife

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