21 Christmas Cookies That Aren’t Cut-outs

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21 amazing Christmas cookies that aren’t cut-outs. Holiday baking options that are easy to make with no rolling and cutting required!

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Cut-out cookies are pretty common during the holidays. Everyone loves those beautifully decorated cookies that look too fancy to eat.

They’re everywhere, and they look fantastic, but they take so much time to make.

And I have to say, cut-out cookies just aren’t my first choice when it comes to Christmas baking!

These turtle thumbprint cookies are amazing! Rich chocolate cookies rolled in chopped pecans, topped with salted caramel sauce and drizzled in chocolate!

Most years, we will make a token batch of cut-out sugar cookies, because the kids love to do the decorating, but I am completely done once that one batch is finished.

I like cookies that you roll into balls, or drop on the cookie sheet, to stuff in a muffin tin – fast and easy and no fuss.

So, in case you have similar sentiments – here are 21 amazing Christmas cookies that aren’t cut-outs for your holiday baking needs!

21 Christmas Cookies That Aren't Cut-outs

  1. I really don’t enjoy making cut-outs at all, but they are so well-loved. Lol! But I love this guide because there should be more cookies to Christmas than just cut-outs anyway. This is the ultimate cookie guide! Thanks for including one of my recipes! 🙂

    1. stacey says:

      Yeah, the kids are the only reason I make cut-outs ever. I was going to try and skip them altogether this Christmas, but as soon as we start baking they ask if we’re making them – I guess there’s no leaving them out at Christmas-time! 🙂

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