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25 Amazing Christmas Cookies

25 amazing Christmas cookies that you can make for the holidays this year! Pick one, or try a whole bunch of recipes – they all look fantastic!

25 amazing Christmas cookies that you can make for the holidays this year! Pick one, or try a whole bunch of recipes - they all look fantastic!

It’s Christmas baking time!  Actually, I’ll be honest, it’s been Christmas baking time around here for a few weeks already – and I kind of feel like I’m behind because there’s still so many things I want to make.  I may enjoy baking Christmas cookies just a little too much.

We always end up with way too many Christmas cookies and then I’m trying to give them away because you can only eat so many cookies.  Although my kids wouldn’t agree with that statement.

There’s just too many amazing recipes to try – plus all the ones we already love that I only make once a year so clearly we need to make them.  Oh well – if you see me over the next few months, just expect a plate of cookies to come too, because my freezer is getting full already!

Which new recipe are you trying this year?  Or do you just stick to the tried and true favourites?

If you like to try something new every year, I have 25 amazing Christmas cookies here for you.  The tough part will be choosing between them!

  1. Whipped ShortbreadThese light and sweet whipped shortbread cookies, with a cherry on top, are so quick and easy to make. Christmas cookie perfection.
  2. Chocolate Turtle Cookies from Live Well, Bake Often
  3. Peppermint PinwheelsPeppermint Pinwheels - These peppermint pinwheels are made of chocolate and peppermint cookie doughs swirled together for the perfect slice and bake Christmas cookie!
  4. Maple Snickerdoodles from A Latte Food
  5. Glazed Cranberry Almond BarsGlazed Cranberry Almond Bars - These glazed cranberry almond bars are the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie tray. Pretty, festive, and so easy to make, everyone will love them!
  6. No Bake Christmas Tree Cookies from The Recipe Rebel
  7. Sugar CookiesSugar Cookies - The best sugar cookies for making Christmas cut-outs. Soft, sweet, and easy to make!
  8. Candy Cane Cookies from Kristine’s Kitchen
  9. Peppermint Brownie TrufflesPeppermint Brownie Truffles - Rich, delicious, peppermint brownie truffles - a homemade peppermint patty filling surrounding by rich brownie crumbles and coated in chocolate!
  10. Gingerbread Kiss Cookies from My Kitchen Craze
  11. The Best Nanaimo BarsThese are the absolute best nanaimo bars, an amazing sweet treat that's a perfect addition to your holiday dessert table!
  12. Cranberry Orange Almond Biscotti from Flavor the Moments
  13. Almond Snowball CookiesAlmond Snowball Cookies - Easy to make, melt in your mouth, almond flavoured snowball cookies. Perfect for Christmas!
  14. White Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
  15. Swig Sugar CookiesSwig Sugar Cookie Recipe - The best sugar cookies I’ve ever made – or eaten! This copycat Swig sugar cookie recipe is fast and easy and the cookies stay super soft. They're amazing!
  16. Peanut Butter and Honey Shortbread Cookies from Savory Nothings
  17. Homemade Thin MintsEasy to make homemade thin mints that are just like the real thing - crisp, slice and bake chocolate mint cookies coated in chocolate - they're amazing!
  18. Dark Chocolate Pizzelle from My Sequined Life
  19. Raspberry Lemon CookiesRaspberry Lemon Cookies - These raspberry lemon cookies are ultra soft and chewy - quick and easy to make and so tasty everyone loves them. One of the best cookies I've made!
  20. Chocolate Kiss Cookies from Baked by Rachel
  21. Lacey CookiesLacey Cookies - These lacey cookies are surprisingly easy to make - made with ground pecans and drizzled with chocolate, you will have a hard time eating just one!
  22. Tiramisu Cookie Cups from Crazy for Crust
  23. Chocolate Swig Sugar CookiesChocolate Swig Sugar Cookies - Chocolate Swig sugar cookies - easy to make and absolutely amazing. These soft baked sugar cookies may just be the best sugar cookies I've ever tried!
  24. Salted Caramel Ginger Macarons from Baked by an Introvert
  25. Chewy Chocolate Mint Chip CookiesChewy Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies - Chewy chocolate mint chip cookies that are coloured green for a perfect St. Patrick's Day treat - or any time really!
  1. Barbara Karr says:

    I am 71 and have not lost the Christmas Cookie habit. I tell myself, never again. But come Christmas time I weaken and collect wonderful new recipes to try. We have a genetic imbalance. It´s the cookie gene. Those that don´t have this imbalance make one or two batches and quit, or buy their cookies from the grocery store.You and I aren´t happy until every new cookie recipe has been tried. I have taken a few off your collection tonight. I was just going to peek. Genetics won out. Thank you (I think) for the recipes! Happy baking. Enjoy. B. Karr

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