50 Best Christmas Cookies

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Christmas season is finally here and it’s time to start preparing for the festivities. Everyone loves decorating and gifting but our favorite part about the holiday is definitely the FOOD…and what better food than sweets? May it be a gift for your loved ones or a treat for yourself, cookies are always the best! So here is a list of 50 cookies that you can easily make at home and enjoy.

50 Christmas Cookie Ideas

1. Christmas Tree Cookies

Via Delish

These delicious treats are not only easy to make but also very adorable. Make cookies in different sizes (2-3 cookies per sweet). Add icing on top of the biggest cookie and then add a smaller one. Continue to add more icing in the shape of a tree and that’s it, you’re done. 

2. Buttons

Via Countryliving

Create buttons out of plain sugar cookies for a decorative Christmas sweet. Poke a hole using a straw in the middle of the dough and bake it. After that just grab a ribbon and string it through. 

3. Marshmallow Snowman Cookies

Via Allrecipes

For a start, prepare any kind of simple and easy cookie. Then layer it with some white icing and add a marshmallow on top. Give your marshmallow a pair of eyes, a nose, and then add sprinkles on top to finish your marshmallow snowman cookie. 

4. Classic Christmas Cookies 

Via Delish

These are probably the easiest cookies to make. Get a cookie cutter and cut out different shapes. Then bake them and add colorful icing. You can also add sprinkles and make it a lot more creative and fun. 

5. Chai Infused Shortbread With Ganache

Via Thisvibrantworld

This vegan recipe is super yummy and easy to make. The chai flavored dough with ganache and pistachio on top will blow your mind and become a favorite. 

6. Heart Shaped Vanilla Shortbread

Via Womansday

Up your basic vanilla shortbread cookie. Cut out a heart with a cookie cutter in the middle of the cookie dough. Bake it for around 13-15 minutes and then fill the center with jam. 

7. Jelly Filled Treats 

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Use up the ‘wasted’ dough by making these treats. Cut any shape out of your cookie dough and bake it (you can use the shapes for a different recipe). Then bake another set of square cookies. Line them on top of each other and fill the middle with jelly. 

8. Gingerbread Sandwich

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Gingerbread cookies are always a classic. Make them even better by sandwiching some frosting in between. Then add some icing on top to finish the dish. 

9. Choco-Chip Cookies

Via Delish

These classic fan favorites are best to not only serve Santa but also to enjoy with your friends and family. Add these cookies to your ‘to bake’ list and then just wait for the compliments. 

10. White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Via Countryliving

These cookies are the perfect combination of sweetness and mint. Just remember to bake them until they’re golden brown and you’re all set to serve these tasty snacks. 

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11. Creme Brûlée Cookies

Via Delish

Imagine your classic creme brûlée but even better…because now they’ve been turned into cookies! These mouth-watering treats won’t take more than 10-15 minutes to make so go ahead and get whisking. 

12. Snowy Christmas Cookies 

Via Womansday

Crush some cookies in a blender and turn them into balls by adding some cream cheese. Then dip these into white chocolate and start crafting your little snowmen, reindeers, and cute little penguins. 

13. Spicy Raisin Oatmeal Cookie

Via Allrecipes

Any health freaks in the house? Well, then this delicious cookie is something you must try. They’re the perfect mixture of creamy and chewy so get ready to start baking! 

14. Sugar, Spice, And Everything Nice

Via Cottercrunch

This Christmas try some sweet and spicy almond flour cookies. Made with cinnamon, almonds, and other natural ingredients. These are perfectly not grainy. 

15. Chocolate Peanut Cookies

Via Womansday

Mix granulated sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, and butter. Start forming little balls. Then coat them in melted chocolate and drizzle some melted candy on top to finish your little tasty snacks. 

16. Glazed Shortbread Cookie With Jam

Via Allrecipes

Tasty shortbread cookies with raspberry jam and a nice rich almond glaze should be your go-to this for Christmas. 

17. Peppermint Oreo Cookies

Via Brit

These easy to make cookies are extremely tasty and fun to look at. All you need is some cocoa powder and flour for the top and bottom, peppermint candies extract, some vegetable shortening with chocolate chips (and some other basic ingredients) for this recipe. 

18. Ginger Spice Sugar Cookies

Via Theviewfromgreatisland

This not only tastes amazing but also looks so mouth-watering…and don’t worry, it really is as creamy as it looks. Try baking these and enjoy a sweet, buttery delicacy. 

19. Gingerbread Cookies 

Via Brit

Everyone loves gingerbread cookies as it is. Level up your baking game by making cute sweater cookies with colorful icing and sprinkle on top. 

20. Chocolate Strawberry Christmas Tree Cookies

Via Lovelylittlekitchen

Want to be healthy but also have a little fun? Get some fresh strawberries and dip them in white chocolate with green food coloring. Place them on top of homemade cookies with some icing and add sprinkles to finish. 

21. Paleo Gingersnaps With Caramel And Apple

Via Foodfaithfitness

Apart from being delicious, this cookie is also paleo-friendly—so start baking! These are not only super chewy but also extremely crunchy at the same time.

22. Candy Cane Cookies

Via Spendwithpennies

These pretty cookies are extremely easy to make. Just break your dough into small pieces and then roll and twist two pieces together. You can also add some food coloring to make it more enjoyable. 

23. Christmas Cookie Lights

Via Dessertfortwo

Decorating your house and tree with those cute twinkling lights is the best part! So why not do the same to your cookies? Icing with M&Ms will make this picture-perfect sweet.

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24. Christmas Sweater Cookies 

Via Pillsbury

Want to be all warm and fuzzy? Have some easy to bake Christmas sweater cookies this time—and eat them while wearing your favorite cozy sweater!

25. Decorated Oreo Delight

Via sweettoothcookies_

Some of us don’t have the time to sit and bake cookies, but I have the perfect solution for you. Get some store-bought Oreos and dress them up with lots of sprinkles and icing.

26. Reindeer Cookies

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What’s Christmas without reindeer? With the help of some chocolate frosting, red and brown M&Ms as noses, and small pretzels as antlers, your reindeer cookies will look and taste fantastic.

27. Peppermint Pattie-Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

Via Delish

Nothing says Christmas like a whole lot of peppermint. Bake some cookies with a chocolate cake mix with Peppermint Pattie Minis in the middle (everyone will love this surprise) and sprinkle some red, white, and green sprinkles on top. They will taste just amazing.

28. Grinch Cookies

No one likes the Grinch…unless he’s sweet, and well, a COOKIE! Make some delicious butter cookies and ice them up, and don’t forget to add those mean yellow eyes.


29. Simple Tree Cookies

Via Laurasbakery

Golden icing with granulated sugar or edible glitter will do wonders for a simple yet classy Christmas tree cookie.

30. Meringue With Raspberry Cream

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These pretty and aesthetic sweets are perfect. They are extremely light and fluffy and can be decorated with any color and still look amazing.

31. Christmas Wreath Cookies

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Wreaths always look extremely pretty, especially when you make them yourselves. Don’t know how to make an actual wreath? Well, no problem…just turn your cookie into one! Make some light, buttery cookies and decorate them with vanilla glaze, sugared rosemary, and assorted candies—they’ll taste amazing.

32. Chocolate And Candy Cane Pinwheel Cookies

Via Cookingchanneltv

Add a peppermint flavor to these traditional and classic sweets by sprinkling or mixing some crushed candy cane in the dough.

33. Festive Snowflake Cookies

Via Borderlandsbakery

Christmas is never perfect without some snow. Show off your icing skills by creating some intricate snowflakes.

34. Snowglobe Snowman Cookies

Via Mygingerland

These cute and adorable cookies are easy to make. Go ahead and get a little creative with your icing—your guests will surely love these cookies.

35. Peanut Butter Snowballs

Via Delish

This holiday season, instead of throwing snowballs at your siblings, throw them into your mouth! These no-bake cookies are so delicious that you won’t be able to resist yourself. Dip them in white chocolate and decorate them with red and green sprinkles—because it’s Christmas!

36. Festive Butter Cookies

Via Cookingclassy

You can make these with basic ingredients and some cookie cutters. Decorate your butter cookies with sprinkles after dipping them in rich dark chocolate.

37. Star Cookies

Via Challengedairy

These jelly or jam-filled cookies are the perfect snacks! Half of your cookie batch should have a star-shaped hole in the middle. Once done, spread jam or jelly on the whole cookies and place the stars with cutouts on top—perfect sandwich cookies!

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38. Mickey Mouse Christmas Cookies

Via Thepartiologist

These are always extremely popular with the kids. You can even make them with your little ones as they’re very simple and fun.

39. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

Via Tasteofhome

These scrumptious treats not only look amazing but also taste like crunchy hot chocolate…what’s not to love about them?

40. Christmas Homes

Via sweettoothcookies_

Beautiful homes call for patience and fun and that’s exactly what you need for these cookies. Some cookie cutters and colorful icing will help your inner baker shine.

41. A Snoopy Christmas

Bring your favorite childhood character to life by decorating your Christmas cookies creatively. Don’t forget to add Christmas trees and such!


42. Candy Cane Snowballs

Via Tasteofhome

These fun-looking snowball cookies are extremely delicious. Make the balls with sugar, cream butter, vanilla, and refrigerate them so that they hold shape. Then bake them and once done, add icing with a lot of crush candy cane.

43. Christmas Beanie Cookies

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These cute beanies are my Christmas go-to. Pair these with sweater cookies and you’ll really have yourself a nice adorable snack.

44. Lemon Snowdrops

Via Tasteofhome

These snowdrop cookies are rich in flavor as the middle is entirely filled with tasty lemon filling. This buttery and crunchy cookie is something you just won’t be able to get enough of.

45. Christmas Llama

Via Brit

These cute, fuzzy, and warm animals are extremely easy to make—all you need is some white, green, and red icing and a lot of cookies.

46. Christmas Cactus Cookies

Via Flourbox

These adorable plants are very easy to make—and they won’t be prickly! Just have fun with some icing and turn your normal cookies into these beautiful Christmas cactuses.

47. Ho Ho Ho

Use a cookie cutter and cut out different letters from your dough. Then, use colorful icing and make these pretty and aesthetic cookies.


48. Christmas Cheesecake Cookies

Via Yellowblissroad

Use some food coloring or icing to make your normal cheesecake cookie taste and look more jolly. Add a little peppermint for making them extra Christmassy!

49. Red Velvet Christmas Cheesecake Cookies

Via Jennifermeyering

Is there really anything better than a huge red velvet cheesecake cookies? To put it simply, nope. These beautiful and delicious cookies will definitely win everyone’s hearts with the exquisite combination of red velvet, cream cheese, and white chocolate. So go ahead and give them a try.

50. Nutella Filled Cookie Cones

Via Realsimple

These magnificent cookies are guaranteed to leave everyone breathless. Make some cones with your cookie dough and fill it up with Nutella. Sprinkle some praline on top and serve them at room temperature.

We have finally reached the end of our cookie ideas list. I hope you’re now inspired to create some fabulous and tasty cookies of your own! So don’t just sit there…gather all the ingredients and get baking. Also, Merry Christmas!