The very best Christmas cookie recipes for Christmas cookie exchanges or holiday parties! You will love these amazing Christmas cookies!
Christmas is just around the corner, which means it is time for holiday baking.
I like to spend the days leading up to Christmas in the kitchen getting all my favorite kinds of Christmas cookies ready for sharing with family on the big day. Because who doesn’t love Christmas cookies?!
Below is a collection of my absolute favorite Christmas cookie recipes.
The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes
From classic Christmas cookie recipes to festive twists on the traditional, these Christmas cookie recipes will have you be the talk of your Christmas cookie exchange or holiday party!
Not only do these easy-to-make Candy Cane Hershey Kiss Cookies look festive, but these holiday cookies have a festive peppermint flavor as well! Yum!
Moist and delicious cranberry cookies are packed with holiday flavor and are always a hit at holiday cookies exchanges!
3. Snow Capped Gingersnaps – Liv for Cake
Chewy gingerbread cookies are dipped in white chocolate and topped with crystallized ginger. The gingerbread cookies are made from cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and more.
Who doesn’t love the combination of chocolate and mint?! Made with rich and refreshing Andes Mints, these Andes Mint grasshopper cookies put all other grasshopper cookies to shame! Plus, their green color makes them a perfect addition to your holiday cookie platter this year.
5. Christmas Thumbprint Cookies – Lil Luna
These thumbprint cookies are made with a simple icing mixture and are easy to make in bulk.
Another cookie that is perfect for your Christmas cookie exchange are these delicious incredible Rolo stuffed cookies. These soft and chewy chocolate cookies have an irresistible ooey gooey Rolo center. Yum!
7. Chocolate M&M Mini Cookies – Two Sisters Crafting
These fun cookies are miniature in size and are filled richly with chocolate chips and M&M! They’re irresistible for everyone and they make great gifts!
8. Confetti Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies – Sally’s Baking Addiction
Chocolate chips meet Funfetti in these delicious cookies. These cookies are thick and have a cake batter as their base.
If you’re looking for some delicious peanut butter cookies for the holidays, you will love these peanut butter blossom cookies! So full of delicious flavor that melts in your mouth from the first bite.
10. 3 Ingredient Buttery Shortbread Cookies – Chew Out Loud
This shortbread cookie recipe makes approximately 40 cookies, making it great for parties. These melt in your mouth cookies are made with only three ingredients!
Why not try something a bit different this year? Shape your sugar cookies into little cups, bake, and then fill with pudding. The combination of sugar cookies and creamy pudding is absolutely delicious! Plus, the kids just love these!
12. Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies – The Pretty Bee
Fresh cranberries give these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies a tart taste. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free.
Made with only 3 ingredients, these easy Christmas treats make a great last-minute Christmas recipe. And while they aren’t technically a cookie, they are always a hit at Christmas cookies regardless. Everyone loves that salty and sweet combination!
14. Snowball Christmas Cookies – Wicked Good Kitchen
These snowball cookies look like a snowball and are buttery with walnuts and vanilla on the inside. They also can be made gluten-free.
No list of the best Christmas cookie recipes would be complete without a recipe for classic Italian Anise Cookies! These Italian cookies are topped with a sweet 3-ingredient icing and rainbow or holiday sprinkles.
(Another great option is A Grande’s Life anise cookie recipe!)
A little twist on an old favorite adds a bit of spice to these Mexican crinkle cookies. These bad boys have become my new favorite cookie – they are incredible!
Enjoy & Happy Holiday Baking!
Did you find the perfect Christmas cookie recipe? Let us know in the comments below which of these tasty Christmas cookie recipes you are going to try this year!