Looking for some yummy Christmas cookies recipes? Some of the best parts of the Christmas and holiday season are all of the great desserts and treats we get to eat. From grandma’s classic cookies to new takes on classic ingredients, there is always a special treat we each enjoy.

The love and tenderness that is baked into each dessert makes all of us feel special and excited that the holidays are finally here. Children and adults alike will eye each one of these confections with amazement and hunger.



cranberry orange shortbread cookies


Look at the abovecranberry orange shortbread cookies. You can make it by following the instructions and recipes at momontimeout.com

Frosted Peppermint Brownie Cookies from Scratch


Softly baked with a crunch, these peppermint brownie cookies are refreshing for any party. They will easily win the hearts of your guests and have them coming back for seconds.

Via: Cooking Classy

Santa Cookies


Give your classic chocolate chip cookies a little pizzazz by adding red and green M&M’s. What better way to give your treats pop of Christmas than adding a classic candy.

Via: Le Creme Dela Crumb

Candy Cane Blossoms


Easy to make and oh-so tasty, these refreshing candy cane inspired cookies will quickly become a classic. The spice of the peppermint combined with a buttery sugar cookie will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Via: Cupcake Diaries

Snowmen Cookie Sticks


The easy and stackable snowman cookie! Delectable sugar cookie sticks with icing snowmen are great to make with the kids and they will have fun eating them.

Via: The Decorated Cookie

Thumbprint Snowman Cookies


The most fun you will have baking cookies! Simply make a thumbprint in soft sugar cookies and decorate like a snowman.

Via: In Katrina’s Kitchen

Peppermint Snowcap Meringues


Decadent meringue cookies are perfect for any black tie holiday party. The elegant swirl of a meringue topping with evokes royalty with a taste of mint.

Via: Bellyfull

No-Bake Christmas Tree Cookies


The best baked goods are the ones where you don’t even have to turn on the oven. These no-bake Christmas trees will win the hearts of children and adults alike.

Via: The Recipe Rebel

Colorful Swirl Cookies


Not only are these swirl cookies great to look at, they are even more fun to eat. The soft center and crunchy sprinkles will bring joy to all your guests. Sweet and colorful treats will always be a show stopper.

Via: Our Italian Kitchen

Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies


The plush texture of red velvet will make everyone feel warm and cuddly. The subtle hint of peppermint will exhilarate guests and keep them coming back for more.

Via: Yummy Healthy Easy

Sprinkle Christmas Tree Cookies


The most fun way to decorate Christmas tree cookies is with sprinkles. Sparkly and sweet, these cute little confections will be hit at your child’s holiday party.

Via: Sprinkle Bakes

Christmas Cookies


Simple and sweet. You can never go wrong with classic red and green cookies. This staple dessert will be gone before Santa can come down the chimney.

Via: Lil Luna

Chocolate Coconut Cookies


The cold winter chill of winter can be easily subsided with a splash of refreshing coconut. Paired with rich chocolate, you will get the best of both worlds to keep you warm and cool.

Via: Cravings of Lunatic

Melted Snowmen Oreo Balls


Give the kids something fun and delicious to look forward to. Let them help you make this cute snowmen balls made from the world’s favorite cookie.

Via: The Girl Who Ate Everything

White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies


Nothing reminds us more of grandma’s house then ginger cookies. The spice and crunch are great with coffee and tea after dinner.

Via: Cooking Classy

Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies


These small Christmas tree cookies pack a punch as the most delicious treat. Just pop one in your mouth and feel the pure joy of Christmas.

Via: Wives with Knives

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies


Going to fancy party? Want to wow your guests? These meringue Christmas trees are beautiful and tasty. They will melt in your mouth and make your guests feel like they are floating on clouds.

Via: This Silly Girl’s Life

Gluten Free Christmas Cookies with Stained Glass


Mimic the beautiful art of stained glass by creating these inspired cookies. You and your guests will want to hold them to the sunlight and watch their colors dance.

Via: Noshtastic

Paleo Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees


There is always room for more meringue. The spice of peppermint with the airy taste of fluffy meringue will lift you towards the heavens with happiness.

Via: Great Food Lifestyle

Molasses Cookies


There is nothing better than giving the gift of homemade cookies. Make your gifts chewy and hardy with molasses cookies. No one will be dissatisfied.

Via: Deliciously Sprinkled

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies


What is better than combining our favorite Christmas treats, candy canes and cookies? Adding chocolate! These kiss cookies are so festive with a candy cane chocolate kiss that it will bring any gathering to the next level.

Via: Sally’s Baking Addiction

Spritz Cookies


These small sugar cookies are so simple to make. Using a cookie dispenser will give you the perfect pop-in-your-mouth sized cookies.

Via: Rasa Malaysia

Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Blossoms


Peanut butter and chocolate are the ultimate combination. These sweet and salty peanut butter  blossoms will bring your guests the ultimate dessert satisfaction.

Via: Java Cupcake

Pill Bottle Cookies


It never hurts to try some new holiday desserts. This is not your ordinary cookie dough cookie, it is actually made of pure sugar, so what is not to love!

Via: The Handicapped Kitchen

Candy Cane Sugar Cookies


Candy canes are the most fun treat during the holidays. They are even better as a cookie and decorated with festive red and white icing.

Via: BHG

Iced Chocolate Peppermint Cookies


Trying new desserts for your holiday parties is great for keeping things interesting. Try your hand at this elaborate peppermint cookie decoration.

Via: Baking A Moment

Melting Snowman Sugar Cookies


Once the snow melts, the winter fun goes with it. Say farewell to these melting snowmen cookies that are great for kid’s parties and winter birthdays.

Via: My Frugal Adventures

Easy Christmas Peppermint Patties


Making your own desserts is a win-win; you can be the first to taste and impress your guests. This easy peppermint patty recipe will have your friends enlisting your help with holiday desserts.

Via: Momontimeout

Marble Sugar Cookies


Nothing beats the bright and lovely colors of the Christmas season. Make them edible by creating these marble red, green and white sugar cookies topped with sugar sprinkles.

Via: Two Sisters Crafting

Melted Snowmen Cookies


A different take on our melted snowmen. Create these funny melting snowmen on rich chocolate cookies and add a mini peanut butter cup for a top hat.

Via: Home is Where the Boat is

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Thumbprints


Cream cheese icing on top of a scrumptious red velvet cookie will wash away all holiday troubles. Give your guests something savory for a late and wintry evening.

Via: Something Swanky

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies


The crinkle cookies are just as intriguing to look at as they are to eat. The classic red velvet topped with powdered sugar look too good to eat but it is worth every bit.

Via: Cooking Classy

Christmas Cookie Bark


Your guests always appreciate a treat this they can pop in their mouths and easily share with loved ones. Cookie bark is a great a crunchy snack that everyone will love and enjoy and it is easy to eat.

Via: Keeping up with Kitchen Mom

Kris Kringle Christmas Cookies


Adding fruit to Christmas dessert is a true enjoyment. Cranberries in classic sugar cookies will give you the tang of fruit while still being sweet and tasty.

Via: Kim’s Cravings

Chocolate Mint Crinkles


Chocolate and powdered sugar a simply made for each other. Adding a bit of peppermint will give your crinkle cookies an extra dose of holiday spirit.

Via: Betty Crocker

Nutter Butter Snowmen


Using premade cookies and giving them a twist is great for the last minute holiday invitations. Simply dip nutter butter cookies in icing and decorate accordingly.

Via: Cupcake Diaries Blog

Christmas Confetti Cookies


Via: Sally’s Baking Addiction

White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sugar Cookies


Via: Cooking Classy

Chocolate Cherry Blossom Cookies


Via: Baking Beauty

Grinch Cookies


Via: In Katrina’s Kitchen

Peppermint Cookie Butter Cookies


Via: Yellow Bliss Road

Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups


Via: The Gunny Sack

Hot Cocoa Cookies


Via: Glorious Treats

Soft-baked Cake Batter Cookies


Via: Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Rolo Double Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies


Via: Living Locurto

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies


Via: Juju Good News

Cran-Pistachio Cookies


Via: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Peppermint Bark Cookies


Via: Thyme in Our Kitchen

Christmas Crinkle Cool Whip Cookies


Via: Bread Booze Bacon

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cool Whip Cookies


Via: Cherished Bliss

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