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12 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Favorite Christmas Cookie recipes can be found right here. If you are baking for a holiday party or for Santa Claus, you need to browse this list.

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies in a Christmas tin and on the table in front of it
Peanut Butter Blossoms

Do you know what the number one top Christmas Cookie Recipe is in America? I’m about to tell you.

I’ve gathered a list of 12 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes. Homemade Christmas cookies are the perfect way to spread the cheer at our favorite time of year.

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There are so many classic cookie recipes, however will we decide which to make this year?

The good folks at General Mills took the time to do some cookie research. The results prove that I would be perfectly happy traveling the U.S. and eating cookies in every state.

Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms are the number one most clicked holiday cookie recipe overall. Are you surprised?

See which festive cookies are the most popular in YOUR state.

Browse this list of the best Christmas Cookie recipes including, bar cookies, drop cookies, sugar cookies and of course chocolate and also peanut butter cookies.

Christmas magic cookie bars
Christmas Magic Cookie Bars without coconut

A classic Christmas Bar cookie. Very festive cookies and easy recipe. Only 6 ingredients. My recipe is without coconut.

Sugar Cookies cut as Christmas trees with green icing
Old Fashioned Rolled Sugar Cookie Recipe

All Christmas cookie recipes collections must include a good sugar cookie recipe.

These are your cut out cookies.

You can make beautiful festive cookies with icing and sprinkles using this recipe and a few Christmas cookies cutters.

Chewy Gingersnap Cookies
Soft Gingersnap Cookies Old Fashioned Recipe

Easy Chewy Gingersnap Cookies Just Like Grandma’s

Our Old Fashioned Gingersnap Cookie recipe is made with both brown sugar and molasses to give these cookies that soft and chewy texture.

Most of the ingredients for Gingersnap Cookies are common cookie dough ingredients with the exception of a few items like the ginger, cloves, brown sugar and molasses.

Rumor has it that Santa loves these chewy cookies.

Christmas Crinkle Cookies

Christmas Crinkle Cookies

This easy cookie recipe begins with a box of cake mix. Quick and easy recipe.

These pretty red and green cookies help to dress up holiday cookie trays.

Did I mention they are on that General Mills most clicked cookies list too?

Chocolate Pecan Thumbprint Cookies
Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

These Chocolate Pecan Thumbprint cookies are light and soft with just the right amount of chewy.

The caramel filling comes together quickly and makes this cookie recipe a winner at cookie exchanges.

Take chocolate cookies to the next level with the addition of pecans and caramel.

No bake peanut butter cookies
No Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

No Bake Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies whip up very fast and are so seriously easy to make.  

You cook them on top of the stove and they set up in a few  minutes.

These No Bake Cookies are the right recipe to conquer a sweet tooth throughout the Christmas season.

Brown Sugar Christmas Cookies
Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies

These homemade cookies can be shaped by hand or cut out with cookie cutters.

My daughter won a prize with this recipe at cookie exchanges multiple times.

Although they are not gingerbread cookies, we do make gingerbread men using the right cookie cutters.

The brown sugar makes a soft cookie. It isn’t gooey and it isn’t crispy. These cookies are the perfect amount of soft.

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

This simple recipe is made using peppermint flavored sugar cookie dough and twisting it together to look just like a candy cane.

They are just as tasty to eat as they are pretty to look at.

These are the perfect cookie to take to holiday parties.

Tea Cake Christmas Cookies
Old Fashioned Tea Cake Christmas Cookies

Old Fashioned Tea Cake Christmas Cookies

This heirloom recipe is truly the best ever Christmas sugar cookies.

You get to use your rolling pin, your favorite Christmas cookie cutters, festive sprinkles and even royal icing if you like.

This is one of my all time favorite cookie recipes and can be adapted to any occasion.

Rolo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

Rolo Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

The addition of the Holly candy sprinkles make these the cutest Christmas cookie for sure.

They are double chocolate chip which makes these one of our favorite cookie recipes too.

Find those Holly candy sprinkles on Amazon right here or check your grocery store closer to the Christmas season.

Pecan Snowdrop Cookies also know as Mexican Wedding Cookies
Pecan Snowdrop Cookies also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies

Pecan Snowdrop Cookies

These are my personal favorite cookies of all time.

Also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies or Snowball Cookies.

Add this one to your recipe box for sure.

This light drop cookie melts in your mouth. It’s the most requested Christmas cookie in our home.

Melted Snowman Christmas Cookie

You have probably seen this Melted Snowman cookie on Pinterest before. It’s stinking adorable for Christmas cookies.

If there was ever a way to cheat making Christmas cookies, this is it y’all. Shhhhhh, don’t tell.

Buy a roll of sugar cookies from the grocer refrigerator section to make these!

Decorate your snowmen cookies with your own imagination.

9 pictures of different Christmas Cookies

A favorite tradition during the holiday season is Christmas cookie baking.

Baking cookies is one of the most popular holiday traditions a family can do together.

Our list of 12 Best Ever Christmas Cookie recipes includes a little bit of everything. We have; drop cookies, easy cookies, rolling pin cookies, chilled cookies, bar cookies, festive decorated cookies and of course those every popular Peanut Butter Blossoms.

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More Holiday Traditions

Make an Advent Calendar to count down the days until December 25th.

Play family games like this free printable Christmas Bingo.

Set up a festive Movie Night Snack Bar like this for watching Christmas movies.

Decorating your Christmas tree is probably the number one Christmas tradition. See these 8 Ideas for Decorating A Christmas Tree.

Host a Christmas party for family and friends like this Cookies and Cocoa Party idea.

One of my personal favorite Christmas traditions is filling stocking for my family. Here is how we do our Family Christmas Stocking Tradition.

Make Christmas ornaments with the kiddos like this Mini Flower Pot Snowman craft.

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