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Christmas Cookies


posted: 11/17/15

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This is a great resource for Christmas Cookie Baking! If you aren’t sure where to start, you have come to the right place.

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There are so many things that I love about the holiday season . . . . decorating, the Christmas music, the giddiness of my kids as we do each and every holiday tradition, the first snow fall, wrapping presents, the filling of the Advent calendar, the talking about the meaning of the season, the quality time with family and friends . . .

The baked goods.

You guys, I LOVE holiday baking. It’s like everything I just mentioned wrapped up in a delicious treat, plus I do it with friends, so it’s extra amazing! I have some go to family favorites that I make every year, but I like to mix it up and make something new too. 

If you aren’t sure where to start when it comes to baking, you have come to the right place!

Classic Christmas Cookies

You can’t go wrong with classic Christmas cookies! Our absolute favorite are these Soft Cut Out Sugar Cookies. They are a family recipe and my go to.

Soft Cut Out Sugar Cookies

close up of the best sugar cookie recipe frosted and on a plate

Another recipe that I love so much are these Gingerbread Men. Gingerbread Cookies smell great and taste even better. These are soft, melt in your mouth perfect!

Gingerbread Cookies

Finally, you need this recipe for a Gingerbread House. My kids love decorating gingerbread houses, and with this recipe, template, and icing, you can have the perfect Christmas time project to crate lasting recipes.

Gingerbread House

picture of beautifully decorated gingerbread house recipe

Other Great Christmas Classics:

Great Cookie Recipes

Though these cookies are perfect all year long, when you are looking to put out a cookie tray at the holidays, these make great additions.

My husband’s favorite holiday cookie are these Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies from his grandmother. They do not disappoint!

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

a close up photo of a peanut butter blossom - crisp peanut butter cookie with a Hershey kiss buried into the top

This Sugar Cookie is another recipe we make a lot around the holidays. They are soft, buttery, and perfect.

Sugar Cookies

several sugar cookies piled on each other on wax paper which is on a blue cloth napkin

Finally, if you are looking for a cookie that everyone will love, make these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies! They are another of my husband’s favorites, and a hit every time I make them.

Oatmeal Raising Cookies

stack of oatmeal raisin cookies on a marble countertop with more on a cooling rack in the background

Other Great Baked Cookies

No Bake Recipes

No Bake Recipes are a favorite for me around the holidays because they are typically so quick. And, they are a great way to get kids helping!

My very favorite no bake cookie is these Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies! They are a huge hit with everyone who makes them.

Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

pile of six peanut butter no bake cookies, up close with a dark background

If you like them in peanut butter, you will love the addition of chocolate!

Chocolate No Bake Cookies

easy chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies on a baking sheet lined with wax paper

Fudge is the ultimate no bake recipe, and I have the perfect Easy Fudge Recipe. Plus! I have tons of spin offs on it.

Easy Fudge Recipe

a four level high pyramid of chocolate fudge

Finally, we have the number one most requested holiday treat in my house: Mint Oreo Bark. With how easy this is to make (and eat!!) you should probably plan on multiple batches.

Mint Oreo Bark

Peppermint & Eggnog

Peppermint and Eggnog are two of my favorite holiday flavors. And there are so many fun ways to make treats with them!

This Chocolate Peppermint Bark is perfect for gifting, but so easy to make. It’s a must for the holiday season.

Peppermint Bark

My Eggnog Fudge will melt in your mouth. It is so easy to make on the stove top and your family will fall in love with it.

Eggnog Fudge

This Eggnog Fudge could not be easier to make!

Other Great Eggnog and Peppermint Treats

Even More Great Ideas

If you still want more treats to make, check out my 25 Fudge Recipes and my 25 Bark Recipes.

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Nancy @ Toaster Oven Planet says

    Thanks Lisa for such awesome ideas. All the recipes are looking yummy! I must try triple chocolate turtle cookies for my 4-year old Emma. She loves chocolate very much.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Those do look good! Enjoy Nancy!

  2. Colleen says

    Now this is a fun list of Christmas Cookies! I’ve got a few cookie recipes up on my blog, Bakes and Blunders, that are great for the holidays, but this is an impressive, comprehensive list here. Thanks for the post!

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