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19 of the Best Christmas Cookie Recipes To Try

19 of the Best Christmas Cookie Recipes To Try

One of my favourite parts of the holidays is making Christmas cookies. While I love a good chocolate chip, I also like trying new cookies that I don’t make all the time. Here are some of the best Christmas cookie recipes you can try this holiday season. Enjoy!

Looking for more Christmas planning help? Check out my One-Stop Christmas Planning Guide with recipes, printables, gift guides and more.

Best Christmas Cookie Recipes To Try – Baked

iced Sugar Cookies Recipe

Nothing says Christmas like Old Fashioned Iced Sugar Cookies Recipe. Making and decorating them is a Christmas tradition in our house. This recipe makes a thicker chewier cookie.

Disney-Frozen-Snowball-Place-Card-Holders-6Love Frozen? Love reindeer? Check out these adorable and super easy Easy Sven the Reindeer Cookies from Maija’s Mommy Moments. Want to make Rudolf cookies instead? Just use red M&Ms.

Jammy Almond Thumprint Cookies

A nutty twist on a traditional cookie. These Jammy Almond Thumbprint Cookies are delicious!

Grinch Christmas Cookies

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of my all-time favourite Christmas movies. These Grinch cookies from This Lil Piglet take all my favourite Grinchiness and roll it into a fun Christmas Cookie.

belgian waffle cookie recipe

Who knew you could make cookies in your waffle iron. Love these super cute Red Cinnamon Belgian Waffle Cookies.

Eggnog Christmas Cookies

Evan starts asking for eggnog in July. He counts the days until the cartons show up on the supermarket shelves. I can’t wait to try these Eggnog Cookies from My Organized Chaos. I bet Evan will love them!

Sweet and Tangy Lemon Cookies

My recent recipe for Tangy and Sweet Lemon Cookies has quickly become one of our family’s favourites. We LOVE them and I can see me making them a few more times before Christmas. In fact, I made these just last night.



Looking for something a bit different than your standard cookies? These Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars from Sober Julie are just the ticket.


Did you know that they make edible glitter? Yep! Snag some and make these fun Glittery Fun Christmas Cookies!


Aren’t these Easy Gingerbread Snowman Sugar Cookies from Spaceships and Laser Beams adorable? I can’t wait to try my hand at making them.

Soft Ginger Cookies

Soft ginger cookies are not unique or new but they are one of my all-time favourites.


Post a cookie with “Merry” in the name and I am likely to give it a whirl. Check out these Merry Cherry Ice Box Cookies from BakersBeans. Festive and yummy!

Magic Cookie Bars Cooling - Merry About Town

Do bar cookies count as cookies? Magic Cookie Bars are a must make during the holidays for my family.


Aren’t these Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies from My 3 Little Kittens lovely?

Best Christmas Cookie Recipes To Try – No-Bake

Peanut Butter Crunchies

No Bake Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies are one of my favourite cookies AND they are no bake. Growing up, these were our go to easy cookie for any time of the year.

Peanut Butter Balls

I can remember my Granny Betty making Peanut Butter Balls at Christmas. I have never made them but I really want to. I can’t wait to give this recipe for Peanut Butter Balls from Older Mommy Still Yummy a whirl.

Cute and Easy Reindeer Pops - merry About Town

Who doesn’t love Reindeer? No baking required for these cuties. Check out the tutorial for these adorable reindeer pops that your neighbours and friends will love to receive.


Another cute and cheery holiday treat are these Snowman Oreo Pops from Frugal Mom Eh.

Easy Peppermint Marshmallow Pops

These easy and delicious Peppermint Marshmallow Pops are fun and the kids can help!



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Saturday 28th of November 2015

I am just getting around to planning my holiday baking and I may have to add a few of these to my list. Thanks for sharing on the Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.


Thursday 19th of November 2015

This is the best kind of round-up. Pinned it!

Merry Kuchle

Thursday 19th of November 2015

Thanks Katie! Every time I look at it, I want COOKIES.


Wednesday 18th of November 2015

Thanks for including my cookies Merry!