If your idea of a perfect winter day involves a kitchen filled with the irresistible aroma of freshly baked cookies, you're in for a delicious ride. This article is your passport to becoming the holiday baking maestro, with a collection of Christmas cookies that'll turn your home into a festive cookie haven. From classic chocolate chip delights to whimsical snowflake-shaped wonders, we've got the lowdown on creating the kind of cookies that steal the spotlight at every holiday gathering. So, grab your mixing bowls, crank up the festive tunes, and let's whip up some sweet magic to make this season a cookie-filled celebration!
Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
Chocolate Shortbread Cookies don’t last long on a cookie tray. With chocolate stripes and sprinkles, this shortbread is alluring! The ultra chocolaty flavor makes these melt in your mouth cookies an instant favorite.
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Take the classic beloved biscotti and give it a holiday twist with these warm and cozy gingerbread flavors. These twice-baked cookies are crispy and crunchy, spiced and satisfying, and ready to take a dip in your coffee mug this Christmas. My gingerbread biscotti recipe is great for Christmas cookie trays or cookie exchanges.
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Christmas Spice Cookies
Classic vanilla cookies with a dash of the best holiday spices for Christmas. Decorate with coarse sugar for a little extra crunch and a touch of sweetness!
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Christmas Cookies are a great festive activity for adults and children alike. Check out my recipe to do the whole thing from scratch!
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Christmas Cake Mix Cookies
These Christmas Cake Mix Cookies are soft and chewy cookies that are filled to the brim with white chocolate chips and M&M’s. They are so easy to make and are always a hit during the holiday season.
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Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies are soft, creamy and sweet – great for picnics + potlucks! This strawberry cookie recipe is a summer favorite.
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Christmas Sprinkle Cookies
These Cream Cheese Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are so easy to make. No chilling or rolling the dough necessary! A cream cheese cookie dough gets rolled in sprinkles then baked for an irresistible holiday cookie.
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A deliciously decadent holiday treat, eggnog cookies are simple, sublime, and oh-so satisfying! Soft and chewy, with an eggnog frosting that would make Santa weak at the knees, this is one Christmas cookie treat you don't want to miss out on!
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Mocha Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies
Chocolate marshmallow cookies are fudgy, brownie-like cookies with a hint of
espresso and a gooey marshmallow center! These marshmallow-stuffed cookies are easy to make in one bowl with simple ingredients.
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Soft Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles
These Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles are a perfect cookie for any occassion! They are soft and chewy vanilla sugar cookies with sprinkles mixed into the dough, just like funfetti cake but in cookie form!
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Chocolate Mascarpone Sandwich Cookies
These mascarpone cookies will delight you with their buttery, crumbly biscuits, and creamy chocolate mascarpone cheese filling.
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Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
These cream cheese spritz cookies are the best spritz cookie recipe ever! They’re tender, full of flavor and so pretty when dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. A must have for any holiday celebration!
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These Christmas grinch cookies are green sugar cookies loaded with chopped Andes mints. They are rolled in green sugar and topped with a jumbo heart sprinkle.
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Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies
Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect cookies for your holiday baking! These delicious, quick and easy chocolate chip cookies take on a festive touch for the holidays with the addition of red and green M&Ms and sprinkles.
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Ginger Christmas Cookies
These delightful Ginger Christmas Cookies are a cross between sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies! These delectable treats are the perfect combination of warmth, spice, and sweetness, making them a festive addition to any cookie platter.
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Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies
Dipped in chocolate and covered with pistachios, you’ve never tasted a sugar cookie quite like our Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies.
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No Spread Sugar Cookies
The best no spread sugar cookies for decorating! These are soft, easy no spread sugar cookies - no chill needed! We're making these no spread sugar cookies with powdered sugar and an easy recipe for sugar cookie icing! This is my go-to cut out sugar cookie recipe!
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Christmas Butter Cookies
These buttery delights are carefully dipped in luscious melted chocolate and adorned with festive holiday sprinkles, adding joy to each bite. With a straightforward recipe, you can have these delightful cookies ready to share in just about an hour.
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Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups
You’ll love these adorable & festive Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups with a sugar cookie cup base, Reese’s miniature peanut butter cup inside, frosting for the ‘whipped cream’, and cute garnishes of sprinkles and mini candy canes that make the mug and stir stick. Simple to make with convenient store-bought, ready-to-use items.
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Peanut Butter Blossom Gnome Cookies
Gnome Cookies are the cutest and easiest Christmas cookies! They're soft, delicious peanut butter blossoms with icing and sprinkles.
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Gingerbread Tree Cookies
These adorable Gingerbread Tree Cookies are super easy to make, kid-friendly and fun to bake! Perfect for Christmas and Santa!
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Madeleines are simple, quick, and easy...and yet they manage to be elegant, too! I knew that I needed to make a holiday version, and this seemed like just the thing: Gingerbread Madeleines (with vanilla bean glaze)!
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Christmas Tree Brownies
Get all the compliments when you display these darling little Christmas tree shaped brownies on your holiday dessert table.
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Nanaimo bars are classic no bake 3 layered Canadian bar cookies with a crumbly chocolate coconut base, creamy vanilla buttercream centre, and crisp chocolate top.
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