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10 Delectable Christmas Cookie Recipes

10 Delectable Christmas Cookie Recipes
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As we know it today, Christmas cookies are a huge tradition around the Holidays. Kids leave cookies for Santa by the tree, moms and bakers alike spend weeks preparing and conjuring up delicious cookie recipes, and an abundance of cookie platters can be found at any holiday party!


There are so many different options to choose from for Christmas cookies out there today. Add variety to the cookie jar with the instant smile-inducing recipes:

#1. Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Blossoms by JavaCupcake


#2. Thumbprint Snowman Cookies by In Katrina’s Kitchen

thumbprint snowmen christmas cookies

#3. Cranberry Bliss Cookies by Gimme Some Oven


#4. Gingerdoodles (or Snickersnaps!) by BakerGirl


#5. Peppermint Sugar Cookies by Mom 4 Real


#6. Cranberry Orange Cookies by Your Homebased Mom

Christmas Cookies

#7. Gooey Butter Cookies by HowtoNestForLess.com


#8. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies by Cooking Classy


#9. Grinch Cookies by In Katrina’s Kitchen


#10. Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies by Parent Pretty


If you want to impress the pants off your friends and family this year, any of these recipes are a must try! Which Christmas cookie is a must on your list during the holidays??

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111 Responses to 10 Delectable Christmas Cookie Recipes

  1. Robyn says:

    Oh myyy! Those “Gingerdoodles” look amazing! Cookies are such a cozy and nice part of the holidays, love it.


  2. Yum! I want to try every single one. Hopping over from Small Victories Sunday. Thanks for sharing a scrumptious list.

  3. Skye says:

    I just cannot decide if gingerdoodles or snickersnaps is a better name!

  4. Jen says:

    Oh how I wish I would have seen your blog yesterday. Just made like 8 dozen cookies, I would have loved to make some of these. Thanks for the share.

  5. Rosemary says:

    The cranberry bliss cookies look amazing!

  6. Yum! And just in time for a cookie exchange that I’m going to this week. Thanks for the inspiration! So glad I found your post on Say G’day Saturday!

  7. Thanks for sharing these delicious recipes at the Say G’day Link Up! I’ve just pinned your post.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  8. I am a huge cookie baker around the holidays. I love to place cookies into cupcake wrappers and box a batch to give as gifts.
    The snowman thumbprints and cranberry bliss cookie just made my list of new cookies to try!!

  9. These all look delicious! I will be making a couple of these yummy recipes with my kids this holiday season. Thanks for sharing!

  10. What a great selection of cookies. It’s hard to pick the best but those orange cranberry look pretty awesome!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  11. Cherri says:

    Can I have ONE of each? and then a double portion of the cranberry orange ones! Because o-m-gosh those have got to be one of my faves! 😉

  12. Mari says:

    Wow such great share thanks! Love the variety just saved for future tries!

  13. #5 and #6, please!
    Now, I have to go look up low-carb cookie recipes.
    Thanks 🙁

  14. Ashley says:

    Yummmmy! I LOVE this post! Peanut butter cookies with the candy kisses are our favorites. I’ve never seen them look like a xmas tree. Great idea.

  15. Adanna says:

    These look really delicious! Thanks for sharing

  16. Christy says:

    Some awesome looking cookies in this round up! Thanks for sharing, visiting from Come Along Ponds.

  17. These all look delicious! I’ve pinned this to try a few this Christmas season with my kids!

  18. Kim says:

    Oh wow! These all look delicious. Gonna have to start with the red velvet cookies, though. Yum!

  19. wow your cookies look so tasty. thank you for linking up with mum-bo Monday

  20. Nadine Renee says:

    Yumm!! Some of these recipes looks sooo delicious!

  21. Kelly says:

    Wow! I am literally drooling! How cute do the thumbprint snowmen oookies look? They are simply adorable! Thanks for linking up! #mum-bomondays #nannaswisdom

  22. Danielle says:

    Oh the red velvet! Those look amazing. I’m trying them out for a holiday cookie swap. I hope they turn out that beautiful! Love your blog also.

    Thanks for sharing!

  23. Ali A says:

    RED VELVET OVER ERRRRRYTHANG! These look amazing.

  24. Cheshire Cat says:

    I wish I had time to make all of these, but I’m going to do the butter ones!

  25. aimee fauci says:

    I need to pin this now! Perfect cookies for my daughter’s birthday coming up soon.

  26. Christine says:

    I wonder if the cranberry bliss cookies taste similar to the cranberry bliss bars at Starbucks because they are my FAVORITE!!!! Pinning for when I am ready to bake 🙂

  27. Lisa Rios says:

    Wow. All these recipes looks yummy & delicious. The pictures tells the value of the recipe. My favorite would be ‘Cranberry Bliss Cookies’ & the ‘Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies’.

  28. These look so delicious. I am totally going to make those snowman thumbprint and grinch cookies for my daycare. I will tag you when I do ♡♡

  29. What wonderful recipes…they all look so delish! I found one with two of my husband’s favorite things, peanut butter and chocolate in the Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Blossoms recipe. They have been added to my Christmas baking list this year.

    Thanks for linking up with Oh My Heartsie Girls WW Link Party this week.

    Co-Host for the month of December

  30. Lauren says:

    Pinning! I am going to a holiday cookie exchange in a few weeks, so I am looking for a good cookie recipe to bake! Thanks!

  31. Love the snowman cookies, they are adorable! Thanks for sharing with Tasty Tuesdays!

  32. Oh they all look so delicious! I would love to sample them all right now! 🙂

  33. Oh man, these all look so good! And those snowmen ones are adorable 😉 Thanks for linking up to Talented Tuesday this week!!

  34. Holy smacks! I just signed up to make a dozen cookies for my girls’ school cookie exchange for teachers. Can you imagine if I roll up with those snowman cookies?

    It could change the universe for dads everywhere as we know it. Wait, those’d still be manly, right?

    *Glad to have found you through Hump Day Happenings.

  35. Jacqui Odell says:

    I love the snowman cookies! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

  36. Coco says:

    Thanks for linking up to Wordless Wednesday! Pinned!

  37. Nate says:

    Wowzers!! The “Gingerdoodles” look absolutely amazing! Cookies are a great complement for the holidays, love it.

  38. Kelly says:

    These look delicious! I love that there’s a new spin on many of them. Pinning for later. Thanks so much!

  39. I love Katrina’s Grich cookies. I pinned those this week. All of your suggestions are great. You inspired me to create a cookie recipe for my blog this month.

  40. Hi I tried to share these delicious recipes more but I couldn’t get any of your share buttons to work. I was able to pin them though because I have a Pinterest button on my toolbar. THanks so much for sharing them they look beautiful!

  41. Mandy says:

    I’m heading to a cookie swap next week so you shared this just in time. Can’t wait to try the tree peanut butter blossoms! I have always loved those and love the added Christmas tree touch! Thank you for linking up to the SHINEbloghop, I’m stopping by from the Letters to Amelia blog!

  42. Neyssa says:

    Wow! Can you send me a batch of the almond cookies? They look AMAZING! I’m not a baker, but will send this page off to my mother in law!

  43. Tea says:

    Cookies look amazing! I would like to try them all!

  44. Awesome roundup! I have made several of these and love them all! Stopping by from Hump Day Happenings!

  45. Cathy says:

    Whoa, what an amazing collection of holiday cookies! I am hungry now! 🙂 All month long I am featuring different holiday cookie creations for my cookie countdown to Christmas! I would love it if you stopped by to check it out! 🙂

  46. Sahana says:

    Great roundup of cookies.They all look yuumy. Thank you for linking up at Bloggers Brags. I’ve pinned your post to Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board. We would love to see you again next monday.

  47. Oh yum!!!! I need to get cookie baking. These all look great! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Foodie Fridays! xx

  48. These cookies look so good I am almost about to lick the screen. I go to a cookie making party this weekend and we have to bring a recipe and I definitely want to share these.

  49. Molly says:

    Now I feel like baking…. these ALL look so lovely


  50. Barb @ A Life in Balance says:

    Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

  51. Those look fantastic. I could use any of these with the coffee I’m drinking right now! I hope you share some more posts with us for this week’s Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinned to our Linky board.

  52. Your set up of this post is so cute with Snow White is darling!! Thank you for stopping to Linkup with Friday Features, I appreciate your visit!!!

    Love all your cookies,they are so festive!!!
    Have a great weekend and Happy Holidays!!!

  53. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

  54. These all look yummy and adorable! Thank you for linking up at Pin Worthy Wednesday! This has been pinned to the board.

  55. Such a fun list! They all look amazing.

  56. What a fantastic roundup! Thanks for sharing with the Happy Holidays Link Party!

  57. What a delectable round up of cookies. Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social. Love to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. Pinned. http://www.theKitchen Chopper.com

  58. These will be very helpful for the cookies exchange I am having!

  59. This looks so perfect! I wish I could take a bite right now! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  60. Elizabeth says:

    Yum oh yum!! Pinned.

  61. Barb says:

    I’m loving that Snow White clip…if only I had those little friends as my helpers in the kitchen! Those Grinch cookies look so fun. Thanks for sharing. Visiting you as your neighbor on “Funday Linky Party” over at Merry About Town.

  62. Blair says:

    Hey, Jess! So many delicious looking options here! My mouth is watering. 🙂

    Pinned and tweeted! Glad to have “met” you in our FB Group!

  63. Samantha says:

    These all look amazing i’ll have to try some for christmas. Thanks for sharing with us at mommy needs a time out Thursday.

  64. Hi! These look amazing. I have pinned this post and would like to feature it this weekend at our next Saturday Dishes! Thanks for sharing with us!

  65. Tricia says:

    Great choices! I’ve had my eye on making those snowmen thumbprint cookies. They are just too cute!

  66. Allie says:

    I just had those peppermint sugar cookies today, and they were awesome. I had three, sssh.

  67. Those snowman cookies are adorable! Can I have a big ol’ plate of these cookies? They are the perfect way to celebrate the season. Thanks for sharing this with Hump Day Happenings.

  68. Leslie says:

    These look so yummy! I love finding different recipes for cookies. Yum! Thanks for sharing on The Retro Repin Party! Happy Wednesday!

  69. Stopping by from Hump Day Happenings, but I see that you also shared them at our Retro Re-pin Party! I’m still trying to decide what cookies to make for a cookie exchange next week, so these are perfect!!

  70. Chelsee says:

    Wow the snowman cookie look great! I can’t wait to try to make them! Thanks for linking this post up today for Christmas is in the Air!

  71. Shelly says:

    What a great round up of Christmas cookies! They all look delicious! We just went to a cookie exchange today – yum! Thanks so much for sharing them at On Display Thursday! We hope to see you again tonight at 9 pm central! http://www.thedomesticheart.com/display-thursday-23

  72. What an amazingly delicious round up of cookies!! Stopping by from Mommy Needs a Timeout Linky

  73. i love those grinch cookies! they are on my list of things to bake this year. Thanks for sharing your round up with us for Sunday Brunch x

  74. Amberjane says:

    I adore cookies for Christmas – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  75. Lean Lena says:

    Hi Jess.
    Thanks for sharing your post with the Tasty Tuesday linkup party over at leanlena.com
    Please, add a link back or our badge to your post or blog.
    Thanks and hope to see you again next week.

  76. Very colorful, we are planning oor batch too !! #momssmallvictories

  77. What an awesome collection of cookies! I love the snowmen thumbprints! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays! Pinning and sharing! Hope you’ll be joining us at the party again tonight!

  78. Jacqui Odell says:

    These all sound great! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

  79. Dee Dee says:

    Stopping by from SITS. I have already pinned two cookies. These look yum. Thanks for sharing.

  80. Great choices for the cookie list! Pinning it! Thanks for sharing it!

  81. Charity says:

    Your cookies look amazing! Saw you linked to small victories

  82. I’m totally in love with all of them! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  83. I love cookies!! There’s so many choices here too, I can’t even decide which one I want to make first! I especially love the snow white gif! Happy Sunday! 🙂

  84. These all look so yummy! On Friday, we just did an Online Christmas Cookie Exchange if you want to link up to that. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! I’ve pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

  85. Mila says:

    Holidays is a great time for baking and making cookies! All cookies look great, difficult to choose just one recipe. 🙂

  86. Lisa Ehrman says:

    These are such beautiful cookies! Thanks for sharing your lovely post at Together on Tuesdays!

  87. Happy to see these again this week! 😉 Pinned. Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com

  88. Christine says:

    Peanut butter kiss cookies are my favorites. I have a whole container of them to myself. It’ll take me a month to get through but not one will go to waste. Thanks for linking up with us!

  89. Shirley Wood says:

    Christmas cookies are one of my favorite parts of the season! Those Grinch Cookies are just too cute. Thanks for sharing with us at the Home Matters linky party. Don’t forget to come back Friday for a brand new party!

  90. Sharon Rowe says:

    What a fantastic selection of cookies, thank you for sharing:)

  91. Thank you for sharing your 10 delectable christmas cookie recipes on #PureBlogLove Link Party!!! ALL I can say is “DELICIOUS!!”


  92. One can never have too many cookie recipes! These all look delicious!

    Thanks for linking up with #MommyMeetupMondays!

  93. Love cookies! Thanks for linking up to Creative K Kid’s Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I’ve pinned your post to the Tasty Tuesday’s Pinterest board.

  94. Great round up of delicious cookies ! Thank you for sharing and, making me want o go bake now!!

  95. So pretty! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x honestmum.com

  96. Linda Nelson says:

    Hi Jessica,

    The cookies look super yummy and so festive. So glad to have stumbled upon your blog, as I also live on Long Island.

    Merry Christmas!
    Linda Nelson

  97. Those snowman cookies are too darn cute! Gotta make those right now!

  98. Elizabeth says:

    Oh my goodie-ness!! So mouth watering!! Pinned!

  99. Ramona says:

    Bookmarked! OMG. Those Peppermint Sugar Cookies look so good. I plan to make them this weekend. #AddedToMYToDoList

    Thanks for sharing.

  100. Leslie says:

    These all look so good!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  101. Meghan says:

    The cranberry bliss are on my list to make tomorrow. Thanks for posting them.

  102. I’ve been looking for a good cranberry orange cookie recipe, thank you! Thanks for joining us over at the #homematters linky party! We hope to see you again this coming Friday 🙂

  103. so much yummy in one place! yes! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

  104. Becca Wilson says:

    I have not made any cookies. I need to get on it so Santa has something to munch on at my house!

  105. Kara says:

    These all look so yummy! I totally just pinned the raspberry shortbreads yesterday! Two of my favorite things!

  106. Dianna Davis says:

    How wonderful– this is a page that my whole family will love–Cookies is an all year thing for us, thank you so much– they are going to be pinned

  107. Mai T. says:

    All look so cute. I love raspberry almond shortbread cookies by parent pretty the most.

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