21 Christmas Cookie Recipes That Are Easy And Delicious

by Carole John

1. Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Christmas Cookie Recipes

This is an easy-to-make recipe that requires only four ingredients. It only takes a couple of minutes to make and the best part is that you can involve your whole family in making the shapes. The entire family is guaranteed to like them. Full recipe at yummiestfood.

Christmas Cookie Recipe
Source: Yummiest Food

2. Christmas Candy Cane Cookies

This is a super easy recipe to make and can be made based on one’s creativity. The best thing about these cookies is that they carry the Christmas theme through the decoration. Full recipe at taste of home.


Source: Taste of Home

3. Lofthouse Style Snowman Sugar Cookies

Nothing screams Christmas than these cookies. These cookies are super easy to make and they have the Christmas vibe which makes them perfect for Christmas.  They have a perfect tender crumb. Kids are also likely to enjoy them because of the sweetness.

Full recipe at cookingclassy.

Christmas Cookie Recipes
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4. Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Peppermint

Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes with Few Ingredients

Looking for a vegan cookie snack for the Christmas holiday? Then this recipe will help you make gluten-free and egg-free cookies for Christmas. These are fudgy and delicious.  They are ideal for everyone because they are allergy-free. Full recipe at crunch.

Source : Cotter Crunch

5. CHRISTMAS M&M COOKIES:Christmas Cookie Recipes

The M&M cookies are Christmas-themed chocolate chip cookies. They are lined with colorful M&M candies which complete the cookies to a perfect fit for the celebration. These cookies can be soft or crispy depending on how you like them. The main ingredients include eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, softened butter, and all-purpose flour. 

Full recipe at bakeitwithlove.

Best Christmas cookie recipes
Source: Bake it with love


Christmas Cookie Recipes

Well, as the name suggests, these are the jingle bell bites you need for the celebration. With the red and blue nonpareils decorations, they give a cheerful and colorful look that shouts it’s time for celebration.  Full recipe at Seed At The Table. 

Christmas sugar cookie recipe
Source: Seed At The Table

7. EASY NO-BAKE GRINCH COOKIES: Christmas Cookie Recipes

The no-bake grinch cookie is super easy to make. it doesn’t need baking at all, which means, you will be using already made cookies for instance Oreos. The coating will be made from melted almond bark to make a paste. The grinch comes from the green food color added to the melted almond bark. Then a heart is attached to the cookies using white chocolate. Full recipe at Noshing with the Nolands. 

Source: Noshing with the Nolands


Christmas Cookie Recipes

A soft and chewy treat for Christmas is always a go-to and these cinnamon treats are the best solution. The best thing about these cinnamon treats is that they have a crispy coating and are super soft and chewy on the inside. The ingredients are simple since all that is needed is butter, sugar, baking powder, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and flour.

Full recipe at cake whiz.

Source: Cake Whiz

9. Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookie is one of the best traditional Christmas treats.  The treat carries the Christmas theme and is well-flavored and spiced. The key ingredients which are the key to the perfect gingerbread cookies are molasses, ginger among other spices, brown sugar, and eggs. 

Full recipe at Sally’s Baking Recipes.

Best Christmas Cookies
Source: Sally's Baking Recipes


Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes with Few Ingredients

The Russian tea cakes are an easy option to go for any celebration and especially a Christmas snack. The key ingredients are walnuts, salted butter, confectioner’s sugar, and all-purpose flour. However, the nuts are not limited since you can use the ones you mostly prefer such as the almonds, hazelnuts, or pecans. The three are a great substitution and the recipe is super easy to follow.

Full recipe at Bake it with Love. 

Russian Tea Cakes
Source: Bake it with Love

11. Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

The cookies are made with fresh cranberries which give the cookies a fresh and tangy taste which is the secret to making tasty cookies. The cranberries can be used to make sauce or used directly and either way, they are way better compared to dried cranberries. The best thing about this recipe is that it uses half butter and half amount of cream cheese rather than a whole of either. 

Full recipe at Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts. 

best christmas cookie recipes
Source: Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts


Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes with Few Ingredients

These cookies are super easy and simple to make. They require just a few ingredients to prepare the dough and there you have it. The shape of the cookies can be made as one wishes but this signature look completes them.  Full recipe at two sisters crafting.

Easy Christmas cookie recipes with few ingredients
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13. Easy Reindeer Cookies

The reindeer is one of the decorations you won’t miss on Christmas eve and during Christmas. Why not make a cookie that looks like one? Sounds interesting to me. These cookies are super easy to make with simple ingredients that make the cookies sweeter. Full recipe at tasteofhome.

Easy to make cookies
Source: Taste of home

14. Hot Chocolate Cookies

Nothing tastes better on a cold day than these hot chocolate cookies with marshmallows. The special thing about these cookies is that they have melted dark chocolate which makes them a perfect treat for chocolate lovers. The key ingredients of the cookies are unsalted butter, semisweet chocolate chips, and light brown sugar.

Full recipe at averiecooks.

Classic Christmas Cookie Recipes
Source: Averie Cooks


Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes With Few Ingredients

One thing that makes these cookies a perfect choice is the snowy part of the cold season that comes with Christmas. The cookies are made with pecans but they can be substituted with chocolate. Nuts are also a key part of the ingredients. A tip to keep in mind when using pecans is that they need to be uniformly chopped to have a perfect consistency for the cookies.

Full recipe at snowball cookies.

Best Christmas cookies
Source: Snowball Cookies

16. Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipes

Making cookies with well-defined edges might be challenging.  This recipe makes it easy.  Tips for making these cookies are using unsalted butter. It will help in adding the flavor. Eggs are used to bind the dough together. Using granulated sugar helps prevent the dough from spreading giving the cookies a defined shape and look. 

Full recipe at Sugar Spun Run. 

Source: Sugar Spun Run


These cookies are tender and tasty and full of flavor. They are shortbreads sandwiched with different fillings based on your liking. They are then topped with cherries and icing. 

Full recipe at bake it with love.

Easy to make dessert
Source: Bake with Love


I can’t think of a more creative way to involve the kids and the whole family in making the cookies. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself hesitating to eat these cookies. They are just adorable since they steal a polar bear’s look. Although the icing might be hard to dry at a faster rate, it is not advisable to pack the cookies for a picnic out. They may end up smudging. 

Full recipe at noshingwiththenolands.

Polar Bear Cookies
Source: noshingwiththenolands

19. Jif Peanut Butter Cookies

Being on the clock can really be tough when it comes to thinking of the best snack to make for the family or yourself. This peanut butter cookie is a prepare-bake-finish type of cookie where there is no waiting time. The cookies use crunchy peanut butter which gives them crunchiness. Crisco is the best option for these cookies since there will be no waiting time for the dough to prevent the dough from spreading while baking. 

Full recipe at Insanely Good. 

JIF Peanut Butter Cookies
Source: Insanely Good

20. Italian Christmas Cookies: Easy to make Christmas Cookies

Christmas sugar cookie recipe

For these cookies, the anise and sweet sugar do it. They use simple and readily available ingredients which include butter, powdered sugar, baking powder, sugar, all-Purpose flour, salt, and eggs. The best thing about these cookies is that they can last for a week under normal food storage and up to three months when frozen. 

Full recipe for Italian Christmas cookies.

Source: Italian Christmas cookies

21. Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks

Imagine Christmas-tree-looking cookies as the decoration on the presentation table. This really boosts my presentation skills and confidence. The cookies are made by making different sizes and then stacking them up from the largest which is at the bottom to the smallest at the top. 

Full recipe at delish.

Christmas Tree Cookies
Source: Delish

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