Delicious Christmas Cookie Recipes for the Holidays

One of the best holiday traditions ever is baking cookies. The whole house fills with that sweet, warm smell and triggers happy memories of holidays past. Enjoy this awesome tradition with you family when you try out these delicious Christmas cookie recipes for the holidays.

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Whether you need ideas for a cookie swap, inexpensive hostess gifts, or enjoy family baking these delicious #Christmascookie recipes for the holidays have you covered! Click To Tweet

Ask anyone and they can tell you of the wonderful, sweet, or hilarious memories they have when it comes to cookies. My kids love cookie painting and request it as an activity every year.

One of my in-law’s favorite stories is about Great Grandma’s “famous homemade” chocolate chip cookies. Every grandchild and great grandchild believes they are truly homemade until reaching a right of passage when they learn they are actually made from store bought dough.

When I was little, my own grandma used to make huge batches of cookies and store them in a 5-gallon bucket. She would set them out to cool on her dining room table in perfect rows. After school, my brother and I would sneak one off of the table and could never figure out how we got caught. (Clearly not understanding that it’s quite obvious when there’s suddenly a gap in her perfect rows… kid logic).

No matter what you own best memories are, whipping up a batch of these delicious Christmas cookie recipes for the holidays with the family will get you in the Christmas spirit in no time!


Plate of Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles

Perfect Sugar Cookies Every Time (A Wonderful Thought)

There are so many fun creations you can make with sugar cookies. Have the perfect base for all of them when you utilize this delicious recipe this year.


Pile of cookies next to cinnamon sticks

Medieval Nürnberger Lebkuchen Recipe (Sew Historically)

Surprise friends and family with historical flavors during the holidays when you try your hand at this tasty cookie recipe.


Plate of Maple Snickerdoodle Cookies

Maple Snickerdoodle Cookies (Busy Being Jennifer)

You can also try switching up a classic flavor by infusing maple into a traditional snickerdoodle cookie!


Balls of cookie dough on baking sheet

Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe (Wondermom Wannabe)

Maple not your thing? No worries! Try this eggnog snickerdoodle recipe instead.


Icebox Shortbread Cookies with Candy on Top

Easy Icebox Shortbread Cookies Recipe (Hello Creative Family)

This cookie recipe is perfect if you want a versatile cookie base that you can freeze for quick and easy cookies whenever you need them! Check out some of her fun variations now for inspiration.


Hand holding Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie with Bite Out of It

Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies (Food Fun Family)

Did you know it is possible to make peanut butter cookies even more delicious? Give this Snickers stuffed version a try if you don’t believe me.


Potato Chip Cookies on Plate

Potato Chip Cookies (A Hippie and a Redneck)

I didn’t even know this was a thing until now but it totally makes sense. If your family loves chocolate covered potato chips why not surprise them with potato chip cookies this holiday season!


Stack of Vanilla Crescent Cookies next to Cookie with Bite Out of It

Vanilla Crescent Cookies (Frau Tschi-Tschi)

Looking for the perfect cookie to enjoy with your coffee during the holidays? These vanilla crescent cookies are perfect for dunking and make a great hostess gift too!


close up of pile of fudge cookies

Fudge Cookies (Simply Stacy)

Hello chocolaty goodness! Everyone will love munching on these fudge cookies at Christmas.


Gingerbread cookies and cookie cutters

Gingerbread Recipe (Attachment Mummy)

Have plans for making gingerbread houses with the kiddos? If so you definitely don’t want to miss this gingerbread recipe.


Close up of Peanut Butter Brownie Cookie Halves

Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies (DIY Adulation)

You may have caught on from above that peanut butter and chocolate are petty much the best things ever in my world. That’s why I have to share these amazing cookies made from boxed brownie mix with you! They are super easy and crazy delicious.


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Whether you are taking part in a cookie swap, looking for delicious and inexpensive hostess gifts, or simply want to enjoy some family time baking with the kids these delicious Christmas cookie recipes for the holidays have you covered. What are your favorite cookie-related memories? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

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