50 Amazing Christmas Cookies to Delight Your Guests

Delightful Christmas Cookies

Just in case you have not yet found the PERFECT Christmas Cookie recipe (or recipes) to fill your baking needs this holiday season, we still have a bunch more delicious cookies to explore.

Melt In Your Mouth Shortbread Cookies

Melt In Your Mouth Shortbread Cookies

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A classic, no fuss recipe for simply delicious shortbread cookies. They may not be the prettiest, but you really can’t have a collection of Christmas cookies without your tried and true Shortbread cookie.

This version includes Mom’s classic shortbread, plus a brown sugar version for a bit of a twist.


Christmas Cheesecake Swirl Cookies

Christmas Cheesecake Swirl Cookies

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Lovely swirls and red and green make them visually stunning and the creamy and tender texture with just a hint of peppermint makes them gastronomically appealing.

Plus, the lack of icing makes them practically a diet cookie. Practically.


Toffee Pecan Christmas Cookies

Toffee Pecan Christmas Cookies

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It’s like pecan pie in cookie form. Could life get any better???


Pecan Pie Christmas Cookies

Pecan Pie Christmas Cookies

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I believe I just answered my own question.


No-Bake Christmas Holly Cookies

Christmas Holly Cookies

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Similar to Rice Krispies squares, these require no baking. But instead of Rice Krispies, it uses Corn Flakes & green food coloring to create the holly leaves and then red cinnamon candies (or red M&Ms would work) to accent with holly berries.


Gluten-Free Snowflake & Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Gluten-Free Snowflake & Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

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There’s been so much gluten so far in this list. You may even say there has been a glut of gluten. So why not add at least one gluten-free recipe to the mix? Especially such a pretty one? I couldn’t think of a good reason either.


No-Bake Marshmallow Roll Cookies

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An easy to make sweet treat that has been popular in Newfoundland, Canada for generations. The Newfoundland connection isn’t really important, I just thought it was interesting.


Classic Gingerbread Cookies

Classic Gingerbread Cookies

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A Christmas classic. Need I say more?



Candy Cane Twist Cookies

Candy Cane Twist Cookies

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A mix of red and white peppermint shortbread that has been twisted together and formed to shape yummy little candy canes.


White Chocolate & Sprinkle Ting-a-Lings

White Chocolate & Sprinkle Ting-a-Lings

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If you do not wish to use the word “Ting-a-lings” (I can understand why, really) you can also call these Haystacks. Either way, they are a delicious Christmas treat.


Insanely Delicious Turtle Cookies

Insanely Delicious Turtle Cookies

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I love it when a recipe name is soooo bold to make a claim like this. We already balked at “Santa’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie” but now we have an Insanely Delicious Turtle Cookie. Such bold claims, but do they live up to the hype???

They certainly look insanely delicious.

I guess there’s only one way to find out. Bake them and find out.


Easy Christmas Peppermint Patties

Easy Christmas Peppermint Patties

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These festive little Christmas cookies are perfect for serving to guests or boxing up for a DIY Christmas Gift.


Peppermint Meltaway Cookies

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When I first read the name of this cookie, I thought for sure it meant that you could eat them to melt away your body fat. Turns out that they are the complete opposite.

I wish I had known that 2 (or maybe 3) batches ago!!!


Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

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The intricate pinwheel design looks far more complicated to make than it actually is. If you can roll and slice, you – too – can make these delightful looking Christmas cookies.


Brownie Snowflake Cookies

Brownie Snowflake Cookies

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These delightful Christmas cookies bring together the fudge texture and rich taste of a brownie with a classic sugar cookie cut-out technique. Combined, these tasty treats provide as much chocolaty happiness as is legally allowed throughout most of North America & the more conservative parts of Europe.


Dark Chocolate Cranberry Magic Bars

Dark Chocolate Cranberry Magic Bars

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Are these – technically – a cookie? Maybe not. Are they delicious enough that we’re going to look the other way just this once? Abso-freaking-lutely!


Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

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Just when you thought crinkle cookies couldn’t possibly get more decadent… here come Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies. And the bite out of that one cookie in the picture was NOT me. I swear.


Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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These wonderful Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are so easy to make, delicious, and very freezer friendly… which is handy because you KNOW there are going to be a tonne of leftovers at my house. NOT.

Or, if you prefer, you can go with the vanilla option.

Peppermint Vanilla Thumbprint Cookies

Either one is freezer friendly, which – again – is a moot point in my household.

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Let it Snow Hot Chocolate Mug Sugar Cookies

Let it Snow Hot Chocolate Mug Sugar Cookies

Technically, these are pre-made cookies from an Etsy Seller, but the design was far, far too cute to not include in this list. An experienced baker would be able to figure out how to recreate this design. Others can just buy the cookies and pretend (I won’t tell, I swear).


Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies

Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies

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Now you can hold your own Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest at home and eat the losers. And the winners.


Frosted Cashew Cookies

Frosted Cashew Cookies

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Soft, chewy, cookies packed full of cashews and topped with a buttercream frosting. You can’t ask for much more than that!



White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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These do look absolutely delightful, don’t thy? I love the little bits of Candy Cane that add just that hint of Christmas.


Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

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The final entry in our collection of crinkle cookies has the classic Christmas flavor of Gingerbread.


Christmas Llama Cookies

Christmas Llama Cookies

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Some may judge my decision to include these in my list. But, seriously, can you flame me. They’re freaking Christmas Llama cookies!!!!

Fa La La Llama… La La La LLama


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Which is your favorite Christmas Cookie recipe? Let us know in the comments below!!

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