It’s that time of the year again! The air is cold, the snow is falling, and families are coming together to celebrate Christmas. What better way to get into the festive spirit than with a batch (or a few batches) of homemade cookies to make the house smell amazing? This blog post features 43 festive Christmas cookie recipes. From classics like gingerbread men and sugar cookies to more unique flavors such as vegan matcha cookies or eggnog cookies, there is something here for everyone!
These cookie recipes are perfect for so many different occasions. From gatherings with family and friends to cookie exchanges and holiday parties. These can also be made in batches and given as gifts to friends, family, teachers, and any other special people in your life. There are plenty of vegan and allergy free options available as well.
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Almond Flour Keto Shortbread Cookies
This keto Christmas cookie recipe contains only four ingredients and is gluten free. You can dip the cookies in melted sugar free chocolate for an added touch! This recipe is from Wholesome Yum.
Amaretti cookies are popular Italian cookies that require only three ingredients to make. This holiday cookie recipe is also gluten free. Recipe is from The Petite Cook.
Candy Cane Forest Sugar Cookies
The Candy Cane Forest Sugar Cookies are easy to make and fun to decorate! This recipe is from Movie Nights at Home.
Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
This holiday cookie recipe is from This Delicious House. It is made using crushed candy cane pieces and Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses.
Cardamom Shortbread Cookies
This holiday cookie recipe is a shortbread recipe with cardamom added as a fun and delicious ingredient. This recipe is from Gastrono Therapy.
Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
A chocolate mocha cookie is topped with white chocolate and peppermint. This delicious Christmas cookie recipe was created by Sweet Precision.
Chocolate Covered Oreo Christmas Cookies
This is a fun Christmas cookie recipe from xoxoBella. You can use any flavor of Oreo on the inside and decorate the outside in a variety of ways. Have the kids help you decorate and give them as gifts!
Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies
Chocolate and orange is a delicious combo that is sure to wow your entire family or your best group of friends! These holiday cookies are easy to make and don’t involve a ton of ingredients. This recipe is from Pastry & Beyond.
Christmas Chocolate Sugar Cookies and Buttercream Dip
This Christmas cookie is a sugar cookie made with cocoa powder. Add some festive sprinkles to the cookies and the dip for an added touch. This recipe is from xoxoBella.
Christmas Cookie Sticks
This Christmas cookie recipe was created by Ottawa Mommy Club. It is made using basic ingredients that you likely already have around the house. They can then be decorated with melted chocolate, sprinkles, or other festive ingredients. They are perfect for dunking!
Christmas M&M Cookies
This holiday cookie recipe uses red and green M&Ms along with vanilla pudding mix. This recipe is from This Delicious House. It would also make the perfect gift for all the family, friends, and other special people in your life!
Christmas Shortbread Cookies
This is an easy holiday cookie recipe to make. Take the traditional shortbread ingredients and add in red and green sprinkles for a festive look. Recipe is from Love Bakes Good Cakes.
Christmas Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
This Christmas cookie recipe contains the basic sugar cookie ingredients along with the addition of sour cream. They are topped with an amazing cream cheese frosting. This recipe is from Saving Talents.
Christmas Sprinkle Pudding Cookies
This festive Christmas cookie recipe is from Crayons & Cravings. The cookies are made using a vanilla pudding mix and are topped with a fun sprinkle mix. These would be a great hit at you next Christmas party!
Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookie is a vegan Christmas cookie recipe. Cinnamon is added to the traditional chocolate chip cookie to create a great winter treat. This recipe is from Plant-Based on a Budget.
Cranberry Almond Biscotti
The Cranberry Almond Biscotti cookies are both low carb and gluten free! They combine dried cranberries, almonds, and dark chocolate. This recipe is from Low Carb Yum.
Cranberry Orange Biscotti
The Cranberry Orange Biscotti is great for your family or for giving as gifts! This Christmas cookie recipe combines the tastes of dried cranberries and orange zest. The recipe is from Pastry & Beyond.
Double Chocolate Peppermint Kisses
This cookie combines the amazing tastes of chocolate and peppermint to create this delicious Christmas cookie. The recipe is from 365 Days of Baking.
Dutch Christmas Cookies (Kerstkransjes)
The Dutch Christmas Cookie recipe is made using the flavors of lemon zest and almond extract. They can also be hung on the Christmas tree as a nice decoration. This recipe is from Recipes for Men.
Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies
This holiday cookie recipe takes the classic chocolate chip cookies and takes out the eggs and brown sugar. This leaves a more crumbly and crispy cookie. This recipe is from Cooking Gorgeous.
This holiday cookie recipe is super easy to make. It is topped with a thickened eggnog frosting. Simply mix up the dough, slice, and bake. This recipe is from Delicious on a Dime.
This gingerbread cookie recipe is easy to make and perfect for the holiday season. This Christmas cookie recipe from Aubrey’s Kitchen is sure to be a hit for your whole family!
Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread is a classic Christmas season cookie. This version, from Strength & Sunshine, is gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free.
Grinch Sugar Cookies
The Grinch Christmas cookie recipe is a sugar cookie with green food coloring added in. They are then topped with red heart sprinkles. This recipe is from Trop Rockin.
Homemade Sugar Cookies
This sugar cookie recipe is by Healthy Recipes 101. You can make the traditional sugar cookie and then use cookie cutters to cut into fun Christmas shapes. Decorate with homemade icing.
Hot Chocolate Sugar Cookie Cups
This is a fun Christmas cookie cup recipe that is filled with chocolate ganache, cheesecake filling, lemon curd, and vanilla frosting. The handle is made from a candy cane. This recipe is from Sugar Spice N’ Everything Nice.
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is a great vegan Christmas cookie recipe! It uses peppermint sandwich cookies, peppermint puffs, and chocolate chips to add the peppermint and chocolate flavors. This recipe is from Plant-Based on a Budget.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies
This holiday cookie recipe from Savvy Honey is the perfect combination of fudge chocolate and peppermint. It is topped with marshmallow, hot fudge, and peppermint pieces.
Peppermint Meringue Cookies
The Peppermint Meringue Cookies are made with the traditional ingredients, along with Hershey’s Peppermint Kisses and crushed peppermint. This recipe was created by Ottawa Mommy Club.
Pistachio and Cranberry Vegan Christmas Cookies
If you are looking for a vegan Christmas cookie recipe, look no further! Rainbow Nourishments has created one using pistachios, cranberries, and raspberry jam.
Red Sugar Cookies with White Chocolate Chips
If you are looking for a fun red cookie for the Christmas holiday, these red sugar cookies are the perfect choice! They take a sugar cookie recipe and add red food coloring and white chocolate chips. Recipe was created by Stef’s Eats and Sweets.
Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies
These Ginger Molasses Cookies are made using molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. This recipe is from Pastry & Beyond.
Soft Pumpkin Molasses Cookies
The Soft Pumpkin Molasses Cookie is the perfect vegan Christmas cookie recipe. The cookies use ginger, cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin, and molasses, among a few other cookie ingredients. This recipe is from Plant-Based on a Budget.
Stacked Christmas Tree Cookies
This recipe is fun to make and even more fun to eat! It is made using three different sizes of sugar cookies with green frosting separating the layers. Recipe is from The Cagle Diaries.
Thumbprint Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies
This Christmas cookie recipe is both sugar free and gluten free. Sugar free chocolate and caramel are used on top of a shortbread cookie made with almond flour. This recipe is from Wholesome Yum.
Vanilla Almond Crescent Cookies
This holiday cookie recipe is from Natalie’s Health. The cookies are made without added refined sugars and are made using wholegrain ingredients.
Vanilla Shortbread Cookies
These delicious Christmas cookies are made using only four ingredients and are dipped in white chocolate. This recipe is from Pastry & Beyond.
Vegan Chocolate Macaroons
Here is a tasty vegan Christmas cookie recipe from Running on Real Food. They are made using only 6 ingredients and combine the tastes of chocolate and coconut.
Vegan Chocolate Orange Crinkle Cookies
The Daily Dish brings another great vegan Christmas cookie recipe. This recipe uses vegan yogurt as a replacement for the traditional egg ingredient. Most crinkle cookies require chilling time, but this recipe requires no chilling time at all!
Vegan Matcha Cookies
The Vegan Matcha Christmas Cookie takes a traditional vegan Christmas cookie and adds in a bit of matcha. Not only does it add a little flavor, but it also adds a fun Christmas color! This recipe is from Zardyplants.
Vegan Snowball Cookies
This vegan holiday cookie recipe is made using only 7 ingredients and can be made in just 25 minutes. This recipe was created by Vegan Huggs.
Vegan White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Here is another great vegan Christmas cookie recipe from Strength & Sunshine. The cookies combine vegan white chocolate chips, peppermint candies, and peppermint extract to create the amazing flavor.
White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
This Christmas cookie recipe is from This Delicious House. It combines the taste of an oatmeal cookie with white chocolate chips and cranberries.
Christmas and the holiday season may look different lately, but that does not mean we have to stop the fun traditions of the season. Making different kinds of cookies is one of those things. So make a few for your family and friends and share the love of baking and great tasting cookies! Which of these 43 festive Christmas cookie recipes are you most looking forward to making?
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