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Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

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Whoever invented the idea that Christmas goes so well with cookies was a genius. It’s not just Santa who likes milk and cookies, it’s everyone else. This round-up of the best Christmas cookie recipes is perfect to help you get baking this holiday season.
Let me know what your favorite recipe is in the comments and share with me your more cherished holiday baking memories!
One Bowl White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies on a baking sheet
Looking for the perfect gooey, chewy, vegan Christmas cookies? What if I told you it’s also super easy and quick to make, with all the ingredients going into one bowl! Well, friends, let me introduce you to my one bowl white and dark chocolate chip cranberry cookie. If that name isn’t enough of a mouth full, you can bet your mouth will be full of cookies by the end of this post.
One of the best christmas cookie recipes - ginger snaps with a bite out of one cookie
Holy moly these cookies are dang delicious! Who doesn’t love vegan ginger snap cookies? They scream Christmas and are so dang flavorful. These Christmas cookies are perfect to bake up for the holiday season, or really at any time of year.
One of the best christmas cookie recipes - sugar cookies laying on a baking sheet with one bite out of it
Fa la la la la la la la la! ‘Tis the season and I’m in full-blown holiday mode. I wasn’t ever a huge Christmas person because my family didn’t really have any of our own traditions growing up. Being with Andrew has really opened my eyes to the holiday season, and we even got a Christmas tree this year! I guess I’m feeling the holiday cheer this year, and with the holiday season comes the yummy vegan Christmas cookies like this cinnamon vegan sugar cookie recipe. 
Chocolate crinkle cookies that are one of the best christmas cookie recipes
This chocolate crinkle cookie recipe will make you drool. It’s so dang delicious, and chocolatey. Add this to your list of the best Christmas cookie recipes. 

These double chocolate chunk marshmallow cookie cake pops or a vegan deserrt dream! Enjoy them the old school way with a tall glass of almond milk!

Is it a cookie? Is it a cake pop? Welcome to 2020 where cookie meets cake pop and becomes one of the best things to ever hit your mouth! I grew up surrounded by cookies thanks to my Aunts, Mom and Grandma. They would give them to me for breakfast or any meal really, but they were different to these. They were Greek cookies! Let me be the first to say, these are not from some secret Greek recipe cookie vault but I guarantee they will become a staple in your cookie jar! 

Chocolate and peppermint go so well together, and it’s the perfect flavor combination for the holiday season. These double chocolate peppermint cookies are the perfect Christmas cookies to bake up with your holiday baking, and combine the delicious flavor combo of that chocolate and peppermint you love!

Ginger snap cookies in a basket on a white counter

Ginger Snap Crinkle Cookies

I teamed up with my friends at Simply Organic to bring you this delicious ginger snap crinkle cookies recipe that you’re going to be obsessed with this holiday season. Ginger snaps are a nostalgic cookie that is so perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. This cookie screams Christmas and I am here for it. 

sandwich cookies stacked on a tabletop - one of the best gluten-free christmas cookie recipes

Gluten-Free Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies

This gluten-free recipe for sandwich cookies is the perfect recipe to add to your holiday cookie rotation. It has a delicious cream filling and chocolate candy cane twist making these festive, beautiful, and delicious. 

ferrero rocher cookies in a bowl - one of the most flavorful christmas cookie recipes

Ferrero Rocher Thumbprint Cookies 

This delicious, crunchy, and chocolatey thumbprint cookie recipe combines what we love about Ferrero Rocher’s into a cookie. It’s perfect for holiday baking!

red velvet cookies on a countertop

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

We have taken the beloved flavors of red velvet cake with cream cheese icing and turned it into a cookie. These red velvet cookies have cream cheese filling and white chocolate chips. They are a delicious cookie to make this holiday season (or really anytime). 

s'mores cookies stacked and scattered on a counter

Peanut Butter S’mores Cookies

This s’mores cookie recipe combines a classic campfire favorite into a cookie. Loaded with chocolate, and marshmallows, combined with the sweetness of honey, this recipe is sure to please anyone this holiday season. It can also make a fun cottage-themed snack in the summertime too!

White chocolate chip cookies standing on its side with christmas decor

Brown Butter & White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies

Is there anything better than a delicious snickerdoodle cookie recipe during the holiday season? This cinnamony recipe combines what you love about classic snickerdoodle cookies but adds in brown butter and white chocolate to elevate the flavors and really wow your guests and family this Christmas.

one cookie dough recipe 6 ways - an easy recipe to use as a base for christmas cookies

One Cookie Dough Recipe Six Ways


Baking doesn’t need to be overly complicated. So many recipes can be very versatile, just like this cookie dough recipe. In this post, I’ll show you how to take one foundational cookie dough recipe and make it six different ways. 

Holiday sugar cookies cut into fun shapes and scattered on counter

How to Make Sugar Cookies

Have you always wondered how to make sugar cookies that will wow your whole family for the holiday season? Have no fear, I’m here to deliver you a simple recipe that will take you under 45-minutes to make and is easily adaptable for any cookie cutter or shape you want to make this year. 
Happy Baking!
Lynda Smith

Where do you get your boxes for the Christmas cookies

Maria Koutsogiannis



The one bowl white chocolate chip cookie is my jam, but I just don’t get the cranberry, so much better with raisins!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

They are so versatile!!! Easy to adapt and swap!


I made the red velvet cookies, they were delicious!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thanks so much, tammy!


This is the go-to page for Christmas bakers!

Maria Koutsogiannis

they are so good!

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