20 of the Most Delightful Christmas Cookies to Bake this Year

Whether you're making Christmas cookies for your family, a party, or as gifts for friends, you're sure to find something for every occasion in this collection of 20 delightful Christmas cookies. Cranberries, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, M&M's, and marshmallows are just a few of the festive flavours that appear in these delicious holiday cookies. Put on your apron and get ready to bake up several batches of these Christmas cookies to share with friends and family as you celebrate the season!

From peppermint to gingerbread, from eggnog to s'mores and from maple cinnamon to triple chocolate, you'll find every combination of festive flavors in these fun recipes. The only problem is deciding which to bake first...

Scrumptious sugar cookies dipped halfway in white chocolate and then garnished with crushed peppermint are not only beautiful to look at but are a holiday classic. And the best part? They're so easy to make!
Peppermint Crunch Sugar Cookie by OMG Chocolate Desserts

Add the seasonal flavors of maple and cinnamon to your cookie dough for these festive star cut-out cookies. Give them a touch of bling by dipping them in white chocolate and then garnishing them with edible gold glitter. What? Yes, it's a thing!
Maple Cinnamon Star Cookies by Sally's Baking Addiction

Up-level these soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies with M & M's in red and green which give a festive touch to these Christmas favorites. Kids as well as adults love them. Make these and watch them get gobbled up quickly!
Soft And Chewy M and M Chocolate Chip Cookies by Averie Cooks

Ooey, gooey, chocolatey and nutty with a delicious caramel filling are what chocolate turtle cookies are made of. Everything yummy is packed into this cookie. Make this easy holiday favorite for all your chocolate, caramel and nut lovers and score some major points!
Triple Chocolate Turtle Cookies by Carlsbad Cravings

This beloved Dr. Seuss Christmas character has a cookie named after him, and it's a sweet one, too! Make these Grinch cookies from a cake mix with a drop of green food coloring and some heart-shaped candies. These will delight the kids this holiday season!
The Grinch Cookies by In Katrina’s Kitchen

These beautiful cookies are little gems of color that resemble stained glass. Using sugar cookie dough and star-shaped cookie cutters in two sizes, you create the stained glass with crushed hard candy. Brilliant!
Stained Glass Cookies by Dinner At The Zoo

If you can't get your hands on a cup of hot chocolate, these are the next best thing! Full of chocolatey goodness and gooey mini marshmallows, these sweet treats are drizzled with a chocolate glaze and garnished with a few red and green sprinkles for a festive touch. Out-of-this-world good!
Hot Chocolate Cookies by Big Bears Wife

Perfect for all your holiday entertaining events, these Christmas sugar cookies get decorated with white frosting and colorful M & M's to represent Christmas tree lights. Connect the lights by piping on a black icing string. Festive!
Christmas Lights Cookies by Fireflies And Mudpies

Eggnog lovers will enjoy these snickerdoodles flavored with real eggnog. Eggnog and a little rum (optional) go into the dough so the flavor is baked right in. Roll the cookie dough balls in a little nutmeg and sugar mixture before baking. So delicious!
Eggnog Snickerdoodles by Lil Luna

A browned butter dough gets the addition of nuts in the form of crushed pistachios. Add in some white chocolate and you've got a holiday cookie that will be devoured in no time at all!
Pistachio White Chocolate Chunk by Bakerita

Make this classic favorite ginger cookie with this recipe that will give you soft and chewy gingerbread people that you can use for other cookie cutter designs, too! Perfect for decorating with royal icing.
Soft And Chewy Gingerbread Men Cookies by House Of Nash Eats

Kids will love helping with these frosted chocolate cookies that use pretzels, M & M's, vanilla wafers and edible eyes to create adorable reindeers.
Reindeer Cookies by Like Mother Like Daughter

These sugar cookies get delicately flavored with almond and then frosted to perfection with royal icing. Here, she used a snowflake cookie cutter to make gorgeous blue and white cookies perfect for a snowy holiday.
Vanilla Almond Iced Sugar Cookies by Love And Olive Oil

These precious melted snowmen are constructed from ginger cookies for the base followed by a marshmallow belly with icing before being topped with a peanut butter cup hat and finished with eyes made from chocolate chips. The kids will love helping to create these!
Snowman Cookies by I Heart Naptime

If you love a thick, chewy, and buttery flavored cookie, you'll love this cranberry and white chocolate chunk cookie recipe! Almonds add a nutty flavor and smidge of toasted coconut gives it some texture. So good!
Cranberry Almond White Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Lovely Little Kitchen

Twist red and white cookie dough "ropes" into a candy cane shape and bake to create this fun holiday cookie. Crushed peppermint candies are sprinkled on top for a festive touch. What a delicious way to make a candy cane!
Christmas Candy Cane Cookies by Home Cooking Memories

The campfire favorite dessert gets a new setting in the form of a cookie. Stuffed with chocolate, graham crackers, and gooey marshmallow, this cookie is the ultimate s'mores holiday treat!
S’mores Stuffed Cookies from Cookie Named Desire

Gel colors make these sugar cookies into a spiral holiday showstopper complete with multi-colored sprinkles for over-the-top fun! Kids will love to help make these colorful cookies!
Spiral Sugar Cookies by Pip And Ebby

Learn how to make royal icing to "paint" these gorgeous chocolate peppermint cookies. These are works of art that you're friends and family will love!
Iced Chocolate Peppermint Cookies by Baking A Moment

These chocolate cookies get a festive touch with their crinkle tops. The dough is easy to put together and no refrigeration is required! Chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside, they're a holiday classic!
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies by Life Love And Sugar

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