29 Christmas Cookies You Can’t Resist for Bite-Sized Holiday Joy

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29 Christmas Cookies You Can’t Resist for Bite-Sized Holiday Joy

‘Tis the season to transform our kitchens into festive wonderlands of delightful aromas and sweet indulgences! As a passionate baker, I can’t help but get excited about the enchanting world of Christmas cookies. The allure of these bite-sized treasures isn’t just in the ingredients or the precise measurements; it’s the unmistakable magic they bring to our homes and hearts. Christmas cookies aren’t merely recipes but edible expressions of joy, nostalgia, and the spirit of giving.

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, making Christmas cookies becomes a cherished tradition that transcends the kitchen. These delicious treats aren’t just about satisfying our sweet tooth; they’re about creating memories, forging bonds, and spreading smiles. With recipes for cookies for Christmas, we unwrap a world of possibilities, from classic favorites that evoke the coziness of childhood to innovative twists that add a dash of contemporary flair. From gifting homemade assortments to neighbors and friends to adorning our tables with these edible works of art, making holiday cookies is as heartwarming as the cookies themselves.

White Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

White Chocolate Crinkle Cookies spilling out of a jar.
White Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

These White Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a snowy delight, offering a soft, fudgy center with a sweet white chocolate coating. Perfectly festive for Christmas, they’re the ideal treat to share during the holiday season.
Get the Recipe: White Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Air Fryer Christmas Cookies

Air fryer christmas cookies in a metal cookie tine with different decorations.
Air Fryer Christmas Cookies. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Make your holiday baking a breeze with Air Fryer Christmas Cookies. Bake batches of Sugar cookies, Thumbprint cookies, Kiss cookies, and M&M cookies using one simple dough. It’s a time-saving, versatile solution for creating a variety of delightful Christmas treats.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Christmas Cookies

Caramel Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Overhead image of caramel chocolate thumbprint cookies.
Caramel Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies. Photo credit: Renee Nicole’s Kitchen.

Immerse yourself in the delightful world of caramel and chocolate with these thumbprint cookies. The gooey caramel center perfectly complements the smooth chocolate exterior, offering a taste of pure indulgence. Ideal for Christmas celebrations, these cookies bring a sweet harmony to your holiday dessert selection, pleasing palates with every bite.
Get the Recipe: Caramel Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Glazed Sugar Cookies

Black tray of shaped, glazed Christmas cookies.
Glazed Sugar Cookies. Photo credit: Ginger Casa.

These swirled, glazed Christmas cookies are so good they’ll disappear quickly. A delightful addition to any holiday gathering, they promise to be a hit with their irresistible flavor and eye-catching appearance.
Get the Recipe: Glazed Sugar Cookies


Speculoo cookies stamped with snowflakes on a platter.
Speculoos. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Speculoos, also known as Dutch Windmill Cookies, brings a traditional European holiday treat to your Christmas table. These spiced cookies have a uniquely festive flavor that adds a touch of warmth to your seasonal celebrations.
Get the Recipe: Speculoos

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Festive blue and white sugar cookies shaped like snowflakes on a white background.
Snowflake Sugar Cookies. Photo credit: Feast + West.

Easy Snowflake Sugar Cookies are beautifully iced treats perfect for holiday parties, cookie trays, or exchanges. Use the recipe to cut out your favorite shapes and add a touch of elegance to your Christmas cookie selection.
Get the Recipe: Snowflake Sugar Cookies


A tray of christmas cookies with green ribbons on it.
Berlinerkranser. Photo credit: Real Life of Lulu.

Norwegian Berlinerkranser cookies are wreath-shaped delights with a light orange and buttery flavor, making them a festive holiday treat. These cookies promise a taste of tradition with a unique Scandinavian twist for your Christmas celebrations.
Get the Recipe: Berlinerkranser

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

Cranberry biscotti on a plate with orange slices.
Cranberry Orange Biscotti. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Cranberry Orange Biscotti offers irresistible flavor with crisp edges, a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture, fresh cranberries, and a delightful pop of orange. These classic Italian cookies are perfect for dunking in tea or coffee, making them a wonderful addition to your holiday cookie repertoire.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Orange Biscotti

Almond Crescent Cookies

Almond Crescent Cookies on a parchment paper with one piece missing.
Almond Crescent Cookies. Photo credit: Low Carb – No Carb.

Almond Crescent Cookies, made with almond flour, are a must for the holiday season. These grain-free, dairy-free, and low-carb cookies have an incredibly soft texture, making them a personal favorite for a delightful holiday treat.
Get the Recipe: Almond Crescent Cookies

Hershey Kiss Cookies

Hershey Kiss Shortbread Cookies lined on a wire cooling rack.
Hershey Kiss Cookies. Photo credit: Everyday Family Cooking.

Classic Hershey Kiss Cookies feature a shortbread base topped with a chocolate Hershey kiss. This timeless favorite is a delightful addition to your Christmas cookie collection, offering the perfect blend of buttery goodness and rich chocolate flavor.
Get the Recipe: Hershey Kiss Cookies

Snowflake Date Cookies

Side view of three cookies on a dark plate.
Snowflake Date Cookies. Photo credit: At the Immigrant’s Table.

Get into the holiday spirit with Snowflake Date Cookies. Packed with sweet dates and warm spices, these cookies bring a cozy touch to your Christmas treats. Enjoy the soft and chewy texture, making them a perfect choice for those who want a taste of tradition without any unnecessary fuss.
Get the Recipe: Snowflake Date Cookies

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

A stack of cranberry cookies next to a red cookie tin with snowfakes.
Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies. Photo credit: Feast + West.

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are festive delights for sharing during the holiday season. With a perfect balance of sweet and tart, these cookies boast a crunchy exterior and a soft, chewy interior. Enjoy them warm with a glass of milk for a delightful treat.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Lemon ricotta cookies on rack with icing bowl.
Easy Lemon Ricotta Cookies. Photo credit: Little Bit Recipes.

Small-batch Lemon Ricotta Cookies perfectly balance sweet and tart flavors. With a hint of lemon zest, these delightful treats are sure to please anyone with a love for citrusy desserts.
Get the Recipe: Easy Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Platter of peppermint white chocolate chip cookies.
Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies. Photo credit: Call Me PMc.

Celebrate the joy of the holiday season with Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies. These festive treats bring together the delightful combination of white chocolate and peppermint, creating a perfect cookie for the Christmas season.
Get the Recipe: Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Overhead image of a ginger molasses cookie cooling on a wire rack.
Ginger Molasses Cookies. Photo credit: The Honour System.

Ginger Molasses Cookies, made with almond flour, offer a soft and chewy twist on the classic treat. With a rich, nutty flavor and warm spiced goodness, these gluten-free delights are perfect for the holidays.
Get the Recipe: Ginger Molasses Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Stack of chocolate crinkle cookies on a board.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. Photo credit: Call Me PMc.

The best part about these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies is that they are incredibly easy to make and take no time at all. With a beautiful cracked appearance and a fudgy texture, they’re a chocolate lover’s dream come true during the holiday season.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies on a platter.
Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

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Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

Christmas tree shaped cookies on a baking sheet.
Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

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Get the Recipe: Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies with amonds in the middle.
Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies. Photo credit: Low Carb – No Carb.

Our Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies, made with gluten-free flour and a molasses replacement, are a must for those seeking a sugar-free, low-carb version. Create gingerbread men or an entire village of these gluten-free, low-carb, and sugar-free holiday delights.
Get the Recipe: Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry chocolate chip cookies on a plate.
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Imagine your favorite chocolate chip cookie with a chewy soft center, crispy edges, and gooey chocolate chips, but with bright pops of sweet tart fresh cranberries throughout. These cookies add a delightful twist to a classic favorite, making them perfect for holiday gatherings.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

A group of cookies decorated with icing and snowflakes.
Christmas Sugar Cookies. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Delicious Christmas sugar cookies are perfect for the holiday season! Get festive with this easy, mouthwatering recipe and decorating tips.
Get the Recipe: Christmas Sugar Cookies

Double Chocolate Blossom Cookies

Two chocolate blossom Christmas cookies on a white plate.
Double Chocolate Blossom Cookies. Photo credit: Thriving In Parenting.

Chocolate Blossom Cookies combine fudgy chocolate cookies with the iconic Hershey’s Kiss. This easy recipe ensures a perfect balance of rich chocolate flavor and the classic kiss on top, making them a new favorite on your Christmas cookie platter.
Get the Recipe: Double Chocolate Blossom Cookies

Classic Holly Wreath Cookies

Image shows classic holly wreath cookies on a wooden board.
Classic Holly Wreath Cookies. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Did you grow up with the simplicity of classic holly wreath cookies? With a perfect balance of buttery richness and a hint of vanilla, these iconic treats are the perfect holiday tradition that tastes as good as they look. This uncomplicated, classic Christmas treat is a favorite for a reason.
Get the Recipe: Classic Holly Wreath Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

A cooling rack with red velvet crinkle cookies.
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Introducing Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies, renowned for their rich and fudgy texture that will leave you craving more. With their unmistakable pop of vibrant red and the delectable powdered sugar crackle top, these cookies are a feast for the eyes. Perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your Christmas dessert spread.
Get the Recipe: Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

Chocolate oatmeal no-bake cookies on a white plate.
Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies. Photo credit: Little Bit Recipes.

Treat yourself to a delicious snack or easy dessert with these Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies! Perfect for when you’re short on time and craving something sweet, these cookies offer a delightful blend of chocolatey goodness and satisfying oats for a quick pick-me-up.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

Pistachio Cranberry Cookies

Side view of a stack of cookies.
Pistachio Cranberry Cookies. Photo credit: At the Immigrant’s Table.

Shake up your cookie routine with Pistachio Cranberry Cookies, offering a unique blend of nuttiness and tanginess. Ideal for those wanting to add a festive twist to their cookie lineup, these treats provide a delicious departure from the ordinary without complicating the flavor palette.
Get the Recipe: Pistachio Cranberry Cookies

Spiced Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmas tree cutout cookies with red, white and green dots of icing.
Spiced Christmas Tree Cookies. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Our holiday favorite Spiced Christmas Tree Cookies are full of warming spices and topped with icing dots. Perfect for adding a touch of seasonal joy to your Christmas festivities, these spiced cookies promise a burst of festive flavor in every bite.
Get the Recipe: Spiced Christmas Tree Cookies

Butter Pecan Cookies

Butter pecan cookies on a tray drizzled with white chocolate.
Butter Pecan Cookies. Photo credit: Renee Nicole’s Kitchen.

Experience the holiday joy with Butter Pecan Cookies. Merging buttery goodness with the satisfying crunch of pecans, they offer a delightful melt-in-your-mouth texture. Simple yet classic, these cookies bring a touch of tradition to your Christmas festivities, making them an essential addition to your seasonal treat lineup.
Get the Recipe: Butter Pecan Cookies

Chocolate Covered Christmas Pretzels

Chocolate covered Christmas pretzels sit in a pile on a white plate.
Chocolate Covered Christmas Pretzels. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

These adorable “gifts” are perfect for snacking. Each chocolate-covered Christmas pretzel is coated with chocolate to create a perfect blend of sweet and salty. These no-bake treats are simple to make and are a perfect decoration for any holiday gathering.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Covered Christmas Pretzels

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