The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Recipe Roundup

In the 10+ years I’ve been blogging, let’s just say I’ve made a lot of cookies. It’s one of the most populous categories (not to mention popular), and for good reason!

Cookies. Are. The. Best.

In honor of cookie season, I’ve gathered some of my favorite holiday cookie recipes from over the years. It’s not all of them (for that you’ll want to check out the cookie recipe category), but these are the favorites I’ve deemed most holiday appropriate.

(Also, before I get any hate mail, while the image above is fun and festive and perfect for the intro to this ultimate recipe roundup, those cute little star cookies are certainly NOT homemade. Shame. Truthfully though, I’ve been known to buy store-bought cookies on occasion, and these little shortbread stars from Trader Joe’s are one of my seasonal favorites. That’s reality for you.)

So whether you’re shipping cookie boxes to far-away relatives, taking a tray of freshly baked goodies to a holiday shindig, or leaving a plate out for Santa, I’ve got you covered.

Now, on to the recipes (hold on to your Santa hats!)

The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Recipe Roundup

1. Italian Ombre Layer Cookies // 2. Funfetti Sugar Cookies // 3. Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies // 4. Mint Truffle Cookies // 5. Chocolate Salt & Pepper Sable Cookies // 6. Dulce de Leche Thumbprint Cookies // 7. Chocolate Black Seasame Cookies // 8 Marzipan-Stuffed Almond Sugar Cookies // 9. Vanilla Almond Spritz Cookies

The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Recipe Roundup

1. Dipped Colorblock Sugar Cookies // 2. Ampersandwich Cookies (Peanut Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Chocolate Ganache) // 3. Almond Lace Sandwich Cookies // 4. Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies with Sea Salt // 5. Chewy Muscovado Sugar Cookies // 6. Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies // 7. Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Sugar Cookies // 8. Muscovado Chocolate Chip Cookies // 9. Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

(Click through for even more holiday cookie recipes… seriously, this is just the half of them!)

The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Recipe Roundup

1. Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies // 2. Mexican Hot Chocolate Snowball Cookies // 3. Goat Cheese Sugar Cookies // 4. Double Chocolate Chipotle Cookies // 5. Homemade Oreo Sandwich Cookies // 6. Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Bars // 7. Cranberry Almond Shortbread Bars // 8. Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies // 9. Triple Ginger Snap Cookies

The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Recipe Roundup

1. Stuffed Cherry Blossom Sugar Cookies // 2. Chocolate-Dipped Brownie Cookies // 3. Bourbon, Brown Butter & Vanilla Bean Shortbread // 4. Amaretti Morbidi Cookies // 5. Molasses Snickerdoodles // 6. Classic Gingerbread Cut-out Cookies // 7. Orange and Dark Chocolate Biscotti // 8. Speculoos Cookie Sandwiches // 9. White Chocolate & Cherry Shortbread Cookies

The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Recipe Roundup

1. Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Malted Milk Chocolate Buttercream // 2. Chocolate Espresso Fudge Cookies // 3. Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies // 4. Midnight Chocolate Cookies // 5. Reese’s Chocolate & Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies // 6. Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies // 7. Chocolate Creme de Menthe Crinkle Cookies // 8. Nutella Chip Cookies // 9. Almond Lovers Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Recipe Roundup - Other Treats & Homemade Edible Gifts

Other Treats & Homemade Gifts

Because cookies aren’t the ONLY treats that deserve attention this holiday season!

1. Gingerbread Granola // 2. Old Fashioned Fudge Fudge // 3. Peppermint Bark Brownies // 4. Gingerbread Brownies // 5. Homemade Vanilla Extract // 6. Gingerbread Cookie Dough Truffles // 7. Gingerbread Caramels // 8. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark (or mint!) // 9. Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats (or eggnog!)

Phew.

That should get you started. (lol)

Happy baking!

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5 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. Your cookies list is enviable!

  2. Thank you for sharing. I’ll be making a ton of dough, freezing it and baking a little bit each day :) What a wonderful roundup!

  3. What an amazing assortment of cookies to bake!!! Thank you! Happy holidays and those chocolate shortbread star cookies from Trader Joe’s….. so adorable. Have to keep my eye out for them! No shame in that!

  4. They all look absolutelly magnificent and delicious! I love the Italian Layered ones the most though I think!

    Love,
    Olga from Myme

  5. I make your thumbprint recipe every year. It’s the best!

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