When I think of edible gifts at Christmas time, the first thing I think of is cookies. I can’t remember a Christmas, even as a child, that didn’t include making and giving out cookies. I am happy that my daughters are growing up with that tradition as well. My oldest started helping with the Christmas baking when she was three years old…
Today we have gathered 15 of our favourite Christmas cookies and we just can’t wait to show you! This is the perfect way to help get you in the holiday mood. These delicious holiday sweets are perfect to give- and to get. I think you’ll find something here for everyone!
15 Santa approved Christmas Cookies
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Peanut Butter Kiss by Eating on a Dime
Cranberry White Chocolate Chip by the domestic rebel
Grandma’s shortbread by Spend with Pennies
Turtle Thumbprints by Tastes better from scratch
Snowballs by Cooking classy
Espresso Swirls by fifteen spatulas
Hot Cocoa by Love from the oven
Christmas Cookie Tree by Bread Booze Bacon
Old fashion Sour Cream by The Creative Bite
Perfect Cut Sugar Cookies by Wine & Glue
Eggnog Thumbprints by White Lights On Wednesday
Chewy Molasses Cookies by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Peppermint Candy Cane by Self Proclaimed Foodie
Eggnog Snickerdoodles by Amy’s Healthy baking
Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies by Swanky Recipes
Which Christmas Cookies are your families favourites? I have to be honest, there are so many It’s hard for me to pick just one! I would love to hear which ones you loved in the comments below. If I have missed any that should be included I hope that you will share those with me as well. I’m always on the lookout for something new to bake!
jared's mum says
i see no reason why Santa won’t approve of these treats, they all look yummy! can i have a bite or two, please! 😀
Tonya C says
These cookies look amazing! I think my kids are going to love making these Christmas cookies for Santa!
I love finding new cookie recipes to add to my collection. All of these look great! Thanks for gathering them in one place.
We made peanut butter kisses tonight! Oh so good! Thanks for the roundup
These all look so yummy! We love to make Christmas cookies and do it a couple of times before Christmas! I am going to have to try some of these! We already make the chocolate kiss ones!
Carin Kilby Clark says
Oh my goodness these all look so good. Baking cookies during the holidays is the absolute best of times! My daughter and I love baking together and have such wonderful memories. Thanks so much for sharing – pinned for later.
Amanda || Growing Up Madison says
Just looking at these cookies gave me a sugar rush. I just bought some decorations for us to make some this Christmas.
Amy @ItsAMindfulLife says
Yum! These all looks delicious! I think the eggnog ones looks the best to me. I love eggnog and have never seen an eggnog cookie recipe. Thanks!
Tammilee Tips says
I love to make cookies to give as gifts to our friends and family!! These are all perfect Christmas cookies to make up. The peanut butter kiss cookies are always one of my favorites to eat and to make as well.
Making Christmas cookies is one of my favorite holiday traditions. My daughter and I used to make them all the time together when she was young. I do appreciate you sharing these recipes as I would like to make something for my neighbors and these all look perfect . Happy holidays !
I want to try the Eggnog Thumbprint cookies! So yummy! Honestly, our Santa would approve ALL Of these! ha! YUMMY!!!!
There are so many great options for cookies in this post. Our family loves the snowball cookies (we call them Russian Tea Cakes.) But, I saw a few like the smores cookies I’d enjoy trying in my house this holiday season.
Dawn Nieves says
This is such a great list! I just found some new ones to try this weekend. They all look so amazing.
What a great roundup! Those turtle cookies look so good! I am going to have to try making those!
Oh my goodness all of these cookies look amazing. I am kind of a cookie purist and like simple ones. There is something about the crunch of a sugar cookie straight out of the oven that just screams Christmas to me. Would love to have the talent and patience to put them in a tree design like in your photo.
We are baking Christmas Cookies on Saturday! I love all your recommendations!
Amber Louchart (Metro Detroit Mommy) says
What a great roundup. I love all the cookies you picked out, snickerdoodles are my fav. I really need to make some cookies (and memories) with my girls.
I love this time of year for cookies. We make sugar cookies that we decorate every year, and we make those kiss cookies. Yum.
All of the cookies looks so yummy! I crave some cookies now 😀 Off to pin it.
Kiss cookies are my family’s favorite, but I am going to try those lemon cookies!!
I have joined a holiday cookie swap this year and didn’t quite know what I was going to make. I will definitely be selecting one of these recipes.
Liz Mays says
I’m loving all of these recipes. I should add a couple of favorites to my list so I know what ingredients to pick up before Christmas.
Everyone has a favorite. While I like a molasses cookie the eggnog cookie on your list is one that I want to try
Mama to 5 BLessings says
Wow they all look amazing! The turtle cookies are calling me right now!
Jessica Harlow says
We like to bake different cookies for the holidays and give little tins to some special people. I love the shortbread and snowball cookies!
Rebecca Bryant says
YUMMY!! I do like my christmas cookies. That Christmas tree looks amazing and I so want to make it. Cookies always taste better at Christmas time.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
The peanut butter kiss cookies are a real FAVORITE in our house. I might try something new this year, though 🙂
Carol Bryant says
My eye went right for those snowball cookies. I would love to try those this winter season – every year I say I am going to. Thanks for the inspiration!
My husbands family is from Newfoundland and they make something close to this one but its covered in coconut.
I LOVE gingerbread cookies but they don’t last long in our house that’s for sure!