My favorite baking time of year. Are you baking Christmas Cookies?  If you are looking for cookie exchange recipes or some favorite Christmas cookie recipes to give as a holiday treat, here are some of the best Christmas Cookies.  You don’t want to miss these recipes.  Make them red and green, with chocolate chips and don’t forget the peppermint.

chirstmas cookie recipes

The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Santa Hat Sugar Cookies @Living Locurto & Chocolate Mint Thumb Prints @Betty Crocker

These peppermint Santa hat cookies, are top on my list!

christmas cookies

The best simple two-way shortbread cookies, these are a delicious easy to make shortbread cookies, a delicious melt in your mouth cookie that you will make year after year. Choose the traditional shortbread or brown sugar shortbread.

shortbread cookies

Egg Nog Cookies & Holiday Spritzer Cookies @Tidy Mom

Egg Nog cookies who knew?  Holiday spritzers are a Christmas classic!

christmas cookies

Christmas Tree Cookies, fun and festive meringue cookies that are light as air and melt in your mouth!

These super cute Christmas Tree Cookies are perfect for your holiday party!

christmas tree cookies

Super Simple Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookies are quick to make in a pinch and come out perfectly!  This sugar cookie frosting is also simple–and the best! Save the food coloring.

frosted cut out sugar cookies

Skip the gingerbread men these Gingerbread Butterscotch Cookies are the perfect combination of flavors. @Skip to my Lou



If You Are Looking For A Christmas Cookie Recipe, You Might Want To Try Our Soft And Chewy Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies. Chocolate And Peppermint Combine Perfectly In This Delicious Cookie Recipe!

peppermint chocolate chip cookies

Grandma’s Sugar Cookies make the best sugar cookie dough & Peppermint Meringue Cookies @Skip to my Lou

These peppermint meringue cookies are festive and one of the best Christmas cookies in my kitchen.

christmas cookies

and Melted Snowman Cookies @Somewhat Simple

I can’t wait to try these! Kids will love them!

snowman cookies

Decorated Christmas Cookies

Poinsettia Cookies &  Butter Pecan Cookies @Skip to my Lou

This butter pecan cookie recipe is a family favorite!

christmas cookies

These Reindeer Sugar Cookies are perfect for your holiday celebrations. Make a plate for a neighbor.  Your kids will be thrilled with these cute cookies.


Festive Ginger Snap Cookies @What’s Cooking With Ruthie & Peppermint Whoppie Pies made with crushed candy canes @ Brown Eyed Baker

A holiday spin on the classic ginger snap! I am a huge fan of homemade whoopie pies, but peppermint sounds like a great addition!

christmas cookies


Hands down these are my best Christmas cookies AND possibly my all-time favorite cookie. These holiday creme wafers are light and fluffy and totally amazing. 

holiday creme wafers

Easy Christmas Cookies

Rudolph Cookies and Easy Snicker Doodle Cookies @skiptomylou

These Rudolph cookies are actually easy to make!

christmas cookies

To me, a peanut butter cookie is a must on a holiday cookie tray. So why not make the cookie extra special by stuffing it with even more peanut butter? These cookies are quick and easy.

peanut butter cookies


Don’t miss my gifts in a jar ideas, they make great Christmas gifts! You may also want to check out my chocolate chip cookie dough gift.  The labels and wrapping dress the tasty cookie dough up so adorably. 

These Christmas Tags make gift giving easy!

Give making holiday candy a whirl. These recipes won’t disappoint.

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  1. Jeff, a few tips… the mixing bowl, beater, utensils must be free of any oil residue. The flavoring must be alcohol/water based. Any oil keeps the eggs from whipping into meringue. A cold bowl to whip the eggs can also help. Good luck!

  2. Peppermint Meringue Cookies isnt working. Can it be fixed? I would like to surprise my wife with them.

  3. When I clicked on the Rudolph cookies, it did not take me to the recipe. I got a oops! can’t seem to find the page you are looking for.

  4. Looking for the recipe for Butter Pecan cookies. All that comes up is the recipe and directions for the poinsettia cookies.
    I’d appreciate your help.

  5. I’m looking for the link to the butter pecan cookie recipe. My computer keeps pulling up the poinsetta cookie link. Help!

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