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20 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes – Best of the Best

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Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes: Best of the best, cookies for the cookiest time of year! Perfect to serve Santa or to take to that holiday gathering!

Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

What is it about Christmas, that makes me think that I can, and NEED to make every stinking Christmas cookie out there?

But instead of spending a million hours in the kitchen doing that, I think I’ll just stare at these 20 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes… AND share them with you. Less calories that way too. 😉

These are from some of my favorite food bloggers out there, and they’re totally doable. The recipes below are for people like me. Good… easy… Christmas Cookies. 🙂  Have fun drooling…

Christmas Cookie Recipes

1. Melissa’s Cuisine – Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti

Wouldn’t these be amazing to dip into your coffee on Christmas morning?

Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti
2. Shaken Together Life – No Bake Eggnog Cookies

I absolutely love this spin on no-bake cookies! If you’re an eggnog fan, you should love these!

No Bake Eggnog Cookies
3. Shaken Together Life – Eggnog Pudding Pies

Mini pies are one of my favorites and so easy to make. So although not really a cookie, they fit the individual serving idea, so it’s cookie list worthy!

No Bake Mini Eggnog Pudding Pies

4. Recipe Girl – Crispy Molasses Cookies

Molasses makes me think of my grandma. (Or a really horrible joke that my dad likes to tell.) Either way, I’d sink my teeth in to these in a heart beat!

Crispy Molasses Cookies Recipe
5. Overstuffed Life – Chewy Gluten-Free Holiday Cookies

I’m such a sucker for a chewy cookie, and the fact that these are gluten-free just makes my day!

Chewy Gluten Free Holiday Cookies
6. Over the Big Moon – Molasses Cookies with Vanilla Glaze

A vanilla glaze? I mean, I could probably just eat the glaze right out of the bowl.

Molasses Cookies with Vanilla Glaze
7. The Girl Who Ate Everything – Peppermint Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Why oh why are peppermint and chocolate so good together!?

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
8. Our Best Bites – Chocolate-Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

It’s just something about that minty flavor combined with a sweet chocolate that sets my tastebuds on cloud 9!

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies
9. Amanda’s Cookin’ – Thumbprint Cookies

How sweet are these thumbprint cookies? I love the different colors, and they kind of look like some type of Christmas ornament! Perfect for the Christmas dessert table!

Thumbprint Christmas Cookies
10. A Farm Girl’s Dabbles – Dark Chocolate Espresso Shortbread Bites with Peppermint Buttercream

“Peppermint buttercream?” Oh heavens yes… sign me up for these!

Dark Chocolate Espresso Shortbread Bites with Peppermint Buttercream
11. Shaken Together Life – Mint Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Yet another fun spin on no bake cookies with these mint chocolate nobakes!

No Bake Mint Chocolate Cookies
12. “Shared Appetite‘s”

Chocolate Orange Truffle Crinkle Cookies

I don’t know if I’m just obsessed with this amazing photo, or if I should make the cookies!? Maybe when I get done staring at this image, I’ll head to the kitchen. But aren’t these beautiful!?

chocolate orange truffle crinkle cookies
13. Recipe Girl – Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

Oh man alive… Gooey Butter Cookies are my WEAKNESS. Hence the reason I also have different types of gooey butter cookies here on the blog too! (Chocolate Caramel Gooey Butter Cookies and Strawberry Shortcake Gooey Butter Cookies)

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies
14. Overstuffed Life – Peppermint Meltaways

These look mouthwatering and I can almost imagine what they taste like, can’t you?

Peppermint Meltaway Cookies
15. Inside Bru Crew Life – Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Macaroons

Salted caramel and chocolate go together like a pb&j. How fun to munch on these around the Christmas table this year!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Macaroons Cookies
16. Our Best Bites – Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Aw, these are so sweet! Well, sweet in taste and cute too!

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
17. No-Bake Nutter Butter Truffle Recipe

Although this post is FULL of Milk and Cookies party ideas, you’ll find a delicious No-Bake Nutter Butter Truffle Recipe too!

Milk and Cookies Party Play Date Ideas. Snowman Nutter Butter Truffle

18. The Girl Who Ate Everything – Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookie Bars

Get in my belly! Sugar cookies are a girls best friend aren’t they?

Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookie Bars
19. Amanda’s Cookin’ – Chocolate Snow Cookies

Now THIS is the kind of snow that I like!

Chocolate Snow Cookies
20. Recipe Girl – Chocolate-Peanut Butter Snowballs

For some reason snowball cookies help justify eating too many! I can just pop one in and pop the next one in without hesistating!

Filled Snowball Cookies

They all look so good, right!? Do you see your favorite Christmas cookie recipe here? Tell me. I’d love to hear what your favorite is!

Looking for more easy Christmas dessert recipes?

If you love easy cookie recipes, then I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that you love easy dessert recipes too?

Here are some of the tastiest Christmas recipes here on the blog:

BEST Punch Recipe

Peppermint Mocha Crunch Cake

Mint Chocolate Brownies

Tree Forest Winter Cupcakes

Cookie Decorating for Beginners

Sugar Cookies with Nutella Frosting

Christmas Party Play Date – Has super cute dessert ideas!

Milk and Cookies Play Date – Also has adorable dessert ideas!

Christmas Cookie Recipes

4 thoughts on “20 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes – Best of the Best

  1. Thanks so much for featuring two of my recipes! The Peppermint Meltaways are definitely our favorite holiday cookie, but now I’m seeing a bunch of others on this list that I need to try!

    1. Jessica says:

      You bet! They look delicious! Oh gosh I know… I’m going to be on cookie overload! Lol! 🙂 Thanks for popping by!

  2. Tanya says:

    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Snowballs – it very opportunely!

  3. Karen Wood says:

    The Eggnog Pudding Pies took me by surprise! As much as I love homemade cookies…I love pies even more.

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