12/31 | 25 Christmas Cookie Recipes

Everyone makes cookies for Santa! And I’m sure he is super appreciative, but don’t you think millions of chocolate chip cookies would get a little boring? Why not jazz it up this year and surprise the jolly guy!

These 25 Christmas Cookie Recipes would also be great for a cookie exchange, gifts for neighbors, or to enjoy with a cup of cocoa! You’ve got lots of options here to choose from so you can find just the right ones! 

25 Christmas Cookie Recipes

Don’t you just love holiday baking? We sit down and look through the ideas we have collected and make our plan. It’s so much fun to see all the creative recipes. We make up trays for cookie exchanges, put together boxes and baskets of cookies to give as gifts, and of course, make some just for the big man in the red suit himself! 

The cookies we have rounded up here are perfect for all holiday occasions. Just wait until you see how adorable they are! 


1. Cherry Chocolate Kiss Cookies

2. Snowflake Sugar Cookies

3. Red Velvet Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

4. Twisted Candy Cane Cookies

5. Present Cookies

6. Christmas Cookie Bars

7.  Sprinkle Swirl Cookies

8. Thumbprint Cookies

9. Snow Kiss Cookies

10. Pecan-Shortbread Tree Cookies 

11. Candy Cane Fudge Brownies Cookies

12. Santa Star Cookies

13. Dulce de Leche Cashew Thumbprint Cookie

14. Peppermint Crunch Cookies

15. Melting Snowmen Cookies

16. Gingerbread Trees with Lemon Icing

17. Nutter Butter Reindeer

18. Coco Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

19. Homemade Oreo Cookies

20. Snowmen Cookies

21. Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

22. Peanut Butter Rudolph Cookies

23. M&M Christmas Tree Cookies

24. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cookies

25. Eggnog Cookies


Which of these Christmas cookies will you be baking with your family this year? It’s so hard to choose because there are so many adorable ones. We’re especially fond of all of the reindeer cookies and we think Santa Claus would just love them too. 

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