15 Irresistible Christmas Cookie Recipes

It’s that time of year again! Holiday baking, cookie exchanges, and quality time with family wouldn’t be the same without a Christmas cookie or two!

If you’re tired of the same holiday cookies year after year, then here are 15 new ones to try!

Whether you’re putting together a holiday party, or giving out cookie boxes this year, your friends and family will appreciate a variety of holiday cookie flavors to choose from!

From orange glazed gingerbread to chocolate mocha cookies, there isn’t a cookie here that someone in your life wouldn’t love!

So break out the cookie cutters and dust off the stand mixer, it’s time to start baking!

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The most irresitable cookie recipes you need to bake!

Holiday Cinnamon Lattice Cookies

For all the cinnamon fans, these adorable and festive lattice cookies and unique and delicious, too! The lattice effect makes for a very different texture and the difference is good!

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

A decadent and fudgy thumbprint cookie topped with Christmas sprinkles! A chocolate cookie with extra choccy dumped in the middle, chocolate lovers like myself will be in heaven!

Orange Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

A gingery sweet and citrus holiday cookie to make when regular gingerbread cookies just won’t do. The orange zest takes these cookies to a whole new level I never knew existed for gingerbread, bring on the spice!

Stamped Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

A simple recipe that’s both buttery and crisp, and flavored with brown sugar. Melt in the mouth shortbread with the added element of fun designs, perfect for Christmas gifts and kids alike.

Christmas Tree Cookies

The cutest decorated cookie that is sure to impress your friends and family for the holidays. With only 3 ingredients this is the perfect recipe to get the kids helping out in the kitchen.

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Collage for 2 stacks for cookies wrapped in Christmas ribbon.

Chocolate Mocha Cookies

For those of us who love hot mochas in the winter, this holiday cookie is the perfect blend of chocolate and coffee, all baked into a cookie. Soft, thick and chewy cookies that coffee lovers will drool over.

Cinnamon Crunch Snickerdoodle Cookies

Not your average snickerdoodle, this one is loaded up with cinnamon crunchy crumbles for a festive and unique holiday cookie! And when I say cinnamon, I’m talking some serious cinnamon, you’ll love them!

Poinsettia Cookies

These adorable flower-shaped cookies with cream cheese and festive sprinkles! These are not what you expect until you click through! I love the strong colors and of course the taste is bang on.

Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies

Red and white dough twisted together and shaped into candy canes! Kids love candy canes and they’ll love these peppermint flavored candy cane cookies even more.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

A cinnamon chocolate cookie with added cayenne pepper and mini marshmallows. Cinnamon and chocolate are a heaven sent match in my book, the small cayenne kick elevates this still further.

Collage of 2 sets of Christmas decorated cookies.

Spiced Raspberry Linzer Cookies

Homemade raspberry jam sandwiched between perfectly shaped cookies. In the UK you can buy these, they’re called jammie dodgers. But of course they are not a patch on these scrummy raspberry linzer cookies!

Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Cookies

The perfect blend of cocoa and peppermint baked into one perfectly shaped Christmas tree cookie. A fabulously different take on the standard Christmas tree cookie!

Classic Gingerbread Man Cookies

Sometimes a classic cookie done well is all it takes to get into the Christmas spirit! This is the recipe I used as a child, I didn’t bake much but gingerbread men I definitely did!

Almond Shortbread Cookies

A cute holiday cookie made with sliced almonds, almond flour, and almond extract. Just 6 ingredients and made in a food processor, these cookies are incredibly easy to make yet look and taste wonderful!

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

The most beautiful and perfect cookies you’ll see this holiday season spiced with ginger and cinnamon. An altogether different gingerbread, made with honey not molasses and so soft!

Collage for 2 stacks for cookies wrapped in Christmas ribbon.

Get cookie cooking!

Cookies and Christmas go together like left and right, fish and chips, and night and day. Christmas cookies are the perfect gift to give teachers, neighbors, hostesses and those folk you don’t know well enough to buy for.

Plus, your home will smell divine when you are baking! I love baking cookies although I try not to make them too often. Because I’m very likely to sample one or three and then i must make more. Sampling again which is not great for my waistline.

Enjoy these gorgeous Christmas cookie recipes and bask in the grateful feedback you will get from delighted recipients.

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Last Updated on 4th April 2023 by Emma

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