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I love making cookies all year long but there’s a special place in my heart for Christmas cookie baking. I’m so excited to share with you 13 of my favorite cookie recipes that are perfect for all of your holiday baking needs.

Baking is an activity to do with your kids when the snow is high in the yard. It’s a way to make memories with your grandchildren. Making cookies is a traditional way to say you are thinking of someone. These recipes are perfect to make with your loved ones, take to a party to share with friends, or even send in the mail to those you are thinking of but too far away to visit in person.

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Cookie Recipes Include:

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1. The BEST Gingerbread Cookies

This is probably my all-time favorite Christmas cookie and I wanted it very first in this book. The gingerbread cookies are soft, hold their shape, and have just the right amount of spice.


2. Easy Coconut Macaroons (3 Ways)

I love a spoon and drop kind of cookie! These are great cookies to have the kids help with because they are really simple to make. 

3. Christmas Peanut Butter Cookies

A cookie classic all dressed up for the holidays! I love a peanut butter cookie (and this recipe is extra chewy and when you dip half of it in chocolate and add some festive sprinkles, you are really onto something.

4. Christmas Magic Cookie Bars

When it comes to treats to share, I’m all about something that’s easy to put together with ingredients I have on hand. Christmas Magic Cookie Bars are just the kind of thing I’m talking about.

5. 1 Dough = 4 Different Christmas Cookies!

This is one recipe that you can make into FOUR different kinds of cookies. With a few simple variations, you can have an array of cookies to take to a party or to drop off to your neighbors with no extra effort on your part.

6. No Bake Fluffernutter Cookies

These go by a few names – Ritz Cookies, Cracker Cookies, New Mom Cookies, Knarr Cookies, Ho-Ho’s, and a handful of other family specific names. No matter what you call them, you are going to love making and eating these simple treats.

  • 7. Raspberry Streusel Bars
  • 8. Chocolate Shortbread
  • 9. Maple Sugar Cookies
  • 10. White Chocolate Ginger Cookies
  • 11. Mint Chocolate Dipped Cookies
  • 12. Homemade Oreos with Candy Cane Cream Centers
  • 13. Shortbread Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Plus Tips for Shipping Cookies & Free Printable Tags for Easy Christmas Gift Giving!