Christmas Cookies

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It’s Christmas cookie season!! This is one of the most exciting parts of the holiday season and we wouldn’t dare let you miss out on it! Baking cookies with your family and friends definitely gets you in the holiday spirit, and there’s just so many easy and fun ones to choose from. And if you’re scrambling for a last-minute gift, a cute holiday cookie box with homemade treats is sure to be a hit! So if you need a little inspiration this year, here are some of our favorite Christmas Cookie recipes for you to enjoy.😊

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GingerBread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Decorated gingerbread cookies scattered on a white surface.
This recipe for Gingerbread Cookies makes plenty of soft, chewy, ginger-spiced molasses Christmas cookies that are perfect for decorating!
4 from 4 votes
$5.29 recipe / $0.22 each Get the Recipe

We’re starting things off with these classic Gingerbread Cookies! These ginger-spiced molasses cookies are often cut into the shape of gingerbread men or other fun holiday-themed shapes, then decorated with a simple icing for the perfect Christmas cookie!

Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

Overhead view of a pile of jam thumbprint cookies.
Jam Thumbprint Cookies are a Christmas cookie classic made with a shortbread dough, sweet fruit jam, and a nutty coconut coating.
5 from 6 votes
$2.69 recipe / $0.17 each Get the Recipe

Don’t forget to add a few of these cute little Thumbprint Cookies to your Christmas cookie platter this year. These rich shortbread cookies are so easy to make and can be filled with your favorite jam or other sweet treats.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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These chocolate crinkle cookies are a must-have Christmas cookie and the perfect companion to a cup of coffee or hot cocoa!
5 from 4 votes
$2.57 recipe / $0.13 each Get the Recipe

These fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are an absolute must-have during Christmastime. They’re light and cakey with a rich and fudgy texture and super fun to make!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This easy chocolate chip cookie recipe makes deliciously chewy cookies with crispy edges and melty semi-sweet chocolate chips throughout.
2.50 from 2 votes
$4.58 recipe / $0.25 serving Get the Recipe

Everyone loves a soft & chewy chocolate chip cookie. These Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with brown butter, semi-sweet chocolate, and are simply irresistible!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Peanut butter blossoms are a classic Christmas cookie that features a chewy peanut butter cookie topped with a sweet chocolate kiss.
5 from 4 votes
$4.10 recipe / $0.23 each Get the Recipe

Peanut Butter Blossoms, also known as “kiss cookies”, are a Christmas cookie favorite! They’re incredibly easy to make, and they’re great for new cooks or baking with your kids.

Chocolate Molasses Cookies

Chocolate Molasses Cookies

Chocolate molasses cookies stacked on a cooling rack
These unique molasses cookies are sweet, chewy, full of warm spices, and big chunks of melty chocolate inside.
4.70 from 10 votes
$6.50 recipe / $0.27 each Get the Recipe

These Chocolate Molasses Cookies are the perfect cozy cookie for cold winter days. They’re a classic soft and chewy molasses cookie full of warm spices and chunks of melty chocolate.

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

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Score all the bear hugs from the cinnamon lover in your life with this easy recipe for tangy cinnamon-sugar-crusted snickerdoodles.
3.38 from 8 votes
$3.83 recipe / $0.24 serving Get the Recipe

If you want to become the instant favorite, gift someone a batch of these chewy, cinnamon-sugar-crusted Snickerdoodles this Christmas!

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

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Sugar cookies are budget-friendly, simple to make, and a delicious way to make memories that will last a lifetime.
4.41 from 5 votes
$4.41 recipe / $0.37 serving Get the Recipe

Go ahead and whip up a batch of these Sugar Cookie and spend the afternoon decorating them with family and friends. Feel free to cut them into holiday-themed shapes and use red and green icing to decorate!

Cinnamon Pecan Sandies

Cinnamon Pecan Sandies

Close up of Cinnamon Pecan Sandies on a wooden plate with whole pecans
Rich, buttery, and nutty Cinnamon Pecan Sandies are the perfect easy cookie for dipping into a hot mug of cocoa or adding to your holiday cookie platter.
4.60 from 15 votes
$4.86 recipe / $0.20 per cookie Get the Recipe

These Cinnamon Pecan Sandies will look absolutely gorgeous on your Christmas cookie platter this year! They’re rich, buttery, and nutty, with just a little hint of sweetness.

Homemade Biscotti

Homemade Biscotti

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Homemade biscotti are a simple sweet treat that are endlessly customizable and are the perfect companion for a hot cup of homemade coffee.
4.50 from 4 votes
$3.46 recipe / $0.19 each Get the Recipe

No need to spend all that money going through the drive-thru at your local coffee shop; these Homemade Biscotti are just as delicious and can be made into a million different flavors!

Easy Chocolate Fudge

Easy Chocolate Fudge

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This super fast and easy chocolate fudge recipe is perfect for Christmas cookie platters or anytime you need a quick chocolate fix.
5 from 6 votes
$6.88 recipe / $0.43 serving Get the Recipe

If you’ve got a sweet tooth this holiday season, then you’ve got to try this Easy Chocolate Fudge recipe! It’s an easy addition to your Christmas cookie platter and the perfect way to get your chocolate fix.

Homemade Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats

Stacked rice krispie treats
Sweet and fluffy marshmallows, creamy butter, and crispy rice cereal make these homemade rice krispie treats melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
4.85 from 13 votes
$2.30 recipe / $0.26 serving Get the Recipe

At last, one of my favorite Christmas holiday treats are these sweet & chewy Homemade Rice Krispie Treats! It’s literally just four simple ingredients, but together they become something truly magical! And if you want to make them more festive, add some red and green sprinkles to give them a holiday look!

Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

flourless peanut butter cookies scattered on a surface
These dairy-free flourless peanut butter cookies are soft, rich, and have the perfect salty-sweet balance. 
4.73 from 18 votes
$1.65 recipe / $0.14 each Get the Recipe

These flourless and dairy-free Peanut Butter Cookies are rich, soft, and perfectly salty-sweet. They’re a great option for gluten-free and dairy-free friends and they’re also incredibly easy to make!

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