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As soon as the Thanksgiving dishes are done, I start thinking about baking Christmas Cookies. I tend to make the same 6-8 cookies each year along with fudge, toffee and peppermint bark. But I also like to shake things up a bit with at least one new holiday cookie! And I have a boatload of favorites from my blogger friends to share with you today!

Round Up of over 30 of the BEST Christmas Cookies photo collage

30+ Christmas Cookies for the Holidays

My rule of thumb for holiday cookies is to have one sugary cookie, one chocolate, one peanut butter, one ginger, one nutty and one coconutty. Something for everyone. And they are ALL my favorites. But that doesn’t mean I ever stop looking for an improved recipe or a new twist to make my Christmas cookies even better. Plus I have an annual cookie exchange and that cookie recipe cannot be the same as one that I deliver to my friends and neighbors. That would be blasphemy!

Favorite Christmas Cookies Recipes


Chewy Molasses Cookies by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

german chocolate cookie

German Chocolate Cake Cookie by A Dash of Sanity

Cookies & Cream Cookies 1

Cookies & Cream Cookies by Domestic Superhero

Italian Ricotta Cookies

Italian Ricotta Cookies by Love Bakes Good Cakes

Triple Ginger Snaps

Triple Ginger Snaps by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Turtle Thumbprints

Turtle Thumbprint Cookies by Let’s Dish


Chocolate Mint Macarons by Ashlee Marie

Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Blossoms

Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Blossoms by Java Cupcake

Dulche De Leche Cookies

Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies by High Heels and Grills

Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies by Mandy’s Recipe Box

Eggnog Oatmeal Cookies

Eggnog Oatmeal Cookies by Kleinworth & Co.

Rolo Cookies

Rolo Cookies with Sea Salt by Like Mother Like Daughter

Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks

Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks by Big Bear’s Wife

Mint Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies by Lemons for Lulu

peppermint candy cane cookies

Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies by Self Proclaimed Foodie

Peppermint Snowcap Meringues

Peppermint Snowcap Meringues by  Very Culinary

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies by Eazy Peazy Mealz

Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Chocolate Coconut Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic

Triple Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Triple Chocolate Turtle Cookies by Carlsbad Cravings

Cranberry Orange Cookies

Cranberry Orange Cookies by Fake Ginger

Homemade Peppermint Oreos

Homemade Peppermint Oreos by Healthy Food Healthy Life

Italian Anisette S Cookie

Italian Anisette “S” Cookies by Wishes and Dishes

No Bake Christmas Tree Cookies

No Bake Christmas Tree Cookies by The Recipe Rebel

Spritz Cookies

Ginger Spice Spritz Cookies by Cooking and Beer

Toffee Almond Snowball Cookies

Toffee Almond Snowball Cookies by Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Viennese Crescents

Viennese Crescents by 365 Days of Baking and More

Christmas Cookie Trees

Christmas Cookie Tree by Bread Booze Bacon

Eggnog Thumbprints

Eggnog Thumbprints by White Lights On Wednesday

Perfect Cut Sugar Cookies

Perfect Cut Sugar Cookies by Wine & Glue

Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies

Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies by Yummy Healthy Easy


Classic Sugar Cookies by The Love Nerds

I hope you found lots of inspiration for your holiday baking this year! I want to crank up the oven and start baking ASAP!!! Which is your favorite???

Don’t miss my post on How to Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange!

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25 comments on “30+ Christmas Cookies”

  1. We can never have enough cookie recipes to try, no?
    Great collection Liz!

  2. Great roundup and perfect timing! I have a cookie exchange to attend soon and needed some inspiration. 🙂

  3. Now if that’s not inspiring, I surely don’t know what is? What a gorgeous round-up of Christmas baking, perfect because by the time December rolls around, I’ve already decided what I’m baking and won’t have time to fit in anything else.

  4. There is no such thing as too many Christmas cookie recipes and you have a great selection, Liz! I just bought a couple of Christmas cookie cookbooks and now I can add these to the collection. Thanks!

  5. I am sooooo into crushed candy canes this year, those meringues are gorgeous! This is a spectacular round-up of recipes:@)

    I love these recipes! Great photos! Everything looks so yummy!

  7. How in the world could any one pick just one? They all look amazing! I know there are at least 10 that I must put on my list!

  8. What an awesome assortment. I’ll take one of each and share them at my Weight Watcher’s meeting. This is killing me!

  9. Lizzy,
    Great cookie roundup. I make lots of cookies too, about 15 to 20 different types of cookies for Christmas. I start with two batches of pizzelle on Thanksgiving weekend (although, that’s technically not baking). I send those out to a friend in Florida, another friend in Westchester NY, three Aunts in the Bronx, my cousins in Newburgh, NY and each of my three sisters and my sister-in-law. The pizzelle stay nice at room temperature for a long time.

  10. I make hands down the best healthy cookies ever! I am going to potentially make them this year… For Man-Friend and his family… Wonder if they will actually like them! 😮 ha ha ah!

  11. Every single one looks fantastic, this is a perfect round up, Liz.

  12. Great round-up Liz! These cookies are all so gorgeous, so much inspiration going on here!

  13. Who doesn’t love a vast assortment of Christmas cookies? I sure do! Wonderful collection — thanks for putting this together!

  14. Oh my, look at all these mouth watering cookies…what a collection.

  15. I thought i’m gonna start baking cookies right after Thanksgiving, but I changed my mind. Cookie baking starts NOW!

  16. How pretty are those!! Talented ladies!

  17. I think I need one of each, please! 🙂

  18. What an amazing list of festive cookies! Which ones too choose from though? One of each maybe 😉

  19. Hi Liz, what a wonderful assortment of Christmas cookies, I love this time of year!

  20. You’re so fast or am I late, Liz? You’re making me panick, it’s only Nov. Hahaha! Wonderful round-up, dear! xoxo

  21. This is so fun! I love Christmas cookies and choosing new ones to bake each year. Can’t wait to get baking!

  22. Oh dear how do I choose?

  23. Oh, my, goodness, Liz…Thank God those photos tantalizing my brain and desire button are only replicas of the real thing. Bravo to your discipline for trying one cookie from each category. If your 30 cookies were placed on a plate in front of me, I’d have to taste each and every one.

  24. Way too much temptation for this cookie monster. If I start tomorrow, I could try most of them! Great list Liz! Hope you and your family are enjoying a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend.

  25. I’m so hungry now. These all look great!

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