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Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

Easy Christmas cookie recipes you will love. From peppermint Hershey Kiss Christmas cookies to gingerbread and everything in between it will keep you busy baking this December!

Christmas cookie recipes

Seriously, I am ALL about baking easy Christmas cookie recipes once it hits December 1st every year!! From gingerbread to peppermint creations, I love baking with my girls and hosting a Christmas cookie exchange too. Here are a bunch of holiday cookies I know you’ll love too. (originally published 11/16, affiliate links present)

So you have your tree up (ours goes up literally the day after Thanksgiving), lights up, and now it is time for some holiday cookies. Get ready for wonderful smells to fill your house with homemade gingerbread dough and many more goodies here.

I remember baking with my Grandma making the annual batch of lebkuchen (spice cookie) and every time I smell that scent it brings me back to my childhood.


Now that I am a parent to 3 girls myself I like to integrate a few new ones each year, but they have to be easy. Anything made in the microwave works like our chocolate peppermint bark and fudge.

Recently I have become obsessed with making charcuterie boards for beginners too. They are always a huge hit and I want to share my obsession with all of you, it’s addicting y’all.

I am all about baking that requires just a few ingredients like these cake mix gingerbread cookies. Use a few more for homemade lemon crinkle cookies, or you can make it as a boxed cake mix recipe too.

gingerbread men cookies

We have easy using cake mix to completely homemade like our coffee cake cookies with a crumble topping.

  1. Crinkle cookies recipe can be made red and green for Christmas
  2. Egg nog cookie cups are so fun to make and delish. If you want to make a cake, our egg nog cake is another favorite.
  3. Want a layered treat? Try pecan shortbread bars with chocolate and a caramel flavor.

Snickerdoodle hot chocolate cookies are fun and a great twist on a few favorite holiday flavors. You can dip these homemade shortbread cookies in chocolate or enjoy them as is.

  1. Hazelnut cookies are festive and something different to try
  2. The Best Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever!
  3. Pecan snowball cookies
snowball cookies

Best Christmas Cookies

You can always throw in another goodie though that isn’t “technically” a cookie. I mean your guests will love some Christmas fudge too. Right?? If you want your kids to help along the way I would suggest Hershey Kiss Christmas cookies.

  1. Spice Cookies – Lebkuchen
  2. Cocoa Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies
  3. Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
  4. Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies
  5. Snowflake Pretzel Pops
  6. Easy Snowflake OREO Cookie Balls

If you love all of these easy Christmas cookie recipe ideas you should try making our Christmas tree cupcakes…super easy and a great activity to do together!

christmas tree cupcakes
  1. Pecan Tassies
  2. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
  3. The Ultimate Christmas Cookie
  4. Nutter Butter Santas and Reindeer
  5. Last Minute Christmas Cookies
  6. Easy peppermint bark recipe and Instant Pot peanut clusters aren’t cookies, but fun Christmas desserts you don’t have to bake.

Then make Christmas tree sugar cookies.

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Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

Easy Christmas cookie recipes of all kind are here. Chocolate, peppermint, sugar cookies shaped pretty for the holidays.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, cookies, dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 145kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl use a mixer to beat softened butter for a few minutes, then add sugar and beat for another few minutes until fluffy.
  • Mix in both extracts. Add flour and beat until mixed. Use a small (1 tablespoon) cookie scoop to make a ball, use your hands to roll and if you want to coat the outside with sprinkles or colored sugar pour that on a plate and roll until coated.
  • Set on baking sheet with space in between them. Bake for 9 minutes until outside edges are starting to crack but centers are still a bit undercooked and tender.
  • Remove from oven and gently press 1 unwrapped Kiss in the center of each one. Leave on baking pan until completely cooled.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 236IU5%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Christine aka TheOneNOnly

Tuesday 6th of December 2022

This recipe was really quick and taste phenomenal! My kids ( including myself!) ate 2 batches so fast...I know this my first cake mix cookies I've made n definitely many more to come.thank you.

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