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85 Best Christmas and Holiday Cookies


In this post I am sharing a round up of 85 Best Christmas and Holiday Cookies.

There’s a wonderful sweet aroma in the air. Do you smell it? There are holiday and Christmas cookies baking in the oven.

Cookies for gatherings, cookie swaps, gifts and of course a few for Santa Claus. You’ll find a little bit of everything in this collection.

There are traditional favorites, like sugar cookies, to no bakes, international recipes, and special diet…like vegan and gluten free. Just a lot of delicious scrumptious cookies!

Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others.

Traditional Favorites Christmas Cookies

Here’s a peek at some of the delicious cookie recipes you’ll find, just scroll down for the links.

Platter Talk: Cherry Kiss Cookies

4 Sons ‘R’ Us: Peppermint Snowball Cookies

Julia’s Simply Southern: Ultimate Oatmeal Cookies

Back to my Southern Roots: Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Cooking with Carlee: Rolled Sugar Cookies

Fun Money Mom: Mint Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Grits and Pinecones: Cornmeal Cookies with Tomato Jam

My Organized Chaos: Eggnog Cookies

Julia’s Simply Southern: Grandma’s Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

Served Up With Love: Ginger Snaps

Cooking With K: Linzer Christmas Cookies

Soulfully Made: Chocolate Oreo Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone

What a Girl Eats: Brown Sugar Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Tikkido: No Bake Crème de Menthe Cookie Bars

Norine’s Nest: Christmas Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Noshing with the Nolands: Polar Bear Cookies

Everyday Mom’s Meals: Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Call Me PMC: Caramel Stuffed Sugar Cookies

If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen: Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

Eating Richly: Reindeer Gingerbread Cookies (from Gingerbread Men)

Miss in the Kitchen: Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Beyer Beware: Christmas Cake Mix Gooey Butter Cookies

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year

The Speedy Spatula: Easy M&M Christmas Cookies

The Kitchen Is My Playground: Insanely Delicious Turtle Cookies

Accidental Happy Baker: Pineapple Cookies

Kitchen Mason: Lemon & Ginger Christmas Cookies

This Old Gal: Best Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Let’s Eat Cake: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

My Kitchen Love: Eggnog Madeleines

The Schmidty: Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

Yay for Food: Six Ingredient Crunchy Almond Cookies

Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness

Dancing Through The Rain: Salted Caramel Cookies

Nourish and Nestle: Snow Covered Christmas Tree Cookies

Supergolden Bakes: Easiest Gingerbread Cookies

Brooklyn Farm Girl: Cream Cheese Christmas Sugar Cookies

Adventures of Mel: Red Nosed Reindeer Thumbprint Cookies

Mommy Hates Cooking: Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies

Julia’s Simply Southern: Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

Family Spice: Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

Neighbor Food: Chocolate Dipped Fluffernutter Cookies

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love

Taste and See: Cranberry Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Jen Around the World: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Salt and Lavender: Peppermint Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Moore or Less Cooking: Caramel Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Salt and Baker: Soft Holiday Gingersnap Cookies

Life Made Simple: Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Moneywise Moms: Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cadry’s Kitchen: Lasso the Moon Cookies

Crayons and Cravings: Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Mother Would Know: Chanukah Gelt Cookies – Peanut Butter Dreams

Frugal Foodie Mama: White Chocolate Dipped Cherry Shortbread Cookies

Holidays – any holiday – are such a great opportunity to focus on bringing the family together

Mighty Mrs.: Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons 

Dessert for Two: Christmas Lights Cookies with Royal Icing

Little Dairy on the Prairie: Mint Chip Sugar Cookies

Savory Nothings: Peppermint Brownie Cookies

Natalie’s Happy Healthy: Honey Cinnamon Cookies

Recipes Just 4 U: Holiday Kiss Cookies

Joy To The World

The Flavor Bender: Classic Thumbprint Cookies

Serena Bakes: Sugar Cookies

Easy No Bake Cookies

South Your Mouth: No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

My Stay at Home Adventures: No Bake Nutella Christmas Cookies

Joyfully Mad: No Bake Stained Glass Window Cookies

Peace on earth, goodwill towards all

Cookies from Around the World

Christina’s Cucina: Scottish Snowballs (Raspberry Jam Sandwich Cookies Dipped in Coconut)

Recipes from a Pantry: Rose Pistachio Cookies {Shortbread }

Cakies: Kerstkransjes (Dutch Christmas Cookies)

She Loves Biscotti: Brutti ma Buoni: Italian Hazelnut Almond Meringue

Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary:  MEDOVNÍKY: A Slovak Spiced Honey Cookie Recipe

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.

April Golightly: Italian Rainbow Cookies

Earth Food Fire: Vanillekipferl – German Vanilla Almond Crescents

Scrummy Lane: Melomakarona Greek Christmas Honey Cookies

Learning and Yearning: Kruschiki the Ultimate Polish Christmas Cookie 

Fab Food 4 All: Crispy Clementine Cookies

Our many different cultures notwithstanding, there’s something about the holidays that makes the planet communal. Even nations that do not celebrate Christmas can’t help but be caught up in the collective spirit of their neighbors, as twinkling lights dot the landscape and carols fill the air. It’s an inspiring time of the year

Cinnamon and Coriander: German Hazelnut Meringue Cookies

Love Bakes Good Cakes: Italian Ricotta Cookies

Truly: German Gingerbread Heart Cookies

Little Sugar Snaps: Christmas Wreath Biscuits

With a Blast: South African Christmas Fruit Mincemeat Pies

Special Diet (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Low Carb)

Gathering Dreams: Vegan Chocolate Amaretti Cookies

Veggie Inspired: Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Adore Foods: German Terassen Kekse Christmas Cookies

Faithfully Gluten Free: Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

The Organic Kitchen: Traditional Sugar Cookies with Naturally Colored Icing

Low Carb Yum: Cream Cheese Cookies (Gluten Free Low Carb)

Mama Knows Gluten Free: Almond Spritz Cookies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Sharing the holiday with other people, and feeling that you’re giving of yourself, gets you past all the commercialism

Vegan Huggs: Snowmen Vegan Meringue Cookies

A star, a star, dancing in the night


Meet Julia

Author of Julia's Simply Southern

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Monday 10th of December 2018

Mmmm, I love Christmas cookies. So many wonderful recipes! Thank you for sharing my reindeer thumbprint cookies.

Julie @ Back To My Southern Roots

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Thanks so much for sharing my cookies and all of the other absolutely wonderful recipes!!

Julia Jordan

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Julie, It's a pleasure to share your wonderful recipes! Julia


Saturday 8th of December 2018

This is the most delicious collection of Christmas cookies I've seen! I can't wait to start working my way through them all! Thanks for including Taste And See!

Julia Jordan

Saturday 8th of December 2018

I look forward to trying them all!

Camilla Hawkins

Saturday 8th of December 2018

What a fantastic selection of Christmas Cookies recipes, can't wait to try some of them. Thanks for linking to my Crispy Clementine Cookies;-)

Julia Jordan

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Camilla, You are most welcome! The crispy clementine cookies look amazing and I can't wait to try the recipe. Julia