Not sure what you’re baking for family, friends and Santa this year? Here are 40+ Christmas Cookie Recipes to help you decide.
Every year since I started blogging (almost three whole years ago — what?!), my friend Erin from The Speckled Palate has invited me to participate in her big, virtual Christmas cookie party, The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange.
And every year, I’ve shared a recipe I love to make at the holidays:
- In 2014: No-Bake Avalanche Cookies
- In 2015: Mexican Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
- In 2016: Cardamom Ginger Cat Gingerbread Cookies
I don’t really remember how I first met Erin, only that we immediately bonded over our mutual love for cookies. This year, I jumped in to help her plan and execute this incredible week. (But really, cheers to her for all the heavy lifting and fabulous ideas.)
This week is always a lovely celebration of the best part of the holidays. It’s so neat to see my fellow food bloggers — some I know and some I don’t — come together to share their favorite holiday stories and recipes.
Erin and I are so excited to share this year’s 40+ Christmas Cookie Recipes today. We’ve linked them all up below — click through to see the recipes, then pin + enjoy! Happy baking!
ABOUT THE SWEETEST SEASON
This recipe is part of The Sweetest Season, an annual virtual cookie swap co-hosted by Erin of The Speckled Palate and myself. Every year, we get a bunch of food bloggers together to share new holiday cookie recipes.
This year we are raising money for Cookies 4 Kids’ Cancer, which is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to funding research for new, innovative and less-toxic treatments for childhood cancer.
This season, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is in a matching window with their friends at OXO, meaning OXO will be matching every dollar raised through Dec. 31, 2022, up to $100,000. Whatever money we raise will automatically double on our fundraising page!
Brownies & Bar Cookies
Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies from Beer Girl Cooks, as seen above
Healthy Magic Cookie Bars from simple and savory
Orange Cranberry Bars from The Speckled Palate
Quadruple Chocolate Decadent Brownie from An Oregon Cottage
Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies from The Beach House Kitchen, as seen above
Cardamom Ginger Cat Gingerbread Cookies from Feast + West
Chocolate Shortbread Snowflakes from Thoroughly Nourished Life
Christmas Cookie Pops from A Savory Feast
German Chocolate Cookie Cups from The Crumby Cupcake
Gluten Free Vanilla Sugar Cookies from The Petit Gourmet
Mint Sugar Cookie Christmas Trees from Hey There Sunshine
Nana’s Anise Pierniki from The Crumby Cupcake
Paleo Peppermint Oreos (Gluten-Free) from 40 Aprons
Salted Caramel Coconut Biscotti from The Crumby Cupcake
Sugar-Free Gingerbread Cookies from Wholesome Yum
Toasted Pecan Shortbread Cookies from The Speckled Palate
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from The Secret Ingredient Is, as seen above
Bakery Style Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Crumby Cupcake
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies from The Culinary Compass
Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Thumbprints from The Secret Ingredient Is
Easy White Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies from Meatloaf and Melodrama
Maple Cinnamon Sugar Cookies from Simply Whisked
No Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies from The Speckled Palate
Simple Six Ingredient Peppermint Crinkle Cookies from A Joyfully Mad Kitchen, as seen above
Caramel Surprise Cookies from Our Life Inspired
Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies from The Crumby Cupcake
Chocolate Chip Macaroons from 2 Cookin Mamas
Chocolate Cookie Pies with Candy Cane Buttercream from Glisten and Grace
Chocolate Italian Meatball Cookies from Ciao Chow Bambina
Gingerbread White Chocolate Earthquake Cookies from Thoroughly Nourished Life
Gingernut Cookies from My Gorgeous Recipes
Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles (Vegan) from Strength and Sunshine
Grandma’s Oatmeal Triblys from The Schmidty Wife
Maraschino Cherry Cookies from Thrifty Jinxy
Pecan Pie Shortbread Cookies from The Emotional Baker
Peppermint Cheesecake Cookie Cups from I Dig Pinterest
Peppermint Crunch Sugar Cookies from Everyday Made Fresh
Poppy Seed Kiss Cookies from Hello Little Home
Shortbread Cookies with White Chocolate and Candy Cane from Girl Heart Food
Mascarpone Cookie Cake from Brunch-n-Bites, as seen above
Butterscotch Snickerdoodle Skillet Cookie from No Spoon Necessary
Pumpkin Spice Pizzelles from Joybilee Farm