50+ Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes
Between both cookbooks and my blog, I have over 800 goodies shared with the world. When I stop and think about it, it’s completely ABSURD and wonderful at the same time. Today, I’m showcasing over 50 of them. Mostly Christmas cookies and a few holiday candy recipes, with plenty of butter, sugar, chocolate, and sprinkles to satisfy even the sweetest of teeth. All favorites with my family, with my friends, treats I grew up with, recipes passed down to me, cookbook-worthy recipes, you get the picture. Life wouldn’t be complete without any of ’em. Oh how I wish we could bake them together. Wouldn’t that be fun?!
Let’s get this show on the road!
We’ll start with the classics. Gingerbread men are an obvious must.
And so are holiday sugar cookies. (My favorite trick for easy and fun decorating, plus the icing recipe included!)
Classics with a twist like toasted pecan snowball cookies, toasted hazelnut slice ‘n’ bakes with milk chocolate, and these suuuuuuper soft white chocolate chip molasses cookies.
Also: these classic mint chocolate brownies. Kevin LOVES these.
From my 1st cookbook if you have a copy, Mom’s Gingersnaps. ♥
Speaking of snickerdoodles: frosted chai spice snickerdoodles.
Peanut Butter Blossoms– a total Christmas classic, right? I published this recipe in Sally’s Candy Addiction cookbook. Flip to the last chapter where I have several baked desserts using store-bought candy. (Did someone say Andes mint chocolate cream pie?! Because that recipe’s in there.♥)
Also from Sally’s Candy Addiction and pictured in the 1st photo of this post: birthday cake fudge (the cover recipe) made with red and green sprinkles! I brought it along to my Houston book signing. Gone in an hour.
If you’re eating gluten free OR someone you know is, try my 5 ingredient mint chocolate bark. No fuss and comes together like that. (snaps fingers)
More festive gluten free flourless treats: almond butter chocolate chip cookies, homemade peppermint bark (make sure those candy canes are made in a GF facility), and mint chocolate energy bites (festive AND healthy).
Here’s a favorite no-bake treat. You KNOW how obsessed I am with homemade toffee! This is my dark chocolate almond toffee.
Chewy oatmeal cookies totally steal my heart and I have a few favorites you can add to your holiday baking list: classic oatmeal raisin cookies, Biscoff white chocolate oatmeal cookies, and dark chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies (no raisins in sight!).
Also loved: super chewy oatmeal M&M cookies.
Also: these chocolate turtle cookies with caramel and pecans.
Do you like magic bars? Like, the 7 layer bars with butterscotch, coconut, pecans, and chocolate? Here is my ultimate version with an extra thick graham cracker cookie crust!
And my red velvet version. Can’t get enough.
Speaking of red velvet, have you tried my other red velvet treats yet? Like these red velvet chocolate chip cookies, red velvet cheesecake swirl brownies, and white chocolate dipped red velvet cookies.
You can’t beat classic coconut macaroon cookies. They’re SO easy.
And if you have a copy of Sally’s Baking Addiction cookbook, I include my chocolate orange coconut macaroons inside the cookie chapter. Love the flavors so, so much.
White chocolate and holiday cookies go hand in hand. Here are my white chocolate cranberry pistachio biscotti, cherry almond shortbread cookies, and super soft and chewy white chocolate cranberry pistachio cookies.
If you have a copy of Sally’s Baking Addiction cookbook, you have to try this super simple white chocolate swirl bark. I love adding dried cranberries and pistachios for texture and pizazz. (Guess what? This is a gluten free treat!)
If you want sweet, salty, and super buttery favorites… let me introduce you to my butter pecan cookies, salted vanilla toffee cookies, and these super chunky white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. OMG.
And finally, let’s talk sprinkles. The most festive cookies of them all! We have the ever so popular and widely loved cake batter chocolate chip cookies, my soft-baked funfetti cookies, and my funfetti cookies supreme decorated with frosting.
Oh, I can’t forget the queen of all holiday cookies: candy cane kiss cookies!
See even more (dozens more!) Christmas recipes.
Phew! Did you make it all the way down here? Do your fingers hurt from scrolling? Are your pants tighter? Whoops. I hope you find something to bake for all the holidays festivities in the next 10 days. Christmas is already next week. HOW did that happen! Thank you so much for making my recipes part of your holiday.
Serious Q: What are you baking these next two weeks? I want to know it all!
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