75+ Christmas Cookies

75 Christmas cookie recipes

It’s the official end to my 6th annual Sally’s Cookie Palooza! Thank you so much for sticking through all these cookie recipes in your inbox. There’s enough sugar to last us an entire year!

Just in case you need a little more inspiration, here are 75 Christmas cookies including classic Christmas cookies, decorated Christmas cookies, allergy-friendly cookies, chocolate, white chocolate, Christmas shortbread cookies, and a category for QUICK cookies! I’m confident you’ll find something to love.

Classic Christmas Cookies

1) Spritz Cookies
2) Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
3) Peanut Butter Blossoms and Peanut Butter Cookies
4) Soft Molasses Cookies
5) Crisp Molasses Cookies
6) Iced Oatmeal Cookies
7) Raspberry Pistachio Linzer Cookies
8) Snowballs
9) Rugelach
10) Gingerbread Cookies
11) Decorated Sugar Cookies
12) Snickerdoodles (no dough chilling)
13) Jam Thumbprints from Sally’s Cookie Addiction

Super Festive Christmas Cookies

14) Homemade Gingerbread House
15) Drop Style Christmas Cookies
16) Christmas Cookie Sparkles
17) Brown Butter Sugar Cookies
18) Christmas Sugar Cookies (with the easiest icing!)
19) Cream Cheese Stuffed Red Velvet Cookies
20) Snowmen Sugar Cookies
21) Cinnamon Roll Cookies
22) Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies
23) Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
24) Stained Glass Cookies from Cooking Classy
25) Candy Cane Cookies from The Kitchn

No Chill/Quick Christmas Cookies

26) Christmas Cookies in a Jar
27) Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
28) Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches (like Nutter Butters!)
29) Mini M&M Cookies
30) Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies
31) Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies (use festive sprinkles!)
32) Peanut Butter Cup Surprise Monster Cookies
33) Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
34) Soft Peanut Butter Cookies from The Recipe Critic
35) Eggnog Cookies from Spend with Pennies
36) Soft Amaretti Cookies from Love & Olive Oil

Allergy-Friendly Christmas Cookies

37) Lace Cookies (GF and no dough chilling)
38) No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Snowballs (nut free + GF, but make sure oats are certified GF)
39) Coconut Macaroons (nut free + GF)
40) Maple Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies (GF)
41) Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies (make sure oats are certified GF)
42) Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (make sure oats are certified GF)
43) Chocolate Peanut Butter Macarons (GF)
44) Hot Cocoa Cookies from Fit Foodie Finds (GF)
45) Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies from Fit Mitten Kitchen (V and GF)

Chocolate Lovers Christmas Cookies

46) Peppermint Mocha Cookies
47) Chocolate Turtle Cookies
48) Dark Chocolate Orange Biscotti (no dough chilling)
49) Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti (no dough chilling)
50) Butter Cookies with Orange & Chocolate Ganache
51) Brownie Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
52) Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies
53) Striped Fudge Cookie Sandwiches
54) Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies
55) Chocolate Sugar Cookies
56) Homemade Thin Mint Cookies
57) Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies from Tutti Dolci

White Chocolate Lovers Christmas Cookies

58) Peppermint Bark Cookies
59) Peppermint White Chocolate Cookies
60) Holiday Magic 5 Cookies
61) Maple Cinnamon Star Cookies (dipped in white chocolate!)
62) White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies
63) White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti (no dough chilling)
64) Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies (with white chocolate drizzle!)
65) Soft-Baked White Chocolate Chip Molasses Cookies
66) White Chocolate Dipped Snickerdoodles from Two Peas & Their Pod
67) Ginger Molasses Cookies from I Heart Naptime (dipped in white chocolate!)

Shortbread/Slice & Bake

68) Santa’s Whiskers Cookies
69) Brown Sugar Shortbread
70) Salted Chocolate Pistachio Shortbread (no dough chilling)
71) Toasted Hazelnut Slice & Bake Cookies
72) Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies
73) Neapolitan Cookies
74) Salted Pistachio Chocolate Chunk Slice & Bake Cookies
75) Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies
76) Chocolate Chip Shortbread from Cookies & Cups
77) Butter Swirl Shortbread Cookies from Fifteen Spatulas

Q: Please tell me which Christmas cookies you’re making this year. 🙂

Butter spritz cookies made with a cookie press


  1. Sally – I’m trying to figure out if you are the blogger I ‘spoke’ to a bit ago. Although you don’t look old enough, did you make sugar free cookies for a granddaughter? Maybe her 2nd birthday? If yes, we ‘spoke’ about what to use for a sugar substitute in your regular recipe and you said originally you had used ‘XXX’, but if you were doing them now, you would use ‘XXX’. Was the new thing BOCASWEET sugar? Mine finally arrived and I am dying to try it….but trying to find out who told me about it. I can’t find the granddaughter post to look at your previous comment.

  2. Hi Sally! My granddaughter was the gingerbread man in her kindergarten play, so I made your gingerbread cookie recipe. Every one loved it and they literally said “this is the best gingerbread cookie I’ve ever eaten”.
    Lastly, are you taking a well deserved break from blogging during the holidays? I miss you!

    1. So sweet!! 🙂 I love the gingerbread cookie recipe too.

      I’ve actually posted several new posts since this one! Are you signed up for my email updates? Every time I publish an article or recipe, you’ll get an instant alert. It’s free!

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