55 Recipes for Christmas Cookies

55 fabulous Christmas cookie recipes. Something for everyone whether you like shortbread, gingerbread, or no-bake. Fill your cookie plates, and your bellies.

55 Christmas Cookie Recipes on RachelCooks.com : Gingerbreads, Meringues, Sugar Cookies, No Bakes, Shortbreads and more!

Christmas cookies!!! One of the best parts about Christmas is locking yourself in the kitchen for hours on end, turning on some great Christmas music, and baking, baking, and baking. Bonus points if there is snow falling gently from the sky while you do this.

Wait, back up. Who wants to babysit so I can make this happen? You can just take the one little monkey that tries to crawl up my leg and I’ll let the 3-year-old bake with me. It’s fun to make new traditions, isn’t it? Even Especially if it involves a cute little monkey climbing up your leg and fingers in your bowl of flour.

Enjoy these recipes for Christmas cookies and make sure you do it all with family and friends.

Patchwork Mitten Cookies by In Katrina's Kitchen

Photo: In Katrina’s Kitchen


Patchwork Winter Mitten Cookies {In Katrina’s Kitchen for Rachel Cooks}
The Best Sugar Cookie — Three Variations {Rachel Cooks}
Christmas Thumbprint Cookies {Lil’ Luna)
Melted Snowmen {Smashed Peas and Carrots}
Vanilla Bean Christmas Sugar Cookies {Lauren’s Latest}
Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies {i am baker}
Charlie Brown Christmas Cookies {Bake at 350}
Christmas Dove Cookies {Baked Bree}
Candy Cane Crinkles {Lauren’s Latest}



Chocolate Cherry Thumbprints {Rachel Cooks}
Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies {Rachel Cooks}
Almond and Raspberry Blossoms {Baked Bree}
Chocolate Peanut Butter Snowballs {Recipe Girl}
Turtle Cookies {Crazy For Crust}
Brown Butter Cookie Cups {Baked Bree}
Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies {Two Peas and Their Pod}
Homemade Chocolate Covered Mint Oreos {Eat, Live, Run}


No Bake

Easy Cookies and Cream Fudge {Rachel Cooks}
Domino Christmas Cookies {The Girly Girl Cooks}
Easy Reindeer Cookies {Our Best Bites}
Chocolate Truffles {Two Peas and Their Pod}
Ritz Cracker and Peanut Butter Cookies {Thrifty Veggie Mama}
Peppermint Bark {Baked By Rachel}
Chubby Hubby Truffles {Brown Eyed Baker}
Peppermint Bark Fudge {Lemons For Lulu}


The Flavors of Gingerbread

Gingersnaps {Rachel Cooks}
Gingerbread M&M Cookie Bars with Gingerbread M&M Buttercream {Rachel Cooks}
Apple Gingerbread Bars {Sarah’s Cucina Bella}
Gingerbread Men on Sticks {101 Cookbooks}
Gingerbread Cookie Rings {the decorated cookie for In Katrina’s Kitchen}
Gingerbread Heads {Bakerella}
Gingerbread Pudding Cookies {Inside BruCrew Life}
Hermit Bars {The Lemon Bowl}



Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Meringues {Rachel Cooks}
Christmas Meringue Cookies {i am baker}
Peppermint Meringue Cookies {Simply Recipes}
Chocolate Hazelnut Meringue Kisses {Taste and Tell}

Peppermint Shortbread Cookies on RachelCooks.com


Peppermint Shortbread Cookies {Rachel Cooks}
Honey Lemon Shortbread Cookies {Rachel Cooks}
Holiday Funfetti Shortbread Cookies {Rachel Cooks}
Cream Cheese Cocoa Nib Cookies {Rachel Cooks}
Cinnamon Chip Shortbread Cookies {Barbara Bakes}
Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies {Brown Eyed Baker}
Pine Nut Rosemary Shortbread Cookies {101 Cookbooks}
M&M Shorbread Cookies {Something Swanky}

Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies | RachelCooks.com


Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies {Rachel Cooks}
Peppermint M&M Cookies {Rachel Cooks}
Chocolate Espresso Wafers {Rachel Cooks}
Tropical Chocolate Chip {Eclectic Recipes}
Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies {Recipe Girl}
Christmas Joy Bomb Cookies {Boulder Locavore}
Cowboy Christmas Cookies {Miss In The Kitchen}
Toffee Bark {Crazy For Crust}
Eggnog Melt-Aways {Sweet Remedy}
Double Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies {How Sweet It Is}


Happy Baking!!! What is your favorite type of Christmas cookie?

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  1. Wow Rachel! What a perfect and ‘all inclusive’ collection. I feel confident anything I’d ever want to make is on your list. Love the ‘no bake’ option especially as the days get crazier close to Christmas. Thanks so much for including me too!

  2. What a fabulous list of cookie recipes! Where to begin?!?! Thanks for including my Christmas domino cookies…they are awesome!

  3. Thanks so much for including me! 🙂

  4. I think I need to try every single one of these! Thanks for including me!!

  5. Thanks for this list, I’ve bookmarked like 20 recipes then realised I should just bookmark the entire list instead

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