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Try these incredible easy Christmas cookie recipes this holiday season – they’ll knock your Santa Claus socks right off!

Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

Just in time for Christmas – these easy Christmas cookie recipes will knock your socks right off!

When I was a young girl (some 30 odd years ago), I used to love Christmas Eve at my parents’ house.

My parents always worked on Christmas Eve – they pulled whatever hours they could to make sure our family was never left wanting.

They still work incredibly hard, and although I hated seeing them hit rough patches here and there, it really instilled a strong work ethic in myself.

I will forever thank them for that.

But no matter how hard they worked or how late they came home, they still tried their best to make Christmas as special as possible.

We would spend the rest of the day together doing fun activities, watching movies, or baking together in the kitchen.

Christmas cookies always made their way into the oven!

We strived to recreate a new recipe each year.

Some recipes were really good…

And some we decided not to make ever again, ha!

It’s been a tradition that I’ve always loved, and have even started doing with my own children.

No matter how busy we might be, or what plans we have around Christmastime, we make time for Christmas cookies. 

It’s a simple family activity that we love to do together.

Each year, we mix up the recipe choice, or we get creative and make our own.

I love that they can look back and remember these holiday nights with a smile on their face.

If you’re looking for some easy Christmas cookies recipes with pictures, this post is for you!

Make any of these recipes with your family members this Christmas and add to those memories…

Here are over 50+ of the best Christmas cookie recipes…

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Christmas cookies recipes with pictures

Two amazing worlds collide, chocolate and peppermint, in this amazing and easy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe from Bubba Pie!

Santa Claus Cut Out Cookies

Santa Claus Christmas cutout cookie recipe

Add in some extra special Santa magic this year with these Santa Claus Cut Out Cookies from Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

Gingerbread Cookies

gingerbread cookies

Gingerbread cookies, like this recipe from Baking Beauty, are so much fun to make during the holidays!

Christmas Tree Slice And Bake Cookies

vegan slice and baked cookies

These Christmas tree slice and bake cookies from The Banana Diaries are adorable!

Icelandic Pepper Cookies

Stack of cookies on a board.

These Icelandic Pepper Cookies from Veggie Desserts are a great easy treat during the holidays.

Florentine Cookies With Dark Chocolate

Florentine Cookies on a Plate

Dark chocolate lovers, unite! These Florentine Cookies With Dark Chocolate from A Baking Journey look amazing.

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Brownie Reindeer Cookies

Reindeer Cookies stacked on top of each other on a white plate.

Brownies meet cookies in this adorable Reindeer Cookies recipe from Sugar And Soul! Kids will love decorating their cookies after they’ve baked and cooled.

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Cornflake Wreath Cookies

christmas cookies recipes with pictures

This creative recipe uses cornflakes! Make these easy Cornflake Wreath Cookies with this fun recipe from She Saved.

Chocolate Sultana Oat Cookies

Dark Chocolate, Sultanas and Oat flakes Cookies

These Chocolate Sultana Oat Cookies from Cucchiarella sound phenomenal!

Snowball Cookies

A stack of vegan snowball cookies on a stand with lights in the background.

Just for eating, not for throwing! How fun are these vegan Snowball Cookies from Vegan Hugss?!

Chocolate Pizzelle Cookies

tall stack of chocolate pizzelle cookies vertical image

Make the batter ahead of time (if you want!) with this easy Chocolate Pizzelle recipe from Saving The Good.

Gingersnap Cookies (Gluten-Free)

christmas cookies recipes with pictures

These Gingersnap Cookies from Happy Mothering are both crispy and chewy.

Birds Nest Thumbprint Cookies

closeup of birds nest cookies

These unique Birds Nest Thumbprint Cookies from Meals And Mile Markers are fun to make with the whole family! Use your favorite jam or jelly to really make it your own.

Almond Cookies

Gluten-Free Almond Cookies A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

These almond cookies from Its Not Complicated Recipes are both gluten and dairy-free, so they’re a perfect choice for families with allergies to consider. 

Reindeer Cookies (No Baking Required!)

These Reindeer Cookies are fun but easy Christmas cookies. They are the perfect for Christmas cookie exchange recipe. They will please a crowd in a minute.

These Reindeer cookies from Eating On A Dime are so easy to make – no baking required!

Buckeye Cookies

Buckeye Cookies

Chocolate and peanut butter never tasted better – try out these incredible Buckeye Cookies from Baking Beauty for a dessert everyone will love.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

christmas cookies recipes with pictures

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Banana Diaries sound incredible, don’t they? Extra chocolate for me, please! 

Brownie Cookies

homemade brownie cookies

These brownie cookies from Homemade And Happy look amazing!

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

White plate of Oil-Free Vegan Gingerbread cookies, cut into snowflake shapes. Fir branches and red and gold Christmas ornaments surround the plate. Lit Christmas tree branches in background.

These snowflake-shaped gingerbread cookies from A Plantiful Path look so fun! You can let the kids have fun decorating their own snowflakes for a unique and fun holiday treat.

Greek Cookies With Powdered Sugar – Kourabiedes

christmas sugar cookie recipe

These almond shortbread cookies from Recipe Pocket are so fun and easy to make!

Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies

Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies on a silver baking sheet wtih red and white napkin Boulderlocavore.com

Perfect for the holidays, these Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies from Boulder Locavorehttps://centslessdeals.com/ spritz-cookies/ have a crunchy exterior and a chewy center!

Holiday Spritz Cookies

Christmas shaped spritz cookies with sprinkles

These Spritz Cookies from Centsless Deals can be made into any holiday shape you choose.

Easy Ornament Cookies


In the mood for easy Christmas cookies but don’t have a lot of time? Try these simple Ornament Cookies from Savvy Saving Couple.

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

easy Christmas cookies recipes with pictures

This easy cookie recipe from Desserts On A Dime is a great one to make with the whole family!

Chocolate Ginger Crinkles

a baking sheet full of chocolate crinkles

If you like thick and fudgy cookies, this Chocolate Ginger Crinkles recipe from Milk And Pop is just for you.

Crunchy Christmas Cookies

classic crunchy christmas cookie final product

Make some crunchy Christmas cookies from Meals And Mile Markers this holiday season for a fun and delicious treat.

Orange Shortbread Cookies

orange shortbread cookies

With a hint of citrus without all the sugar, these Orange Shortbread Cookies from Glenda Embree are a delight during the holidays!

Cherry Balls

My grandmother made this cherry balls recipe every Christmas. The cherries are combined with coconut and graham crumb. These easy treats can be frozen.

Try these delicious Cherry Balls from Bacon Is Magic for an out-of-the-box Christmas cookie.

The Best Christmas Cookies Ever

This is our Recipe for the Best Christmas Cookies Ever! From the flavors to the adorable designs, these are sure to be the talk of the dessert table! #Christmascookies #holidaycookies

Self-proclaimed to be the best Christmas cookies ever, this recipe from Military Family of 8 is sure to have everyone wanting seconds.

Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog cookies with bite out

These Eggnog Cookies with eggnog cream cheese frosting from Spend With Pennies is a perfect Christmas cookie recipe!

Grinch Crinkle Cookies

Learn how to make fun and easy Grinch Cookies Recipe. Grinch Cookies are delicious and sure to be a special holiday tradition to enjoy with your family!`

Channel the Grinch and his growing heart while making these adorable Grinch Cookies from Eating On A Dime.

German Iced Spice Cookies (PFEFFERNÜSSE)

a pile of pfeffernusse cookies on a snowman plate

Packed full of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger, and even a bit of pepper, these German Iced Spice Cookies from Mission Food are perfect or spice lovers.

Vanilla Pudding Cake Cookies

Holiday Vanilla Pudding Cake Cookies | www.momstestkitchen.com

Made with cake mix and vanilla pudding, these delicious Vanilla Pudding Cookies from Moms Test Kitchen are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Chocolate Peppermint-Dipped Meringues

Chocolate Peppermint Dipped Meringue Cookies BoulderLocavore.com

https://boulderlocavore.com/ chocolate-peppermint-dipped-meringues

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Ginger molasses cookie recipe for the holidays.

https://www.scrappygeek.com/ ginger-molasses-cookies-chewy/

Stained Glass Window Cookies

Stained Glass Window Cookies|The Holy Mess

These beautiful Stained Glass Window Cookies from The Holy Mess are made with jolly ranchers!

Gingerbread Yule Log Cookies

Soft Gingerbread Christmas Cookies | yule logs - foodmeanderings.com

Made with Nutella, ginger, and lime, these Gingerbread Yule Log Cookies from Food Meanderings are as adorable as they are delicious!

vegan Jam Thumbprint Cookies

fully baked vegan thumbprint cookies on a white serving dish. Jar of jam in the background.

Another delicious vegan treat from Vegan Huggs, these Jam Thumbprint Cookies use raspberry jam and are incredibly easy to make. 

Elegant Christmas Tree Cookies

Elegant Christmas Cookies

Skip the red and green with these elegant Christmas tree cookies from She Saved.

Christmas Monster Cookies

Christmas Monster Cookies are thick, chewy,soft and filled with festive surprises. These are insanely delicious and go perfectly with a tall glass of milk. Even better, they are incredibly simple to make. This is a fun holiday twist on the traditional monster cookie.

Monster cookies are the best! Make this fun recipe from About A Mom with your kids this Christmas.

Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies

Top view on the cookie stack surrounded by lemons

Step out of the box with these amazing Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies from A Baking Journey this season!

Cheesecake Spritz Cookieschristmas sugar cookie recipe

Make some yummy Cheesecake Spritz Cookies with this recipe from Encouraging Moms At Home.

Easy Ricotta Cookies

Easy ricotta cookies.

These light, moist Ricotta cookies from Recipe Pocket are easy to make and have only 66 calories per serving!

Easy Reindeer Cookies 

Easy Reindeer Cookies- no baking needed

Add some candies and pretzels to cookies for instant Reindeer cookies

Gingerbread Snowball Cookies

Gingerbread Snowball cookies broken in half

These delicious gingerbread snowball cookies from Food Meanderings are a great cookie recipe to make for Christmas!

Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

Christmas Cookie Pinwheels are a great holiday treat

Perfect to make with the whole family, these festive Christmas Pinwheel Cookies from Bubba Pie are so colorful and sweet.

Peppermint Chip Cookies 

White and dark chocolate chip cookie with candy cane pieces.

Add a sweet peppermint flavor to your favorite chocolate chip cookies with this easy Peppermint Chip Cookies recipe from Lemons And Zest!

Easy Pine Nut Cookies (pignoli)

Pignoli cookies also known as pine nut cookies is a macaroon typical of Sicily, Italy. It is a very popular Italian cookie and holiday cookie recipe. Pignoli cookies are made with almond paste and pine nuts, but no flour.

You’ll go pine nuts over these delicious cookies from About A Mom!

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

easy Christmas cookies recipes with pictures

These rich and buttery Whipped Shortbread Cookies from Little Sweet Baker are perfect to whip up with friends and family this Christmas.

Mint Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

easy Christmas cookies recipes with pictures

If you’re a fan of mint and chocolate, you have to try these Mint Chocolate Shortbread Cookies from The Toasty Kitchen.

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

easy Christmas cookies recipes with pictures

Perfect for Christmastime, these Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies are a must-try this season!

Italian Sprinkle Cookies

italian christmas cookies recipe

With orange and almond flavors, this Italian Sprinkled Cookie recipe from Snappy Gourmet is a perfect holiday treat to make together.

Eggless Fruitcake Recipe

best christmas cookie recipes

Is it really Christmas without the fruitcake? These eggless fruitcake cookies from Blend With Spices are perfect to make with your family and friends this year.

Gingerbread Holly Cookies

easy Christmas cookies recipes with pictures

How adorable are these gingerbread holly cookies from The Flying Couponer?!

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

easy Christmas cookies recipes with pictures

Another fun and easy Christmas cookie recipe are these Peanut Butter Cup Cookies from Run Lift Eat Repeat.

Cannoli Cookies

Cannoli Cookies Recipe - Italian Ricotta Cookies and fun twist on Cannolis! SnappyGourmet.com

All of the flavors of a cannoli wrapped up into cookie-form? Yes, please! Try these incredible cannoli cookies from Snappy Gourmet for a fun treat this Christmas.

I hope you enjoyed this post and discovered some easy Christmas cookie recipes to try this season. If you liked this post, I hope you’ll check out these other Christmas cookie recipes…

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