Christmas Cookies So Good They’ll Knock Santa’s Boots Off

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Christmas is All About the Cookies

If you are looking for the absolute best Christmas cookies you’re in the right place! I’ve rounded up 10 of the most irresistible holiday cookie recipes on the web for you!

Tasty, sweet, easy, and even gluten free. You can find every cookie on your list here!

I’m all about healthy living. Which USUALLY means healthy eating too. But it also means happiness and enjoyment. Heathy living is a beautiful balance and this month the scale is tipping toward indulging in some sweet Christmas cookies!

Baking Cookies With Kids During Christmastime Is Perfect

I have grown a love for baking since becoming a mother. I’ve always adored cooking and fancy myself pretty good at it to. But baking was pretty foreign to me. (Aside from some delicious banana bread which I still have the printed recipe for from a decade ago!)

My first daughter loved baking from the age of 1 believe it or not! So I quickly jumped on the bandwagon with her. It is so fun to watch little hands scoop, measure, and taste. I never even mind that every single time the floors, kids, cupboards, counters, and even the step stools are usually absolutely covered in floury substances.

It’s a perfect learning and bonding activity you can do on your next hygge night as a family! I’ve even got my own delicious chewy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe you should give a try too! It’s the easiest recipe that absolutely anyone of any can create in minutes and is irresistible.

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Santa Needs Cookies!

How else can he keep up the energy to reach EVERY house in one night? Right? So for Santa, for your family, for friends and neighbors, and for your holiday parties this season I’ve rounded up 10 delectable Christmas cookie recipes you’re going to be dying to try!


The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Roundup

1. Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

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Liv for Cake’s: Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Nothing quite goes together like dark chocolate and peppermint. It is a taste sensation that screams Christmas! These absolutely decadent cookies will make you the talk of every holiday party!


2. White Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread Cookies

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From Cooking Classy: White Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread Cookies

Jaclyn from Cooking Classy has got to be the Christmas cookie goddess! Seriously, she has so many amazing cookie recipes I had to take a few out of this post because she was totally ruling it! These adorable from scratch gingerbread cookies turn out with the perfect texture and spice.


3. Snowball Christmas Cookies

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From Wicked Good Kitchen: Snowball Christmas Cookies

These buttery melt-in-your-mouth cookies are an absolute Christmas classic! Not only can you find a traditional recipe here, but a delicious gluten free option as well! (You might better know these tasty treats as Russian Teacakes or Mexican Wedding Cookies.)


4. Soft Chewy Molasses Cookies

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From Great Grub, Delicious Treats: Soft Chewy Molasses Cookies

I couldn’t complete a Christmas cookie roundup without including some phenomenal molasses cookies. They are one of my favorites and are really simple. These cookies turn out soft and chewy every time. Santa will be sure to drop off a few extra presents when you leave these on his plate!


5. Gingerbread Cookies

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From Cooking Classy: Gingerbread Cookies

These gingerbread cookies from scratch are a must-try this season! The past couple years we’ve merely decorated boxed gingerbread cookies. Fun for the kids, but they in no way compare to these beyond tasty treats! Get the family together and have a blast this weekend creating delicious and fun memories.


6. Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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From Small Town Woman: Peppermint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are extremely popular for Christmas and why shouldn’t they be? There are endless variations that all turn out irresistible! Have you tried the white chocolate peppermint kisses? They are so addictive! Once again the pairing of dark chocolate and peppermint will send your taste buds into a happy dance when you try these cookies!


7. Holy Cannoli Cookies

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From Snappy Gourmet: Holy Cannoli Cookies

Cannolis are an Italian favorite! Pairing a buttery taste with savory ricotta cheese. This recipe combines the flavors of cinnamon with a touch of chocolate for a truly heavenly experience! These cookies are sure to please and even come with a full YouTube video tutorial!


8. Peppermint Patty Thumbprint Cookies

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From The Gold Lining Girl: Peppermint Patty Thumbprint Cookies

These adorable thumbprint cookies pair dark chocolate and one of the best candies (in my opinion!) for a mouthwatering sweet treat. These cookies are simple and brilliant! And now staring at them I can’t help but to think this recipe is so easy, buttery, and delicious I’m going to try them soon with Reese’s peanut butter cups on top too.


9. Sugar Plum Shortbread Christmas Cookies

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From Wicked Good Kitchen: Sugarplum Shortbread Sugar Cookies

The stars have aligned and I was able to find yet another Christmas cookie goddess in Stacy at Wicked Good Kitchen! She has so many amazing cookie recipes I’m mind blown! These old-fashioned buttery morsels are sprinkled with pecan and topped with sugar plum jam for a true Christmas classic. T’was the night before Christmas… and now visions these cookies will dance in their heads.


10. Santa’s Cookies

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From Creme de la Crumb: Santa’s Christmas Cookies

These double chocolate chip M&M cookies are so melt-in-your-mouth delicious that no kid, elf, or especially Santa will be able to deny them! This candy filled creation is absolutely irresistible! You’ll have to hide these or they’ll be gone before you know it!


And that concludes the Ultimate Christmas Cookie Roundup!!

Mouth watering yet? I hope these recipes bring you fun and cheer this holiday season!

Spend time making and baking with the family if you can. You might have so many delicious treats now that you get to share with neighbors, family, and every Christmas party you can think of!

Let me know which one turned out the best for you or which cookie you just can’t wait to try in the comments below.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


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    1. Molasses is one of my favorites that I only seem to indulge in around Christmastime. I’m thrilled you liked the post! Thanks Denise.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed! I tried to include a little bit of everything. I hope you have soo much fun making these with your kids! Happy holidays.

  1. I’m always looking for new cookie recipes to make with my kiddos! Thank you for sharing. I’m definitely going to try the white chocolate chip gingerbread cookies that look like reindeer- such a clever idea!

  2. Christmas is such a wonderful a wonderful time of the year with so many lights it adds good mood to the air. I don’t really know much about baking but I remember my mum baking cookies and lots of stuff with us and that was one activity we used to await.

    1. Christmas is my favorite time to bring on the cookies! At my house we are going on a cookie baking spree next week. If you’re new to baking yourself try out the peanut butter cookies. They are the absolute easiest and so delicious!

    1. Your comment made me laugh Nadine! I love it! We made molasses and Santa’s cookies tonight! Not sure yet which tomorrow will hold!

    1. I’m glad you liked the roundup! The white chocolate dipped cookies are so indulgent and sweet. They are so perfect to pair with a cup of black coffee or green tea, right?

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