Christmas Cookie Recipes

Find the best Santa-worthy Christmas cookies and be the talk of the cookie exchange. From gingerbread cookies and sugar cookies to shortbread and gluten free versions, we have more than 650 recipes to choose from.

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
Gerry Meyer

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

The red and green make a very pretty cookie. You may use other nuts instead of pistachios, if you prefer.

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Chef John's Russian Tea Cakes
Chef John

Chef John's Russian Tea Cakes

Dusted with lots of confectioners' sugar, these classic cookies are tender, light, buttery, and nutty.

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Hedgehog Cookies
Kitty Johnson

Hedgehog Cookies

Hedgehog cookies are decorated with melted chocolate and chopped pecans for the 'fur' for a fun treat the kids will love helping create.

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Royal Icing II
Kristen Pontier

Royal Icing II

Meringue powder and confectioners' sugar are the base of this icing.

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Russian Tea Cakes I
THEAUNT708

Russian Tea Cakes I

This is a family recipe that's been made at Christmas time by at least 4 generations. This year will be the first for number 5!!! 'Bubba' brought it with her when she came from Lithuania. I pass it on in the true spirit of this season!

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Shorecook's Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti
SHORECOOK

Shorecook's Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

Chocolate peppermint biscotti get a coating of white candy and crushed candy canes for a tasty gift during the holidays.

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Chocolate Rum Balls I
FARMLIFE

Chocolate Rum Balls I

The holidays will sparkle brightly when you whip up a batch of these chocolate favorites!

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Citrus Shortbread Cookies
Donna

Citrus Shortbread Cookies

Orange zest and dried cranberries give these classic shortbread cookies an extra zing.

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Crescent Butter Biscuits
Marianne

Crescent Butter Biscuits

Buttery crescent-shaped cookies (Kipferl) are made with almond meal and rolled in vanilla sugar in this festive German cookie recipe.

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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dora

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crisp edges, chewy middles, and so, so easy to make. Try this wildly-popular chocolate chip cookie recipe for yourself.

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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
ELIZABETHBH

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Make bakery-style chocolate chip cookies with these tips.

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Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Debbi Borsick

Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here's an Allrecipes classic and much-loved chocolate chip cookie recipe that uses instant pudding mix in the batter.

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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
J. Saunders

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Perfect for decorating! These classic sugar cookies are great for cookie-cutting and decorating during the holidays or anytime you feel festive.

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Easy Sugar Cookies
Stephanie

Easy Sugar Cookies

Quick and easy sugar cookies! Terrific plain or with candies in them. This recipe uses basic ingredients you probably already have.

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Big Soft Ginger Cookies
AMY1028

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Made with a hint of molasses, these ginger cookies stay soft for days.

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Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Beth Sigworth

Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

With a little experimenting, I came up with these chewy, spicy, oatmeal raisin cookies. They make your kitchen smell wonderful while they are baking. They almost remind me of Christmas because the spices smell so good.

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Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies
BROOKE

Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies

Seduction straight from the oven! Rich, dark, and chocolatey, this brownie recipe uses cocoa powder, semi-sweet chocolate morsels, and butter, of course, to make an ultra intense chocolate treat.

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Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Gina

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

These wonderful iced pumpkin spice cookies are a great fall treat made from canned pumpkin and drizzled with glaze.

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
BUCHKO

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut butter cups wrapped in a peanut butter cookie for the most peanut buttery of treats.

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Sugar Cookie Icing
JBS BOX

Sugar Cookie Icing

This is a quick and easy frosting recipe using ingredients you most likely already have on hand. Use whatever food colors you like!

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Peanut Butter Bars I
Nancy

Peanut Butter Bars I

These peanut butter bars taste just like peanut butter cups.

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Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints
Dee

Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Shortbread thumbprint cookie filled with raspberry jam, and drizzled with glaze.

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Chocolate Crinkles II
Dawn

Chocolate Crinkles II

Chocolate cookies coated in confectioners' sugar...very good!

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Cracked Sugar Cookies I
Pam

Cracked Sugar Cookies I

This recipe makes a nice sugar cookie with a soft center.

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Easy Lemon Cookies
Lissa

Easy Lemon Cookies

This recipe for delicious lemon cookies is quick and easy thanks to lemon cake mix.

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Soft Christmas Cookies
Georgie Bowers

Soft Christmas Cookies

These are soft cut-out sugar cookies that I have made for years.

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Coconut Macaroons III
Kristil Kimbro Lyle

Coconut Macaroons III

This recipe has won many 1st place ribbons at my state fair. They are very simple to make.

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Melt - In - Your - Mouth Shortbread
Jennifer Wilton

Melt - In - Your - Mouth Shortbread

This quick and easy shortbread will literally melt when you take a bite. Great for Christmas parties with a little bit of decorating.

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