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Christmas Cookies Recipes

Find your favorite cookie recipe for holidays filled with the sweetness of the season.

Grammy Peg's Christmas Cookies decorated.

Grammy Peg's Christmas Cookies

Bridget Rucki avatar
By Bridget Rucki
As a child, receiving these cookies from my Grammy Peg was a huge part of ...
(2 ratings)
Italian Nut Rolls on a cooling rack.

Italian Nut Rolls/cookies

Elizabeth Fletcher avatar
By Elizabeth Fletcher
My mother got this recipe from a coworker many years ago. It takes a little ...
(1 rating)
A plate of Pat's Ricotta Cookies.

Pat's Ricotta Cookies

Patricia Dixon avatar
By Patricia Dixon
Chilling the dough overnight helps these tender cookies keep their puffy shape during baking. A ...
(2 ratings)
A plate of Speculaas (Dutch Style Gingerbread Biscuits).

Speculaas (dutch Style Gingerbread Biscuits)

Lisa 'Gayle' Goff avatar
By Lisa 'Gayle' Goff
These are one of our family's favorite Dutch cookies. They bake thin and crisp, so ...
(3 ratings)
Brown Family Butter Cookies decorated.

Brown Family Butter Cookies

Patti Brown avatar
By Patti Brown
My mother-in-law used to make these cookies every Christmas. She gave me her recipe back ...
(2 ratings)
An assortment of decorated Basic Spritz Cookies.

Basic Spritz Cookies

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By Terri Slotterback
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without these. Watch it though because they go fast.
(2 ratings)
A plate of Raspberry Shortbread With a White Chocolate Drizzle.

Raspberry Shortbread With A White Chocolate Drizzle

Doris Carlson avatar
By Doris Carlson
Out of all my Christmas cookies, this is my MOST requested of all! A happy ...
(2 ratings)
Texture inside Stefanie's Italian Ricotta Cookies.

Stefanie’s Italian Ricotta Cookies

Megan Kelly avatar
By Megan Kelly
My husband's cousin, Stef, gave me this recipe (hence the name). We add food coloring ...
(2 ratings)
Frosted Sour Cream Tea Cakes.

Sour Cream Tea Cakes

Marsha Gardner avatar
By Marsha Gardner
A soft cake-like cookie that isn't too sweet, so it's okay to pile it with ...
(8 ratings)
Perfect Sugar Cookies decorated.

Perfect Sugar Cookies

Becca Smith avatar
By Becca Smith
The BEST sugar cookies you will ever make. Great for cut-outs and decorating! Depending on ...
(6 ratings)
Decorating a cookie with Sugar Cookie Buttercream Frosting.

Sugar Cookie Buttercream Frosting

Jenni K avatar
By Jenni K
This is by far the best frosting I've ever used on my sugar cookies for ...
(4 ratings)
A stack of Caramel Nut Squares.

Caramel Nut Squares

Deanna Ogle avatar
By Deanna Ogle
These bars have a rich, buttery shortbread crust, a creamy caramel nut filling, and a ...
(2 ratings)
Ultimate Cookie Lover's Thumbprints ready to enjoy.

Ultimate Cookie Lover's Thumbprints

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By Crystal Schlueter
These go perfectly on a holiday cookie tray and would surely even make Santa very ...
(1 rating)
A platter of Orange Blossom Balls.

Orange Blossom Balls

Mary Ann Thompson avatar
By Mary Ann Thompson
My mother always made these at Christmas when I was a kid. She also made ...
(24 ratings)
A plate of Mexican Wedding Cookies.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Teresa Ackenback-medina avatar
By Teresa Ackenback-medina
These cookies are so delicious, they melt in your mouth. I usually bake them during ...
(21 ratings)
An assortment of decorated Gingerbread Cookies.

Gingerbread Cookies

Jennifer S avatar
By Jennifer S
This is a cookie that says Christmas. I increased the amount of ginger and cinnamon ...
(1 rating)
Pfeffernusse (Pepper Nuts)

Pfeffernusse (pepper Nuts) "the German Christmas Cookie"

Sarah Prieb avatar
By Sarah Prieb
This is a VERY spicy version of this cookie! If you like less spice, start ...
(5 ratings)
Platter of Almond Gingerbread Cookies.

Almond Gingerbread Cookies

Cat Kiselica avatar
By Cat Kiselica
For the ginger lovers in your life -- a little 'twist' on traditional gingerbread.
(3 ratings)
A plate of Gingerbread Sugar Plum Kisses.

Gingerbread Sugar Plum Kisses

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By Didi Dalaba
When I think of Christmas I think of sugar plums and sugar and berries and ...
(2 ratings)
A plate of Linda's Drop Gingerbread Cookies.

Linda's Drop Gingerbread Cookies

Judith Hannemann avatar
By Judith Hannemann
Inexpensive and heavenly cookie. Originally given to me in a holiday cookie assortment gifted by ...
(2 ratings)
Decorated Italian Christmas Sugar Cookies.

Italian Christmas Sugar Cookies

Paula Payne avatar
By Paula Payne
I can't even remember where I learned this recipe, I have been making them every ...
(7 ratings)
Peppermint Topped Shortbread

Peppermint Topped Shortbread

Theresa K avatar
By Theresa K
After a night of failed cookie attempts, a combination of ingredients produced these gems.
(2 ratings)
Decorated Cinnamon (or Cardamon) Butter Cookies.

Cinnamon (or Cardamom) Butter Cookies

Val Al avatar
By Val Al
This is my grandmother's recipe. She made them every Christmas. These little cookies just melt ...
(2 ratings)
A platter of Nana Rose's Butter Fingers.

Nana Rose's Butter Fingers

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By Ceree Archeval
This recipe comes from my grandmother. She started making these at Christmas time back in ...
(3 ratings)