Looking for Christmas cookie ideas for a party or cookie exchange? I’ve got you covered with these 20 Christmas cookie recipes that will be just perfect for you! Whether you’re looking for easy Christmas cookies (like no-bake and drop cookies), fancy cookies (like slice-and-bake and dipped cookies), or unique Christmas cookies that will truly impress, you’ll find them here!
I had to put these FIRST because they are our ALL TIME FAVORITE CHRISTMAS COOKIE! Christmas would not be Christmas without these cookies.
These are so fancy with the corners dipped in chocolate with toffee bits sprinkled on top.
Be prepared to be addicted! I could not stop eating these Peppermint Chocolate Slice and Bake Cookies!
Enjoy the tart flavors of cranberry and orange tempered by some mellow, sweet white chocolate. Yum!
Even the Grinch would not be able to resist these gooey Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies. A kid favorite!
Not to be confused with macarons, these little mounds of coconut are flavored with peppermint and then dipped and drizzled with red and green candy melts! (Even my child who HATES coconut LOVES these cookies!)
Ginger cookies baked in muffin tins, because it makes them thick and chewy and irresistible. Plus, there are chocolate chips inside, and extra chocolate on top. Trust me. This is one cookie you don’t want to pass up!
One of my all-time most popular cookie recipes! Grated orange peel is mixed in the dough, and then added to the sugar mixture you roll the cookies in. These taste just like those chocolate oranges!
The video for these cookies went viral. It’s not hard to see why! What a fun, festive cookie for Christmas!
I love how the humble snickerdoodle has been elevated with just a little snowflake piped on top. What a fun, cute cookie!
Get out your piping tips for this one! How fun would these be to add to a plate of cookies for your friends and neighbors? I bet their jaw drops in delight!
Of course, we HAVE to have snowball cookies! These are also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies or Russian Tea Cakes.
Have you HAD the lacey cookies from Trader Joe’s? If so, you know what a life-changing experience that is. These are copycat cookies that would make me SUPER happy.
What a super cute, fun cookie to make! On the Six Sisters site, they say they have the kids help decorate these in an assembly line! (Can I be in charge of the sprinkles?)
You can never have too much peppermint, especially at Christmas time! These cookies are made from scratch and topped with luscious frosting and crushed candy canes.
I love the blue frosting and sparkly sprinkles that look like little snowflakes on these simple meltaway cookies.
Just use store-bought cookies and dip them in almond bark or white chocolate for these super simple Christmas cookies.
Yes! Green cookies for Christmas! I could eat a whole batch!
Don’t want to heat up your kitchen or wait for cookies to bake? Try these no bake cookies with coconut and pecans.
If you really want to impress people, these are the cookies you make. Just layer three different colors of dough, roll, slice, and bake! (Well, it’s a little bit more involved than that. Check out the recipe for all the instructions!)