31 Best Christmas Cookies Recipes

These are the best Christmas Cookies! Christmas sugar cookies, molasses cookies, Christmas tree cookies, no bake cookies and more — everything you need to stock your freezer and fill your trays!


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas baking time <3

There is just something magical about baking Christmas cookies the month before Christmas.


Around here, there is almost definitely a blanket of white snow (this year, our snow came way too early which means I’ve been in the Christmas spirit for way too long!), and it gets dark out early so I can gaze at the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree and sip on my hot chocolate in front of the fireplace and soak up all of the Christmas spirit.

With a big plate of cookies, of course.

This time of year, things get a little crazy and I love to keep my freezer stocked with cookies and bars and baking so that I can just whip up a plate whenever we’re off to a church function or Christmas party or have friends or family visiting.

Being well prepared definitely takes a lot of the stress out of the chaos and helps me to actually enjoy the time of year a lot more!

So today, I’m bringing you a list of the best Christmas cookies, and we’ve got all kinds.

Chocolate, peppermint, sugar cookies.

Caramel, nuts and Christmas trees.

Decorated Christmas cookies and no bake cookies.

Sparkly molasses cookies and recipes from Grandma.

There is something for everyone to enjoy! I’d love to hear what your favorite Christmas cookies are this time of year! Leave me a comment below and let me know 🙂

best christmas cookies collage

If you’re looking for more easy Christmas treats, check out this post loaded with No Bake Christmas Treats here.

Easy decorating tips for Christmas cookies:

  • A few crushed candy canes go a long way!
  • Check out your local grocery store (or my favorite – Bulk Barn!) for all of your favorite candies in shades of red, green and white. They’ll put a Christmas spin on any cookie you make!
  • A drizzle of white or dark chocolate adds a decadent feel and also helps Christmas sprinkles to adhere, if that’s your thing 😉

Tips for freezing Christmas cookies:

Thankfully for all of us, cookies freeze amazingly well. This means we can make a big batch one day when we have time, and store them in the freezer to bring out when we need them.

Let cookies cool completely on parchment paper or cooling racks, and then stack neatly and place in freezer safe containers or freezer bags.

If you are freezing frosted cookies, be sure that the frosting has totally set before freezing. It’s also a good idea to place wax paper between the layers to ensure there’s no transfer.

I like to use containers so there is less plastic waste, but freezer bags are good for when you need to grab and go — you could even make some smaller bags up for last minute gifting!


Mint Hershey Kiss Cookies

hershey kiss cookies on white tray

Grandma’s Sour Cream Cookies

sour cream cookies christmas

No Bake Turtle Cookies

no bake turtle christmas cookies

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

toffee chocolate chip christmas cookies

Soft Caramel Pudding Cookies

christmas cookies

Salted Caramel Pinwheel Cookies

caramel pinwheel christmas cookies

Butterscotch Toffee Cookies

butterscotch toffee christmas cookies

No Bake Christmas Tree Cookies

no bake christmas tree cookies

Christmas Tree Cookies

christmas cookie stacks

Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies

christmas tree shortbread cookies

3D Christmas Tree Cookies

3d christmas cookies

Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies

brown sugar pecan christmas cookies


Peanut Butter Thumbprint Turtle Cookies

peanut butter turtle thumbprint cookies

Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

shortbread thumbprint christmas cookies

Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

raspberry almond thumbprint cookies

Thumbprint Snowman Cookies

snowman thumbprint christmas cookies

Molasses Cookies

sheet of molasses cookies

Fudgy Mint Chocolate No Bake Cookies

mint chocolate no bake christmas cookies

Church Windows

church windows christmas cookies

Cornflake Christmas Wreath Cookies

wreath christmas cookies


Chocolate Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

chocolate sour cream christmas cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

chocolate peppermint cookies

Softest Peppermint Sugar Cookies

soft frosted peppermint cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

cranberry white chocolate cookies

Peppermint Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

peppermint cookies cream cheese frosting

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

oatmeal butterscotch cookies stack

4 Ingredient Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

4 Ingredient Double Chocolate Cookies are so easy but you'd never know! Soft and chewy, with much less time and effort thanks to cake mix! Use any flavor!

 Caramel Stuffed Brown Sugar Cookies

caramel stuffed cookies

Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate dipped cookies


Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

chocolate dipped shortbread cookies


best christmas cookies collage

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