It's simple: These very merry Christmas cookie recipes are favorites that you'll want to save, hand down, and make again and again. We've got all the classics, including sugar cookies, Christmas spritz cookies, and spiced gingerbread. Try one of our cookie recipes to share this Christmas!
Filled with a scoop of marshmallow creme and topped with a mini milk chocolate, these spritz sandwiches will remind you of toasting marshmallows around a fire. For a super cute presentation, arrange them in the shape of a snowman on your dessert table.
What's Christmas without classic sugar cookies? Gather family, friends, and frosting, then get decorating. For extra glam, use festive shades of edible glitter -- your sugar cookie trees will be twinkling in no time.
Learn how to make ooh- and ahh-worthy Christmas cookies with our tips and tricks for the perfect decorated cookies. Watch as our Test Kitchen expert demonstrates two easy icing techniques.
Tired of plain sugar cookies? This recipe is for you! With seven flavor variations, these easy cookies can be changed up every time you make the recipe. White chocolate pistachio, anyone?
These yummy chocolate cookies have a suprise inside -- a delicious mint filling! Perfect for the holidays, these cookies will be gone in a flash.
Chocolate and mint are always a swoon-worthy flavor pairing, and these crinkle cookies are no exception. Mimic winter's snow by rolling the dough in powdered sugar before baking.
Our maraschino cherry-cream cheese filling finds a home between vanilla wafers in this yummy Christmas cookie recipe. Dip the whole shebang in a chocolate coating to amp up the wow factor.
Editor's Tip: Change the toppings to give each cookie a different look. Try jimmies, colorful nonpareils, almond slivers, white chocolate drizzles, or chocolate shavings.
Oatmeal cookies are a tasty treat year-round, but our jumbo versions take the flavor factor up a notch. Peanut butter, nuts, and red and green candies transform the oversize sweets into a whole new recipe perfect for Christmas.
Stop dreaming about a white Christmas and make your own! Leaf-shape cookie cutouts and a dusting of powdered sugar transform our tasty rosemary shortbread cookies into a beautiful snowflake centerpiece.
Just like one of our favorite candy bars, these bars have a light and fluffy filling between layers of chocolate. Your holiday guests are sure to be impressed by these delicious copycat bars.
Our holiday-perfect cookie sandwiches bring you the classic flavor duo of chocolate and hazelnut in each bite. The white chocolate-hazelnut filling looks so pretty sandwiched between two festive red cookies.
Get your sweet-and-savory fix with our Christmas cookies that have it all. Chocolate-covered pretzels? Check. Rich and creamy dulche de leche? Check. A vanilla candy coating covered in sprinkles? Check!
Editor's Tip: Dulche de leche is similar to caramel in flavor and texture. Look for it in the grocery store in the baking aisle or near the Mexican foods.
There's no better combination than chocolate and caramel, and when they come together in these gooey bars, they form the perfect Christmas dessert. Best of all, these bars can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to three months.
The original monster cookie gets a cheery makeover with the help of crunchy toffee pieces, toasty pecans, and red and green candies. Serve warm with a tall glass of milk, or bag 'em up to send along to family and friends.
With layers of crushed cookies, nougat, peanuts, caramel, and a luscious chocolate topping, it's no wonder these bars are a holiday favorite. Ready to go in just over an hour, these yummy bars are the perfect last-minute dessert.
A Christmas classic goes from traditional to fabulous when dipped in melted white chocolate, then rolled in nonpareils and edible glitter. The festive Christmas cookie is one of our most-loved cookie recipes of all time!
Treat yourself to a handful of minty green Christmas cookies. Make them in just four simple steps with the help of homemade dough, food coloring, and pecan halves for the chipper tree trunks.
Make overdone Christmas cookies a thing of the past! Watch to learn how to check your cookies for perfect doneness every time.
Bring extra holiday cheer to your cookie tray with a dazzling lineup of cherry macarons. Ours feature luscious cherry buttercream frosting sandwiched between two crisp almond cookies.
These bars a packed with chocolate and peanut butter -- definitely one of our favorite dessert combinations. Topped with chocolate-covered peanut butter cups, these bars are sure to delight guests.
Revamp the classic chocolate chip cookie with this tart, sweet, and chocolaty combination. A bit of brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon give it homey holiday flavor.
Mascarpone cheese and lemon curd create a zippy filling for these starry cookies, while powdered sugar provides a snow-dusted look.
You don't need to be a pastry chef to create these impressive-looking treats. Using sugar, eggs, and fresh mint extract, you can whip up a batch of perfectly peaked mint meringues. Don't forget to fill their centers with melty smooth chocolate.
With toasted almonds, coconut, and a milk chocolate ganache, these bars are guaranteed to stand out from the crowd this holiday season. Sure to satisfy any sweet tooth, these bars will definitely please a crowd.
The sweet, gooey filling in these tarts has a hint of raspberry liqueur and pairs perfectly with the crisp pastry outside. Pipe or dollop on a small amount of our chocolate buttercream frosting to finish.
Creamy peanut butter makes these Christmas favorites even tastier. Fill the centers with creamy chocolate frosting or milk chocolate kisses.
Use one of your favorite candy bars for the chocolate and peanut butter layer in these easy bars. Ready in less than an hour, these bars are perfect for the busy holiday season.
Inside these soft cherry crinkles is a sweet surprise: dark chocolate or milk chocolate kisses with cherry cordial creme. Bite into one for the gooey payoff.
Sweet meets salty for an irresistible flavor pairing in this tasty chocolate-filled cookie that's full of gooey goodness.
Editor's Tip: For a mess-free counter, place the baked cookies on waxed paper or on a wire rack set over waxed paper. When you're done drizzling the cookies with caramel, just toss the waxed paper for easy cleanup!
Combine two of your favorite desserts into one with this mouthwatering recipe. With yummy cheesecake filling and a toasted sugar topping will make this dessert a crowd favorite.
Mint and chocolate flavors come together nicely in this cookie that no one will be able to resist. In place of regular chocolate pieces, we used candy-cane-flavor kisses to make the thumbprint cookies extra festive for the holidays.
Sugar cookies are a classic holiday recipe, and with our tips yours will be the best on the block! Watch to learn our Test Kitchen secrets for perfecting the Christmas staple.
Dedicate your oven to cooking the meal: These no-bake truffles are deliciously easy and look great, too, thanks to a melted chocolate drizzle.
In the 1920s, creamy filling mounded between two big, puffy cookies became a phenomenon. For the holidays, we've paired red velvet cookies with a luscious cream cheese-base filling.