Christmas Cookies

Enjoy our collection of our best Christmas cookie recipes. We have a wide variety of holiday favorites you're sure to love, from easy homemade Christmas cookies and creative decorating ideas to classic sugar cookies and cute Christmas cookies for kids. Heading to a Christmas party? Our Christmas cookie exchange recipes are always a hit and guarantee you'll have a Christmas cookie recipe everyone will love. If you're going for beautiful, creative cookies, try our showstopping Christmas cookie ideas. These bars, mini bites, and whoopie pies include complete instructions and have been tested by our Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen so you can learn how to make Christmas cookies in a cinch. Plus, we've got easy Christmas cookies from around the world, including Italian Christmas cookies like biscotti and German Christmas cookies like Lebkuchen. Cookies also make a great gift, so we've assembled our best recipes plus wrapping ideas in our Christmas cookie gifts collection. Pick one favorite or make a few to give as inexpensive presents this season. Baking Christmas cookies can be a family affair. Involve little bakers with our Christmas cookies for kids, which include recipes for gingerbread people, sugar cookie pizza, and adorable (and easy!) meringue mice. Cookies can even be part of a special diet; try our vegan Christmas cookies and gluten-free Christmas cookies for a holiday dessert everyone can enjoy. Get step-by-step instructions to make your best batch of holiday cookies ever!

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These just-for-holiday-season Nestle Toll House cookies come sold in cast iron skillets so the gift can keep on giving. Learn about the festive mini skillet cookies, plus another Nestle cookie for the naughty ones on your list.
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Every Christmas cookie platter needs a few thumbprint cookies in the mix, but you don’t have to stick to the same old thumbprint recipe. This year, dress up traditional shortbread thumbprint cookies by making them with peanut butter cookie dough instead, or try thumbprint cookies with icing in place of jam. With so many different thumbprint recipes to try, you’ll be busy baking all winter long!
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Anyone can make a classic gingerbread house or decorate a few Christmas tree-shape sugar cookies. But if you’re looking for something a little more unique this holiday season, add these cookie kits to your Christmas wish list. Disney gingerbread houses, footie-pajama cookies, and chocolate tiny houses are super-fun ways to start celebrating the season!
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Oh, what fun! These unique ideas let you transform our best gingerbread cookie recipe into a snowy winter scene worthy of a party or a holiday gift.
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Not intended for your front door, these edible wreath treats are meant to decorate your dessert table. Make individual wreath-shape sweets for a cookie exchange, or bake up one giant wreath dessert to impress a crowd after Christmas dinner. The decorations on top are what make each of these wreaths special, so turn on your favorite holiday music, grab your frosting and sprinkles, and get ready to spread the holiday cheer!
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More Christmas Cookies

These truly might be the cutest cookies ever. Plus, you can easily customize watercolor cookies for any holiday or event. Let your inner artist loose and start painting!
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These decadent homemade truffles are easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Our best truffle recipes feature chocolate coatings and creative fillings, including cookie dough truffles, easy pumpkin truffles, peanut butter truffles, and white chocolate truffles. Forget store-bought desserts, these truffles will satisfy every sweet tooth.
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Dress up regular sugar cookies for the holidays with these easy recipe upgrades. Start with packaged sugar cookie dough, and add one of these twists to take your cookies to the next level.
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Bakers, welcome to the big leagues. These giant Christmas cookies feature festive flavors -- like pumpkin, maple, and mint -- and are perfect for snacking or gifting. The best part? Most can be made ahead of the big holiday.
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Indulge in some of the best holiday cookies around with these gluten-free goodies. Whether you prefer pumpkin spice, crave chocolate peppermint, or go crazy for coconut, these cookies prove that you don't need wheat to celebrate the season.