Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Best Christmas Cookie Recipes – Every kind of homemade holiday cookies to make for your holiday baking boxes or cookie exchanges!

My go to combo for cookie boxes is:
1. Cut-out sugar cookies
2. Chocolate crinkle cookies
3. Pretzel M&M hugs (you can make the day before!)
4. Rice Krispie treats (you can make thees the day before too!)

If you need one more: I’d choose from gingerbread men, peanut butter blossoms, 7 layer bar macaroons, or make mini brownies with a boxed mix.

One thing to note – gingerbread men, peanut butter, and mint are all very strong flavors. So the flavors may transfer to your other cookies. I would recommend putting those ones in a plastic bag of their own!

19 of the Best Christmas Cookie Recipes…

Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Best Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Chills for 5 minutes, cookies hold their shape, soft and flavorful, perfect for decorating.

Pretzel M&M Hugs

These are the perfect easy treat if you want a make ahead holiday dessert, or something to bake with kids!

Soft Gingerbread Men

Soft and tender with a perfect spice mixture.

7 Layer Bar Coconut Macaroons

All the amazingness of a 7-layer bar without all the work.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Super fudgy and oh so addicting.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

These are the best peanut butter blossoms ever.

Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

These aren’t just any rice krispie treats… they have browned butter, butterscotch chips, and extra marshmallows! THE BEST.

Crinkle Top Brownie Bites

The perfect bite of chocolate to round out your cookie box.

Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Make these if you’re looking for something different, yet amazing to add to your traditional cookie box line up.

Brown Butter Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles

Browned butter in the batter and caramel in the center (!!!)

Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

A classic chocolate chip cookie is always the way to go.

Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

These are THE viral peanut butter cookies. Only 5 ingredients.

Easy Hot Chocolate Lace Cookies

These cookies are crisp, buttery, and perfectly sweet with hints of caramel throughout. Sandwiched between chocolate ganache.

Andes Mint Cookies

These are super easy to make.

Christmas Swig Cookies

Basically a thick frosted peppermint sugar cookie.

Hot Cocoa Cookies

These won a cookie bake-off another blogger did on her search for the best Christmas cookie!!!

Nutella Stuffed Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Doesn’t get more over the top than these.

Rocky Road Cookies

Thick chocolate cookies with lots of chocolate frosting and marshmallow on top.

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

The perfect soft gingerbread cookies if you don’t have gingerbread men cookie cutters.

Happy baking!!!!!!