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 perfect cookie box has 4 kinds of cookies

Any more types of cookies and it’s not an enjoyable experience for me.

My go to combo for cookie boxes is two make ahead cookies + two day of cookies!
1. Pretzel M&M hugs (make these the day before!)
2. Rice Krispie treats (make these the day before!)
3. Cut-out sugar cookies (make these the day of!)
4. 7 layer bar macaroons (make these the day of!)

If you need more: I’d choose any from the list below!

Need an easy cookie?

If you’re looking for a really easy cookie, these are made with pillsbury sugar cookie dough!

If you’re overwhelmed by the thought of making 4 kinds of cookies, I would just do one! This Christmas party chex mix is so fun, requires almost no baking skill, and it’s no bake! Package up the finished chex mix in plastic bags. You can tie a ribbon to close it up and add a little Christmas spirit.

A tip on flavored cookies in cookie boxes

Gingerbread men, peanut butter, and peppermint are very strong flavors. So the flavors may transfer to your other cookies if you put them in a box with other cookies. I would recommend putting them in a plastic bag of their own!

34 of the Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Photo collage of the Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas Chex Mix Recipe

The cutest party snack mix and easiest holiday treat to gift to friends and family all holiday season!!

Pretzel M&M Hugs

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

Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats

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

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

These taste delicious for days and are amazing chilled.

Chocolate Cake Balls

You can make these the day before hand and they will stay fresh!

Oreo Balls

Only 4 ingredients and no baking required

Cookies and Cream Pretzels

White chocolate covered pretzels rolled in Oreo cookie crumbs

Peppermint Bark Pretzels

Pretzels dipped in white chocolate, dark chocolate, & peppermints. An addicting & festive no bake holiday treat!

Candy Cane Buttercrunch

A peppermint bark glow up!!

Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

Super soft and fluffy sugar cookies made into bars!

Best Cut Out No Spread Sugar Cookies

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

Easy Sugar Cookies

These are made with a homemade icing and Pillsbury sugar cookie dough! They are my grandma’s secret!

Soft Gingerbread Men

Soft and tender with a perfect spice mixture.

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

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

Iced Gingerbread Oatmeal Cookies

An oatmeal cookie meets gingerbread cookie!

Brown Butter Iced Oatmeal Cookie

These are inspired by the oatmeal cookies from Crumbl!

7 Layer Bar Coconut Macaroons

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

Brownie Cookies

Super fudgy and oh so addicting.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

These are the best peanut butter blossoms ever.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

The flavor combination in this peanut butter cookie is amazing!

Biscoff Butter Cookies

There’s biscoff cookies baked in the dough, plus Biscoff butter in the dough and drizzled on top!

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.

Pistachio Cookies

Pistachios, semisweet chocolate, brown butter, and flake sea salt!

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.

Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

A thick sugar cookie with candy canes mixed in and cream cheese frosting on top!

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.

Happy baking!!!!!!