Best Christmas Cookies

Looking for easy Christmas Cookie Ideas? We’ve gathered up 39 of our most popular, traditional and not-so-traditional recipes! Dust off your apron and plug in that mixer! It’s time to bake!

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Grandma’s Shortbread Cookies

Take a bite into these melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies! Grandma’s Shortbread recipe has only four ingredients and no chilling required. An easy recipe for your holiday Christmas baking tray!

Grandma's shortbread cookies on a red plate.

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

So easy to make with a rich, buttery flavour, these Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies will be the first to go from your holiday sweet table or bake sale! 

Peanut butter blossom cookies on a red plate.

Ricotta Cookies

Soft and cake-like, these Ricotta Cookies are easy to make and delicious any time of year! If you love ricotta cookies, try our lemon ricotta cookies and orange chocolate chip cookies next!

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

These tasty treats are easy to make and have traditional cinnamon roll flavours. These Cinnamon Roll Cookies are the perfect cookie for a Christmas baking tray!

Cinnamon Roll Cookies on red plate.

Jumbo Sugar Cookies

A bit crispy on the outer edges and softer in the middle. These ginormous cookies are game-changers and you are going to love them!! This Jumbo Sugar Cookies Recipe is sure to be a hit!

Jumbo sugar cookies on a red plate.

Checkerboard & Swirl Shortbread Cookies

These attractive Checkerboard Shortbread Cookies are easier to make than you might think! The leftover dough can be made into Chocolate and Vanilla Swirls. A tasty Christmas treat!

Cranberry Orange Shortbread

These easy slice-and-bake Cranberry Orange Shortbread cookies are delicious plain, or you can dip half of the cookie in white or dark chocoalte to add a festive touch to your holiday cookie plate.

Cranberry orange shortbread on a white tray.

Grinch Cookies– The Whoville Treats That Stole Our Hearts!

These Grinch Cookies stole our hearts and took them all the way to Whoville! Made with simple boxed cake mix, these easy Christmas cookies would make a fun weekend holiday baking project!

Grinch cookies with red hearts on a white plate.

Gingerbread Cookies

Making these soft gingerbread cookies with gingerbread man cookie cutters is always a perfect holiday tradition to decorate with the kids!

Gingerbread cookies standing on a plate.

Christmas Cowboy Cookies

You’re going to love Christmas Cowboy Cookies! Grab a bag of holiday-coloured M&M’s and let’s get baking!

Melted Snowman Cookies

Who can resist the smiles of these adorable snowmen? Melting Snowman Cookies are a fun project with simple ingredients. Use our homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe (included) or your own favorite cookie to make up a batch of these fun cookies!

Snowman cookies on a white plate.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Ice Box Cookies

These Toffee Chocolate Chip Ice Box Cookies are soft and chewy with a winning combination of chocolate and toffee. Deliciously buttery, they can be made in advance and baked when you’re ready to enjoy them!

Butter Pecan Meltaway Cookies

These buttery cookies are loaded with finely chopped pecans and dusted with powdered sugar after baking to give them an elegant look and a touch of sweetness with every bite!


Whipped Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Melt in your mouth shortbread, studded with delicious chocolate chips is a favourite cookie any time of year.

Stack of whipped chocolate chip shortbread cookies on green plate.

Butter Cookies

These slightly crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth butter cookies are easier to make than you think! The perfect addition for your holiday cookie tray or gift-giving.

Christmas butter cookies on a white plate.

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Peppermint dough tucked into the middle of a chocolate cookie with icing and crushed candy canes. What a great holiday cookie!

Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies are a simple yet elegant little cookie with ground pecans, butter, flour, sugar and vanilla. Rolled in powdered sugar after they are baked, these are the perfect cookie for any time of year.

Snowball cookies on a red plate.

Peppermint Meltaway Cookies

These little Peppermint Meltaway Cookies are so-named because they literally melt in your mouth as you bite into them. Buttery cookies, flavoured with peppermint and topped with a delicious creamy icing and crushed candy canes. A holiday cookie like no other!

Peppermint meltaway cookies on a red plate.

Empire Cookies

A shortbread-type cookie with a delicious jam layer followed by icing on the top makes the perfect holiday cookie that is sure to become a favourite.

Empire cookies on a white plate.

Funfetti Sugar Cookies

The secret ingredient that makes these cookies over-the-top delicious is the lemon zest in the cookie dough. The chewy sugar cookies are a family favorite!

Funfetti sugar cookies on a red plate.

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy cane cookies on a green plate.

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Soft and chewy, these lightly spiced oatmeal cookies have a lovely texture. The sweetness of the icing compliments the oatmeal perfectly. Delicious with a tall glass of milk or a cup of coffee. They’re addictive!

Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Made with Andes Mints chocolates, mint-lovers will adore these holiday cookies!

Andes Mint crinkle cookies on a blue cloth.

Maraschino Cherry Thumbprints

No one will be able to resist these mouth-watering thumbprint cookies on a tray of holiday treats!

Maraschino cherry thumbprint cookies on white plate.

Carrot Cookies with Orange Icing

This easy recipe for Carrot Cookies with Orange Icing are the perfect little cookie to enjoy with a glass of milk or a cup of tea. Enjoy them year round and be sure to include them on your holiday baking trays!

Chocolate-Dipped Pecan Sandies

Whether you enjoy them plain or dipped & drizzled in chocolate, these holiday favorites are a must for our holiday cookie platter every year!

Chocolate dipped pecan sandies on a wire cooling rack.

Pecan Pie Cookies

If you love pecan pie, then these cookies will win you ower on the first bite. They taste like pecan pie without the hassle of cookie a pie!

Pecan pie cookies on a white plate.

Christmas M&M Cookies

Crispy on the outside edges and chewy in the middle, these chocolate chip pudding cookies are loaded with M&M’s and chocolate chips for a delicious cookie that is irresistible.

Glazed Fruitcake Shortbread

These fruitcake shortbread cookies combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and flour to make one delicious cookie! The glaze on top softens up the shortbread which creates a delicious flavour and texture. Crisp edges with soft middles, these cookies are perfect for your cookie exchange or your holiday baking tray.

Glazed fruitcake shortbread on a red baking tray.

Cherry Shortbread Cookies

These easy slice-and-bake Cherry Shortbread Cookies will bring joy to cookie lovers of all ages. The cookies are rolled in pecans, then dipped in chocolate for a finishing touch.

Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

A year-round favourite, these Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookiesare easy to make and have a rich buttery flavour. A drizzle of white chocolate will dress them up for your Christmas dessert tray!

Cranberry pistachio shortbread on a red plate.

Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms

Peppermint-lovers will be thrilled to receive a cookie tin filled with these peppermint blossom cookies.

Peppermint blossom cookies on red plate.

Old Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies

Chewy on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside with a perfect blend of spices and molasses. This Old-Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies recipe is a treasured family recipe.

Date-Filled Oatmeal Cookies

Soft, chewy and filled with a sweetened date filling, this vintage recipe for Date Filled Oatmeal Cookies is easy to make and the cookies are delicious with a cup of coffee or tea.

Easy Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

With crispy edges and delightfully soft centres, the sugar cookies are sure to win the hearts of many!

Cut out sugar cookies on a wire rack.

Mom’s Peanut Butter Cookies

This vintage recipe is tried-and-true and always a treat any time of year!

Criss cross peanut butter cookies on a plate.

Whipped Peppermint Shortbread

Delicately flavored with peppermint extract, these delicate cookies will melt in your mouth!


Hershey’s Kiss Sugar Cookies

Use your favorite colored sanding sugar to dress up these delightful Hershey’s Kiss Blossoms. You can change out the blossom flavor to your favorite!

Hershey kiss sugar cookies on a white plate.

Lofthouse Cookies (Copycat Recipe)

Enjoy these soft lofthouse cookies with the classic pink icing and sprinkles or frost them with red and green icing and holiday sprinkles. Either way – we love them!

Lofthouse sugar cookies on a wire cooling rack.

Christmas Shortbread Bites

These Jingle Bell Bites are just the most tasty little holiday treats to have around when you’re watching your favorite holiday movies. They’re easy to make with the help of a pizza cutter.

Christmas shortbread bites in a stocking-shaped mug.

These show-stopper Sugar Cookie Truffles have only 3 ingredients! Give them a spot on your cookie tray this year!

White chocolate sugar cookies on a red plate.

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