It’s Christmas and that means cookie time. Want to stick with the classics? Or are you after something new? Whatever you’re looking for you’ll find in this bumper list of 50 Christmas cookies.
Growing up in New Zealand, I experienced many a Christmas barbecue breakfast, followed by a later lunch with leftover ham that could keep you going for a couple of days at least.
And if I go back to my earliest Christmas memories, as well as the ubiquitous Christmas trifle, I could always count on being offered a choice from the box of Griffins Samplers. This box featured New Zealand’s finest mass produced cookies, which, in retrospect, were not really much to get excited about – although I’ll still take on anyone for a Toffee Pop.
Soft in texture and huge in flavour, 3D stacked Christmas tree sugar cookies are perfect for the festive season. They have both almond and vanilla flavours in every bite and a sprinkling of powdered sugar gives the cookie trees a snow-covered look.
Kids and adults alike swoon over these charming Christmas pinwheel cookies with swirls of chocolate and peppermint rolled in colorful nonpareil sprinkles. Make multiple batches with red and green dough for a fun and colorful Christmas cookie tray.
These Christmas cookies are bursting with chocolate, m&m’s, and stuffed with frosting for a festive dessert that’s fun to make. Make them in advance for bake sales, holiday parties, Christmas dinners, and everything in between.
These delicious but easy Christmas sour cream sugar cookies with a cream cheese frosting are the perfect Christmas sugar cookie recipe. They are perfect for cutting into festive shapes with cookie cutters, and the frosting is easily dyed red and green.
This simple recipe makes versatile vanilla sugar cookie dough that is easy to roll and holds its shape while baked, giving you sharp, beautiful, defined edges perfect for decorating with your favorite homemade or store-bought frosting.
Gevulde Speculaas koekjes or Almond-Filled spice cookies are the ultimate Christmas cookies. The creamy, slightly sweet almond paste filling, with a gingerbread cookie dough around it, is baked to crispy deliciousness in the oven.
These Italian almond cookies, or "Ricciarelli," are absolutely divine. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, these Italian cookies host a great almond flavor that will melt in your mouth. They're easy to make, ready in under 30 minutes and gluten-free.
Looking for the perfect holiday cookie that is super easy to make? These gingerbread cookies pack a spicy gingerbread flavor with a delicious sweetness from the brown sugar and molasses. You won’t be able to stop eating them.
Soft ginger molasses cookies are sure to become a regular in your Christmas cookie baking traditions. Soft and chewy, these are decadent, rich cookies that are great as desserts for your Christmas meal and also for holiday gift-giving and cookie exchanges.
Whipped shortbread is an absolute Christmas classic. These are made using a few basic baking staples and they deliver big on flavor. And what could be better than the light buttery flavor of whipped shortbread?