25+ BEST Christmas Cookies

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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Christmas Cookies are probably one of the best parts of Christmas! They are festive looking, fun to make, and enjoyed by everyone.  If you are making a party for Santa, or want to make a fun, decorating project with your kids during the holidays, these cookies are just for that!

In this post, we will include some of our 25 BEST and Easiest Holiday Cookies you can make at home. They are all delicious and can be made days in advance. And there is not a better way to enjoy all these delighted sweets than with a glass of warm Apple Cider, Christmas Punch, or Red Velvet Hot Chocolate.

Best Christmas Cookies

The Best Christmas Cookies

Over the past 7 years, we have made quite a few holiday desserts. In this list, we will include some of our most popular and loved Christmas Cookies. The best part about them is that you can make them with kids as a project. They will have fun decorating and cooking them. 

Also, you can bake and freeze the biscuits ahead, then bring them out for a winter’s day activity. Baking cookies during the holiday season is a big tradition that we always look forward to. In the list below we have a nice mix of them, so feel free to pick whichever recipe you love the most. 

They are all mouth-watering and delicious! Just do not share too many of them with your neighbors! We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do. Whether you are looking for something festive to enjoy during your holiday parties, or simply love cookies, this list is for you! Pick the ones you love from the list below, and let us know your favorites! 

Our top 25 favorite holiday cookies

1. Chocolate Linzer Cookies

Chocolate Linzer Cookies topped with sea salt and filled with Dulce de Leche, sweet blackberry jam and flavorful raspberry jam.

Best christmas cookies: Chocolate Linzer cookies

2. Neon Chocolate Sugar Cookies

These are fun and festive, made with a prominent chocolate flavor, and beautiful neon colors.

Best christmas cookies: Neon Chocolate Sugar Cookies

3. Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are soft, dense, thick, and are loaded with Reese’s cups, peanut butter M&M’s and dipped in chocolate. 

Best christmas cookies: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

4. Chocolate Chip Mascarpone Cookies

Chocolate Chip Mascarpone Cookies made with ricotta cheese and almonds are the perfect homemade treat with their abundance of chocolate and great texture.

Best christmas cookies: Chocolate Chip Mascarpone Cookies

5. Buckey Brownie Cookies

Buckeye Brownie Cookies are decadent pieces of brownie-like cookies, topped with peanut butter and chocolate! Satisfy your sweet tooth with this chocolaty dessert!

Best Christmas cookies: Buckeye Brownie Cookies

6. Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies or Snowball Cookies are buttery, tender and melt in your mouth with deliciousness. Easy and simple, this dessert is something that kids and adults alike will enjoy!

Best Christmas cookies: Mexican Wedding Cookies or Snowball Cookies

7. Easy Twix Cookies

Twix Cookies prove that chocolate and caramel always go well together! These flavors, as well as the cute presentation, make this dessert a great gift to friends!

Best Christmas cookies: Twix Cookies

8. Pudding Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pudding Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are gooey, flavorful, and fun, this fun-colored dessert is perfect for the holidays and family get-togethers!  Watch the recipe video tutorial below and see how fun and easy they are to make!

Best Christmas cookies: Pudding Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

9. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

No-Bake Cookies are chewy, chocolaty and nutty at the same time! The best part is that they are quick to make and no use of the oven in this recipe! They are definitely some of the best Christmas cookies out there!

Best Christmas cookies: No-Bake Cookies

10. Chewy Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies are soft and chewy, with the perfect balance of spice! They are a classic favorite and the molasses adds that distinct flavor that reminds you of the holidays.

Best Christmas cookies: Molasses Cookies

11. Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies

These are soft, chewy, and irresistible! Celebrate the holidays with these snickerdoodles that will surely be a crowd-pleaser!

Best Christmas cookies: Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies

12. Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites

Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites are creamy and nothing but velvety! With their festive color and decadent taste, they make for a great dessert for any occasion!

Best Christmas cookies: Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites

13. Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars are sweet, nutty, crunchy and buttery! Serve this American favorite dessert at your Thanksgiving and Christmas gathering! Watch the video tutorial below and see how easy and delicious these are!

Best Christmas cookies: Pecan Pie Bars

 

14. Reindeer Noses Treats 

Reindeer Noses are the perfect no-fuss, easy to make Christmas treats! Only made with three ingredients, these are the perfect combo of sweet and salty.

Best Christmas cookies: Reindeer Noses Treats

15. Oreo Cookies Bark

Oreo Cookie Bark requires only two ingredients to make and is loaded with crushed Oreo Cookies. This bark is the easiest treat you can make and is perfect to have during the holiday season. Check out the recipe step by step video below.

Best Christmas cookies: Oreo Cookie Bark

16. Christmas Oreo Ornaments

Christmas Oreo Ornaments are very festive, made with white chocolate and decorated with mini peanut butter cups, M&M’s and sprinkles. They are fun and easy to make, and kids would enjoy decorating them.

Best Christmas cookies: Christmas Oreo Ornaments

17. Christmas Drunken Cherries

Christmas Drunken Cherries are the perfect boozy bite treats for the holidays. The maraschino cherries are infused with vodka or bourbon, dipped in white chocolate, and coated with red, white and green sanding sugar. They are festive, decorative, and make for some of the simplest and most delicious boozy dessert cocktails you can have on your holiday tables.

Best Christmas cookies: Christmas Drunken Cherries

18. Holiday Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies are such a nice way to sweeten up your holiday spirit. The cookies are festive, soft and buttery, with delicious vanilla notes.

Best Christmas cookies: Christmas Sugar Cookies

19. M&M Bars

M&M Cookie Bars are soft and chewy and are easily made with only four ingredients. If you love M&M’s, this is the ultimate treat to make. We guarantee it will satisfy your sweet tooth many times over!

Best Christmas cookies: M&M Cookie Bars

20. Paleo Coconut Bars

Paleo Coconut Crack Bars are vegan, gluten-free and no-bake. They are easy to make, with only 6 ingredients and ready in 5 mins! Also, the video below shows the easy steps on how to perfectly make them!

Best Christmas cookies: Paleo No Bake Coconut Crack Bars 8006

21. No Bake Almond Joy Roll

No-Bake Almond Joy Roll is dense, chocolaty and has a creamy, sweet and smooth coconut filling. Made with just a few ingredients in under 30 minutes. Watch the recipe video tutorial below and see how simple it is!

Best Christmas cookies: No Bake Almond Joy Roll

 

22. Homemade Snickers Bars

Homemade Snickers Bars are very easy to make and melt in your mouth with deliciousness. Buttery shortbread, caramel with crunchy peanuts and chocolate!

Best Christmas cookies: Homemade Snickers Bars

23. Raspberry Linzer Cookies

Raspberry Linzer Cookies are tender, buttery and sweet. They melt in your mouth and have a light nutty flavor and a delicious raspberry preserves middle.

Best Christmas cookies: Walnut Raspberry Linzer Cookies

24. Easy M&M Twister Cookies

Easy M&M’s Twister Cookies are topped with a simple icing and colorful M&M’s Peanut Butter.

Best Christmas cookies: Easy M&M's® Twister Cookies

25. Cake Mix Cookies

Cake Mix Cookies are one of the easiest and most delicious ways to make cookies. Three ingredients plus your favorite mix-ins is all you need.

Best Christmas cookies: Cake Mix Cookies

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annie

These all look so good I don't know which I want first!

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Amanda

Thank you so much for sharing I cant wait to make these!!

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Toni

All these look really amazing!! I would love to try all!

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Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

These Christmas Cookies are mouth watering!

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Beth

So many amazing cookies on this list! Love these Buckeye Brownie Cookies!

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