10 Absolute Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

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It’s officially holiday baking season, which means it’s time for me to share the absolute best Christmas cookie recipes.

Every single cookie on this list, I’ve made myself and can tell you that they are some of the best cookies you’ll ever eat. Period.

In fact, I just recently baked the chocolate chip cookie recipe on this list, and they were so good. My husband and I ate each and every one of them within two days.

For Christmas this year, I’ll be making the Salted Caramel Butter Bars (please make these, you’ll love them) and the butter pecan cookies.

If you’re ready to plan your holiday baking, check out these 10 amazing Christmas cookie recipes.

For more Christmas treats, make sure you check out these DIY Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipes.

1. Frosted Gingerbread Cookies

frosted gingerbread cookies

If you’re a fan of frosted cookies, you’ll love these frosted gingerbread cookies. The cookie itself has wonderful spices like cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Plus, they’re topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting. Get the recipe for these Frosted Gingerbread Cookies.

2. Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies

Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies

If you’ve ever heard of gooey butter bars, these are butter bars in cookie form. Not only are these cookies delicious, but they’re so easy to make. Also, you can make these for any time of the year. All you have to do is switch the sprinkles! Get the recipe for these Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies.

3. Amish Sugar Cookies

Amish cookies

I’m actually not a fan of the typical cut-out sugar cookie. I prefer for my sugar cookies to be soft, sweet, and buttery. If that sounds like you, then you need to make these Amish sugar cookies. Get the recipe for these Amish Sugar Cookies.

4. Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

best chocolate chip cookie

Okay guys, these actually are the best chocolate chip cookies. As I mentioned early, my husband and I loved these cookies. They were so soft, chewy, and decadent. If you’re craving chocolate chip cookies, you have to make these. Get the recipe for these Best Chocolate Chip Cookies.

5. Butter Pecan Cookies

Butter pecan cookies
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I’m not sure if you can ever go wrong with butter pecan. I love butter pecan ice cream, cake, brownies, and now, these cookies. Not only will your family love these, but they also make great gifts for friends and coworkers. Get the recipe for these Butter Pecan Cookies.

6. Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

cinnamon roll cookies

These cinnamon roll sugar cookies look complicated, but they’re so easy to make. This recipe combines two delicious desserts; cinnamon rolls and sugar cookies. What more could you ask for? Get the recipe for these Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies.

7. Hot Cocoa Cookies

hot cocoa cookies

Nothing says Christmas like these hot cocoa cookies. These cookies are easy to make and actually taste like hot chocolate! You can serve your cookies with a mug of hot chocolate and marshmallows to make your treat even more decadent. Get the recipe for these Hot Cocoa Cookies.

8. Muddy Buddy Cookies

Muddy Buddy Cookie

I’m a big fan of Muddy Buddies (also known as puppy chow). They’re just so addictive. These cookies are a take on the classic snack. Essentially, what you’re getting here is a soft peanut butter cookie covered with chocolate and powdered sugar. Yum! Get the recipe for these Muddy Buddy Cookies.

9. Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies

oreo peppermint crunch cookies

Everyone who loves peppermint and chocolate needs to make these cookies. Yes, these cookies are delicious, but if you’re a texture person like me, you’ll be happy to know that the texture is out of this world. Making these cookies even more enjoyable to eat. Get the recipe for these Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies.

10. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

peanut butter cup cookies

I’ve been making these peanut butter cup cookies for years; however, recently, I decided to try out a new recipe. That’s when I found this recipe from Creations by Kara. Wow, these cookies are amazing. In my house, we like to eat them when they’re warm and melty. Here’s a link to the mini muffin pan that I use for these cookies. Get the recipe for these Peanut Butter Cookies.

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