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.

My Kitchen Essentials

  • Wooden Spoons: I love using wooden spoons when I cook because they’re sturdy and don’t scratch my pans.
  • Cutting Board This is my absolute favorite cutting board. It’s the perfect size and thickness. Plus, it doesn’t slide while I’m working.
  • Parchment Paper: I don’t use parchment paper just for baking cookies. I use also use it for roasting veggies, meats, and more in the oven.

1. 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 from Baker by Nature.

2. 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 from Dear Crissy.

3. Amish Sugar 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 from I Am Homesteader.

4. Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 from Dear Crissy.

5. Butter Pecan Cookies

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 from Baker by Nature.

6. Salted Caramel Butter Bars

I know these aren’t technically cookies, but I just had to add them to this list. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made these salted caramel butter bars. They have a buttery shortbread base, caramel center, and tasty shortbread crumb topping. They’re so good. Get the recipe from Averie Cooks.

7. 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 from Two Peas and Their Pod.

8. 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 from Together as Family.

9. 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 from Inside Bru Crew Life.

10. 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 from Creations by Kara.

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