Popular Christmas Cookies Recipes

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a big platter of holiday cookies for dessert. Choose from shortbread, sandwich cookies, or rolled and dropped cookies for a spectacular dessert assortment.

Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

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Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

Cappuccino-Caramel Oat Bars

Rolled oats in this cookie recipe give these bars a chewy texture. The blend of coffee, caramel, and oats make these a perfect Christmas treat.

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Cappuccino-Caramel Oat Bars

PB&J Thumbprints

Top refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough with a spoonful of your favorite jelly flavor for a brown bag lunch-inspired dessert.

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PB&J Thumbprints

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling

Charming enough to steal the show at your next cookie swap, these rich red velvet cookies feature a cool peppermint and cream cheese filling.

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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling

Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies

These chocolate cookies get their inspiration from the classic cake. Dipped in white chocolate, they look fantastic on a dessert tray.

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Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies

No-Bake White Chocolate-Almond Butter Balls

Prep these no-bake treats in just 30 minutes. Made with almond butter, baking chocolate, and candy coating, they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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No-Bake White Chocolate-Almond Butter Balls

Orange-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Dunk the bottoms in melted white chocolate for cookies that have their "frosting" flipped.

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Orange-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Vanilla Spritz

This big-batch vanilla spritz cookie recipe makes about 84 tender cookie bites. Use a cookie press to form shapes, then sprinkle cookies with quick vanilla sugar for a party-perfect platter of treats.

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Vanilla Spritz

Saffron Snickerdoodles

Up the ante when you add saffron to your traditional snickerdoodle recipe. Sweet and complex in flavor, saffron smells wonderful and gives cookies a gorgeous golden hue.

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Saffron Snickerdoodles

Dulce de Leche Snappers

Make these unique Dulce de Leche cookies in less than 30 minutes. Press dough into pecans, walnuts, or almonds for a dessert that suits your taste.

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Dulce de Leche Snappers

Salted-Peanut Blossoms

A slice of creamy nougat bar tops these sweet and salty peanut butter cookies. From start to finish, they take just 35 minutes to make.

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Salted-Peanut Blossoms

Minty Cocoa Fudge Sandwich Cookies

Complete your Christmas tray with this delicious cookie recipe that offers a creamy mint chocolate frosting sandwiched between rich chocolate cookies.

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Minty Cocoa Fudge Sandwich Cookies

Spearmint Whoopie Pies with White Chocolate-Mascarpone Filling

Looking for a quick, foolproof holiday dessert? Give these spearmint whoopie pies a try. Spread a thick layer of white chocolate-mascarpone filling on the bottom half of the cookies and combine. Roll in crushed spearmint candies for an added touch.

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Spearmint Whoopie Pies with White Chocolate-Mascarpone Filling

Vanilla Bean Shortbread Sandwiches with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Combine four simple ingredients to make these shortbread cookies, then add vanilla bean buttercream to make dainty sandwiches for tea time or holiday gatherings. Cookies can be frozen for up to three months.

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Vanilla Bean Shortbread Sandwiches with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Cherry-Almond Spritz Sandwich Cookies

These classic cookies are ready in less than 30 minutes, so you can whip them up all season long. Use real maraschino cherries and almond extract to create the creamy filling.

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Cherry-Almond Spritz Sandwich Cookies

Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies

Turn a favorite holiday flavor into pretty peppermint sandwich cookies and serve them up at a cookie exchange, holiday party, or potluck.

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Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies

Cranberry-Vanilla Cereal Drops

Melted white candy coating holds puffy marshmallows, crunchy cereal, rich macadamia nuts and dried cranberries together in this quick and easy no-bake drop cookie. Store leftover macadamia nuts in the refrigerator; the rich nuts become rancid quickly when stored at room temperature.

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Cranberry-Vanilla Cereal Drops

Sweet Potato-Pecan Cookies

Mashed sweet potatoes mix with cinnamon and brown sugar to give these scone-like cookies perfect flavor. Top with cream cheese frosting and toasted pecan halves.

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Sweet Potato-Pecan Cookies

White Chocolate-Raspberry Cookies

Use peach, cherry, or strawberry jam to fill this drop cookie recipe. A drizzle of white chocolate adds a finishing touch.

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White Chocolate-Raspberry Cookies

Italian Cornmeal-Apricot Cookies

Soft and chewy cornmeal-apricot cookies get a dose of crunch from pine nuts sprinkled on top.

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Italian Cornmeal-Apricot Cookies

Iced Walnut Shortbread Rounds

Iced with a cream cheese glaze and made with ground walnuts, these shortbread cookies are simple to make but big on flavor. Bonus: They can be frozen up to three months in advance.

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Iced Walnut Shortbread Rounds

Brown Sugar-Hazelnut Spirals

Next time you throw a party, bake a batch of these brown sugar-hazelnut spirals. Arrange in a festive shape for a playful and delicious centerpiece.

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Brown Sugar-Hazelnut Spirals

Vanilla Rooibos Tea Meltaways

Steep tea leaves in butter to make these delicious meltaway cookies. Vanilla rooibos tea can be found at specialty tea stores.

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Vanilla Rooibos Tea Meltaways

Spearmint Dips

These two-toned spearmint dips are great for entertaining. Individually dip each minty triangle into white baking chocolate, add green sprinkles, and place on a tray for your guests to enjoy.

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Spearmint Dips

Peppermint Palmiers

Looking for a light dessert? These minty pastries are a perfect break after a hardy meal. Made from puff pastry, these cookies are called palmiers or elephant ears because of their distinct shape.

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Peppermint Palmiers

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