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.

Holiday Snowmen

These kid-friendly snowmen cookies are fun to make and give during Christmas. Call on this cookie recipe to be creative for winter birthdays, snow days, or anytime kids gather for cooking and crafting projects.

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Holiday Snowmen

Lemony Madeleines with Raspberry Ganache

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Lemony Madeleines with Raspberry Ganache

Pumpkin-Spiced Whoopie Pies

A festive take on the classic sandwich cookie, these whoopie pies feature spiced cookies with a mouthwatering pumpkin-ricotta filling.

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Pumpkin-Spiced Whoopie Pies

Raspberry French Silk Pie Bars

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Raspberry French Silk Pie Bars

Easy Monster Cookie Bars

Start with refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough to prepare these bar cookies in minutes. Try them for your next bake sale or party!

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Easy Monster Cookie Bars

Lemon Curd Bars

Here's a quick and updated version of the classic lemon bar. It uses jarred lemon curd instead of a homemade filling and then adds a coconut and almond topper.

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Lemon Curd Bars

Ultimate Bar Cookies

With walnuts, macadamia nuts, milk chocolate, and white chocolate, these bars can't help being anything but absolutely delicious.

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Ultimate Bar Cookies

Gingerbread Cutouts

Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Bake up a batch of these cutouts using people and animal cookie cutters and let the kids decorate them.

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Gingerbread Cutouts

Chocolate-Cherry Pockets

This cookie recipe version of chocolate-covered cherries is delicious. Top with almonds and melted chocolate for a finishing touch.

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Chocolate-Cherry Pockets

Pecan Shortbread Logs

You may want to make more than one batch of theae jewel-toned cookies to give away to cooking-loving friends. Make some with raspberry jam and some with apricot preserves.

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Pecan Shortbread Logs

Cherry-Walnut Balls

Toasting nuts emphasizes their buttery flavor. These snowy-white sugar-coated Christmas cookies contain chunks of bright red cherries to put everyone in a holiday mood.

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Cherry-Walnut Balls

Buttery Mint Slices

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies take on two different looks, depending on the the color of chip you use.

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Buttery Mint Slices

Brown Sugar Icebox Cookies

A roll in chopped nuts and a drizzle of milk chocolate adds a pretty touch to these simple but very delicious cookies.

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Brown Sugar Icebox Cookies

German Chocolate Wafer Cookies

Drop three convenience items Including wager cookies) in your grocery cart and you'll have everything you need to create these insanely simple treats. Using waxed paper beneath the wire rack makes cleanup a snap.

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German Chocolate Wafer Cookies

Chocolaty Caramel Thumbprints

These decadent cookies are rolled in pecans, drenched with thick caramel, and topped with a chocolate drizzle.

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Chocolaty Caramel Thumbprints

Waffle Cookies

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Waffle Cookies

Honey Vanilla Cream Puffs

Stuff these airy pastries with your filling of choice, from whipped cream to chocolate to a mini scoop of ice cream.

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Honey Vanilla Cream Puffs

Macadamia Nut Cranberry Shortbread

Tart cranberries and salty, crunchy macadamia nuts are a match made in cookie heaven!

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Macadamia Nut Cranberry Shortbread

Rosemary-Kissed Orange Thumbprint Cookies Tuscano

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Rosemary-Kissed Orange Thumbprint Cookies Tuscano

Hudson Bay Bread

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Hudson Bay Bread

Almond Wreath Cookies

If you enjoy the flavor of marzipan, these cute wreaths will quickly become your new favorite Christmas cookies!

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Almond Wreath Cookies

Almond Chocoroons

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Almond Chocoroons

Hanging Stocking Sugar Cookies

Hang these sweet stocking sugar cookies on a mug of hot chocolate or a cool glass of milk.

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Hanging Stocking Sugar Cookies

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

Dipped Chocolate Cookie Sticks

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sticks are ideal for dunking in coffee or scooping up ice cream.

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Dipped Chocolate Cookie Sticks

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