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.

Cinnamon-Sugar Roll Cookies

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Cinnamon-Sugar Roll Cookies

Cherry-Almond Ornament Cookies

Pastry shop perfect, these pretty little cookies pair the super compatible flavors of cherry and almond. To keep maraschino cherries from running into the frosting, blot them dry with a paper towel before applying to the cookie top, and do so no more than a few hours before serving.

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Cherry-Almond Ornament Cookies

Tangerine Butter Cookies

Brightly colored tangerine zest makes these cookies stand out from the rest. Cornmeal gives them a slightly crunchy but tender texture.

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Tangerine Butter Cookies

Oatmeal and More Cookies

Chocolate and coconut turn oatmeal cookies into an even sweeter dessert.

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Oatmeal and More Cookies

Cornmeal-and-Lime Butter Cookies

Lime peel adds a refreshing bite to these rich cornmeal cookies. Sprinkle with green colored sugar and white coarse decorating sugar for a sweet finish.

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Cornmeal-and-Lime Butter Cookies

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

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

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

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

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

Pistachio Cookie Cups

Line muffin cups with this sweet crust, fill with savory pistachios and dried cranberries, and bake until golden. This bite-size dessert is perfect for holiday entertaining.

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Pistachio Cookie Cups

Christmas Thyme Cookies

Lemon peel and fresh thyme come together to give these Christmas cookies a sweet, yet unexpected taste. Finish with a light dusting of green sanding sugar for a professional look.

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Christmas Thyme Cookies

Coconut-Pecan Sandies

These bite-sized coconut-pecan sandies are great as a dessert or boxed up as a gift. Roll balls of coconut-pecan cake in powdered sugar and serve.

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Coconut-Pecan Sandies

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

Cinnamon-Coffee Cookies

Kick-start your cookies with the punch of coffee!

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Cinnamon-Coffee Cookies

Square Wreath Almond Sugar Cookies

Start with square almond sugar cookies and arrange assorted diamond-shaped cookies in a wreath. Top with green and red nonpareils and place a red candy in the center.

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Square Wreath Almond Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar and Spice Wedges

Quick and easy, these brown sugar and spice recipes are the perfect treat for entertaining guests. Top the crispy crust with caramel-flavor ice cream topping and a sprinkle of sea salt for a balanced bite.

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Brown Sugar and Spice Wedges

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

Patchwork Candy Cane Cookies

Two holiday classics come together with this festive and easy patchwork candy cane cookie recipe. Simply stack alternating red and white mini cookies in a candy cane shape and top off with powdered sugar icing.

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Patchwork Candy Cane Cookies

Wheel of Candy Canes Cookies

Molasses, ginger, and cinnamon combine to create the perfect sweet treat. Give the cookie a minty bite by filling the impressions with crushed up candy canes.

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Wheel of Candy Canes Cookies

Peppermint Circle Sugar Cookies

Get the family together to bake and decorate these peppermint circle sugar cookies that are perfect for holiday gatherings or a sweet treat on the go.

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Peppermint Circle Sugar Cookies

Traditional Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Use a snowflake-shape cutter to form classic sugar cookies. Once baked, use a decorating bag with a small round tip to precisely apply Royal Icing to create a unique design. Sprinkle on white sanding sugar for a glistening finish.

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Traditional Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Scalloped Snowflake Sugar Cookies

What's winter without a little snow? We prefer the warm, tasty kind. Crushed blue fruit-flavor hard candies fill the gaps of these scalloped snowflake sugar cookies for a glacial effect.

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Scalloped Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Round Snowflake Cookies

Serve a batch of warm almond cookies for a delicious afternoon treat. These round snowflake cookies are tasty and fun to decorate.

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Round Snowflake Cookies

Diamond Snowflake Christmas Cookies

Keep it sweet and simple with this diamond snowflake Christmas cookies recipe. Icy blue frosting and a light dusting of white sanding sugar give these festive treats a frosty feel.

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Diamond Snowflake Christmas Cookies

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