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.

Half-Moon Santa Almond Sugar Cookies

The man in the moon? Santa! Kids will love to help you decorate these jolly cookies.

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Half-Moon Santa Almond Sugar Cookies

Mini-Chip Shortbreads

Mini chocolate chips add to the buttery richness of shortbread. Additional chips are melted and drizzled over the baked cookies.

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Mini-Chip Shortbreads

Windowpane Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies are easy to make when you start with a roll of refrigerated cookie dough.

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Windowpane Linzer Cookies

Key Lime Bars

In this luscious bar cookie, the Key lime filling is sandwiched between a rich crust and a pistachio crumb topping.

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Key Lime Bars

Linzer Cookies

These tender hazelnut sandwich cookies originated in Austria, but they frequently appear on Christmas cookie trays in this country. Under a generous dusting of confectioners' sugar, their trademark raspberry filling peeks through a hole cut in the top cookie.

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Linzer Cookies

Candy Bar Ice Cream Sandwiches

Although the candy-filled ice cream is yummy in this dessert, you can use any flavor ice cram you wish to fill the banana-chocolate cookies.

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Candy Bar Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cocoa Cookies

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Cocoa Cookies

Almond Chocoroons

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Almond Chocoroons

Mini Brownie Bars

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Mini Brownie Bars

Choco-Caramel Cookies

These scrumptious treats may look like a familiar Christmas cookie, but a butterscotch-flavored dough and the caramel-filled candies offer a sweet twist.

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Choco-Caramel Cookies

Pastry Pillows

Scrumptious fruit preserves and almond paste fill the light and airy pastries. Make ahead up to 3 months in advance and they'll be ready for Christmas celebrations.

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Pastry Pillows

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

Spritz Blossoms

Simple and delightful, these traditional cookies are a favorite for Christmas or any other holiday.

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Spritz Blossoms

Christmas Sandies

These cookies get bright color and a burst of tart-sweet flavor from finely chopped cranberries and a bit of lemon peel.

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Christmas Sandies

Caramel Chocolitas

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Caramel Chocolitas

White-Chocolate Meltaways

These pressed cookies are filled with white chocolate and then dipped in a little more white chocolate to make an extra-sweet Christmas treat.

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White-Chocolate Meltaways

Lime Crescents

Shape these tender cookies with your fingers into the shape of the crescent moon. Lime peel helps balance the buttery richness.

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Lime Crescents

Festive Holiday Coins

Half of these bite-size cookies are trimmed with chopped pecans and half with red decorator's sugar.

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Festive Holiday Coins

Oatmeal-Milk Chocolate Chippers

A pleasing collection of milk chocolate chips, dried apricots, raisins, and cherries dot these oatmeal cookies.

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Oatmeal-Milk Chocolate Chippers

Orange Glazed Cookies

Using boxed cake mix gives you a jump-start in making these orange-frosted cookies.

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Orange Glazed Cookies

Jumbo Devil's Food Cookies

Rice cereal gives these soft chocolate cookies just the right amount of crunch.

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Jumbo Devil's Food Cookies

Ambrosia Bars

These luscious bar cookies feature a gooey coconut layer spread over a buttery almond crust.

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Ambrosia Bars

Tri-Corner Kisses

These triangle cookies are easy to shape, and with a chocolate candy in every one, they satisfy any sweet tooth.

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Tri-Corner Kisses

Lemon Diamonds

Cut these tangy lemon bars on the diagonal to update their look. Sprinkle them generously with confectioners' sugar.

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Lemon Diamonds

Lemon Drops

Sprinkle these buttery cookies with confectioners' sugar while still warm. The heat from the cookies melts the sugar just a little allowing it to better coat the cookies.

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Lemon Drops

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