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.

Nutter Butter Reindeer

Use candy and melted chocolate to craft these festive reindeer cookies-on-a-stick with the kids.

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Nutter Butter Reindeer

Oreo Snowmen

Move over cake pops, cookie pops are the newest way to celebrate the season with sweets. Chocolate frosting and candies help these treats come together quickly.

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Oreo Snowmen

Nut Rings

Create two cookies from one dough! Spread meringue icing on the ring cutouts and bake. Then bake the center rounds and fill with jam for bite-size sandwiches.

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Nut Rings

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

Cran-Crazy Cookies

A touch of fresh lemon zest adds another tart dimension to these whole wheat and cranberry cookies.

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Cran-Crazy Cookies

Star Mint Meringues

Who needs candy canes when you have these striped melt-in-your-mouth treats? Serve these as a snack or dessert at your next party.

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Star Mint Meringues

Almond Spritz

The Germans named these timeless treats after their word for "squirt" or "spray." We love them because their fancy shapes and endless design options betray how quick and easy they are to make.

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Almond Spritz

Toffee Snickerdoodle Cupcake Cookies

When the first recipe for snickerdoodles appeared in print in 1869, it was a simple cookie made with kitchen staples. Since, it has been embellished in the most wonderful ways -- as this toffee-packed version demonstrates. Another time, try almonds instead of pecans!

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Toffee Snickerdoodle Cupcake Cookies

Sugar Cookie Mittens

A buttery sugar cookie dough becomes a Christmas treat that can be served with or without icing.

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Sugar Cookie Mittens

Snickerdoodle Croissant Cookies

These cookies, filled with a sugary cinnamon and nut filling, take the shape of miniature croissants.

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Snickerdoodle Croissant Cookies

Kringla

These holiday sugar cookies are shaped like pretzels. Kids love them!

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Kringla

Espresso Balls

A coffee lover's dream, these hazelnut Christmas treats feature a burst of flavorful espresso in every bite.

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Espresso Balls

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dunkers

Dunked or drizzled in chocolate, these treats make delicious Christmas desserts or gifts. They're loaded with hazelnuts too.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dunkers

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

Butterscotch Tassies

A final drizzle of sweet butterscotch sauce makes an eye-catching presentation on these rich, buttery cookies.

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Butterscotch Tassies

Cookies 'n' Cream Delights

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Cookies 'n' Cream Delights

Hazelnut Daisies

Red raspberry jam makes a delicious filling for these rolled hazelnut cookies. These versatile cookies are perfect for holiday baking as well as special occasions year-round.

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Hazelnut Daisies

Surprise Chocolate Bites

Stuff a spoonful of creamy peanut butter inside refrigerated cookie dough to create these easy chocolate cookies.

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Surprise Chocolate Bites

Peanut Blossoms

Bake a batch of kiss-topped peanut butter cookies for your next bake sale or party and prepare to watch them disappear in a flash!

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Peanut Blossoms

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

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