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Classic Christmas Cookie Recipes

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There’s nothing better than delicious Classic Christmas Cookie Recipes. Any of these recipes will make you and Santa happy!

It’s that time of year again…time to plan your holiday parties. With holiday parties come holiday cookies. Whether you’re hosting a cookie swap, or just leaving a plate of cookies for Santa, you should have a collection of no-fail recipes you can turn to when you’re ready to get baking.

I know it is a little early for the season, but I wanted to share these with you so that you could bake up some of these for all of your holiday events. 

A collage of classic Christmas cookie recipes from
Santa would love any of these recipes!

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a plate of delicious classic Christmas cookies. Some of my favorite cookie recipes are the classic cookie recipes – sugar cookies, chocolate chip (who doesn’t love chocolate chips?), peanut butter, shortbread. Some have royal icing, some are simply topped with powdered sugar, some with sprinkles. They’re all delicious!

There is nothing better than Classic Christmas Cookie Recipes. Cookies are not only fun to make but they also make great gifts. Presenting a cookie platter to a hostess during the holidays is a sure bet. No one is going to turn down a cookie or two (or three!).

If you’re planning what to bake this cookie season, I hope this round-up of yummy treats will inspire you.

(Pro-tip: Make batches of cookie dough ahead of time and freeze. You’ll be cookie-ready all season long!)

Classic Christmas Cookie Recipes for Your Holiday Season

Hot Chocolate Cookies on a white plate.

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Monster Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Cookies

Top down view of Holiday Reindeer Cookies on a cooling rack.

Reindeer Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies on parchment paper.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Nutella Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

Cranberry White chocolate chip cookies  on parchment paper.

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Top down view of sugar cookies shaped like mittens on a red and black buffalo print napkin, next to a mug of hot chocolate.

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Iced Toffee Cookie Recipe

Crispy Cranberry Pecan Cookie Bars

Close up image of peppermint white chocolate cookies on a white plate.

Peppermint White Chocolate Cookies

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Simple Salted Toffee Cookies

Snowball cookies piled on a Christmas platter.

Snowball Cookies

More Classic Cookie Recipes I Love

When I’m not making my own recipes, I turn to some of the best bloggers, chefs, and home cooks that I know for delicious meals and desserts. Here are a few of their best cookie recipes that I love: 

Hot chocolate cake mix cookies topped with M&Ms on a white plate.

Holiday Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies with M&Ms | Cupcakes & Cutlery

Close up image of a gingerbread cookie with frosting.

Gingerbread Cookies with Dippable Buttercream Frosting | Simply Designing

Close up image of thumbprint cookies drizzled with icing on parchment paper.

Best Thumbprint Cookie Recipe | Juggling Act Mama

Best Snickerdoodles hese soft and light Snickerdoodles are so light and almost cake-like. I have changed up the classic Snickerdoodle recipe for years!

Classic Snickerdoodles | Organized Island

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies | Organized Island

Meringue Cookies

Holiday Meringue Cookies

And finally, here are a few more.

I hope you love these easy and delicious cookie recipes. I like to have recipes ready to go each holiday season. Be sure to write or type out the recipe so you can tuck it inside the tin when gifting!

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Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

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Monday 8th of November 2021

This is quite an extensive collection of cookie recipes! I wish I could make every single recipe.