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The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes all in one place. A list of all of the most popular and best Christmas cookie recipes. Tips for how to make a beautiful, festive, and delicious Christmas cookie box.
Here are 80 of the most popular Christmas Cookie Recipes. These Christmas Cookie Recipes will be perfect for your holiday baking!
Also, I will be sharing how to make a homemade Christmas cookie box filled with all of your favorite Christmas cookies to give to your friends and family.
Best Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe — the popular cinnamon-sugar soft and chewy sugar cookie recipe. A recipe that has been in the family for over 30 years!
Christmas M & M Cookies — soft, chewy M & M Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie.
Peanut Butter Blossoms — chewy peanut butter cookies topped with chocolate Hershey’s Kisses.
Soft Molasses Ginger Cookies — the best chewy spiced molasses ginger cookie recipe.
Frosted Mint Chocolate Brownie Cookies — made with a chewy double chocolate cookie, topped with creamy mint frosting, chocolate ganache, and Andes mints.
Christmas Sugar Cookies — soft, chewy homemade Christmas Sugar cookies with buttercream frosting.
Twix Cookies — made with soft sugar shortbread topped with rich caramel and milk chocolate and sprinkled with chopped Twix candy bars.
Mint Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies — soft, Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are a classic chocolate chip cookies filled with mint chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and Andes chocolate mint chocolates.
Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting — soft, chewy homemade red velvet cookies topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting.
Mexican Wedding Cookies — also known as Snowballs or Russian Tea Cakes, these popular 5-ingredient cookies have the perfect buttery pecan flavor.
White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Chocolate Cookies — soft baked, chocolate brownie cookies dipped in white chocolate and topped with crushed peppermint candy canes.
Salted Caramel Cookies — Soft chewy caramel cookies with sea salt and drizzled with salted caramel.
Best Soft Sugar Cookies — No frosting! Super easy, drop sugar cookies that are soft and chewy and perfect.
Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies — rich chocolate cookies with white chocolate peppermint bark topped with candy canes.
Biscoff Cookies — These Biscoff Cookies are filled with Biscoff cookie butter and white chocolate chips. You will love these soft, chewy cookies stuffed with caramelized cookie butter spread.
Lemon Crinkle Cookies — Soft chewy lemon cookies with fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon extract to give them the extra lemon tang!
Frosted Snickerdoodle Cookies — Soft, chewy cinnamon sugar snickerdoodle cookies topped with a sweet buttery cream cheese frosting and topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.
Raspberry Almond Jam Thumbprint Cookies — buttery shortbread cookies made with only butter, sugar, flour, and almond extract, topped with jam, and baked until soft and topped with homemade vanilla or almond glaze.
Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies — rich, chewy double chocolate cookies with creamy mint chips.
Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies — perfectly chewy with buttery crispy edges filled with sweet dried cranberries and creamy white chocolate chip chips.
Frosted Peppermint Chocolate Cookies — double chocolate cookie with creamy peppermint frosting and crushed candy canes.
Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies — made with a chewy chocolate cookie rolled in pecans and topped with caramel and melted chocolate.
Levain Bakery Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies — made with a rich double chocolate cookie and peppermint chips.
Caramel-Filled Snickerdoodles — popular cinnamon sugar snickerdoodles filled with soft caramel.
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe — the perfect, classic chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Best Monster Cookies Recipe — The Best Peanut Butter Monster Cookies are made with creamy peanut butter, hearty oats, chocolate chips, and M&M’s.
Chocolate Peppermint Candy Cane Oreo Cookies — double chocolate cookies with Trader Joe’s famous candy cane Joe Joe’s Oreo cookies.
Peppermint Bark Cookie Dough Cups — a Williams-Sonoma Christmas staple made with edible cookie dough and layers of homemade peppermint bark.
Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies — famous NYC Bakery double chocolate cookie recipe.
Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies — soft chewy brown sugar oatmeal cookies with sweetened dried cranberries.
Chocolate Chunk Molasses Cookies — spiced, chewy molasses ginger cookies with chocolate chunks.
Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips — soft chewy famous Red Velvet Cookies with sweet white chocolate chips.
Rocky Road Cookies — decadent chewy chocolate cookies with marshmallows and almonds.
Soft Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies — a classic soft and chewy peanut butter cookie recipe.
Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Shortbread Cookies — rich, buttery shortbread butter cookies with crunchy pistachios and dipped in melted chocolate and sprinkled with fresh orange zest and chopped pistachios
Levain Bakery Two Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies — classic Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookie recipe made without nuts.
Soft Orange Cookies with Orange Cream Frosting — soft orange cookies with orange cream frosting.
Coconut Macaroons — chewy sweet coconut macaroons are the perfect gluten-free cookie. Plus you can dip them in chocolate for the perfect chewy chocolate coconut macaroon.
Bakery-Style Milk Chocolate Pecan Cookies — thick, chewy milk chocolate pecan cookie recipe.
Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies — these classic chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Dulce de Leche Filled Cinnamon Cookies — cinnamon sugar snickerdoodles cookies stuffed with buttery dulce de leche caramel.
Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies — soft baked cookies filled with butterscotch chips, pretzels, and chocolate chips.
Levain Bakery Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies — famous NYC bakery chocolate with peanut butter chip cookie recipe.
Gingersnap Oreos with Cream Cheese Filling — soft spiced ginger molasses cookie stuffed with cream cheese frosting.
Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies — naturally gluten-free fluffy chocolate and walnut cookie.
White Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies — soft, chewy cookies filled with coconut, white chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts.
Homemade Oreo Cookies with Filling — soft chocolate cookies filled with vanilla buttercream.
Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies — These are the Best Browned Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies that are perfectly soft and chewy with crisp edges and ooey gooey centers filled with chocolate and toffee chunks.
Lemon Sugar Cookies — sugar cookie recipe filled with fresh lemon juice and lemon zest.
Cinnamon Chip Cookies — snickerdoodle cookie recipe filled with cinnamon chips.
Bakery Style Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies — Soft, chewy, thick bakery-style chocolate peanut butter cup cookies made with Reese’s peanut butter cups.
Levain Bakery Caramel Coconut Chocolate Cookies — Soft, chewy thick Levain Bakery Caramel Coconut Cookies made with rich caramel, sweet coconut flakes, and semisweet chocolate chips.
French Macarons — how to make homemade macarons filled with a variety of fillings.
Soft Brown Sugar Cookies — the chewiest brown sugar cookies made with only brown sugar.
Bakery-Style Pistachio Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies — famous cookies filled with toffee, pistachios, and milk chocolate chips.
Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies — Soft and Chewy Orange Creamsicle Cookies made with fresh orange zest and juice and white chocolate chips. This Orange White Chocolate Cookie recipe is the perfect orange cookie.
Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies — the perfect coconut cookie with chocolate chips.
Chocolate Ganache Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies — soft baked peanut butter cookies dipped in chocolate ganache.
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles — You will love this soft brown butter pumpkin cinnamon sugar cookie and will become your new favorite Fall pumpkin cookie recipe.
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies — rich chocolate chip cookies made with browned butter.
Magic 7-Layer Butterscotch Chip Cookies — cookies made with butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, coconut, and more!
Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies — the famous Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookie recipe!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies — chewy oatmeal cookies with soft raisins.
Chocolate Chip Spiced Cookie — the perfect spiced cookie with chocolate chunks.
Bakery-Style Oreo Cookies — Thick, soft bakery style chocolate chip OREO cookies. These OREO Cookies and Cream Cookies are soft, chewy and perfect for OREO lovers.
Toffee Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies — toffee bits, pretzels, and milk chocolate chips.
Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies — decadent chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips.
Homemade Chocolate Peppermint Bark — Chocolate Peppermint Bark made with layers of melted white chocolate with a touch of peppermint, melted chocolate, and topped with crushed peppermint candy canes.
Jingle Jangle Christmas Chocolate Snack Mix — This popular chocolate snack mix inspired by Trader Joe’s Jingle Jangle Holiday Mix is perfect for chocolate lovers.
Toffee Pretzel Christmas Crack — it is Christmas Crack but better — with pretzels! It is crunchy, sweet, and salty and so easy!
Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies — soft lemon cookies with white chocolate chips.
Crumbl Copycat Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe — the famous Crumbl copycat cookie recipe.
Scotcheroos — dessert bar made with chocolate, peanut butter, butterscotch, and Rice Krispies.
Homemade Vanilla Fudge — Homemade Creamy White Vanilla Fudge is unbelievably rich, decadent, and so easy to make! There are a few secret ingredients for making perfect vanilla fudge every single time.
Bake Sale Trifecta Bars — chocolate chip cookie, brownie, and Rice Krispies all in one bar. Landed me on the cover of the Food Network Magazine!
Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars — red velvet sugar cookies topped with cream cheese frosting.
S’mores Chocolate Marshmallow Rice Krispies Treats Bars — buttery rice krispies treats with Golden Grahams, chocolate, and marshmallows.
Salted Caramel Blondies — chewy caramel bars made with sea salt and caramel.
Better than a Boyfriend Brownies — the best homemade chocolate brownie recipe!
Peppermint Bark Brownies — decadent chocolate brownies with peppermint bark.
Gingerbread Skillet Cookie with Vanilla Ice Cream and Salted Caramel — homemade gingerbread cookie baked in a skillet and topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel
How to make a Christmas Cookie Box:
Creating a Christmas cookie box is a wonderful way to spread holiday cheer and delight your friends and family with a variety of festive treats. Whether you’re giving it as a gift or setting it out for guests to enjoy, a well-assembled cookie box can be a showstopper.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make a Christmas cookie box:
Step 1: Plan what cookies to include
Start by deciding which cookies and treats you want to include in your Christmas cookie box. A good mix of flavors, textures, and shapes adds variety and makes the box more visually appealing.
- Sugar cookies in holiday shapes, decorated with icing or sprinkles
- Gingerbread or Soft Gingersnap cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Shortbread cookies
- Peppermint Bark
- Peanut Butter Blossoms
- Chocolate Brownies
- Jam-filled Thumbprint Cookies
- Red Velvet Cookies
- Cranberry White Chocolate or Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
- Chocolate Mint Cookies
Step 2: Bake and Prepare
Now, get to work baking your chosen cookies and treats. Allow them to cool completely before assembling your box. You can make these ahead of time to save effort and time on the day you assemble your cookie box.
A time-saving tip: make your cookie dough ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
Step 3: Gather Supplies
To assemble your Christmas cookie box, you will need:
- A sturdy box or tin: You can purchase decorative cookie boxes or simply use a festive tin or a cardboard box that you decorate yourself. I can find boxes at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, JoAnn’s, Home Goods, and other home stores.
- Parchment paper or festive tissue paper.
- Cupcake liners or mini muffin cups for separating different cookies.
- Plastic wrap or cellophane bags for packaging individual items.
- Ribbons, stickers, or labels for decoration. For an extra luxe Christmas cookie box, I love using velvet ribbon.
Step 4: Assemble Your Cookies
Layer parchment paper or festive tissue paper at the bottom of the box to create a decorative base.
Place your cookies on the parchment paper, arranging them in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Consider using different levels (stacking) to add dimension and visual interest.
For particularly fragile or sticky cookies, use cupcake liners or mini muffin cups to separate them.
Step 5: Package Individually
If you have cookies that could crumble or stick to each other, package them individually in plastic wrap or cellophane bags. This not only keeps them fresh but also makes them easy to share and enjoy.
Step 6: Decorate and Personalize
Add a personal touch to your Christmas cookie box by decorating it. You can tie a ribbon around the box, attach holiday-themed stickers, or create a custom label with a heartfelt message or a list of the treats inside.
Step 7: Presentation
Once your box is beautifully arranged and decorated, close it up and consider adding a handwritten note or a holiday card for an extra special touch.
Step 8: Share the Joy
Now your Christmas cookie box is ready to be shared. The joy of a Christmas cookie box isn’t just in the treats themselves but in the love and care you put into creating it. Enjoy the process and the happiness it brings to others!
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Christmas Cookie Box
- Step 1: Plan what cookies to includeStart by deciding which cookies and treats you want to include in your Christmas cookie box. A good mix of flavors, textures, and shapes adds variety and makes the box more visually appealing.
- Step 2: Bake and PrepareNow, get to work baking your chosen cookies and treats. See blog post for list of 80 Christmas cookie recipes. Allow them to cool completely before assembling your box. You can make these ahead of time to save effort and time on the day you assemble your cookie box.A time-saving tip: make your cookie dough ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
- Step 3: Gather your SuppliesA sturdy box or tin: You can purchase decorative cookie boxes or simply use a festive tin or a cardboard box that you decorate yourself. I can find boxes at Hobby Lobby, Michael's, JoAnn's, Home Goods, and other home stores. Parchment paper or festive tissue paper.Cupcake liners or mini muffin cups for separating different cookies. Plastic wrap or cellophane bags for packaging individual items.Ribbons, stickers, or labels for decoration. For an extra luxe Christmas cookie box, I love using velvet ribbon.
- Step 4: Assemble Your CookiesLayer parchment paper or festive tissue paper at the bottom of the box to create a decorative base.Place your cookies on the parchment paper, arranging them in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Consider using different levels (stacking) to add dimension and visual interest.For particularly fragile or sticky cookies, use cupcake liners or mini muffin cups to separate them.
- Step 5: Package IndividuallyIf you have cookies that could crumble or stick to each other, package them individually in plastic wrap or cellophane bags. This not only keeps them fresh but also makes them easy to share and enjoy.
- Step 6: Decorate and PersonalizeAdd a personal touch to your Christmas cookie box by decorating it. You can tie a ribbon around the box, attach holiday-themed stickers, or create a custom label with a heartfelt message or a list of the treats inside.
- Step 7: PresentationOnce your box is beautifully arranged and decorated, close it up and consider adding a handwritten note or a holiday card for an extra special touch.
- Now your Christmas cookie box is ready to be shared. The joy of a Christmas cookie box isn't just in the treats themselves but in the love and care you put into creating it. Enjoy the process and the happiness it brings to others!
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.