10 Simple Christmas Cookies

Jacquelyn Bennett
Written on December 3, 2018

“A balanced diet is a Christmas cookies in each hand.”


Many have memories and family traditions that involve baking and eating Christmas cookies. However, with the stress of the holiday, it is difficult to find the time and energy to prepare Pinterest perfect sweets. Below, I will provide you with some simple recipes for Christmas cookies that will not only delight your family and friends but will leave you with the energy and time to enjoy what matters most. 

Chocolate-Peppermint Crackle Cookies

For the best “crackle” effect, reroll balls in powdered sugar just before baking to cover any exposed dough.

Crispy Praline Cookies

Let the butter sit at room temperature for several hours, or soften it in the microwave at HIGH for 10 to 20 seconds (do not melt).

Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies

Fans of classic cookies will love these updated Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies, accented with dried cranberries and gooey white chocolate.

5-Ingredient Sugar Cookies

When glazing, use a shallow bowl that will accommodate the entire cookie.

Cranberry-Orange Shortbread Cookies

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Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

Christmas cookies are always a favorite with Southern Living readers, so it is little wonder that this recipe for Basic Butter Cookie Dough became a holiday favorite. Ellender Mills of Raleigh, North Carolina, sent in this recipe, which ran in December, 1995, and described how she divided the dough into quarters, adding different flavorings, frostings, and garnishes to each quarter to create a wonderful assortment of Christmas cookies.

Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

This 4-ingredient, simple peanut butter cookies recipe is a must-have for those moments when a quick dessert is needed on hand. Taking less than 20 minutes to put together and 15 minutes to bake, you can have homemade peanut butter cookies in an easy 35 minutes.

Lemon Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Of all the things we love about the holidays-the carols, the lights, the parties-baking cookies just might be our favorite. We can’t get enough: the aroma of crackles, gingerbread, Linzer, and shortbread cookies wafting from our oven. When it comes to tried-and-true flavor combos, sweet and tangy is hard to beat.

Honey-Hazelnut Crisps

These lacy Honey-Hazelnut Crisps keep best in a tin between sheets of wax paper.

Peppermint Brownie Cookies

Prep 15 min Total 1 hr 10 min Servings 20 Starting with Betty Crocker™ brownie mix makes quick work of these chewy, minty Christmas cookies. MORE+ LESS- Betty Crocker Premium Brownie Mix Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Open box of brownie mix, and set chocolate pouch aside.