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Thanksgiving has its pies, but when it comes to Christmas desserts, I think cookies are the classic Christmas treat. Once Thanksgiving is over, I love picking four or five cookie recipes to make over the weeks leading up to Christmas. We take them to parties, give them as gifts, and even invite friends over to help make them for a fun December activity. And, of course, we eat them!
Over the years our family has found many recipes that we consider “our” Christmas cookies, but there are even more recipes that are considered classic Christmas cookies and that would be welcome at any party or event. I’m planning to make some to take to a Christmas recipe swap at our church this week!
25 Christmas Cookie Recipes
Candy Cane Kiss Cookies | Sally’s Baking Addiction
Chewy Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies | Minimalist Baker
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | AllRecipes
Soft & Chewy Gingerbread Men Cookies | House of Nash Eats
Snickerdoodle Cookies | Girl Gone Gourmet
Dark Chocolate Orange Slice and Bake Cookies | Sally’s Baking Addiction
Swirled Mint Cookies | Taste of Home
Triple Chocolate Cookies | Chocolate Covered Grace
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies | Sugar Spun Run
Russian Tea Cakes | AllRecipes
Date Cookies | Tori’s Kitchen
Lemon Shortbead Cookies | An Italian in My Kitchen
Perfect Peanut Butter Blossoms | House of Nash Eats
Classic Spritz Cookies | A Kitchen Addiction
White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti | Peas and Crayons
Christmas Crinkle Cool Whip Cookies | Bread Booze Bacon
Thumbprint Cookies | Martha Stewart
Linzer Star Christmas Cookies | Betty Crocker
Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies | Saving Dessert
Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies | Mom on Time Out
Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies | Two Sisters Crafting
Coconut Snowballs | Trial and Eater
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies | Saving Dollars and Sense
See some of my past favorite Christmas cookie recipes!