Inside:20 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes to keep it simple this season
Some of my best childhood Christmas memories are those of baking (and eating) our family Christmas cookie recipes with my mom. Christmas cookies were a BIG deal in my family and we often had at least a dozen different kinds to choose from. My favorites were cut-out cookies that we’d then frost with a homemade frosting of powdered sugar, milk and food coloring. I’d spend hours decorating my cookies and was as proud of them as I was of any work of art I created.
Sometimes I’d squirrel away my most favorite Christmas cookie creations and hide them in my dollhouse. My mother would find them months later and just shake her head at me and laugh.
Our family Christmas Cookies recipes were some of our most prized possessions and have been handed down for generations. But I know in today’s busy and bustle of the holiday season, making Christmas cookies can seem like a chore. Don’t give up on this seasonal tradition, just keep it simple. You don’t need to make a dozen different kinds. We’ve pulled together 20 easy Christmas cookie recipes. Pick just one or two and turn those into your family favorites.
20 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes
Cake Batter Christmas Cookies from Momma Lew
Cake batter makes these cookies delicious and soft!
Easy Red Velvet Christmas Cookie Sandwiches from B-Inspired Mama
These red velvet cookies make an easy but really fun cookie sandwich!
Simple Sugar Christmas Cookies from Sunshine and Hurricanes
The BEST EVER Recipe for making cut-out cookies for Christmas!
Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Cookies from Penny Pincher Jenny
Peanut butter cups make these cookies amazing!
Crinkle Christmas Cookies from Stockpiling Moms
These cookies are fun and easy to make. They look like they are dusted with snow!
Mix In Anything Christmas Cookies from Spaceships and Laserbeams
These cookies would be so fun to make with kids- they can add whatever they want!
M&M Cake Mix Cookies from Penny Pincher Jenny
These soft cake mix cookies have a fun M&M twist!
White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Christmas Cookies from Sunshine and Laserbeams
These peppermint cookies are so perfect for the holiday season!
Italian Christmas Cookies from The Farm Girl Gabs
These cookies are so cute and easy to make, too!
Chocolate Cake Mix Christmas Cookies from Mom Endeavors
M&Ms and chocolate cake mix make a yummy chocolate Christmas cookie!
Irresistable Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies from Sunshine and Hurricanes
These peanut butter cookies are simple, but so delicious and perfect for Christmas!
Cranberry Orange Shortbread Christmas Cookies from Mom on Time Out
These Christmas cookies have a fun, fruity twist!
Grinch Christmas Cookies from Mom Dot
These cookies are so fun, but easy to make, too! Channel your inner Grinch with these!
Reindeer Poop Christmas Cookies from Midget Momma
These are so simple and your kids will get a kick out of them!
Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies from Sunshine and Hurricanes
These cookies have a secret spin on regular chocolate chip. They are delicious and so easy to make!
Easy Chocolate Chip Whipped Shortbread Cookies from An Italian in My Kitchen
These little cookies are adorable and so yummy!
Lemon Thumbprint Cookies from An Italian in My Kitchen
These cookies have a refreshing lemon flavor!
Chocolate Gingerbread Crinkles from It’s Yummi
These crinkle cookies have a yummy gingerbread flavor, perfect for Christmas!
Cream Cheese Cookies from Low Carb Yum
You guessed it, these cookies are low carb, and they are gluten free, too!
Butterball Kiss Cookies from It’s Yummi
These simple cookies have a fun chocolate kiss surprise inside!
Whether you enlist the little elves in your home to help or bake these all on your own, our 20 easy Christmas cookie recipes will make the season simple not stressful. Now all you need is some hot cocoa and you’re ready to curl up on the couch and watch your family’s favorite Christmas TV specials and movies.