15 Must-Bake Christmas Cookies

Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a plate of freshly baked Christmas cookies! So, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite festive treats just in time for the merriest day of the year. Whether you’re a fan of chocolate chips, peanut butter, peppermint, or oatmeal, there’s a cookie recipe here for you!

Ring in the Holidays with Some Christmas Cookies

There’s just something about the holidays that demands a plate of freshly baked homemade cookies. And after the year we’ve had, everyone could use some Christmas cheer in cookie form (#2020).

That’s why we’ve pulled together 15 of our all-time favorite Christmas cookies recipes just in time for your Holiday festivities.

Do your cookies of choice feature the classic mix-in — chocolate chips? More of a peanut butter fan? Strictly peppermint partial? We’ve got you covered! Check out our complete list below for your go-to guide to Christmas cookies!

What to Serve with Your Christmas Cookies

Any of these Christmas Cookies would be a delightful way to wrap up your holiday dinner. Consider making some of these appetizers, entrees, and cocktails to complete the meal:


Hot Chocolate Cookies

These Hot Chocolate Cookies are rich, fudgey, and ultra chocolatey. They’re everything you love about hot chocolate and marshmallows in cookie form. This hot chocolate cookie recipe makes a great dessert to bring to a holiday party or to give as a Christmas gift!

Hot Chocolate Cookies
Hot Chocolate Cookies. Everything you love about hot chocolate but in cookie form!
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THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

This is the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe! Super soft and chewy and loaded with tons of chocolate chips! This is the only chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll ever need!

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The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies
The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies. Super soft and chewy and loaded with chocolate chips! The only chocolate chip cookie recipe you'll ever need!
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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft and chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with semi-sweet chocolate chips and cocoa powder for double the chocolate and double the love. This easy cookie recipe takes only 20 minutes to make from start to finish, making it ideal for your Christmas cookies lineup!

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft & Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. Made with semi sweet chocolate chips and cocoa powder. These cookies take only 20 minutes to make start to finish!
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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms are a quintessential classic. They’re truly one of the best (and simplest) Christmas cookie recipes to bake with close family and friends. Rolled in sugar and topped with rich, milk chocolate Hershey’s Kisses, these quick and easy holiday cookies come together in just 30 minutes!

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Peanut Butter Blossoms
A quintessential classic, Peanut Butter Blossoms really are one of the best (and simplest) Christmas cookie recipes to bake with close family and friends. Rolled in sugar and topped with rich, milk chocolate Kisses, these quick and easy peanut butter blossoms come together in just 30 minutes!
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Thick Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are super soft and chewy, ultra thick, buttery, and loaded with tons of walnuts and chocolate chips in every bite. They’re firm around the edges and gooey in the center. It’s a nutty twist on a classic cookie that everyone on your Christmas list is sure to love!

Thick Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
Thick Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies. A copycat version of the Levian Bakery cookies we all love! They are incredibly soft on the inside and firm around the edges. These chocolate chip cookies are super thick and fluffy and loaded with tons of chocolate chips and walnuts! 
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Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

Super soft and easy to bake, these Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies are made with vanilla pudding mix, red and green M&Ms, white chips, and semi-sweet chocolate chips. This really is the perfect Christmas cookie recipe!

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Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies
Super Soft Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies made with M & M's, white and semi sweet chocolate chips! The perfect Christmas Cookie!
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Andes Mint Cookies

These Andes Mint Cookies are made with Devil’s food cake mixed with eggs and butter and scooped into mounded tablespoons. The cookies come out soft, fluffy, fudgey, and ultra chocolatey. The mint frosting on these Christmas cookies is formed when the Andes mint candy is spread on top of the soft devils cake cookie right after they come out of the oven. Simple, delicious, and perfect for the holidays!

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Andes Mint Cookies
Andes Mint Cookies made with devils food cake mix topped with melted andes mint and peppermint buttercream. The easiest cookie you will ever make and perfect for St Patrick’s Day!
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Dulce de Leche Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just when you thought chocolate chip cookies couldn’t get any better, this recipe is stuffed with thick, gooey, caramel-y, homemade Dulce de Leche, resulting in a decadent cookie that sure to be a favorite of everyone on your Christmas cookies list!

Dulce de leche stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dulce de leche stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. Super soft and chewy and loaded with chocolate!
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Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies are a classic, crowd-pleasing Christmastime delight. Filled your favorite jams and baked until soft and fluffy, this easy Christmas cookie recipe takes only 30 minutes to make.

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Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbprint Cookies are a classic, crowd-favorite holiday dessert! Traditionally filled with any number of delicious jams and baked to soft, fluffy perfection, this easy Christmas cookie recipe takes only 30 minutes to make.
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Brownie Cookies

These Brownie Cookies is the best of both dessert worlds. A soft chewy cookie meets a rich and fudgey brownie all rolled into one tasty bite. These cookies are chocolatey and rich just like a brownie and soft and crisp around the edges. They’re the perfect addition to your rotation of Christmas cookies!

Brownie Cookies
Super soft and chocolatey Brownie Cookies! Everything you love about a brownie but in cookie form!
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

If you thought standard peanut butter cookies couldn’t get any better, I’m happy to prove you are wrong. These Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies are soft, buttery with tons of peanut butter and the perfect amount of sweetness.. They taste just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich but in cookie form.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies! Peanut Butter cookies sandwiched between strawberry jelly and peanut butter buttercream. They are AMAZING!
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Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect combination of banana bread and an oatmeal cookie. The bananas keep the cookies soft and moist and is used in place of some of the butter. Best of all these cookies only take 30 minutes to make! No chilling or resting time required!

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft and chewy Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. They taste just like a slice of banana bread but in cookie form!
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FLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

These Flourless Cookies are perfectly chewy, crisp around the edges and loaded with chocolate chips! Gluten-Free and ready in less than 20 minutes!

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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. Gluten-Free and ready in less than 20 minutes!
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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft and chewy Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chips, crunchy pretzels, and a drool-worthy caramel sauce. They are the perfect no-fuss cookies, and the cookie dough can be made ahead of time.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft and Chewy Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies are loaded with chocolate chips, pretzels and caramel sauce!
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Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

This Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe is my go to cookie to make during the Christmas season. They’re super easy to make because you’ll likeIy have all of the ingredients on hand, and it’s always a crowd favorite. Trust me when I say that these are the best peanut butter cookies you will EVER eat!

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
Quick and Easy Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies. These cookies are super thick, melt in your mouth and can be made in 20 minutes!
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More Holiday Dessert Recipes

Looking for more Christmas dessert recipes to complete your holiday table? Try these:

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