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Christmas isn’t Christmas without cookies! Today, I’m sharing a list of more than FIFTY Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookie Recipes that are popular on my site and perfect for the holidays. From buttery shortbread to ginger to chocolate chip, we have a little something for everyone! Whether you’re baking for others or yourself, I recommend ALL of these Christmas Cookies.
50+ Old Fashioned Christmas Cookie Recipes to Try This Season!
I thought I’d pull together a list of 50+ Old Fashioned Cookies from my site that are 100% amazing and festive for the holidays! As we get closer and closer to Christmas special occasions, we are all scrambling to find the right recipes for family, friends, neighbors, and Santa! There is bound to be one or two recipes that will give you sweet dreams.
Here are some of my favorite Christmas Desserts if you’re looking for some sweet treats that aren’t cookies that the whole family will enjoy!
That’s right, 50+ Christmas Cookie Recipes to enjoy all season long! From classic Christmas cookies to cookies that are a little outside the Christmas Cookie Box!
Let’s dive into grandma’s recipe box for her classic recipes and Happy Holiday Baking! 🙂
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The recipe card for each cookie can be found by clicking the linked titles below. Happy Holidays!
Ginger Cookies aka Gingerdoodles!
These soft-baked Ginger Cookies, or Gingerdoodles, are the quintessential classic Christmas cookie! Chewy, buttery, and full of warm spices that will get you into the Holiday spirit this Christmas.
These Gingerdoodle Sandwich Cookies are a Ginger Cookie and Snickerdoodle mix that are soft, chewy and so delicious! Filled with Cinnamon Buttercream – the perfect holiday cookie.
If you’re planning on making treats for neighbors or loved ones this holiday season, these soft and chewy Gingerbread Bars, are perfect for holiday parties.
Get perfect Shortbread Cookies every time with this buttery, yet sweet Shortbread Cookie recipe. Just in time for Christmas Cookie exchanges!
Spritz Cookies are slightly sweet, buttery delights formed with a cookie press and decorated perfectly for your holiday cookie tray! Get out the food coloring, because with these festive and endlessly customizable cookies, they are sure to be a big hit at your Christmas party!
These festive Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies are turned into wreaths and topped with powdered sugar and a candied cherry! If you’re looking for a unique Christmas Cookie – this is it!
These Vanilla Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies are sweet and tender. The vanilla extract complements the jam and the optional glaze is gorgeous and so Christmasy!
These Christmas Shortbread Cookies are so easy and delicious! Fill the middle with anything from strawberry jam to Nutella! Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Blossoms are the quintessential cookie for the holidays! They are the perfect combination of sweet, soft, and peanut buttery goodness! I can SMELL these baking in grandma’s kitchen!
These Peanut Butter Cookies are soft, chewy, and what dreams are made of! Sweet and a little salty too, you will never need another peanut butter cookie recipe.
Salted Nutella Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies are warm peanut butter cookies, stuffed with Nutella and sprinkled with a little salt.
Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies are so soft and chewy with little hints of toffee and chocolate throughout! You will absolutely LOVE these for holiday cookie exchanges!
These soft, frosted Sugar Cookies are just what you’re looking for! Bakery-style cookies topped with frosting and sprinkles. Perfect for Santa!
These Cut-Out Cookies are flavored with vanilla bean! They are easy to cut out, hold their shape after baking, and yield soft and chewy sugar cookies. Perfect for making and decorating with the kiddos!
Create a beautifully decorated pan of Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars that will feed a crowd! They look fancy, but it’s a simple recipe that couldn’t be easier!
Need a quick and easy cookie fix? Try these super simple chewy Sugar Cookies! Only a few pantry ingredients and 10 minutes are needed. You’re just one small pot away from the chewiest, sweetest, and most amazing sugar cookies EVER!
I love these big, thick, soft Copycat Swing Sugar Cookies! Pressed down with a glass, softly baked then topped with a light pink buttercream, you too will fall in love with these cookies this Christmas!
You’ll never need another Snickerdoodle Cookie recipe after this one! These old-fashioned cookies have slightly crispy edges with big chewy centers, just how they should be. Snickerdoodle heaven.
These Butterscotch Cookies are soft baked, sweet, and comforting. Plus they’re so simple and easy to make, all cookies should be this good this holiday season!
These Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cream Pies are easy to make and so much better than store-bought! Soft baked Oatmeal Cookies sandwiched with a simple marshmallow buttercream filling. So sweet, comforting, and classically delicious. You will love these.
Monster Cookies are like three cookies all rolled into one(Oatmeal Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, and Double Chocolate M&M Cookies)! Filled with oats, peanut butter, and M&Ms, these will have you coming back for more. All the goodies we love about cookies in one glorious sweet treat! Kids love these and I bet Santa will too!
This is the best recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies! Soft baked, extra sweet with two kinds of chocolate, and nearly impossible to ruin.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies are oh so gooey and so good! Bite into a perfect mix of sweet, salty, and chocolatey!
If you like chocolate chip cookies, you will die over Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re soft and chewy and delicious. Our of all the Christmas cookie recipes on this list, this is one of the most popular.
Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are simple yet so magical. Eat warm with a cold glass of milk and enjoy yourself!
If you like a lot of goodies in your cookies, then these chewy Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies are perfect!
Soft and chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars recipe! Filled with mini chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, and walnuts. Basically Chocolate Chip Cookies but way easier!
This Double Chocolate Cookies recipe is also known as the chewiest chocolate cookies made in a pot on the stove!! The easiest recipe ever!!
I’m not sure there’s any better cookie than these chewy Chocolate Snickers Cookies! A simple chocolate cookie dough with lots of candy bar pieces stirred in and gently baked to give you big, fat, chewy decadent Snickers cookies! You’re gonna love them and Santa will too!
These Chocolate Fudge Cookies are everything that is right in the world. Soft, sweet, so easy to make (made with cake mix)! A fun add to any holiday cookie plate!
This No Bake Cookies recipe has been in my husband’s family for the last 50 years! You only need one pot and ten minutes to make them. A sweet holiday dessert everyone loves!
Chewy, double chocolate cookies with a hint of coffee flavor. These Mocha Cookies will knock your socks off this holiday season!
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are a classic, soft-baked chocolate cookie with lots of peanut butter chips folded in and pressed into the cookies before baking. Chewy, salty and sweet, these cookies have it all! Perfect for Christmas or New Years Parties!
Peppermint and Candy Canes
These Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies are the perfect Christmas Cookie! Soft, chewy, extra pepperminty, and laden with lots of chocolate! Totally decadent dessert for the holidays.
Chocolate Mint Cookies are chewy, sweet and SO addicting! Filled with my favorite mint truffle Hershey’s Kisses, these soft and minty cookies are so easy and so fabulous. You will LOVE ’em! The ultimate Christmas cookie recipe!
These Cranberry Orange Cookies are a new holiday favorite! Simple to make in one bowl, soft-baked to perfection with the perfect amount of tang and chewy sweet goodness. All the flavors of Christmas in one cookie!
Red Hot Cookies are sweet, spicy, chewy, basically perfect cookies. Great for holiday gifting and/or hoarding!
Sweet Potato Cookies are soft and lightly spiced cookies make with mashed sweet potato, topped with homemade streusel and powdered sugar. A spice cookie that’s perfect for the holiday season!
Butterfinger Reese’s Pieces Cookies are made in one pot, baked soft, and feature peanut butter, chocolate, Reese’s pieces, and a Butterfinger bar. So festive for the holidays!
Incredibly soft, these Cake Mix Cookies are easy to make and even easier to eat! Only 4 ingredients are needed to whip up a batch with endless flavor combinations. The sky is truly the limit when it comes to these cookies! Delicious with crockpot hot chocolate or eggnog for the holidays!
With a crispy exterior and soft interior, these Italian almond flavored Amaretti Cookies are one of my favorite holiday cookies!
This easy Coconut Macaroons recipe is perfectly soft and chewy on the inside while crisp and toasty on the outside. Chocolate is optional. A fancy holiday treat option!
These Coconut Cookies will make you swoon! Soft, chewy and loaded with coconut goodness, these will become your new addiction!
Let me know in the comments if you plan on giving away delicious Christmas Cookies this year and which old fashioned Christmas cookie recipe you’ll be making! Merry Christmas, friends!