Deck the halls this holiday season with a few of our very best and easy Christmas cookies. From easy sugar cookies to elegant meringue cookies, we’ve compiled all our favorite recipes to diversify your Christmas cookie jar. As you may know, Santa is a fan of all Christmas cookie types and so are his reindeer! If you’re still after some more sweet holiday goodness, add a few more cute Christmas desserts to your dessert table with our delicious Christmas cakes, cupcakes and treats! Looking for a showstopping Christmas cookie that will really wow your guests? Try out our favorite Christmas cookie decorating ideas and our unique Christmas cookie ideas. The possibilities are endless!
Have fun trimming the tree (then eating it!) with this Giant Tree Cookie. Start with a layer of buttercream frosting, then have fun adding colorful lights, ornaments and stars. A fun project for the whole family to do together, this large cookie project is sure to become a new holiday tradition!
No need to bundle up to build these cookie snowmen! Gather the kids together to bake and decorate these cute Easy Snowman Cookies. Add fun faces using orange and black candies.
If you prefer the softer, more muted colors of winter, these Lush Winter Green Cookies are for you! Decorated using royal icing, these tree-shaped cookies make lovely gifts for friends. Top each tree with a small gold star sprinkle for the perfect crowning touch!
Use your favorite holiday sprinkles to decorate these Tree, Stocking and Present Christmas Cookies. Great for gifting to neighbors and friends, these cookies are easy enough for beginning decorators and can be made using your favorite roll-out cookie recipe.
Add a touch of class to your holiday cookie jar with these elegant Champagne Meringue Cookies! Add the sweet taste of champagne to these cookies with Wilton Treatology Crisp Champagne Flavor Concentrate.
Keep it classic this Christmas with these Buttery Spritz Cookies. Fun to decorate or just leave as is, these cookies are great for those looking to make large batches for exchanges or gifts.
Looking for a delicious, classic gingerbread cookie recipe? You’ve found it! Spicy and sweet, these Gingerbread Cookies are a must if you’re baking for friends and family this year. Add traditional decorations with royal icing, or leave them as is for easy gifting and packaging.
Light and crisp, these Cinnamon Meringue Cookies will certainly add a little bling to any Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebration. Featuring just a dash of cinnamon and a sprinkle of gold sugar sprinkles, these cookies taste and look amazing!
Set a sweet table this holiday season with these edible place card cookies. These tasty treats start with a rosemary-lemon shortbread recipe, then are decorated with royal icing. A fun and delicious way to impress your guests, these cookies are great for gatherings large and small.
Peppermint lovers are sure to enjoy these cute Candy Cane Thumbprint Cookies. Festive and fun, these little bite-sized delights are great for cookie exchanges or gifting with your own homemade hot cocoa mix. Can’t find Candy Cane Candy Melts candy? Use your favorite chocolate or Candy Melts candy color instead!
Cinnamon rolls are a favorite on Christmas morning, but with these Cinnamon Roll Cookies, you can enjoy the flavor of cinnamon anytime! Great for dunking into your favorite winter beverage, these cookies are rolled up and sliced for quick and easy baking.
Bring the beauty of winter indoors with these sparkling Snow Globe Winter Cookies. Decorated using royal icing, these cookies dry hard for easy gifting and packaging. You could even add some cute Christmas icing decorations inside your snowglobe!
Chocolate and caramel have always been a happy combination – and these cookies are no exception! A chocolatey shortbread cookie is topped with a salted caramel glaze for a decadent treat that pairs perfectly with coffee or cocoa.
Add a pop of flavor to your holiday baking with these Strawberry Champagne Thumbprint Cookies. A fun and sweet treat that is great for any party, these jammy cookies are sure to become a favorite!
Here’s a fun twist on milk and cookies. Made using the Silicone Shot Glass Mold, these Gingerbread Cookie Shots are a treat the kids (and Santa!) will love. Fill your gingerbread cookie cups with a creamy milkshake, then top with whipped cream and butterscotch topping
These Winter Wreath Meringue Cookies might be too beautiful to eat! Made using the Easy Blooms decorating tips, these meringue cookies are elegant enough to gift to friends and family. Light and crisp on the inside and soft on the inside, these cookies are best served with a cup of hot tea or cocoa.
Get the most out of your cookie dough with this Sugar Cookies – 3 Ways recipe. Start by making one batch of sugar cookie dough, then divide it into three portions. Use chocolate chunks, sprinkles and nonpareils to decorate each portion and you’ll have a whole kitchen full of cookies in no time!
Chocolatey and sweet, these Raspberry Jam Shortbread Cookies are just begging for a glass of cold milk on the side! Filled with buttercream and raspberry jam, these cookies are sure to be loved by kids and adults alike.
Do you go nuts for coconut? If so, you’re going to love these Chocolate Coconut Macaroons. Soft and sweet, these coconut macaroons are baked then dipped in melted Candy Melts candy for an added dash of sweetness. Best of all, they’re great for Christmas, Hanukkah and everything in between!
Add some sparkle to your Spritz cookies with this Christmas Shimmering Spritz Cookie recipe. Decorated with metallic accents, these small, buttery cookies are a traditional Christmas favorite.
Light and crispy, these Christmas Meringue Wreaths are a lovely addition to your holiday cookie tray. Use a leaf piping tip to make the wreath, then add red berries for a sweet, colorful touch. Before serving, sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar to make it look like a fresh dusting of snow.
These Peppermint Crunch Cookies have all the flavor and texture you could want in a holiday treat! Topped with candy cane-flavored candies, these small chocolate cookies celebrate the best flavor of the season!
Add color and texture to your cookie tray with these Peppermint Meringue Cookies. A light and crispy meringue cookie is dipped into melted Candy Melts candy, then into peppermint crunch candies for a sweet treat that melts in the mouth.
The great thing about these Stocking, Tree and Presents Cookies is that the sprinkles do all the decorating for you! Use red and green sanding sugars, nonpareils and colorful jimmies to decorate these Christmas-shaped cookies (this is also a great project for the kids).
If you’re still hungry for some more sweet holiday goodness, add a few more cute Christmas desserts to your dessert table with our delicious Christmas cakes, cupcakes and treats! Looking for a show-stopping Christmas cookie that will really wow your guests? Try out our favorite Christmas cookie decorating ideas or our unique Christmas cookies. Be bold and try building a gingerbread house from scratch using our classic gingerbread house icing recipe. Want something that’s holiday appropriate, but not quite as festive? Browse our winter wonderland themed cakes for some inspiration. Have a hankering for something sweet but don’t want to turn on the oven? Check out our great list of great no bake Christmas treats! The possibilities are endless! So let us know what you’ll be making in the comments below, then tag us on Instagram @wiltoncakes so we can see your treats before Santa does!
Celebrate the holiday season with a few batches of these incredibly cute and easy Christmas cookies. From snowman cookies to Christmas tree cookies, find all your favorite holiday themes.