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 show stopping 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!
1. Easy Christmas Sugar Cookies
These classic cut out cookies are fun and easy to make! This soft, sweet cookie has a great buttery taste that’s perfect for dunking in cocoa or gifting as a treat.
2. Christmas Tree Cookie Cake
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!
3. Snowman Sugar Cookies
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.
4. Christmas Tree Cookies
These cute Christmas cookies are ready for winter fun! Decorated in shades of green and blue, these Christmas Tree Cookies are great for winter parties and celebrations. Best of all, they’re decorated with royal icing, so they’re easy to package and gift once dried.
5. Lush Winter Green Cookies
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!
6. Holiday Macaron Cookies
These sophisticated and detailed Holiday Macaron Cookies are perfect for an elegant holiday party or as dessert after Christmas dinner.
7. Buttercream Snowflake Cookies
These cookies replicate the crisp whiteness of a fresh snowfall with their sweet buttercream finish and dusting of White Sparkling Sugar.
8. Snowflake Sugar Cookies
Create cookies that sparkle with these Shimmering Snowflake Cookies. Start by covering your cookies with royal icing, then lightly spray them with Color Mist Food Color Spray. Finally, try your hand at piping fun snowflakes! Remember, no two snowflakes are alike!
10. Soft Frosted Christmas Sugar Cookies
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.
11. Almond Snowball Cookies
These classic Christmas cookies are perfect to make as gifts or all for yourself!
12. Pistachio Spritz Cookies
Add a holiday flare to your favorite Spritz cookies with these green pistachio cookies.
13. Grandma’s Gingerbread Cookies
This ultimate Christmas cookie classic is sure to be a winner with its simple instructions and delicious sweet taste.
14. Grandma’s Kolachy Cookies
This holiday staple is sure to warm your home with the sweet smell of sugar and your favorite flavor of jam.
15. Sparkling Snowflake Spritz Cookies
Add a bright and festive winter treat to your Christmas cookie collection this season with these beautiful snowflake Spritz cookies, decorated with Bright White Candy Melts candy.
16. Champagne Meringue Cookies
Add a touch of class to your holiday cookie jar with these elegant Champagne Meringue Cookies!
19. Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling
Red velvet continues to rule as the most classic Christmas flavor with these delicious Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
21. Patterned Snowflake Cookies
Impress your guests with these beautiful and surprisingly easy Patterned Snowflake Cookies!
22. Salted Caramel Latte Biscotti
Hazelnut, caramel, coffee and salt combine in this traditional Italian cookie, great for dipping and dunking. Fun for coffee lovers, this Salted Caramel Latte Biscotti tastes even better dipped in a cup of hot java or cocoa.
23. Emoji Thumbprint Cookies
Give Santa some quirky cookies for Christmas with these adorable Emoji Thumbprint Cookies, made from Wilton Candy Melts candy.
25. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
These addicting little Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are guaranteed to be an instant success at any Christmas sweet swap.
26. Candy-Coated Christmas Sandwich Cookies
These colorful Christmas cookies are a unique and fun way to change up your Christmas cookie game! Dip chocolate sandwich cookies in Candy Melts candy then pick your favorite colors for the trees.
27. Cherry Almond Cookies
The sweet flavors of cherry and almond come together to make these delicious and easy Christmas cookies.
28. Sugar Cookies 3 Ways
Spice up your typical sugar cookie with these three renditions of the classic Christmas staple.
29. Reindeer Spritz Cookies
Calling all chocolate lovers, these chocolaty and adorable Reindeer Spritz Cookies are tasty and easy to make using the Preferred Press Cookie Press.
30. Chewy Molasses Cookies
The sweet and spicy taste of molasses is beautifully showcased in these delicious Chewy Molasses Cookies.
31. Candy Cane Cookies
These unique Christmas cookies are surprisingly easy to make for how impressive they look. Use White Sparkling Sugar to make these beautiful cookies shine.
32. Classic Buttery Spritz Cookie
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.
33. Gingerbread Cookies
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.
34. Cinnamon Meringue Cookies
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!
35. Rosemary and Lemon Holiday Place Card Cookies
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.
36. Sprinkle Snowflake Cookies
It’s snowing…cookies! No matter what the weather is outside, it will snow inside when you bake and decorate these fancy snowflake cookies!
37. Easy Melting Snowmen Cookies
Build a snowman in the comfort of your own kitchen with these Easy Melting Snowmen Cookies. Fun for kids of all ages, these cute Christmas cookies are a winter treat everyone will love.
38. Cinnamon Roll Cookies
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.
39. Pecan and Cranberry Rugelach
Celebrate the flavors of the season with these Pecan and Cranberry Rugelach. Chopped nuts and cranberries are wrapped in a flaky, buttery dough for a delicious cookie that’s sure to become a new holiday favorite.
40. Chocolate Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies
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.
41. Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies
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!
42. Butterscotch Milkshake Gingerbread Cookie Shots
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
43. Easy Blooms Winter Wreath Meringue Cookies
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.
44. Raspberry Jam Shortbread Cookies
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.
45. Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
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!
46. Prancing Reindeer Cookies
Leaving a few of these Prancing Reindeer Cookies out on Christmas Eve is sure to get you on the nice list! Decorated by swirling colors together, these reindeer cookies have a lovely marbled finish and look stunning on any Christmas cookie platter.
47. Christmas Wreath Meringue Cookies
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.
48. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
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!
49. Peppermint Meringues
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.
50. Simple Christmas Cut-Out Cookies
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).
51. Chocolate Spritz Cookies
Celebrate the holiday season with the ultimate Christmas cookie! This Spritz cookie recipe calls for cocoa to create a chocolatey twist on the classic holiday treat that we all know and love.
52. Whimsical Winter Cookies
Bring the beauty of winter indoors with these Whimsical Winter Cookies. Featuring evergreen twigs, tree branches and winter flower sprays, these elegant cookies are not only great for Christmas, but can also be served at winter weddings or showers.
53. Traditional Sugar Cookie
Need some Christmas cookie decorating ideas that are easy enough for little hands? These Traditional Sugar Cookies are just the thing! Simply roll balls of cookie dough in seasonal nonpareils, then bake! Decorating can’t get much easier than that!
54. Knitted Mitten Cookies
A simple petal tip helps you get this fun knit look on these Knitted Mitten Cookies. Try this technique on a hat-shaped cookie for a cute winter cookie set!
55. Chocolate and Irish Cream Thumbprint Cookies
Add a little sparkle to your holiday with these Chocolate and Irish Cream Thumbprint Cookies. A delicious chocolate cookie dough is filled with an Irish cream filling for a tasty treat perfect for Christmas, New Year’s or winter weddings and showers.
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!
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 take out the baking sheets and 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!