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!

9. Snowflake Cookie Wreath

Turn cookie decorating into Christmas home decorating with this creative Snowflake Cookie Wreath! Made easily with our favorite gingerbread cookie recipe and royal icing, this recipe is a fun Christmas project.

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!

Almond Snowball Cookies in Box
Pistachio Spritz Cookies

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.

Gingerbread Cookies with White Icing

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.

Snowflake Spritz Cookies
Champagne-flavored meringue cookies

16. Champagne Meringue Cookies

Add a touch of class to your holiday cookie jar with these elegant Champagne Meringue Cookies!

17. Holiday Sugar Cookie Bars

This soft and chewy recipe takes a tasty twist on the classic Christmas sugar cookie. These colorful and cute bars are easy to make with red and green Wilton Candy Melts candy.

Red and Green Candy Melts Candy Sugar Cookie Bars
Christmas Cookie Dunkers and Hot Chocolate

18. Christmas Cookie Dunkers

These cookies are meant for dunking, whether that’s into your favorite cup of hot chocolate.

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

Red velvet sandwich cookies with cream cheese filling

20. Christmas Tree Spritz Cookies

Buttery and sweet, these adorable green Spritz cookies are easy to decorate with Bright White Candy Melts candy!

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.

Plate of Christmas Emoji Thumbprint Cookies

24. Dipped Chocolate Cookies

These dipped chocolate cookies are easy as ever to make using Bright White 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.

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

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.

Plate of Chewy Almond Cookies
Sugar Cookies 3 Ways

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.

Reindeer Spritz Cookies
Plate of Chewy Molasses Cookies

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.

Snowflake sugar cookies decorated with white and blue cookie icing and white and blue sprinkles

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!

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 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!

55 Fun & Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes

From easy sugar cookies to elegant meringue cookies, we’ve compiled all our favorite fun and festive Christmas cookie recipes to bake and share this season!
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