If you think plain sugar cookies are old news and you’re looking for some new inspiration, look no further! We’ve rounded up 26 of our most unique Christmas cookies to spark your imagination.

From sandwich cookies to cookie wreaths to macarons, we’ve got something for every taste and skill level. You’ll be proud to share these with your family or set some out for Santa.

1. Christmas Wreath Cookies

These sweet little treats are almost too pretty to eat, but they also taste great! Perfect your piping skills with flowers, rosettes and leaves and create the cutest little cookie wreaths around.

2. Snowflake Cookie Wreath

This beautiful gingerbread cookie wreath would make an excellent gift or stunning centerpiece for a holiday gathering. And it’s easier than it looks – use royal icing to assemble the wreath, or keep the cookies separate and package up for delicious giving.

3. Christmas Cookies and Coffee

Put two of your favorite things together with these cute cut-outs decorated in new and fun ways! The embossed cutters make them easy to decorate – just follow the lines. Perfect for cookie exchanges or sharing with a friend over a cup of coffee.

4. Candy-Coated Christmas Sandwich Cookies

Put a fun twist on decorating by combining your favorite sandwich cookies and Candy Melts candy! Cover them in bright white Candy Melts, then add a festive little tree for decoration. It’s a quick and easy project for beginners that makes a sweet and impressive treat.

5. A Pop of Christmas Tree Cookies

Keep it simple and sweet with these pop-art Christmas tree cookies. They’re ideal for beginners — all you need is icing and sugar pearls to decorate these treats that pair perfectly with hot cocoa.

6. Shimmering Snowflake Cookies

No two cookies need to look alike when they’re snowflakes! Use blue and silver Color Mist spray to create shimmery backgrounds and pipe on snowflakes as simple or elaborate as you like – make them as unique as you are.

7. Christmas Cookie Dunkers

These cookies are as fun to make and decorate as they are to eat! Simple sugar cookie strips are jazzed up with Candy Melts candy and sprinkles that make them the perfect accompaniment to hot chocolate, coffee or your favorite warm beverage. Package them with a mug and hot cocoa mix for a great gift.

8.Christmas Meringue Wreaths

Light, crispy meringue cookies are a great addition to any cookie plate and these pretty meringue wreaths are even better. Pipe leaves with tip 366, then add a few berries, and dust with confectioners’ sugar to look like snow. They’re fun, easy and delicious!

9. Winter Wreath Meringues

These beautiful cookies are made using metal and Easy Blooms tips to produce beautiful blooms with one squeeze. Use icing colors to produce beautiful hues without watering down the batter. They’re sure to impress at any holiday gathering.

10. Emoji Thumbprint Cookies

Turn thumbprint cookies into an expression of your feelings with these fun emoji treats! Candy Melts make the faces, and you add the details with a little icing to make heart eyes, a tongue sticking out or use your imagination.

11. Sugar Cookie Bars

Turn classic sugar cookies in a festive bar cookie with this easy recipe. Add chopped Candy Melts candy and sprinkles for festive colors and flavors. They’re perfect for a quick weeknight treat, serving at parties or bagging up for cookie exchanges.

12. Christmas Macaron Cookies

Make something special with these festive green and white macarons, delicately painted with gold accents. These Christmas macarons are a stunning trendy take on an old classic that’s sure to impress.

13. Buttercream Snowflake Cookies

White sparkling sugar adds shimmery magic to these cut-out cookies, decorated with delicious buttercream for a simple snowy look that’s so much fun to share. Box them up for gifts or serve with cocoa for a delightful winter treat.

14. Tree Cookies

These stylish tree cookies make you look like a pro, but they’re easier to decorate than you might think! They’re covered with royal icing that dries hard, so they’re easy to transport or even ship. Top with a gold star sprinkle for an extra special touch.

15. Reindeer Cut-Out Cookies

These stylish cookies will leap into your heart! Decorate them with a marbleized effect that’s fun and easy to create. They’re a perfect treat for dunking in cocoa or sharing in a cookie exchange.

16. Chocolate Reindeer Spritz Cookies

Use a classic cookie press with our reindeer disc to create these cute reindeer-shaped treats. Add a few touches of icing for a finishing touch or serve as-is for a sweet treat that’s fun to eat.

17. Customized Ornament Cookies

Make these ornament-shaped cookies your own! Decorate with swirls, stripes, stars and more. Add sparkle and shimmer, or use ColorRight concentrated food coloring to change the colors to your favorite palette – it’s easy and fun to create and customize.

18. Cookies for Santa

Leave these cute cut-out cookies for Santa and his elves – and save a few for yourself too! You can also turn them into edible gift tags or bag them up for cookie exchanges – but don’t forget the reindeer!

19. Peppermint Meringue

These light, airy meringues are perfect for the holidays. 

20. Tree Spritz Cookies

Make everyone’s favorite spritz shape a little more festive with green dough and a drizzle of Candy Melts candy! These cute little trees are easy to make, fun to decorate and even more fun to eat.

21. Patterned Snowflake Swirl Cookies

Create stylish swirls of color with bold icing colors and royal icing – use icy shades of blue to evoke winter or customize it to your own design!

22. 3-D Christmas Tree Cookies

Use royal icing and FoodWriter markers to give these cool cookies a funky 3-D textured pattern. The pretty shades of blue and green are sure to catch everyone’s eye.

23. Spritz Cookies with Metallic Snowflake Toppers

A delicate metallic snowflake is the prettiest accent to traditional spritz cookies. Just pipe snowflakes out of Candy Melts candy, then spray lightly with Color Mist to create festive wintery toppers.

24. Candy Cane Twist Cookies

These cute little cookies are buttery sweet with a refreshing peppermint twist that makes them perfect for pairing with hot cocoa. They’re fun to make with the family and even more fun to eat!

25. Candy Cane Gingersnaps

Dress up store-bought gingersnaps with a festive candy coating and the sweet, minty taste of candy canes! A little red sugar completes these sweet treats that are perfect for sharing.

26. Knitted Mitten Cookies

You’ll feel warm and cozy sharing these festive cookies with your loved ones. The neat knitted look comes from a row of sweet pea petals that are quick and easy to pipe.

If you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out our favorite Christmas cookie decorating ideas and cute Christmas desserts.

Don’t feel like turning on the oven? Browse our list of great no bake Christmas treats!

Which of these cookies would you add to your cookie platter this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below! And don’t forget to share a picture of your Christmas cookies on social media and tag us @wiltoncakes so we can see!

26 Unique Christmas Cookies

We’ve rounded up 26 of our most creative & unique Christmas cookies to spark your imagination. These beautiful cookies make great gifts. Try them this year!
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