60+ Christmas Cookie Recipes That Are So Good, Santa May Come Back for Seconds

If you save him any, that is.

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There are so many amazing desserts to make during the holiday season: impressive pies, stunning cakes, and of course, Christmas cookies! These Yuletide-friendly recipes, filled with the best flavors of the season, will keep you busy baking all December long.

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Baker by Nature
Peppermint Mocha Cookies

These white-chocolate dipped treats have just a hint of espresso powder.

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Half Baked Harvest
Eggnog Frosted Chai Snickerdoodle Snowmen

Your little one will have a blast decorating these snowmen. How cute are those Reese's Peanut Butter Cup hats?

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Cooking Classy
Frosted Peppermint Brownie Cookies

This burst of holiday flavors is made of a brownie base, peppermint cream cheese frosting, and crushed candy cane topping.

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Crazy for Crust
Soft and Chewy Christmas Molasses Cookies

This spiced recipe gets a festive touch—and extra crunch—from Christmas colored M&Ms.

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Sally's Baking Addiction
Christmas Funfetti Cookies

Anything loaded with sprinkles and topped with vanilla frosting is definitely kid-approved.

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Dinner at the Zoo
Peppermint Bark Cookies

With one pound of chocolate in each batch of these cookies, they're definitely a holiday decadence.

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Chelsea's Messy Apron
Soft-Baked Cake Batter Cookies

This blogger recommends to slightly under-bake her recipe for a "super chewy and soft interior."

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The Recipe Critic
Grinch Cookies

Bake a batch of this perfectly named dessert right before you see the new Grinch movie!

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Creme de la Crumb
Hot Chocolate Meltaway Cookies

These chocolate ganache-topped treats will melt in your mouth.

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The Cookie Rookie
Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry + orange = a match made in Christmas heaven.

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Gimme Some Oven
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

It's not Christmas without a powdered sugar-covered crinkle cookie (or five).

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Cooking Classy
White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sugar Cookies

These chewy snacks get a hint of peppermint flavor in both the dough and the frosting.

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Averie Cooks
Hot Chocolate Cookies

A hidden piece of melted dark chocolate underneath each marshmallow makes these treats absolutely mouthwatering.

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Swanky Recipes
Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

Upgrade your usual gingerbread recipe with a melt-in-your-mouth spiced white chocolate filling.

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Just So Tasty
Soft Batch Frosted Sugar Cookies

Kids will have a ton of fun decorating these cookies with .

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Crazy for Crust
Santa's Favorite Cookies

Be sure to layer in plenty of M&Ms into this brown sugar-pudding mix—the more, the merrier!

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Hot Beauty Health
Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Add a dash of peppermint extract into the dough for an extra burst of minty flavor.

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Two Peas and Their Pod
Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies

Calling all chocolate lovers: This supremely rich recipe will be your new winter go-to.

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Baked by Rachel
Christmas Pinwheel Sugar Cookies

Have a holiday cookie exchange coming up? These colorful pinwheels will impress the lucky recipient with both taste and presentation.

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Creme de la Crumb
Gingerbread Sugar Cookies

These absolutely adorable gingerbread men are super-simple — you don't even have to chill the dough.

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Amy's Healthy Baking
Eggnog Snickerdoodle

Even if you're not a fan of the drink, you won't be able to resist these eggnog-spiced snickerdoodles.

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Wicked Good Kitchen
Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies

Serve these buttery bites at room temperature, or even slightly chilled from the refrigerator.

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Becky Luigart-Stayner
Christmas Light Sugar Cookies

An assortment of crushed starlight mints, rock candy, dragees, M&M's, and string licorice comes together for some beautiful bulbs. Varying amounts of texture add even more interest.

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Peppermint Kiss Thumbprint Cookies

The best part of these cookies is the creamy white chocolate center.

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Burcu Avsar
Spiced Shortbread

Wrap the edges of a cardboard pie slice box with decorative ribbon. Wrap cookies in parchment, then secure with ribbon and tuck inside box.

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Burcu Avsar
Fruitcake Cookies

Line a mini loaf pan, with plain tissue paper then wax paper. Add cookies, fold over paper, then wrap with ribbon and attach a card with a mini clothespin.

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Christmas Lights Cookies

Grab the kiddos to help you decorate these adorable Christmas lights cookies.

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Burcu Avsar
Shortcut Sugar Cookies

Place cookies in a glassine bag. Hole-punch the tops of bags and decorative cards, then secure with pretty ribbon.

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Burcu Avsar
Biscuit-and-Jam Cookies

Line a berry basket with polka dot tissue paper and add cookies. Wrap with rickrack, and sew in place with a button and embroidery thread.

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Burcu Avsar
Triple Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Stack four cookies in a clear plastic bag, then tie decorative ribbon at each end of the bag to cinch. Trim ends and add a metal-rim tag, and you've got yourself a festive hostess gift.

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