6 Delicious Christmas Cookie Recipes

Bake a batch of any of these easy to follow recipes or just drool over the stunning Christmas cookie pictures.

6 Delicious Christmas Cookie Recipes

No-Bake Spruce Cookies

These easy treats won first prize at our last cookie exchange for prettiest and best-tasting cookie! They’re fun to make, and your kids will like trimming them with red-hot candy ornaments.

— Jeanette Alessi, Orange, California


  • 36 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons green food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 cups cornflakes
  • Red-hot candies
  • 12 Tootsie Roll Midgees, cut in half, optional

    How to make it 

  • 1

    In a heavy saucepan, combine the marshmallows, butter, food coloring and almond extract. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from the heat; gently stir in cornflakes until well coated. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper.

  • 2

    Using a 3-in. Christmas tree cookie cutter, shape into trees. Add red-hots for ornaments. Press a Tootsie Roll half into the base for tree trunk if desired. Yield: about 2 dozen.

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