17 Christmas Cookie Recipes You’ll Want to Make This Year (and Every Year)
Get ready for cookie swap season.
These beautiful cookies are sure to wow. The only secret? They’re easier to make than they look. Have these 21 Christmas appetizers on hand, too, to balance the sweetness.
Reese’s peanut butter cookies
Your favorite candy is wrapped in a soft peanut butter dough for a decadent Christmas cookie that will keep you coming back for more. This is the best peanut butter cup, according to a taste test.
Gluten-free sugar cookies
No one will miss the flour in these tasty treats. A dusting of red sprinkles makes them a festive touch for any holiday spread. Check out some more delicious, diet-friendly holiday desserts.
Chex Mix muddy buddies
Have this tasty snack on hand to get your sugar fix any time of day. Just be warned: You won’t be able to stick to just one handful. Keep these Christmas cookie baking hacks in mind this holiday season.
Festive almond trail mix cookies
Loaded with white chocolate, slivered almonds, dried blueberries, and Craisins, these tasty cookies have something for everyone. Best of all, the add-ins are versatile, so you can play around with the flavors. You can never add too many mix-in’s, but it is easy to make these baking mistakes.
Chocolate chip cookies
Is there anything more comforting than a chocolate chip cookie? Nestle Toll House’s classic version has been perfected to get just the right amount of softness, sending you right down memory lane. Use these 9 chocolate chip cookie hacks for an extra twist.
Can’t decide between vanilla and chocolate? Have both! These homemade slice-and-bake Christmas cookies layer chocolate dough with vanilla to create a swirl. When you’re done with the sweet stuff, make one of these recipes for delicious appetizers for Christmas.
Peanut butter blossoms
Chocolate and peanut butter? Yes, please! These peanut butter blossoms will become a go-to for every cookie swap. Use these 9 tricks to plan a cookie swap everyone will love.
Gorgeous spritz cookies will be the star of any dessert spread. Just seven ingredients makes a crisp, buttery treat you’ll want to bring back every Christmas. Store them the right way with these storage tricks to make your food last longer.
Russian tea cakes
Stay warm inside and snack on these Christmas cookie snowballs instead. The dusting of powdered sugar is as delicious as it is festive. You can also use powdered sugar to make a glaze for Christmas doughnuts.