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9 Delicious Christmas Cookie Recipes

These delicious Christmas cookie recipes are perfect for entertaining, gifting, or enjoying with your family.

Stained Glass Ornament Cookies

Jolly ranchers are the secret ingredient that make these stunning, delicate cookies translucent.

No-Bake Christmas Cookies

Think of these cute cookies as rice krispy treats dressed up with seasonal flair—they’re made with cornflakes, marshmallows, and butter, and decked out with Red Hots and Tootsie Rolls.

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Christmas Tree Cookies

Or create a 3-D Christmas tree with this simple recipe—all you need is one regular cookie cutter.


Mocha “Pretzels” Christmas Cookies

These fun, pretzel shaped cookies are dipped in a decadent chocolate-coffee icing.

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Peppermint Twist Kisses Christmas Cookies

Pretty peppermint kisses make quick work of this candy cane-inspired cookie.


Chocolate-Maple Christmas Cookies

Maple syrup adds a surprising richness to standard cookie dough—and makes these cookies just write for chilly winter days.

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Raspberry Surprise Christmas Cookies

Fold a small spoonful of jam into each of these cookies for a burst of fruit and dash of color.

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Brown Sugar Cutouts Christmas Cookies

You’ve made sugar cookies countless times, but these offer a subtle—and delicious—shift: brown sugar instead of white.

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Vanilla-Butter Christmas Cookies

These pretty cookies have just enough vanilla to make everyone wonder what, exactly, makes them taste so delicious!

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